Friday, 10 July 2015

Your Great Birthday CTC#38 -CASE-ing The Kids Section




Another Friday, another CASE-ing The Catty and this week we are CASE-ing the kids section, pages 39-48. You may have started here with me, in which case you have a delightful lot of hopping to do as you check out all the design team blogs, or if you came here from Stasia's  blog, you won't have quite as far to go.



I wanted to CASE the card on page 47, and fully intended to make a kids card, I need quite a few cards for children, especially boys. However, a sudden flash of inspiration came out of the blue!


 At convention we received the stamp set I Think You're Great and we made three different Make And Takes over the 3 days. One of them used the floral-like stamp which we inked, and then daubed with a darker shade in the centre. I decided to make a row of images using this technique and style it like the chosen design. Mint Macaron is the main colour, and Lost Lagoon was daubed into the centre. Those two shades really go nicely together, and a tiny accent of Hello Honey gives a bit of a 'lift'. I'm sure Watermelon Wonder would look great too. The sentiment is from the retired Itty Bitty Banners, cut with Bitty Banners Framelits (they're still in the catalogue). There was a scrap of  white Jute Ribbon on my table which I thought added interest, even though you can hardly notice it, along with some white Bakers Twine.


I've had more free time while school has taken a two week winter break, and I couldn't stop myself from creating another version of this card using Guy Greetings. I bought this stamp set mainly for the sentiments and the tool image. However, after a recent outing with a family member, it became very apparent that he has a 'thing' for hats. We had just exited Flinders Street Station, the main rail station for Melbourne. It is quite historic, and has some rather traditional shops beneath street level. One of these is a men's hatter and a comment was made about the nice hats but how expensive they are. I might have to sneak back to check it out sometime!

 This card is much plainer than either my first, or the catty version. I think I might have liked some Crushed Curry on there too.The strip of hats is mounted on Elegant Eggplant and the DSP is from that recent great paper stack, Adventure Bound. I don't use a lot of the Regals, but they really suited this card.
From The Herd was another of those stamp sets with very handy sentiments, in particular it's a really nice 'Happy Birthday' sentiment. The font is almost the same as Guy Greetings so they paired up here, beautifully! Even with the close-up I've taken, you can't see that I fussy cut three hats, sponged the edges and raised them on half Dimensionals. I'm using sponge daubers so much lately, might have to pop some more on the next order!

If you are thinking of ordering in my online shop, the Hostess Code for this month is 6J7FYB24.


It's time for you to pop over to check out  Tricia  on the blog hop. Are you looking forward to a creative weekend?
Rachel


 
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7 comments:

  1. What a clever take on the CASE Rachel. I really love your hats version so fresh & fun!

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  2. 2 great cards!! I especially love the hat one!! Makes a great male birthday card.

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  3. I love the repeated stamping using that cool stamp from ITYG! Beautiful card!

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  4. Both your cards are fabulous Rachel! I especially love the hats! Perfect masculine card!

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  5. Yep, I love the hats too!!

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  6. Great minds CASE the same card Rachel ;) Love your adult versions. Both so different yet work really well with the same layout. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I love your out of the blue, flash of inspiration for your catty CASE.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel