CTC228 – Favourite Retiring stamp set

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Favourite retiring stamp set….. Hmmm…. It was a hard one, I mean there were so many stamp sets I have, that I hadn’t finished with yet, it really was hard to pick a favourite. That’s the theme for this weeks Casing the Catty hop – favourite retiring stamp set. So sit back and take a look at the inspiration the crew has for you this week.

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I settled on the background stamp Marbled. It’s one I have had for a while but haven’t used in a while either. I think that’s why it’s retiring :(. But I love how you can use it for some many different occasions when themed up differently too – it could look like icing when teamed up with birthday cake type stamps.

I just let the stamp set itself inspire what I created today. Being a big background stamp, I went for something dramatic by stamping it in some black ink and teaming it up with Bermuda Bay and some Rose pink accessories. Keeping the stamped image as the only featured black colour, makes it really stand out.

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After stamping, I added some splatters of the lovely Rose Gold shimmer paint – featured in this months special, Everything is Rosy product medley. I simply picked up paint with an empty Wink of Stella brush and used the lid to flick the tip thus splattering paint across my stamped image.

Once dry, set about finishing my card…. I added some mini striped ribbon before layering over some Bermuda Bay cardstock for the base.

I punched a doily and some leaves from the Rose Glimmer paper and larger leaves from Whisper White and Bermuda Bay cardstock. I layered them until I was happy with the arrangement. My sentiment is from the Detailed with Love stamp set, another retiring stamp set. I embellished the corners with the Trio Corner punch and some of those gorgeous Pink Gems, which I seriously have not used enough!

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I love how it turned out.

Next up in the hop is our resident cat lady… 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, May 19th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC184 – Delightfully Detailed

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It’s Caseing The Catty time and I’m so excited. Today, we are focussing on the Delightfully Detailed Suite – it’s one of my favourites. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Elizabeth.

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I’m just so in love with this suite, it’s has so many different elements to work with and all coordinate so beautifully. It’s hard to go past that Laser Cut Specialty Designer paper pack though, isn’t it?

It’s dresses up the simplest of cards in such an awesome and stunning way, it doesn’t take much to make them work beautifully. This means quick and simple but stunning cards – just my cup of tea at the minute.

I have a couple of quick cards, I made recently showcasing some of this paper. This first one uses some of the lovely designs that make up the 12×12” piece.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Delightfully Detailed Laser cut paper, Detailed with Love

Here I have layered it up with some Bermuda Bay cardstock directly beneath the laser paper and then adhered to a cardbase in Coastal Cabana. The sentiment is from the Detailed with Love Stamp set from this suite and I used an oval die from Stitched Shapes framelits to punch it out. I love how it looks a bit like a decorative mirror. This has given me an idea!

The next card uses some of the laser cut borders that come in the pack too. Here I have used two different ones. On the card base, I have used one of the thin half loop edges, which I have coloured directly with my Night of Navy ink pad. I cut two strips and adhered it with some multipurpose liquid glue so that the straight edge aligned.

Next, I used the wider banner style strip and adhere to some Night of Navy cardstock, cut a flag to one end. I love the contrast of White and Navy.

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I used the banner element as a guide to stamp my flowers in Grapefruit Grove. I wanted a subtle stamp effect, so used the small outline flower stamp from Oh So Eclectic. I overlayed my sentiment and finished off the card with a few simple pearls from the Share What You Love pack.

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Next up on the hop, is the lovely Sandra Collett.

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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, July 1st.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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