Friday, July 17, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #39 - Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Welcome!  This week's CASE-ing the Catty inspiration comes from the Project Life section of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (pages 49-54) & the Crew have some fantastic projects to get you feeling creative!

You may have come direct to my post or via Julia's awesome projects.  You will find a link at the end of my post to move to the next blog on the Hop.  If you get lost on the way, there is a complete list of participants on the CTC blog.  If you are feeling inspired, you may even like to join us by leaving a link to your project in the comments of the CTC post & we will add you to the blog role.  :)

I used the very basic layout of the grey & white striped Project Life card at the bottom of page 52 as the starting point to create this card:-

I was aiming for a retro industrial kind of look.  :)  I created the brick wall by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Brick Wall embossing folder from SU.  I masked the section of the wall that I wanted to appear "painted" & used a brayer & Crumb Cake ink to get the base colour of the unmasked bricks, then added Soft Suede with a rubber stamp offcut.  (I used the technique shared by Cecile here, but I stamped off my ink several times before I added it to the card to achieve a soft colour variation.)   Once I was happy with the colour of the bricks, I masked off the coloured bricks & an area in between to create the two lines.  I sponged them first with Soft Sky ink & then applied the Soft Sky ink pad directly to the cardstock.

I punched a star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack & sponged Marina Mist through the stencil. The finishing touch was one of the cute wooden sentiments from the Expressions Natural Elements pack:-

My inspiration for the colours used on this card came from Bronwyn's new concept "Under The Colour Tree" (at Addinkitive Designs).  Bron has been providing weekly colour suggestions & is holding a linky party where you can add projects using the colours provided.  I used TCT#4 (you can find all the details here):-

Next stop on the CASE-ing the Catty Hop is Liz, with her fabulous cards (simply click on the graphic):-

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

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