New Catty CASE

By | May 2, 2016

I have a super fun card to share today.  I CASEd a card from the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

What’s a CASE?  It means Copy And Share Everything.  As I was perusing through all the amazing examples in the new catalog, including ones made with both old and new stamp sets, I came across this inspiring card.  I simply had to try it!  I changed things up a bit by using a different stamp set (because I didn’t have the one they used), as well as a different textured impression embossing folder and designer series papers (because the ones they used are brand new and I can’t order them yet.)  But, the general layout and ideas are exactly the same.  So, this is like seeing a little sneak peak from the new catalog!

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What really caught my eye on this card was the frame cut using two Lots of Labels Framelits dies and the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush used to highlight the embossed background, frame, and the center of the flower.

To create the frame, first I cut out the center label with my Big Shot, and then I placed the larger label die cut around the edges and ran it through the Big Shot again.  Then, I layered it over a second label cut out of watercolor paper.

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Next, I stamped the background with the All About Everything stamp set that came for free in the April Paper Pumpkin kit.  I LOVE that stamp set so much!!!  It is just perfect for Mother’s Day!  Unfortunately, the Mother’s Day stamp that came with the April Paper Pumpkin kit didn’t quite work for this card, so I substituted another from Greatest Greetings.

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Similar to the card I copied, I used a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint the raised circles in the background, the entire frame, and the center of the flower.

To stamp the greeting, I had to do a little manipulating.  The stamp itself is all on one line, and it was too wide for my label.  So, I stamped it twice … once to stamp “my amazing” and then another time to stamp “mother” underneath.  You can try wiping the ink off the stamp, but my preferred method for masking off certain parts of a stamp is to ink up the stamp and then place some old washi tape over the parts I don’t want to stamp.  Just give the stamp a little huff before stamping.  This method works perfectly every time!

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For the baker’s twine, I unraveled some Mint Macaroon from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.  However, you could do the same thing with the black and mint baker’s twine seen on page 6 of the Occasions Catalog.  Then, before adhering all the pieces together, I dipped my Aqua Painter in some Basic Black ink and tapped it over my background to add some small splatters.

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Supplies used on my card:

I’m so excited to be able to place my first pre-order from the new catalog tomorrow!  It’s one of the great perks of being a demonstrator.  That means I’ll have more sneak peak projects to share soon!!!

Have a great week!

Tami Hewlett

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