It's that time of the week again and today the CTC Crew are looking at the Sale-a-bration catalogue for the first time. Did you know that for every $90 (before shipping) you spend on products from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogues, you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. There is a great range of products to choose from, including stamp sets, designer paper, embellishments and a card kit. If you don't yet have a Sale-a-bration catalogue, you can leave your details here and I will pop one in the post for you, with the new Occasions Catalogue.
You may have come from looking at the inspiring creation on Jackie's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.
This week we get to CASE anything from the Sale-a-bration catalogue, so I've chosen the 'Tasty Trucks' stamp set on page 12 of the catalogue. This stamp set did not initially appeal to me at all, but then it reminded me of the 'Mr Whippy' ice cream vans that went around our suburban streets when I was teenager. It is a set of 16 photopolymer stamps and apart from the main truck image, it includes lots of sentiments and tiny images to embellish it. This is a really fun set for creating birthday cards for children.
This is the sample I'm CASE-ing.
I have created a DL sized card (10cm x 21ccm), staying quite close to the layout of the sample, but I've created a slider card. I marked out where I wanted the slider opening to be and then stamped the 2 background trucks. I cut the rectangular opening with a craft knife and ruler. You need the opening to be 1/2" (1.2cm) deep to allow for the washers that the truck sits on to move freely. I stamped the third truck on a separate piece of card stock and fussy cut it after colouring the image. As you can see the truck image is quite detailed, so I opted to colour with Copic markers, but you could use the new water colour pencils, an aqua painter and ink pads or Stampin' Write markers. The colours are brighter in real life.
The happy birthday was heat embossed in white on a strip of black card stock. To make it easy to position, I added the 1/8" foam strips around the rectangular opening (leaving room for the washer to moving freely) and positioned the greeting underneath so I could get the placement exact. It also ensures that the opening doesn't 'droop' and impede the free movement of the washers. I then placed the 1/8" foam strips on all sides and some smaller strips in between so that the whole panel stays firm and level and then adhered it to the Bermuda Bay base card.
As I wanted the truck to slide and not spin, I used square foam pads between the washers and I found I needed a second set of washers to keep the truck stable so it would slide easily - it's a long wheel base truck, lol.
For the inside, I have continued the party theme adding some coordinating streamers using the image from the 'Balloon Adventures' stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.
|Stamps||Tasty Trucks, Balloon Adventures, Birthday Banners|
|Card stock & Papers||Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Bermuda Bay|
|Accessories||Brights and Subtles Enamel Shapes, Pop of Pink Washi, 1/8" Foam Strips|
|Tools||Craft knife, White EP, Heat gun, square foam pads, 3/16" washers, Copic markers.|
Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the fabulous project that Kathryn has to inspire you today.
We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue using our new Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go to there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation - easy peasy!
You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.
Thanks for visiting today!