Sunday, 19 January 2020

Happy Birthday CTC#261

Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, create Craft By Post classes, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project. This week we are CASE-ing the SALE-A-Bration catalogue for inspiration and the stamp I picked up to play with was Dressed To Impress.

This cute ladybug stamp provided plenty of inspiration with the stamped background, the felt embellishment, a strip of DSP and a circle to ground the various elements. You'll find all of those things in my cards.

I CASE-d this Stampin' Up! sample for my card.

Stamping the 3 images, 3 times, gave me a choice on how to arrange them, while creating three similar cards.

This was my first card, where I quite closely followed the card I was CASE-ing. Can you tell? The background was stamped with the flowers, a piece of paper cut from a DSP from the Best Dressed DSP & a decision made for a black, rather than white circle. 

The felt embellishment comes from a pack from the Follow Your Art Suite on page 53 of the Annual Catalogue, that you may well have missed. There are felt pieces in a few different colours and include stars, hearts and arrows as well as the scalloped piece. 

Paper clips in pink and blue, twine in coral and blue as well as six sweet silver charms are also in the embellishment pack. See that charm, above, tied around the neck of the bottle?

The Highland Heather version was my second card and I changed the orientation, used a label from the Painted Labels Dies, so not too much was covered. I stamped the background flowers with Versamark and allowed that to dry, which is a good substitute if you haven't a coloured ink on hand. 

For the last card, the front has a layer of another of the DSP patterns. It didn't need much more after getting a big dose of rhinestones!!! 

There is always so much inspiration in these catalogues, Now it's your turn to show what you can do with a little catalogue inspiration. Add your work at our Facebook challenge here.

Next you will have to check out my friend Tina Gillespie's project

I'd love you to choose my online shop to purchase from, and when you use the Host Code when asked at check out, I will send you a gift, along with a handmade card. The items listed below were used in my projects above, and link to that item in my online shop.

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  1. Oh isn't that DSP just divine!! I love all of your cards! I hadn't noticed the felt embellishments before.

  2. These are all gorgeous. I love how you've cased the elements of the card. Love the rhinestone string - so much bling!! What a bunch of fabulous cards.

  3. What a great case, or three! I love how you have taken the elements but created 3 cards that look totally different from the original. Well done!

  4. Three wonderful cards Rachel. I love the silver charm tied around the neck of the perfume bottle.

  5. These cards are amazing Rachel!

  6. These are fantastic cards, Rachel! I *love* how you've used the black backgrounds - they really make the main image pop.

  7. These are so beautiful. This set has been an unexpected love for me, that DSP is just gorgeous. I love all your versions here, and I love all the little embelishments you've used on each one, especially that little charm tied around the bottle neck. What a sweet detail.

  8. A gorgeous set of cards with this bundle, Rachel. Love all the little details you've added.


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