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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays

Hi there

It's Sunday, so time for more inspiration from the Annual Catalogue with the CASE-ing the Catty Crew.  This week we are looking at the 'Birthday' section on pages 68-85. 

You may have come from visiting Sandra'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. 


'Birthday Blooms' is one of my all time favourite stamp sets. I love the two floral images and the lovely greetings with their mix of script and print fonts. I have to say that I'm not that enamoured with the sample above that was in the Annual Catalogue, but I've taken the layout and some other elements to produce my card. I did try the stamped background, but it was visually too busy for me. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


To replace the background stamping, I have embossed the Sahara sand card stock with  the new 'Quilt Top' embossing folder from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. I really love it and the reverse side looks great too.  I have heat embossed the greeting onto Vellum card stock so it wouldn't get lost in the embossing. I folded the edges of the Vellum over the Sahara Sand piece and adhered it at the back. A narrow strip of Flirty Flamingo and the 1/8" gold ribbon provide the base for the water coloured bloom that was fussy cut and popped up. 


My bloom was embossed onto Shimmery White card stock and I used ink pads and an Aqua painter to colour it. The first layer of colour is Blushing Bride and the highlights are in Flirty Flamingo. You can see the Quilt Top embossing design really well in this close-up pic.

  Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have used the Old Olive gingham and Flirty Flamingo flower washi at the base. I folded the gingham over at the bottom to reduce the width a little. The smaller bloom was stamped in the top right corner and coloured with Copic markers.

Finally, a view from the top. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Birthday Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Vellum
 Ink Versamark, Memento Expresso Truffle, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Basics Pack 1 and 2 Washi tape
Tools     Quilt Top EF, Big Shot, Early Espresso EP (retired), Heat gun, Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Copic markers

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Monique has for you today.  


We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Birthday' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go 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 and you do not need to have a blog.


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Megan Lenske

Oh my that is one beautiful card, I'm in love with that embossing folder!

Peta Stephen

Wow, absolutely beautiful Judy

Kathy T

I love your card! Thanks for the inspiration. I also love that you pay attention to the inside of the card and have such good ideas to inspire there as well. Many thanks for sharing.

Mel Pagano

Absolutely stunning card! I Love it. The colour combination is amazing and now I REALLY need that embossing folder!

Julia Quinn

Wow, your fussy cutting is amazing. And your watercolouring. What a gorgeous case and a beautiful card.

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Love your card Judy and the new embossing folder looks amazing xx

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