Welcome to another exciting week at Caseing the Catty. We are casing the How Sweet it is section, pages 14-23 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.
I really love the big colouring stamp sets that SU have been bringing out in the last couple of catalogues, like the Birthday Sentiments set on page 19. I have case the colours from the card on page 19 and the layout from the small card on page 18.
I stamped the main image in Merry Merlot and then coloured the flowers using blender pens in Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.
Instead of ribbon, I used a piece of Floral Romance Specialty DSP behind the image. I stamped the Happy from the Birthday Statements stamp set in Petal Pink and punched out with the Classic Label punch.
It’s always fun playing with colour at Colour Inkspiration! This week, we are playing with the new Brights collection.
Aren’t they all lovely colours! Now, don’t be like me and grab a colour that used to be in the brights to create your card! At least I’m ahead for the Regals challenge in September!!
So our challenge this week is to create a card using 3 of these gorgeous colours. You can add any of the basics as well. Oh and bling, if you want it.
I have been loving all the samples I’ve seen of the Postcard Pals set. I don’t normally go for such a detailed stamp but I just love those cute animals!
Now I did introduce a couple of neutrals to colour in the squirrel (whose name is George, btw) but I think you’ll forgive me. The base of the card is Coastal Cabana. The next layer is Daffodil Delight which I’ve embossed using the Subtle embossing folder. I just love the gentle distressed look of this folder.
George is coloured with lots of Stampin blends. For his body, I’ve used Crumb Cake, with Ivory for his cheeks. His shirt is Bermuda Bay and the letter box is Soft Suede with a touch of Poppy Parade for the flower. Then a little bit of Granny Apple Green for the grass.
I created a frame in Bermuda Bay using my favourite Stitched Shape framelits and the layering square framelits. The sentiment is from the Postcard Pals set as well.
Isn’t George cute!!
Next up is Nikki, I can’t wait to see what she has created.
I had a great Easter weekend at Stanthorpe celebrating my niece’s 18th birthday. As I mentioned on a previous post, I made her cake.
It has four layers of red velvet cake with buttercream icing and a white chocolate ganache for the drip. My lovely friend Emma from Acacia Grey Studio created the stunning topper for me. Check out her Facebook page, here.
I’m getting ready to start my first shift as a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games today. I’m excited but a bit nervous too!!
I’ve had a bit of time to play in the craft room since I got back home on Sunday so I decided to have a go at Bronwyn Eastley’s super cute tutorial for the Party Panda, Double Pop Up, Gate Fold, Box card! Check out her post about it here.
I didn’t have all the die and stamp sets needed to create this stunning card, but I was able to substitute from my stash!
I apparently don’t have any dies that have grass so I used the retired scissors that I still have.
This is such a cute card! The tutorial is relatively easy to follow as long as you read each step as you go.
If you love this card as much as I do, you can purchase the tutorial here.
Here in Queensland, school starts for the year tomorrow. So good luck to all the parents and kids heading back!! And to all the amazing teachers as well!!
This week’s challenge is the Sweet Soiree section, pages 10-14 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.
Isn’t this a pretty suite!! I do love it but I decided to case one of the other stamp sets in these pages. I went with the cute little deer card on page 14.
I don’t have the A Good Day stamp set yet so I went with the Bird Banter stamp set. I actually googled the colours of parrots to work out a more realistic colouring of the birds.
Firstly, I stamped the birds in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock.
I then used the Pacific Point water colour pencil to create a sky.
And then grabbed a blender pen and coloured it more. I then coloured all the birds and blended them. I created the banner the same as the inspiration card. Those new scallop punches are so cute!!
Next up in the lovely Rachel.
Make sure you come and share your creation from this section over at our Facebook Group.
Sale-a-bration is still happening, so if you spend $90 on products in my online store, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. And there are so many lovely products to choose from!! So hard to pick!!