The idea at CTC this week is to browse through pages 60-71 (AUS/NZ) and find a project that you would like to recreate. You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment as a springboard for your own creations.The main thing is to have fun!
My wedding card inspiration came from two different pages in the catty. The card on the left with banners has been CASE-d from a kraft box on page 67. I couldn't see why this decorated box lid couldn't just as easily be a card too. The other card has been CASE-d from a thank you card at the top of page 62. I substituted gold foil for the Designer Series Paper Stack shown in the catalogue. The gold foil has been run through the Big Shot using a new embossing folder, Lovely Lace. Lace seems to be in fashion at the moment, doesn't it, and always for weddings. I used the same greeting on the front of both cards, from Big News stamp set. This might be my 'go to' stamp set I think, and you might like it too, if large and flamboyant is your 'thing'!
The inside of both cards is exactly the same too. Again, the sentiment (and heart) comes from Big News, and it's stamped with gold Metallic Encore Ink.
Whenever I am making a "Special Occasion" card, I use Shimmery White card. Not only is it stiffer than Whisper White, but it has a lovely subtle shine that gives a classy feel to the card.
I used a retired stamp on the banner too. Language of Love was in the Occasions Catalogue earlier this year, and I thought the different sized banners added a little more interest, since I wasn't using patterned paper. There are punches and framelits to make the cutting of these extra easy. A large banner framelit was used to cut the banner on the second card too.
It's well worth looking through the catalogue for inspiration. Each time you browse the pages, something different catches your eye, and then you can change the stamp set, the colours or the occasion to suit.
Won't you join us this week, CASE-ing The Catty for weddings?
Don't forget, if you need supplies, and you have an Australian shipping address you can shop in my online store any time of the day or night. There's a great promotion on Big Shot and bundles for August only.