Sunday, 29 October 2017

Spooky Birthday CTC#152


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Welcome back to another round of blog hopping with the CASE-ing The Catty Crew. My name is Rachel, and I'm a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator in South Morang (outer Melbourne) in Australia. All of the crew members are from the South Pacific (Australia & New Zealand) so if you are looking for a demonstrator, one of us should be nearby. You can order from my online shop from anywhere in Australia and your order will be shipped straight to you, costing a minimum of $5.95.

The challenge this week is to CASE from pages 48-55 of the Holiday Catalogue, and I settled on page 52 and the Spooky Cat stamp set. You can pick out the one I CASE-d at left in the right-hand picture. The owl is wearing a witches hat and is sitting in a tree, with a huge full moon behind.


Initially I was only buying the Cat Punch, until I took a closer look at the stamp set. Then I NEEDED it as well,  for the cats face, and with 2 science graduates in the family, those beakers would be handy for a personalised card, and then again, those same two people are bird watchers with a love of owls, so I made this card for Kirsten's October birthday. That is a long-winded explanation for why I bought the bundle, instead of just the punch, but also, for the life of the Holiday catalogue (January 2nd 2018) there is a 15% discount off the two items.
   

Using the branch from Colorful Seasons to imitate the catalogue layout, the owl was stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder. A layer of copper foil was added also, because I love those warm copper tones. Kirsten loved them too, and was interested to know how heat embossing was done.


A 1 inch circle punch was used to punch a post-it note as a mask for my much-smaller-moon, and Dapper Denim has been sponged all around for a night sky. 

Now you are hopping over to New Zealand to visit with the talented Angela. She has made such a pretty birthday card using a flower from Butterfly Basics. Blog hops go full circle so just keep on hopping using the link, until you arrive back at the point you started from.


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When you shop in my online shop, remember to use the host code, as I love to send you something from the current catalogues as a thank you gift. At the end of October there will be a special draw from all September/October online orders (minimum $50 before shipping) to win a special Christmas stamp set.

7 comments:

  1. What a great card. Love the background and of course, the copper embossing.

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  2. I love that night sky too. It's just glorious. The sponging is amazing. Fabulous case.

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  3. Beautiful card Rachel. I love the copper embossed owl and your sponged background is brilliant.

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  4. Gorgeous card Rachel, I love owls too! That background is really cool.

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  5. Lovely Rachel. That owl looks fantastic embossed!

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  6. Oh Rachel, I love the colours you have chosen so much better than the original. The copper looks amazing.

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  7. Fabulous card Rachel, lots of great techniques xx

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