CTC22 – It’s time for a sketch challenge!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are doing a sketch challenge from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

ctc 22 sketch

It’s from page 17 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue. I was actually a bit stuck on this one as I didn’t want to do a butterfly, but then I decided why not!! I love these framelits so I took the opportunity to use the largest butterfly. I cut it out, then sponged it with Real Red to get a mottled look. But it needed some shine, so I embossed it 3 times with clear embossing powder to make it blingy!!

I then got out my sewing machine!!! Yes, I have given in and sewn on a card. Just this once, though. It’s too much of a hassle doing that!! Although I do like the look of it. I used the Stacked with Love DSP stack from the Occasions catalogue and covered it with a piece of vellum.

I also embossed a piece of silver foil sheet with the Spring Flowers embossing folder to give a bit of texture to the border. Then a quick stamp of silver ink onto black cardstock using the Choose Happiness set and punched out with the decorative label punch, and there we go.

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Here’s a close up of the shiny butterfly.

ctc22b

So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

Guidelines –
• Create a new project for the current challenge.
• Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back here so others can join in on the fun. Please ensure that you link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
• Mostly SU (Stampin’ Up! ®) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
• Have fun and inspire others!

Hope you can join in!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamps: Choose Happiness
Ink: Silver, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP Stack, vellum, Silver foil
Accessories: Butterfly framelits, decorative label punch, spring flowers embossing folder

An old favourite

Sometimes, in the excitement of new catalogues and products, I tend to forget about my old favourites. One of my first loves after getting the Big Shot was the Top Note die. If it ever retires, I will be devastated!!

I had a workshop last weekend, and I decided to dig out my Top note die once again. I love to make different styles of cards and I chose to do an easel card using the Top note die.

I also used the Colour coach to help select a colour combo using the 2013-2015 in colours. I went with Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe and I added in a little So Saffron as well.

I used a newer stamp set, Flower Patch with the co-ordinating framelits, Flower Fair so we didn’t have to do any messy cutting (not my favourite thing to do!!)

top note 1

Here’s a view of the Easel.

top note

To create the easel, you need to fold the cardstock in half and score it. Place the cardstock on the die with the fold inside the cutting line of the die. You will need to cut a separate single top note as well. Score the folded piece in the middle of the shape on one side only. Then stick the single top note to the folded half. Then decorate to your heart content!! You will need to place a piece on the bottom half so that the easel has something to sit on.

And I should mention, the girls loved it!!

If you would like to make this at a workshop, I would love to show you!! Please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792.

Stamps used: Flower Patch
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron
Paper: 2013-2015 In colour DSP Stack, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Die, Flower Fair framelits, Decorative label punch, rhinestones.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

It’s got bling!!

I’ve been doing a lot of playing with my Blendabilties lately in preparation for my talk at Team Day. Have I ever mentioned that I love them!! They make me look like I’m arty!!

I discovered that you can colour silver glimmer paper with your blendies!! Happy Dance time!! Coloured bling!! This way, you can always have matching glitter.

I don’t know about you, but I really love the Butterflies thinlits. I coloured my butterfly with the darker colour in the centre and on the outer parts of the wing and then a little bit of the next shade on the wings and then the lightest colour in the middle. I have found that blendies do seem to dry lighter if you are after a particular colour, make sure you do a test piece on a bit of scrap.

blendie butterfly

And isn’t the Painted Blooms DSP just the loveliest DSP? It’s a bit hard to cut up, it’s so pretty but there’s no point in just looking at it!! Got to use it!! I also like the matching stamp set and the sentiments in it.

Let me know what you think and leave a comment below.

Don’t forget that it’s still Sale-a-bration time and there are 3 ways you can earn products for free!!

1. Place a $90 order at my online store, here and choose a free item from the SAB catalogue,
2. Host a qualifying workshop of $400 in sales and receive an additional $50 hostess dollars, or
3. Join my Stampin’ Up! team for only $169 and receive 2 SAB items or a free kit from the Occasions catalogue. Click here to join now!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 0408 193 792 or stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Painted Petals
Ink: Soft Sky blendabilities, Rose Red
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits die, Decorative Label punch, dimensionals

What a pretty bauble

I don’t know about you but I love a pretty, colourful, sparkly bauble on my Christmas tree.  And if I could somehow make this stamped bauble into a real one, it would be on my tree in a flash!!  I’m speaking of the Christmas Bauble stamp from the Holiday catalogue, of course!!

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp that I needed to have it!!  It’s also great for colouring with Blendabilties (fancy that!!)

I found this great sketch at Mojo Monday and thought it would suit.

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I used the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack as my inspiration for the colours.  I used Whisper White as the base cardstock and Garden Green as the next layer.  I used a piece of Gold Satin ribbon as a touch of luxury.  Then I got stuck into colouring with my blendies!!  Love, love!!!

blendie bauble b

To create the sentiment, I stamped the image from the Good Greetings stamp set and used the Modern label punch to punch it out.  To mat it, I used the Decorative label punch and cut it in half.

If you like the greeting stamp, you can earn this set for free by hosting a qualifying workshop up to 31 October.  Contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au to arrange a date.

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used: