Friday, June 5, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #33 - Anything Goes!

The new annual catalogue from Stampin' Up! is overflowing with inspiration for all your cards, packaging, scrapbooking & off the page projects.  This week each member of the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are choosing a project that really caught their eye & CASE-ing it!  You have possibly arrived here via Julia's blog & seen her inspiring project, but if not, you can work your way around the entire Hop by following the "next blog" link at the bottom of this post.  :)

I loved the emboss resist background of the card on page 125 & made this:-

These backgrounds are so much fun to create & no two ever turn out the same.  I have used Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla as my palette, with a mix of stamps from Butterfly Basics, An Open Heart & Gorgeous Grunge for the imagery.  I absolutely adore the Awesomely Artistic stamp set that was used in the catalogue sample & can't wait for that to arrive in my craft room.  :)

I actually have two layers of emboss resist here.  One layer was created by stamping the foliage, butterflies & postmark with versamark ink, then heat setting with clear embossing powder.  The second, very subtle, layer was done by stamping the honeycomb image with versamark ink & then heat setting (without embossing powder).  You can (almost) see the honeycomb layer here:-

I added skewed layers as per the sample, with the vanilla panel & "friend" sentiment panel getting some distressed edges.  I layered up three "hello" die-cuts to get the look of chipboard letters. added some gold twine (sans the gold thread) & popped the banner up on dimensionals:-

... & if you were wondering, the new banner triple punch is BRILLIANT!  :)

Next stop is the CTC blog (just click on the icon below), where you can find a complete list of participants.  If something has really caught your eye in the new catalogue & you would like to join the hop, please add a link to your project in the CTC post comments & we will add you to the list! 

Thanks for stopping by.  :)
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Rachel Palmieri said...

Love this Helen, and yet hadn't really noticed it in the catty Great inspiration!

Mel Pagano said...

Absolutely beautiful work!

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

Lots of layers and beautiful embossing resist technique and colour combination.

Tricia said...

The colours you have used make this card feel so warm & rich. I love all the layers & your hard work has produced a real work of art.

Lillybet said...

Wow Helen, we were inspired by the same card!!! Love your colour palette it's beautiful. Will be making a few more like this, can't wait for artistically awesome to arrive!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is just beautiful, Helen. I love the background colours and the lengths you went to to provide such beautiful detail with all the embossing. Now to check out the original card!!

Alison Barclay said...

Just gorgeous Helen! You have used emboss resist to beautiful effect! :)