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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CTC209 – Favourite Holiday Project

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This week we are looking at another favourite… did you hear me cringe from your house? This week at Caseing The Catty, we are choosing our favourite project from the Holiday catalogue.

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Thankfully, I’m happy to say this time, it was a little easier to pick a favourite. I’ve cased this card before as I really like the layout. It the Crumb Cake card on the right.

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I made a Christmas card using a stamp set from the Annual Catalogue… It’s the Serene Garden stamp set featuring this lovely dove.

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Here I have embossed the Dove with Gold embossing powder and then used an empty Wink of Stella brush and some Shimmer paint to colour her. I used Vegas Gold for her body and Champagne for the wings. I just love the way it has turned out, she is so shimmery but you can’t really see that well  in the photo. Whilst I made a Christmas card with her today, I think she will look amazing on a Sacrement card also.

Using some of the other stamps in this set, I inked them with Markers to achieve a coloured image. I used Real Red and Shaded Spruce for a Christmas feel.

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Layering the main elements over the oval punched shape, I added a few more stamped images of the leaves, a couple in Soft Seafoam to add some colour variation. These were layered over some Designer Paper from the All is Bright pack. The edges are trimmed with some Glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel pack and all this is on a base of thick Very Vanilla cardstock.

Finished off with a simple Merry Christmas sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set. One thing is for sure…. I’ll be making more cards featuring this shimmer painted dove on it again.

Next up in the hop is 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 7pm Sunday night, 6th January – that’s two weeks!! Our next blop hop will kick off the next challenge at 8pm that night.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI42

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Colour INKspiration have a great colour combination for you this time. I’m so exciting to be hopping along and hope you enjoy my inspiration using these colours. Welcome, if you have hopped over from Bronwyn Eastley or if you are joining me here.

This challenge features Mint Macaron, Copper, Basic Black and Whisper White.

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I just loved this combination and tossed up a couple of options before deciding on this…

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I stared with some Shimmery White cardstock and water-coloured some Mint Macaron ink over the base with my aqua painter and allowed to dry.

For my copper, I decided to go in a different direction… here I have added some Copper Shimmer paint to some Shimmery White Embossing paste – you can never have too much bling right?! I added quite a few drops of paint to the paste to achieve the right intensity of colour. I love how the shimmery effect highlights the green fleck.

I went with a brick stencil as this card will be a house warming card for my sister. Which is funny, as it coordinates with the inspirational image for this challenge too!

To coordinate with this theme, I positioned the die cut flowers in a climbing arrangement. These are from the Foliage Frames framelits, here I have used four and overlapped them to make them appear as one.

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I finished off with a strip of the black organdy ribbon and punch circle shapes in Copper foil and mint Macaron. On top is my sentiment, a punched sentiment from the Sunshine Wishes stamp set. For some extra gloss and shine, I punched it from some Black Foil sheets, which are featured in the Halloween section of the Holiday Catalogue. I love little gems of accessories in there!

Next up in the hop is the amazing 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, October 8th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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