Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty. I hope you are managing with all the things going on. I’m working from home and I am getting used to having a sleep in each morning. I’m going to struggle getting up to drive an hour to work especially if it’s in the middle of winter!!
We are back for week 2 of casing the flowers of the Ornate Garden Suite. Now you don’t need to have the suite (although feel welcome to buy it from my store here!!)
I was inspired by a couple of the Ornate Garden images. For my background, I was inspired by the embossed background on the card on the bottom left. I cut out the large flowers from the Flourish dies and glued them to a base piece of So Saffron cardstock. As I got glue on the background, I sponged the whole background. I then embossed it with my favourite subtles embossing folder.
I’m really trying not to use Happy Birthday sentiments as I have so many birthday cards already. So I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and once again, my favourite Stitched So Sweetly dies.
I wanted to add some of the star (?) shapes from the dies but it was an outline die, so I glued it to Old Olive cardstock and cut it out by hand. I added a couple of the Gilded Gems for a touch of bling.
I’m quite happy with how this card turned out! I hope you like it too.
Next up is the lovely Peta.
We would love to see how you have been inspired by the flowers of the Ornate Garden Suite over on at our Facebook group.
I’ve had a lovely week off work relaxing after the Commonwealth Games. I’ve done a few jobs around the house, shopping with my mum and lots of time in the craft room!! I think my mojo has returned!!
We are casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project this week. There are so many great framelits and thinlits in this catalogue, which makes it hard to decide which one to case!
I went with the Hold on to Hope bundle on page 27 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the square card on the right.
Instead of embossing the white background, I used the large floral thinlit from the Flourish thinlits. I cut out 2 and then snipped them into pieces and using the fine tip glue pen, glued them around the edge of the card.
I love Marina Mist and I’m sad to see it leaving, so I used it on the scallop square. I added a square in So Saffron and stamped the strips using the Ready to Pop stamp set.
The sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set. As this is a square card, I made a matching card and even stamped it!
Make sure you check out the retiring products in my online store, here.
Next up is the awesome Peta!
Come and share your favourite big shot project from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue in our Facebook group.
We’ve had another try of winter today, but I think it might a last blast of the season! At least I hope so!
We are back casing the Love and Sympathy section of the 2017 -2018 Annual Catalogue, pages 86-101.
This time, I decided to case the card on the left on page 97 featuring the Ribbon of Courage bundle.
I wanted to do a different colour combination so I went to My Create Ink to suggest a combo for me. I went with Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink.
I did a wash of Berry Burst for the background. I then used Berry Burst for the sentiment which comes from the Ribbon of Courage set. I then cut out lots of flowers and leaves using Flourish thinlits. I didn’t actually use them all but I had them just in case.
I also used the Pear Pizzazz Shimmer ribbon which is so pretty. I added a few pearls to cover the centres of the flowers.
Next up is my lovely friend, Julia! You’ll love what she has created for us.
Come and join in with us and share your projects of the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue at our Facebook Group here.
I had a fun day yesterday at the V8 Supercars at the Ipswich SuperSprint with my Dad. I gave him tickets for his 70th birthday in May! We had a fab day even though we melted in the afternoon.
So this week, we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section, pages 16-67 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
There are so many gorgeous cards in this section. I decided to case the card on the right on page 24 using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. Isn’t this set just lovely? I don’t use it often enough.
I didn’t actually change a lot on this card. I used the gold side of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP. I made the centre piece a little smaller so that you could see more of the gorgeous paper.
I used a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and gently water coloured with Sweet Sugarplum ink. You can use other cardstock other than watercolour paper to do watercolouring but you can’t make it too wet or it will start to pill. I then inked up my flower in versamark ink and then the Sweet Sugarplum ink, then stamped and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut out the flower in Very Vanilla from the Flourish Thinlit dies and glued it on using the fine tip glue pen. As the DSP uses gold foil, I decided to go with a gold foil banner at the bottom rather than a glitter one like the sample. I then cut out a small gold foil flower and added a gold faceted gem on the top.
I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum and voila, a gorgeous card is done!
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Next up is the fabulous Krissy.
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Sunday’s just come around so quickly, don’t they!! I’ve been doing some shift work for a few weeks and had my first night shift in 18 months last night. Fortunately, I’m doing this post early so hopefully it will make some sense!!
We are back casing the Artistic Expressions section in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue from pages 92-157. There are so many amazing samples to choose from in this section!!
I love the cards in the Irresistibly Floral Suite on page 126 (See the pic above). I love the colours and the flowers, although I haven’t actually bought this set yet. It’s on the list!! I decided to case the card on the top left and the gift bag on the bottom left. As I don’t have the set, I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the matching Flourish thinlits instead. The Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP is simply gorgeous. You can sponge it or colour it however you like, or even leave it white, either way it’s a winner!!
I decided to turn the bag into a card and change the orientation of the layout. The Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo is sooo lovely!! I also added some pearls as you always need bling.
For my second card, I sponged the dsp with 3 colours, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party. Next time, I think I will use a lighter hand as it’s very bright.
I love the Flourish thinlits to create the flowers, I think I should use them more often.
Next on the hop is my lovely friend, Tricia.
If you would like to join in with us, just create a project using one of the sections we are casing this month, and add your link in.