Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week!
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This week we are CASE-ing a fabulous sketch from the 2023 Sale-a-bration brochure, shown in the photo above. I love 'strip' cards as they are great for using up your off-cuts and also for showcasing the wonderful coordination in Stampin' Up! patterned papers. The oval in the sketch represents an embellishment of any shape, so don't think it must be an oval!
I chose 5 coordinating designs from the Dandy Designs DSP pack that include shades of Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody and Petal Pink. I didn't leave a space between the 2.5cm strips as there wouldn't enough space at the top and bottom, plus, most of the designs have a fair amount of white so there wouldn't be much contrast. I recommend leaving an overhang on each side of the card so you can trim off the ends all at once for a perfect finish.
For the embellishment I chose the 3rd largest of the scalloped rectangles from the Scalloped Contours Dies for the background and double cut it to reduce the length. The greetings from the Adorable Owls stamp set were stamped in Fresh Freesia ink and I popped up the fussy cut owl on Dimensionals. The cute owl was coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The bow is from the standing owl image and I popped it up on the side. I thought it looked a bit plain, so I added the faux hanger with the white ribbon and tied it off with a bow using the Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon. I finished with a trio of the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds.
For the inside, I have a Fresh Freesia mat for the writing panel and I added the offcuts from the strips along the bottom. A tiny border of Mango Melody adds a little pop. The greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink.
|Stamps||Adorable Owls, Inspired Thoughts|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Mango Melody, Dandy Designs DSP|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Freesia|
|Accessories||Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (retired), 2021-2023 Opal Rounds|
|Tools||Scalloped Contours Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue)|
We would love to see your CASE of the sketch this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.
You can head over to my talented friend Tina to see her fab card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.
Don't forget, that Sale-a-bration finishes on 28 February 2023, so you only have 3 weeks left to earn your favourite FREE products when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. Plus, there are now a lot more choices available for Level 1 ($90AUD) rewards. Head over to my Online Store to check them out.
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