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It’s always fun playing with colour at Colour Inkspiration!  This week, we are playing with the new Brights collection.

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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.

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Isn’t George cute!!

Next up is Nikki, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC138 – Holidays

It’s my favourite time of the week, when I get to share my latest card for the Caseing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop!

This week, we are casing the Holiday section again (you know, Christmas in July!!) pages 112-125 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There’s lots of gorgeous cards in this section so as always, it’s hard to decide which one to case.

I went with the centre card on page 118, with the stripes.

I actually started off with a striped dsp but when I came to assemble the layout, it just didn’t look great.  I’ve cased the layout of this card, with a rectangle piece and the ribbon behind it.

I really love Berry Burst and the crinkle seam binding ribbon is just gorgeous!  So soft and easy to use.   The Big on Birthdays stamp set is one of my favourites, especially this birthday stamp with the flowers.  I stamped in Memento Black Ink and then coloured with the water colour pencils.  To create the pink flowers, I combined two pencils, melon mambo and rich razzleberry, and then blended with the blender pen.

Now you may have noticed that I have a Stitched Shape rectangle.  But we don’t sell rectangles, I hear you say!!  Well, you can make your own.

Step 1 – Cut a piece of cardstock the width of the framelit.

Step 2 – Place the framelit carefully over the piece, (you might feel more comfortable using a piece of washi tape to hold it in place).  Then run it through the big shot but don’t go all the way through.  Stop about two thirds of the way.  (You don’t want to cut the final straight edge)

Step 3 – Then turn the cardstock and place the die (sticking with washi if need be), then run back through the big shot, only going two thirds again.

I hope that helps you to create lots of rectangles!!

Next up is Rachel.

Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook group.  We have two winners, a most likes winner and a Crew pick.  You just need to get your entry in by Sunday 7pm and the winner is announced the following Monday.

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CTC131 – Everyday Occasions

Oh how exciting!!  The 2017-2018 Annual catalogue started this week!!  I’m so excited to be to start casing this gorgeous catalogue with you.

This week, we are casing the Everyday Occasions section, pages 18-67.

I decided to case the tags on page 27 and turn them into cards using the Label Me Pretty stamp set and the matching punch, Pretty Label punch.  Which, by the way, is available in a bundle!

I did the two on the left side.  These tags use the stunning Wood Textures DSP Stack.  The wood grains in this paper are amazing!

I kept my first one fairly similar to the original and just changed the stamp.  As the original sample was a tag, I felt that the card needed a bit extra being larger, so I added a couple of banners at the bottom.

For my second card, I used the happy birthday stamp and coloured it with Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Flirty Flamingo markers.   I then punched a Powder Pink label and cut it in half.  I then attached it behind the stamped layer.

Instead of using paper banners, I added a bow instead using the new Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon.

I’m so thrilled with this DSP, it is so lovely!!  If you need it too, you can get it at my online store, here.

Next up is fellow Queenslander, Julia!!

Happy Hopping


 

 

 

 

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