Sunday, 13 December 2015

CASE-ing Stasia CTC#60


Stasia's Card
It's time for another CASE-ing The Catty and this week the assignment is to CASE a favourite card or project by another of the design team. I'm CASE-ing Stasia Sloma, and in particular her Christmas card with the poinsettia from here, where Stasia showcased her favourite bundle. It wasn't difficult as I love ALL the things that Stasia makes, especially the bottle tags, but this card was perfect for me to CASE. This is the last blog hop for 2015, but after a short break, we can hardly wait to start sharing and CASE-ing the new Occasions Catalogue! You'll see us back on January 10th, 2016.

This has been a great opportunity to play with my new favourite stamp and thinlet bundle, Botanical Gardens, from the upcoming Stampin' Up!® Occasions Catalogue (you can start ordering from January 3rd, or join up as a demonstrator NOW, and you can pre-order right away). The bundle with this suite is Botanical Blooms, and includes a 17 piece photopolymer stamp set + Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper + Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. There is 15% off this value-packed bundle and at $87.75 you are only $2.25 away from a FREE SALE-A-BRATION pick. Even a pack of Dimensionals will get you over the line.

The things I loved about Stasia's card,
  • a lovely sentiment on a circle of card
  •  the position of the flowers at the top left of the sentiment.
  • the hint of stripes and ink splatters on the base card
Initially, I used more Old Olive on my card, and a doily, and while it was still a lovely card, it wasn't making me feel happy.I've set that one aside and begun again from scratch. I decided that it was time my stencils felt ink, and used one for the 'hint of stripes'. A Stampin' Spritzer filled with alcohol rub (or water) and a few drops of refill ink gives a soft finish. A sponge Dauber would give a more definite colour.



Gorgeous Grunge is my go-to ink splatters stamp and Enjoy The LittleThings  (Occasions Catalogue) provided the sweet sentiment.When you get your hands on an Occasions Catalogue, make sure you take a look at the Botanicals Garden Suite, the options are endless. Don't forget, you can shop anytime of the day or night in my online store. Lots of Year-End Clearance items there too.

I do hope you enjoyed my CASE of Stasia's CASE! Unfortunately Stasia was unable to join in this week, so we're jumping straight to  Alison Barclay(Gothdove).

Cheers, Rachel



11 comments:

  1. Oooohhhhh, I love how you have given us all a sneak peak of some new products in your CASE of Stasia's card Rachel! The addition of the masking and the Gorgeous Grunge dots make your version such a fun card. The colour combination is a favourite also. What a great idea to CASE a Christmas card and to turn it into something else. Merry Christmas, Emma xo

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  2. Stop making me want to buy the Botanical Gardens set!! Your card is amazing!! Thanks for being a part of the Crew this year. Merry Christmas.

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  3. The stencil looks soft & subtle, giving those gorgeous flowers time to shine. Just beautiful! Merry Christmas to you & your family Rachel.

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  4. Just beautiful, Rachel. Love the colour combo and those lovely flowers. I'm looking forward to having a play with these over Christmas. Happy holidays!

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  5. Rachel your card is lovely and fresh, and I agree you are makings the he botanical suite somewhat tempting!!! Love that you've changed christmas but kept the layout. Hope your Christmas is lovely and relaxing.

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  6. Love that you changed up Stasia's card to something very different but similar all at the same time! It's lovely :)

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  7. SO pretty! I love what you did with the stamped greeting. Looks gorgeous. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family! xxx

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  8. What an amazing transformation, and a sneak peak too. I have loved joining the Crew this year and are always inspired.

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  9. Just divine, Rachel! Love the fresh colours, pretty flowers & the fabulous background. Merry Christmas!

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  10. What a great CASE Rachel - oh some new product! Love your use of the masks in the background - they go so well with those new flowers! Merry Christmas!

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  11. I love the floral cluster - and the colours are so so beautiful!! What a wonderful CASE!!

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