Watercolour Wreath

As I was preparing for my last class, I found these gorgeous Water colour cards using the Wreath builder dies by Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures. Gail creates absolutely stunning cards and I just had to case a couple of these for my class. I did use the same colour combo that she did, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Magenta Madness. The ladies really enjoyed getting inky!

I had a few kits left over so I decided to play with the colours. I still had a piece of Magenta Madness cardstock as part of the card, so I kept that as part of the watercolouring. I also added Mango Meloday and Poppy Parade. I had 4 pieces of water colour paper to play with so I went crazy!!

Don’t they look “interesting”! I said to my class ladies that it doesn’t matter how strange it looks now, it’s going to look stunning cut out!.

Firstly, I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder on the white background piece. This is such a great folder to add a subtle element of texture.

I cut out 2 wreaths using the Wreath Builder dies from the watercolour paper for each card and a few flowers in Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped in Mango Melody and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Don’t they look amazing!! I’m so happy with how they turned out.

My assistant, Shadow, helped me through the process. As you can see, he was very helpful!!

I hope you give watercolouring a try, it’s so much fun!! (warning: you might get a bit inky on your hands!!)

Happy Stamping

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CTC279 – Casing Sketch

I hope you having a great weekend. It’s a gorgeous day in Queensland today!!

We are casing a sketch this week from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. It’s on page 72.

Here’s our version of the sketch.

I had a look through my stamp sets for a large image to go on the left and decided on the large flower from the Good Morning Magnolia set. I used the Peony Garden DSP on the background. I stamped the image in Basic Gray for a softer touch and then coloured with Petal Pink and Old Olive blends.

It’s been at least a week since I used my favourite dies, the Stitched So Sweetly dies, so I used them for my sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia set.

Next up is the lovely Michelle. You are going to love her creation this week!!

We would love to see your creation using this sketch, so please share on our Facebook group.

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CTC278 – Casing your Favs

We’ve had a couple of days of showers and it’s been so nice to hear rain on the roof. I’m happy to report that our tanks are full!

We are casing our favourites from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. It’s hard to limit it to just one but don’t worry, I’m sure we will explore this again!!

I’m a little late to the Forever Greenery suite, well actually I did like it from the start but I wasn’t sure I needed it. I’ve seen so many lovely cards made with this suite but I wanted to do something other than a green card.

I was sharing the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper with one of my customer’s yesterday, which I hadn’t used yet so I decided to case the card on the right on page 108.

As you know, I like bling so I had to use the gold side of the paper. I went with Petal Pink for the base and then added one of the frames from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper. I then used a scrap of Soft Sea Foam and embossed it using the Greenery embossing folder.

I then stamped a couple of the images and die cut them. I added a piece of gold fern. The sentiment is from the Forever Fern stamp set and I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Then a quick bow using the Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon.

I’m really happy with how pretty this card is!

I wanted share with you a couple of pics of my kitties, Shadow and Jaster. It’s hard to get a good picture of Shadow but I managed one the other day. Jaster on the other hand, is pretty photogenic but he wasn’t happy the day I took this one! I think you’ll be able to tell who is who!!

Next up is the lovely Peta, and her kitty, Marvi.

We would love to see your creations casing your favourite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue so please share on our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC277 – Casing the colours of the Flowers for Every Season Dsp

I’ve been back to work in the office now for 2 weeks and am getting back into the office routine. My office doesn’t have any windows and I’m missing seeing the sun and nature in general!

Oh and this week, we are celebrating 6 years of Casing the Catty!! We were created by the talented Bronwyn Eastley, who is currently enjoying her retirement in Tasmania. We still have a few original team members and we have been loving sharing all the Stampin’ Up! catalogues with you over the years.

This weeks challenge is a bright fun one! We are casing the colours of the Flowers for Every Season dsp, which are Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade and Whisper White. It’s such a bright and pretty set of papers.

I’ve gone with simple this week. I sometimes get carried away with making cards too busy but I wanted to pair it back to showcase this pretty paper.

Now you don’t need to use the dsp to create your card but I couldn’t help myself. As I was thinking about creating my card, I decided to create a window using the largest square from the Layering Squares dies.

I then cut a slightly larger square of dsp and put it behind the window. I felt it needed another layer of colour between the whisper white base card and the window panel so I added piece of Poppy Parade and Misty Moonlight respectively. My sentiments are from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set and I used my Stamparatus to attempt to get the sentiment straight.

I think I’ll be sending these cards off to my nieces to encourage them.

Next up is the lovely Peta and Marvi.

We would love to see your creations showcasing the colours of the Flowers for Every Season dsp over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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