Welcome back to another hop with the Casing The Catty Crew. Welcome if you are joining me here or have hopped over from Sandra. This hop marks the start of the new challenge that will run for the next two weeks.
We have a great and different challenge for you this time. This fortnight, we are drawing inspiration from this card featured on page 34 of Mini Catalogue. We are Caseing the layout.
Aren’t those Koala’s just the cutest. You may wondering if we chose this card, featuring the Koala’s, on purpose. With the devastating bushfires that have swept across the amazing country that is Australia, more than half the population of these native creatures have been wiped out. Mostly likely they will be classed as an endangered species now, as hopes of recovery of numbers are very low. Fingers crossed our wildlife agencies work diligently to help them.
So in breaking down the sketch layout… it looks like this:
The main feature of the sketch is the three panels. You can choose to work this in so many ways and there are loads of ideas on how to do this in the hop. Plus we’ll be back next Sunday with more ideas to inspire you along.
Here is the card I created…
I went with a Love theme, featuring elements from the From My Heart suite (page 8 of the Mini catalogue). But don’t let the pink and red colouring of this suite fool you – this set can be incredibly versatile when you change up the colours or theme of the card.
I used the Heart Doilies as my three panel elements. Starting with a piece of Designer Paper from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper – which is a Sale-a-Bration freebie available until March 30. See more here about Sale-a-Bration.
I chose a fairly simple design so that it blended into the background. Then layered my three heart doilies over the top to get an idea of how they would work. I stamped two of the small hearts from the Heartfelt stamp set, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and fussy cut them out. I adhere them to a red and pink doily and adhere them on to the Designer paper, then adhere the third plain doily over the top.
I stamped the larger heart stamp from the same stamp set, in Flirty Flamingo and punched it out using the plain heart punch from the coordinating punch pack. Adhered this over the plain red heart.
I tied some Black twine, from the Country Club twine pack, around the designer paper twice and let the strands hang off on the left. I adhered the Designer Paper and heart elements to a card base in Basic Black.
Then finished off with heat embossing the sentiment and arrow in White powder on some Basic Black cardstock. I fussy cut these out tight and adhered them with dimensionals, and finished off with tying a bow with the black twine.
Next up in the hop, is my team mate Lauren Meiklejohn.
After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm Sunday night, February 16th.
Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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