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.

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.


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

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

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

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

  5. Lovely Rachel. That owl looks fantastic embossed!

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

  7. Fabulous card Rachel, lots of great techniques xx


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