CTC181 – It’s a new catalogue

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Such an exciting time… new catalogue… it always brings new inspiration and fun to our projects. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have just hopped over from Rachel Palmeri – Caseing The Catty are celebrating this awesome time.

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Today, I am sharing two cards – one design, one technique used two different ways. I’m showcasing this using the Accented Blooms stamp set, featured on page 19, which coordinates with Tailored Tag punch, which carried over from the Occasions catalogue.

This stamp set, has one hero image and then has several secondary sentiment stamps, which fit into the main image. It’s gorgeous and clever. It offers such flexibility by allowing you to create some quick and simple or something a little more involved. Today, I’ve gone for a little more involved and used a white wash technique.

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Here I have embossed the image in white embossing powder on some Crumb Cake cardstock. Using my blender pen (or you can use an aqua painter for a lighter look), and coloured the image completely using Whisper White craft ink. (This is a pigment ink, so more of a paint style, rather than regular water colour ink).

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After this initial colouring in, you need to allow the craft ink to dry completely. Once it is dry, then you can colour it using some Classic ink colours – here I have used Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride for my flowers and a mix of Garden Green and Old Olive for my leaves.

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Once this was dry, I painted my flowers with some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle (which is always impossible to show in a photo!). I finished my card, using one of the large sentiments shaped to fit the punch. I used Berry Burst ink to reflect the layering of the cardstock on the card – so your eye bounces around to the same colour, giving it a coordinated look.

While making this first card, I wondered how this would work on a really dark coloured cardstock. So out came some Blackberry Bliss cardstock, which is the most beautiful dark purple (which has red undertones).

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I embossed in white powder and coloured the same way – blender pen and white craft ink. To my surprise, the dark ink within the cardstock blended with the white craft ink to create a lightly berry coloured tone to the embossed image.

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It subtle but lovely. I can’t wait to try this technique with other different dark coloured cardstocks. I added a sentiment in Blackberry Bliss, so that it allowed the colouring of the stamp to shine through. I fussy cut the sentiment, as straight lines are the easiest to cut!!, and layered it on some Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, which I punched out.

Next up in the hop is the incredibly talented Bronwyn Eastley.

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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, June 10th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI32

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Welcome to this colour challenge with the Colour INKspiration crew. Welcome if you have joined me from Rachel or if you are starting here with me. We have an awesome colour combination for you to play with this time, they are:

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Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Gold.

Here is my inspiration. I have gone with a Mothers Day themed card, using the A Mothers Flair stamp set.

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I have always found Pink Pirouette to be a very light shade of pink so when I want to use it for watercolouring backgrounds, getting a dark enough coverage, can be challenging. Obviously, water colouring washes out the colour, so this is how I went about achieving a darker background:

  • I used the ink pad and lightly tapped it directly on the cardstock, I used Shimmery White cardstock;
  • Next, I used an aqua painter and blended the ink together, providing a smooth appearance;
  • I repeated this process again, building up the depth in colour. This allowed for a more intense pink, than what the tradition ink would give; and
  • Lastly, I squeezed a few drops of water from the aqua painter and allowed them to drop on to the cardstock in different spots. This moved the ink around the surface of the cardstock, allowing it to pool in other places to create that watered edge look.
  • I dried it off with my heat tool, just for speed. But this can be air dried if time permits.

I love how it came together. Now to finish my card.

I overlayed the water coloured background onto Pink Pirouette cardstock, which was adhered to a Night of Navy cardbase.

The embellishments over the stop featured a flourish in Gold Foil from the Petals & More thinlit die set, a cut square using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, a 1 ½” circle punched from Whisper White cardstock. This was layered with a Scallop Circled punched shape from Pink Pirouette cardstock. Off the top right, featured a dragonfly in Gold Foil from the Detailed Dragonflies thinlit set.

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Lastly, my stamped images – I just love all the sweet girly style imagery that feature in the A Mother’s Flair stamp set. They are just so delicate and so very useful for many different occasions. There are a couple of sentiments that can be used for other occasions also, and a few that are Mother specific.

Here I stamped the hat in Night of Navy ink and fussy cut it. I coloured the flower with a Pink Pirouette marker and used dimensionals to adhere this over the circle punched shapes. I added my sentiment to the bottom right and finished off with a couple of gold faceted gems.

I really like how this turned out and look forward to giving this one away in a few weeks. I hope that I have inspired your Mothers Day projects. I know there are many out there who may not have their own mums along side them just now, but there are still a lot of Mums out there, many who are doing it tough. Stop and look around you and bless them with one of your lovely creations.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Kelly Kent.

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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 7pm, Monday 7th May. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC163 – Sale-a-bration

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The Caseing the Catty team are celebrating Sale-a-bration again. I hope you all have been earning a few of these amazing free items and are now ready for some more inspiration. Welcome if you are joining me from Monique or if you are starting here with me.

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Sale-a-bration this year is awesome and with so many great items to choose from, it does makes choosing what to create with a little harder! But I couldn’t go past the Lots of Lavender stamp set this week. (After all, I did promise this one next!)

I took my inspiration from page 4 of the Sale-a-bration catalogue, with these great ideas.

Here is what I created.

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I started with the box. It’s been a while since making a gift box and the idea of changing it up a little popped into my head. Here I have teamed up Painted With Love Specialty designer series paper with Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I made the box myself… I’m sure there is a template out there somewhere, but this is why I love papercrafting, it ties in beautifully with my graphic design skills. I just make these things myself – sketch it out first, work out my measurements and cut my own template. The design industry is very digital orientated now, which is great, it just means I very rarely get to make mock-ups anymore, hence this… papercrafting, my other love.

So I started by creating a basic oblong tube shape with the printed acetate. Then made a top and bottom from the DSP, kind of like making a box and cutting it in half and sticking it to the ends of the acetate to tube.

I made the bottom shorter than the top as I knew I wanted to add decorative elements to the bottom. I didn’t want them to start to high. I stamped the Lavender in Fresh Fig ink and coloured it using markers in Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum plus a little Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. I coloured the ribbon in Calypso Coral to contrast with the purple tones which coordinates with the DSP.

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I wrapped some Whisper White Organza ribbon around the bottom edge and topped that with some Sweet Sugarplum tinsel twine. Tucking in the lavender behind the organza bow. I filled the box (for now) with that fabulous Ready Shreddie. OMG… you get sooooo much in one pack, it goes such a long way!

As I sat back and admired my handy work, I decided it really needed a matching card. So I went with the card design featured below the box that initially sparked my interest.

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I started with some Shimmery White cardstock and water coloured a background with some Sweet Sugarplum ink and aqua painters. Once dry, I adhered this to a panel of more of that lovely Painted With Love specialty DSP. Then adhere this onto a cardbase in Fresh Fig.

I stamped another bunch of lavender and coloured this similarly to the box so that they match. I adhered this over the top of some of that lovely White Organza ribbon from the Petal Passion suite. Adding a gold tassle, from the Eastern Palace suite, tied with a little more of the Sweet Sugarplum tinsel. The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, stamped in Fresh Fig and punched with the Classic label punch.

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These were really fun to make and I was pretty happy with how they turned out. Next up in the hop is 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, February 4th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CI19 – Colour INKspiration

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It’s time for another blog hop with the amazing Colour INKSpiration crew. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have just joined me from Rachel Palmieri.

We have a great and challenging combination of colours this fortnight. Check them out…

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We have Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Garden Green.

I think I started my project three times, I just kept thinking of different things and changing my mind. But I settled on this one.

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I layered both grays together at the base… Basic Gray for the base and Smokey Slate as the next layer. I used some Shimmery White cardstock to water colour on. Here I used my aqua painter with some Daffodil Delight ink to create this wash background.

I used the leaves from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set. Stamping them in Garden Green ink and punching them out with the coordinating framelit from the Eclectic layers die set. Here I used six sets of leaves, 4 of them at full strength and 2 of them were stamped off (generation stamping technique – where you stamp more than once before reinking your stamp.)

I punched a planter box out using the framelit from the Hearth and Home framelit set. I love the gingham pattern design in the Quilted Christmas designer paper stack so I went for the green one.

I arranged my leaves, using my planter box as a guide for position. The leaves on the edges I adhered flat with some Multi-purpose liquid glue. The ones in the middle, I only applied a little glue to the bottom of the leaves so that the tops I could pop up to add some dimension to my card.

It’s been a little while since I showed my butterfly dies some love, so today I punched out the smaller on from the Bold Butterfly set from Smokey Slate cardstock and adhere this to some vellum. Once dried, I fussy cut the butterfly out, turned it over and coloured in the back of it with my Daffodil Delight marker. I like how you can add depth of colour and tone by colouring over in layers.

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I added some bling to the front, one of the small Faceted Gems in the middle and two small Rhinestones. I finished it off by painting some Wink of Stella glitter all over. Not that you can see it well here, but my butterfly is very sparkly.

I adhered the butterfly on with two dimensionals so that it sat nicely over the top of my leaves. I stamped a my sentiment and finished off a coordinating envelope.

With so much inspiration ink this hop be sure to head over to Monique Fielder.

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Colour INKspiration challenges run for 10 days, so be sure to show us your amazing creation over on our Facebook Challenge Group by 7pm Monday, 23rd October.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#155

Here we are back with Can You Case It? and another sketch challenge by Eva Bussom. Check it out.

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I really like sketch challenges and here is what I came up with using this sketch.

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The base card stock is Mint Macaron, it’s a retiring InColour and one of my favourites so I’m sure I’ll be using this colour until the very end. Then it will live in my collection, which I will use for specials.

I did some water colouring with aqua painters on top and as I was playing with blending a couple of colours, I knew this meant I would use a lot of water. So I used water colour paper, which is much thicker and textured which holds up well when lots of water is applied. It has a vanilla colour to it, not white as well.

Here I blended three of the berry colours in our range – Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and the new Berry Burst coming in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. I love how it turned out.

Water colouring is one of those technique where you get a different result each time to do it. There is no right or wrong really – just fun play time. Make a palette with your ink pad by simply squishing it together before opening it. This will transfer some ink to the lid. Open your pad and add a drop or two of water from your aqua painter. Mix it together to water it down and then paint away. Now and then give you painter a squeeze to release some water onto your project. This will give it that lovely watery look. Allow it to dry a little and add a different colour.

Once it dried completely, you can add some more colour, this will layer it up nicely. Or you can choose to finish off your project.

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I have finished off my project by adding a Mint paper doily and in the centre I have added a punch circle of Berry Burst cardstock to complement. Over the top is more Mint Macaron cardstock with flag ends. Then I have finished off with a sentiment from Banners and Badges stamp set in Berry Burst ink on some Very Vanilla ink. Which was punched out with the coordinating Duet Banner punch.

I liked this sentiment as we are saying a little hello here to a new colour!

I can’t wait to see what you create using this sketch. Why not pop over to the Facebook Challenge group page, take a look at more ideas from our Design team. Load up your creation by next Saturday, May 6th at Midday (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#153

You know I’m a big fan of sketch challenges and this week at Can You Case It? we have our next sketch layout to follow along with.

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Here is what I made.

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I went dramatic and bold this week with black and gold colours, but it’s always simple and elegant at the same time.

I dry embossed the background cardbase with the Softly Falling embossing folder and used a black square framed slightly with the gold one over the top.

The cute little bee is from the Detailed Dragonflies thinlit dies. Those Dragonflies are just so gorgeous, that poor little bee gets left behind a little. So used I punch one out in gold foil and popped him on and added the “just a note….” sentiment, from the Better Together stamp set, embossed in gold to coordinate.

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I added some gold sequins dotted along closely to the sketch to finish off.

Sketch challenges are a great way to start off playing with challenge groups like this. So why not play along, they are another way to get some crafting done, make that card on your “to do” list and have some fun along the way.

This challenge is open until Midday next Saturday, April 15th (AEST). I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch, once you’ve created your project, head over to the Facebook Group and load it up in the comments of the Sketch image.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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The bells are ringing

So I’ve seen the box Z-fold card popping up all over social media in recent months. I wanted to try one, but of course add my own spin on it…. some how!

When I saw the Seasonal Bells stamp set in the Holiday catalogue, I knew this could be the difference I was looking for.

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Hanging them meant I needed to add another strip to the top, to give them a place to suspend between.

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I also wanted to neaten up the front. Depending on the card design, some times the strips across the front can detract from the card. Here I simply tucked them behind the front panel, giving my card front a nice clean look.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Congrats natural elements

Another couple of favourite products feature on today’s Congrats card.

I love the brayer, sadly for me, I haven’t used it much in the last few years. I guess I have had so many other things to play with I had forgotten about lil’ ol’ brayer.

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Featuring the emboss resist technique, I first stamped my imagery in VersaMark. Here i used the leaf image from the Grateful Bunch stamp set. Next I sprinkled over white embossing powder and heat set it. Next I created a coloured panel over the top using two complimentary green inks.

Starting with Mint Macaroon, I inked up the brayer, by gently rolling it over the ink pad until the ink evenly coated the roller. Next, I lightly rolled the brayer over top of my embossed image, to apply the ink. I just kept rolling over and over the image until the ink was evenly applied to my panel. Next came Cucumber Crush, with this colour I only rolled the ink over part of the embossed image, allowing the Mint to shine through too.

I added a layered flower from the same stamp set and its coordinating Blossom Bunch punch and finished the card off with my other favourite retiring item – Expressions natural elements.

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The layout for this card, came from the sketch layout challenge over at Can You Case it? [#122]. I hope they like my take on the sketch.

 

 

I created this card for a special lady in my team. I hope she likes it!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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