Sunday, 10 July 2016

Everyday Occasions - CTC86

Hello and welcome back to the CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop. We are lucky enough to have three new members of the Crew start here this week. You may have already seen their posts, as I am following Deb Speijers, and she follows Krissy Buck, who follows Kelly Kent. Welcome ladies, it's great to have you on board. This week we are CASE-ing from pages 66 to 91, a very large chunk called Everyday Occasions. There are many gorgeous stamps through this section, and that means lots of samples to CASE.I've settled on Pop Of Paradise, and I'm sure the rest of the crew will have lots more to inspire you. 
I'm crazy about this Pop Of Paradise stamp set now, after not being all that impressed with it initially at Onstage. It is possibly just the sweet, summery feeling it gives off, who knows. I CASE-d the thank you card on the far left in the picture, almost exactly. I stamped the three pineapples, raising the centre one on a Dimensional, after fussy cutting it. However, I've substituted Painters Palette DSP for the Pop of Pink DSP, and Blushing Bride Glitter paper edges the stamped panel. It's the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper which has given the 'cloudy' look to the photo, I've had several attempts to improve it, but this is as good as it gets!
There is a lot more on this catalogue page to CASE too - just look at those heat embossed leaves on the projects. I was trying to keep this simple so the 'Thinking of You' sentiment has been heat embossed directly, and the leaves just stamped in Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaroon and Dapper Denim.

Have you tried the copper embossing powder
yet? It is a gorgeous shade, rather like rose gold, and I've used it with Blushing Bride for flowers, and it also looks great with copper pineapples. Again, this card is the result of playing with new products and mixing Emerald Envy and Mint Macaroon together, along with Affectionately Yours Washi tape, and some Timeless Textures splatters.

Hope I've helped get your creative juices going and now you are heading off to Jackie Noble over in New Zealand

If you'd like to join in and CASE the Catty too, this is the link for where to post your entry.

Cheers, Rachel


  1. Great cards Rachel. I love the copper embossing powder too.

  2. Great cards Rachel, I especially love the copper embossed pineapples they look stunning against the Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy.

  3. Love the blushing bride glitter strips Rachel. All your cards look fantastic - you've been very productive here!

  4. Wow! Rachel, you have gone all out this week. Your cards are fabulous CASES taken from the Pop of Paradise Page. Love all three but particularly the pink glitter strips on the first one.

  5. Wow - you really have set my creative juices going!! What a fabulous collection of cards - and I love your leaves one especially - it is just so so gorgeous!! Thank you for the inspiration! I love it all!!

  6. Just gorgeous Rachel - every single one of your cards has wow factor! Loving all the bling. You've inspired me to get my copper EP out again! Kelly x

  7. All your cards looks stunning!! Love the copper embossing. You've inspired me to use the pineapple stamp!


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