Sunday, 19 March 2017

Carousel Birthday Meets Urban Underground CTC #120

Urban Underground, pages 46-49 is the section of the Occasions Catalogue we are CASE-ing this week at CTC. Sometimes it is a real challenge to get inspiration and at these times it is great to have a Stampin' Up!® catalogue to refer to. It doesn't have to be the same stamp set, or even the same colours.

For my card today I've used the layout of the card featuring the large 'DAD' on the front. I've replaced the stamp set featured here with Carousel Birthday and Balloon Adventure, which are both in the Occasions Catalogue.  Imitating the design, there are three images stamped across the central panel (tents from Carousel Birthday).

I've used scraps of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP along with another scrap of Flirty Flamingo, which was sprayed with Melon Mambo re-inker in alcohol, before being rolled through the Big Shot in that amazing folder, Hexagons Dynamic TIEF. It has a very dramatic 3-D effect which is hard to pick up from photos.

Perhaps you can see the texture better in this shot, side on. A sentiment from Balloon Adventure has been added at the far right. I couldn't resist adding some balloons and some Enamel Shape embellishments. They match the colours of the inks and papers so it is easy to pick which to add. You'll also get a glimpse of the inside of the card finished with Whisper White, another strip of DSP and a stamped balloon from Balloon Adventures 

Another view of the inside shows the second sentiment from Balloon Adventures, along with a stamped balloon.

You might need some products before the end of March, to qualify for your SALE-A-Bration freebies, so if you're in Australia, you can check into my online shop here. If you also use the Hostess Code 2RFDUTSY at checkout, you'll receive a thank you gift from me. You can also contact me directly (0417 500 681) Between 3pm and 9pm I should be able to pick up, or leave a message, and a time I can call you back. Otherwise there is email ( I am planning to submit a demonstrator order on Wednesday 29th March, and I'll offer free shipping (Sydney-Melbourne) if you're able to collect your order from South Morang.

You can link to our Facebook page if you'd like to CASE (copy & selectively edit) the same section of the catty. It is lots of fun! Go on, go take a look...
And now you should pop over to Rebecca at The Paper And Stamp Addict

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Cheers, Rachel


  1. Just fabulous Rachel! I love how you've turned the sketch from Dad to girly! Kelly x

  2. Love how you have changed it up to one of my favourite stamp sets!

  3. That embossing folder is amazing Rachel, love the depth of colour you have added spritzing the cardstock too, and such nice use of the carousel set.

  4. Wow, love where your case has taken you. Such amazing inspiration.

  5. Great case!! I have not noticed that carousel set before. Looks fab!


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