Welcome to Caseing the Catty!! It is blowing a gale here in Queensland today. I’m going to have to rescue the washing next!
We are casing the die bundles that are on pages 173-179 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. These pages include extra images showcasing the amazing die bundles.
I decided to case the Flowering Blooms bundle on page 175.
I was drawn to the fancy border which I had forgotten was in the Flowering dies.
For my colours, I actually went back to one of the Colour Inkspiration challenges (CI82). See my blog post of that challenge, here. I changed the colours just a little and went with Just Jade, Magnenta Madness and gold.
I embossed the Just Jade background using the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. I just love this folder for the texture it gives the cardstock. I then cut out the fancy border using a piece of brushed gold foil. I didn’t want to use the large flower of the Flowering Blooms stamp set so I stamped 2 of the smaller roses using markers on a piece of watercolour paper.
I then added a banner in Magenta Madness and embossed the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in gold. I used my new favourite banner pick a punch to make a flag on the end.
Gee Magenta Madness is a bright colour! It’s a little less bright in real life!
Next up is the talented Judy, I can’t wait to see what she has made.
We would love to see your creations of this section, so please share on our Facebook group.
No, surely it’s not time to start getting ready for Christmas!! Well it is a bit earlier than usual but I’m excited to share the August – December Mini Catalogue with you!!
This catalogue brings back some of our favourites from last year, (hello, Most Wonderful Time Medley!!) and has lots of new goodies for us to be inspired by! Check out these new suites. Which one is your favourite?
I have to say, I’m loving the Poinsettia Place suite!! I love the traditional colours, the flowers, the Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper (omg, it’s stunning!!).
But then I also love the pretty blue colours of the Snowflake Splendor DSP and the sparkly Balmy Blue Glimmer paper (you had me at glitter!!) Oh and check out the Blue adhesive backed gems. They are just so pretty!!!
And check out the mini coffee cups, they are just too cute!! I may have already purchased this suite so that I can get started on making gifts for Christmas!! Oh and check out those glitter star ornaments! They will be great to use on packaging.
If you would like a physical copy of the catalogue, please let me know and I’ll post one out to you. If you love everything and need to have it now, click on the shop image below and you’ll go straight to my online store.
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!!)
Oh it’s going to be an exciting week!! The 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue starts on Wednesday 3 June!! I can’t wait to share all the new goodies with you!!
As a teaser, we are casing the cover of the new catalogue this week!
Now we don’t have a lot of options of projects to case, but sometimes that makes it easier! Having too much choice can make it difficult!! I have cased the card on the right .
I didn’t purchase many sets in the demonstrator pre-order but I had to have the World of Good suite! This is a travel inspired set and the World of Good Specialty DSP is just great!
I used the DSP to create strips across the card. I cut them out with the Ornate Layers dies (which includes a few stitched rectangles) that fit perfectly across my card. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and cut out using World Map dies. I also cut out in gold foil, the stand for the globe.
I can’t wait to share more of this suite with you! And of course, the rest of the new catalogue!!
Next up is Peta and Marvi.
We would love to see your case of the cover of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. So please share it over on at our Facebook group.