CTC223 – Classic Garage

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Don’t you just love a really great Guy-themed suite of products?! This week, Casing The Catty are focussing on inspiration from the Classic Garage suite – pages 42 to 55 of the Occasions catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Siobhan.

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I always get really excited about suites like these, I love creating for our men-folk but do find it a little more challenging. Which is not a bad thing. But sometimes, we need to create a card quickly and having suites of products on hand specifically designed for guys just makes it all the more easier and speedier.

My inspiration came from this card…. it’s the Green based one in the middle, in the main photo above.

Here is my card.

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A little different from the original card, and a few more layers, but that happens some times doesn’t it?!

I went with dramatic colours of Real Red, Basic Black and Basic Gray. On a Basic Gray card base, I layered two different patterns from the coordinating Designer paper stack. Then I die cut the large collection of gears from some of that gorgeous Black foil sheets. I love how shiny they are! I layered that over the DSP and trimmed a piece of DSP with Basic Gray texture design print to layer across the top of the join.

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I added a simple stamp of the muscle car and die cut to match and sentiment in black ink at the bottom. To finished off, I added a couple of the Classic Garage Metal embellishments.

Quick and simple, but dramatic and very blokey!

Next up on the hop is the amazing Peta Stephen.

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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 next Sunday night, April 14th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC173 – True Gentleman

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Welcome back! I’m back hoping with the awesome Caseing the Catty crew. I hope you have enjoyed the projects shared so far.

It’s been waaay to long since my last blog post – don’t you hate when life gets in the way of the things you really enjoy? March was a huge month for me with many different things happening, sadly I didn’t get a lot of crafting time in. I find when those times hit, getting back into the swing of things can be harder, creativity is like a muscle – the more you use it, the easier it seems.

That’s why I love this crew – drawing inspiration from Stampin’ Up!’s amazing catalogues are a great way to get that kick start. This week the crew are focussing on the True Gentleman suite and pages 44 to 51.

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There was so much inspiration in these pages, I did have a little trouble narrowing down what to choose to work with. I had to create a wedding card for my nephew, so this I went with the Dapper Day card featured above.

My nephew and his partner eloped to Los Vegas a few years ago, but thankfully, with Marriage equality becoming a focus last year here in Australia, they are now able to cement their relationship, just like me and my hubby did 16 years ago. This is the card I made for them…

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I cased the card design in the catalogue but then added a few extras. I thought about what their home looks like – neutral colour palette, lots of natural materials – timber, brick and stone. I chose colours and papers to match. Soft Suede for the card base and I chose one of the Wood textures paper stack designs to compliment. I opted for an earthy green in Tranquil Tide – which is featured in this suite.

I stamped a sentiment from the Colourful Seasons stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla and punched it out using one of the Lots of Labels framelit dies. I accessorised with some Tranquil Tide ribbon. As the elements laid in place (before adhering) it just needed something else.

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I decided on some bling – I know!! On a boys card!!! – but it works and it’s only a little and it just finishes it off nicely. So I added some gold mini sequin trim, in a loop beneath the sentiment. I pulled a couple off one end and stuck them on in a strategically scattered appearance. Finished off with a piece of the Tranquil Tide ribbon tied in a knot over the top.

I hope they like their card! Congratulations Anthony and Lawrence.

Next up in the hop is Angela Meiritz-Reid.

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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 next Sunday night, April 15th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI26

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What a colour combination we have for you this week here at Colour INKspiration. If you have joined me from Elizabeth, welcome, I hope you have been enjoying the inspiration so far.

If you are starting here, we have a cool colour palette this time. (Pardon the pun – LOL!). When I first looked at this colour combination, I liked it straight away, but new it would have me thinking. This challenge we are playing with greens…. Tranquil Tide, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy and Sahara sand.

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What I like about these kinds of colour combinations is they are different shades of the same hue essentially. This allows you to create some really interesting effects. It also allows you to do what I have done here … take something that could potentially be really busy and make it easier on the eyes. Check out my party hat…

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I just loved the sample in the Occasions catalogue and I really just wanted to make something similar.

And so I did.

And I’m really glad I did because it was just fun. Fun to create and fun to make these colours work as I think they lend themselves to cards for our “Men-folk”. So I gave the Party Hat Birthday bundle a boy look.

I love how you can stamp a Party Hat flat or you can use one of the dies in the set to cut out the elements which you can use for a 3D effect or on another project altogether. I also love this new banner for sentiments. Luuurve that flowing flag look.

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Here I stamped my first layer in Tranquil Tide, it’s the one with all the little elements… streamers, lollies and dots. Next is Emerald Envy, here you can see Bows, Stars, Cakes, presents, ice creams, lolly pops and other yummy stuff. Last is Bermuda Bay, these are the raised elements… presents, cupcakes and hats.

I used my Stamparatus to make lining up these three stamps easy. When using my Stamparatus, I find myself either rotating it so that one leaf is at the bottom and one at the side, or I just utilise the space at the bottom of the stamping plate like this…

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Yes, my magnets have broken… waaa… but now I have four to work with… Yay! Moving on…

This is because closer to the hinges, sometimes the stamps don’t quite reach down far enough to catch all the paper. It’s just a slight limitation with the manufacturing process BUT not really a problem at all. You don’t have to use it with one hinge at the top anyway, afterall the stamping plate is square. So to clear the space completely, just use the other end! And if you can work like me, with a rotation, try stamping like this….

For this particular stamp set, working with the stamps rotated didn’t hamper my ability to fit them together. I think as long as the outside lines of the shape is there, the inside can look however it is stamped!

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I finished off my Party Hat with one of the clear Faceted Gems, which I coloured with my dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend marker. I love how you can coordinate all your Rhinestones, Pearls, Gems and other embellishments by colouring them with Blends.

Next up in the hop, is the talented Jacque Williams.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, February 12. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC141 – Birthday

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This week at Case-ing The Catty, it’s all about the Birthday section. Welcome, if you have just joined me from Julia or starting here, you are in for some great inspiration.

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I have been in Male card land lately, with male themes flowing through my classes this month and it works as Fathers Day is only weeks away here in Australia.

I drew inspiration from the Birthday section of the Annual Catalogue for this weeks case but changed it up to work as a Fathers Day card or even a birthday card for Dad.

This is where my inspiration came from… I just love this colour combination! Suits the bold drama that’s followed me this year!

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Here is my inspiration.

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I have been feeling guilty lately for not showing love to some of my awesome stamp sets sitting on the back of the shelf. So I have pulled out my Best Badge punch and the coordinating Badges and Banners stamp set. I used to these to make the feature… stamping the badge in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock and the circle detail in Night of Navy on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

From the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, I added “Dad” to the front beneath the circle. I punched this out using the Classic Label punch, then popped the end of my punched piece back in, lining up horizontally, so that I could punch flag ends in to the sides.

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Beneath my badge element, I replaced the silver mini sequins with some of that cute Stitched Edge Ribbon in Pumpkin to coordinate. As I played with this ribbon, I kept thinking “if there was a red version available, I’m sure we could make Baseball cards with it”, it’s that kind of ribbon.

I kept the Lemon Lime Twist flags hanging down from the badge element. I also created the background the same too by stamping the fairy lights in Night of Navy on the Night of Navy Cardstock and layering that on the same colour cardbase.

So many great ideas await you in this blog hop, next up is Angela.

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We’d love you to join in on the challenge of drawing inspiration from the Birthday section of the catalogue, so show us what you create this week. Load up your creations to our Facebook Challenge group by 6pm next Sunday, 20th August.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Father’s Day Boxing Day

It’s the day after Fathers Day here in Australia, so now I can share with you the card my kids gave to their Dad. I thought I’d best wait until today, so I didn’t spoil the surprise!

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We made this using the new Ombre ink pads from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalogue. They come in three colours and here we used Bermuda Bay. The other two colours are Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral.

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Here we inked up the Watercolour wash background stamp. The thing to remember when using these style ink pads with big stamps like this, is not ink up the background in the usual way of tapping the ink pad all over the stamp. Doing that will mean you will loose the Ombre effect.

Instead, we sectioned off the stamp in two. First inking up one half, by tapping the ink pad across the stamp horizontally until all the ink blends together and you don’t have any lines from edges of the pad. Then rotate the stamp to do the same inking motion with the second half.

 

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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It’s Father’s Day this weekend

I love the challenge of creating for our male folk. It is a challenge isn’t it? No flowers, no ribbon (well most of the time!), no pink…. and so I love it! It makes me think about what I have in my craft stash and how can I use it differently.

Here is the card I have created for my Dad for this weekend’s Fathers day celebration.

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The colours and the style of stamps I have used all scream – MAN. I even threw in a bit of ribbon there – aaahh – but I think it works, the pin stripe is a very male pattern, thus giving the card masculine feel.

The badge stamp in the middle of the layers is heat embossed using the new copper embossing powder, it works so well with the mint. I coordinated some copper metallic thread too.

Anyway, I love this one and my girls who attended my male themed class last month did too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Bye bye hexagons

It’s time to start saying goodbye to some old faithful favourites. This year the Six-sided Sampler stamp set and coordinating Hexagon punch made the retirement list. Meaning they will only be available to purchase until May 31st.

When they exploded on to the scene three years ago, I fell in love them straight away!

I just knew these products were going to be great for making male themed projects. I’ve used them plenty over the years and they will remain in my collection for my own projects down the track – I know when I’m onto a good thing!

Last week, I was asked to make a 40th birthday card for a guy. So I pulled out my hexagons and had a play. Here is what I come up with.

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Here I also featured a number of retiring items, like Tangelo Twist, one of the retiring In Colours, the Word window and Washi tape punches and the sentiment is from And Many More stamp set.I love how the orange pops off the page when teamed next to the Basic Black and Mint Macaron.

Thankfully the Large Numbers framelits are staying, I’m not quite finished with those babies yet! LOL!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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Glittery stripes

Over at The Colour Tree Challenges this week (TCTC#7), is a really unusual colour combination. It caught my attention straight away as gold and bright blue are two colours I wouldn’t ordinarily go for together. Alas the challenge gauntlet thrown!

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Here is my card for this weeks’ entry.

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I’ve used more of that yummy Metallic Glitter Tape from the Sale-a-bration second release. I don’t know what it is about that tape… angles come out every time I pick it up! Here I used some Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper and created angles from the pattern on that paper. It’s bold and dramatic – very different, which is a good thing isn’t it?

I topped it off with a simple embellishment of punched circles and metallic foil doily to support the stamped sentiment “make a wish” from the Party Wishes stamp set.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Love knows no distance

I just love that statement… it brings up all kinds of thoughts around situations some people may face in their lifetime. This makes a very versatile stamp for all sorts of occasions.

This project is the fourth and final man card in this current series. I will be back with more man cards though soon, so be sure to look out for those.

I like this statement for a guy as it’s not too lovey dovey – and that’s my man. Affectionate… yes, gushy… no! It’s from the Going global stamp set – of course!

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I love how the “love banner” just screams for attention, it’s an easy way to make something pop. It also features more of the Going places designer series paper stack too dressed up with a little stamping.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little series and hope they have inspired your “man” cards a little.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
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Just For … man

And just like that I’m back with the third instalment of my man card series. Today is a quick little share based on the Just For You stamp from the Botanicals For You Sale-a-bration stamp set.

I just love how one stamp can be transformed when teamed with different colours and patterns to create a completely different look. Recently, I shared a lovely feminine card using this stamp, today it’s all about the man.

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Here I have stamped the Just For You on Vellum and popped it over some of that yummy marble-look paper from Going Places Designer Paper Stack. As the paper is quite busy, I doubled over the vellum to create a more opaque look, allowing the words of the stamp to stand out more.

I finished it off with a simple “Cheers” sentiment – a typical manly statement! – in the banner frame (yes, I know… again!!).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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