Sunday, 14 February 2016

SAB Botanicals Are Just For You CTC#66

This week at CASE-ing The Catty we are sharing another SALE-A-Bration pick, whether it be a stamp set, one of the papers or even Project Life - they're all available for you to pick when you make an order of $90. If you happen to be mad for everything in the Occasions catalogue, you can pick an item for every $90 you order ($180 = 2 items, $270 = 3 items, $360 = 4 etc). If you get as high as that, maybe you should have a chat to me about joining up as a demonstrator, Stampin' Up!® welcomes and supports all types of demonstrators from the hobby demo buying crafting supplies at a discount, through to those making it a full time business. During SALE-A-Bration you get to choose $60 extra, choose $295 of any products from the Annual Catalogue and/or the Occasions Catalogue and pay only $169. Of course, if you prefer to be a customer, you can purchase your supplies through my online shop, or by contacting me, you just need to have a delivery address in Australia.

I was rather impressed with this sample from the catalogue, it is so simple but sweet. If you also like this delightful "Hello" you'll need to put your $90 in pronto, as this SAB freebie won't be available after February 15th!

Unfortunately, I have trouble keeping my creations simple, and I did add three colours and quite a bunch of flowers!!!

Using Watercolor paper and Versamark, the big statement stamp from Botanicals For You was stamped and heat embossed in white. With watercolor paper, there is no need to swipe your embossing buddy over first, the paper has a different composition to regular card. For the watercolor wash, you use an Aqua Painter and squeeze the ink pad with the lid closed, causing some ink to be deposited in the lid. Then you can splosh around to your hearts desire, leaving the colour bold with little water added, or more subdued by using more water. I decided on three shades for my watercolouring, and took up a larger part of the card front.

Instead of the very subtle white butterflies, I went with nearly-as-subtle pastel flowers.The flowers are from Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, and there are so many styles of flowers, stamens and leaves to choose. There are three here in colours to match the inks used, and a ferny leaf the same shade as the card base.

The Botanicals For You fits in so nicely with Botanical Blooms, you'll need them both! Another quick CASE, this one from page 5 of the SAB catalogue. The flowers are like the illustration, but I wanted to see what I could come up with for the boys. These balloons from Balloon Celebration, and stars from Pictogram Punches and Something To Say are great alternatives, and I'm sure there are many more.

If you like doing bloghops in reverse, you'll be clicking on the 'previous' button and heading to visit Helen Heil, but if you've already been there you need to click on 'Next' and head on over to Kathryn Mangelsdorf.


Starting this year we are doing a monthly challenge. If you have been inspired by any of the projects in the catalogue or on the blog hop, feel free to share with the linky tool on this post. A winner will be chosen and announced on the first post of the following month.

Cheers, Rachel

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  1. The card looks so amazingly different with the multi colour wash! Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  2. You have been busy yet again Rachel. Love the watercolour look, together with the many versions of balloon, flowers and stars you have created.

  3. The multi-colour wash looks amazing, Rachel, & your trio of single layer cards show off how striking that sentiment looks in black with the fun backgrounds. :)

  4. Great idea to add a variety of colours! I love this effect and the bunch of flowers are so cute!

  5. Love the multicolour watercolour wash, I don't think I've tried heat embossing on watercolourpaper. Looks good.


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