This week we're CASE-ing projects from the Love & Sympathy section on pages 86 - 101 of the Annual Catalogue. I hope you will see something that will inspire you to join us with your own CASE. CASE-ing is such a great way to jump start the creative process. It could the layout, colours, style or products that catch your eye and get you excited to create.
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The lovely project in this photo inspired me to break open the 'Beautiful Bouquet' stamp set for the first time. This is a fabulous bundle of stamps and framelits with heaps of possibilities. You can use the stamps alone, as I have done or in combination as shown in the sample. Although my card looks very different, you can identify various elements from the sample that I have chosen to use. These include the embossed background, art panel with the floral bouquet and touch of lacy doily peaking out the bottom.
I have cut a card size panel of Berry Burst card stock and dry embossed it with the new 'Trellis' embossing folder. I prefer to cut my card stock to the size I need and then dry emboss it, as I find it gives a better finish on the edges. I was a bit surprised the first time I used this embossing folder, to see how much it shrank my card stock. You should cut it a couple of millimetres larger in length and width to compensate.
I have stamped a bouquet of flowers on my art panel, with the stems in Lemon Lime Twist; the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and the centres in Berry Burst. The corners of the art panel have been rounded and then layered onto a black mat and I have a touch of (retired) Lace Doily peaking out at the bottom.
You can see in this close-up that two of the flowers have been stamped again, fussy cut and popped-up to add extra dimension. The greeting, also from the 'Beautiful Bouquet' stamp set has been heat embossed in gold at the bottom. You may be wondering where in the catalogue is the narrow Berry Burst ribbon that I have used for the bow. I used sharp fabric scissors to cut the Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in half. It doesn't fray that much, but I went along the edge with Fray Stoppa for a really neat finish.
It is very difficult to photograph, but my bouquet has some lovely shimmer from the clear Wink of Stella that I added to the flowers. It looks really pretty IRL when the light shines on it.
For the inside, I have used washi tape in the coordinating colours (love that!) at the bottom edge and I have stamped a single flower stem in the same colours as the bouquet on the front, to keep the theme going.
Finally, a view from the top that shows the lovely detail of the Trellis embossing folder.
|Card stock & Papers||Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White|
|Ink||Versamark, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst|
|Accessories||Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Basic Pack 2 & 3 Washi, Lace Doilies (retired)|
|Tools||Trellis EF, Big Shot, Corner Round punches, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fray Stoppa (not SU), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush|
Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see our guest designer Nicole Goding. Thanks for joining us this week, Nicole.
We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Love & Sympathy' 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.
Thanks for visiting today!