Friday, 20 March 2015

Best Ever Party! CTC#23

Each week at CASE-ing The Catty we turn to our Stampin' Up! Catalogues for inspiration. We'd love it if you joined us at CASE-ing The Catty too!

This week we are looking for inspiration by combining products from the Occasions Catalogue AND the SALE-A-BRATION catalogue. That's them in the pictures above. You can copy exactly, or share your original work inspired by a sketch, layout, or maybe choose a colour combination to create a card, scrapbook page or 3D item. Then just share which sketch or colour combination inspired you.

Our challenges close at 5pm Thursday (AEDT)

  • Create a new project for the challenge
  • Mention CTC in your blog post and link back so others can join us
  • Mainly SUO products (retired or current) to be used for these challenges
Since we have been challenged to use a combination of products from both catalogues, the opportunity was there to mix-and-match Balloon Bash with Best Day Ever. Don't you think those two stamp sets were made to go together?

I have a card technique class at home tonight where I will share with my guests the joys of BOKEH, the big craze in stamping. There are a number of different ways you can achieve this effect and while experimenting with possible class samples, these designs came to me. Maybe the ladies won't choose such bright colours, but I think they are jolly happy in these shades of yellow! I have another Bokeh class next Friday morning, if you're nearby to South Morang, Victoria.

This first card is on Crushed Curry, stamped with the confetti stamp from Balloon Bash, giving the background a textured look. Watercolour paper was saturated under the tap before adding drops of Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight re-inker. Best Day Ever comes from the SAB stamp set of the same name. The balloons are from Balloon Bash, where else? Those additional words on white card are made using the Alphabet stamp (133769) which has 13 letters/numbers/symbols/spaces in a row, so you can stamp all sorts of original phrases. You'll find a link to many of the products at the bottom of my post.

Again, using mainly Balloon Bash, for the sentiment and balloons on this card. The white spots, stamped on the Daffodil Delight to echo the bokeh, is a stamp from Best Day Ever stamp set. When colouring the paper, I added some Pool Party re-inker to the mix and decided to punch out some banners to match.

I'm glad to add another couple of cheerful cards to my stash, and hope you've been inspired to do some creating of your own by CASE-ing The Catty. Will you share with us?


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  1. Oh wow, Rachel, these cards are just awesome. Been meaning to try Bokeh. You are right, those sets go so well together.

  2. Rachel these cards are fabulous! The saturation of colour in your bokeh backgrounds is amazing. Haven't seen the coloured background done this way before - thanks so much for sharing the details. Those two stamps sets definitely look like they were made for each other. :)


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