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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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Today the CTC Crew are looking at the Artistic Expression section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 132-181 for our inspiration. This is such a large section and so many great samples to choose from. Next week we will start looking at the new Holiday Catalogue which goes live on 1 September - only 5 more sleeps to go! 

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This week I have chosen to CASE the 'HELLO' card in the photo above. I really like the look of white colouring against the Crumb Cake background. There are 3 options to achieve this effect (that I know of, anyway). The first is to use the White Craft ink pad and an Aqua Painter; the second is the white water colour pencil and blender pen and the third is the Chalk Marker. Each one gives a slightly different look in terms of the saturation of white you achieve. I've used the Chalk Marker for this first card, which gives a strong white colour against the  Crumb Cake background.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've cut a rectangular panel of Crumb Cake card stock by extending the largest of the Stitched Shapes square framelits and then stamped the 'Hello' image in Basic Black Archival ink. I did it this way, as I didn't want to fluff it, when cutting the rectangle as it can be a little tricky. The leaves were coloured with a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write marker.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I dry embossed a panel of Soft Sky card stock with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder and added it to the Soft Sky card base before popping up the finished art panel. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a Dapper Denim mat on the writing panel with coordinating washi at the base. I have stamped the flower cluster from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set in the corner and roughly coloured it with Copic markers in coordinating colours.

Now I have another version of the same card, but this time I have stamped the 'Hello' image onto Whisper White card stock and coloured it with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist colour coordinated Copic markers. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time I have dry embossed the background with the Petal Burst embossing folder and added the Baker's Twine to the top before adhering it to the Berry Burst card base. I added some rhinestones in the flower centres this time.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the flower cluster in each corner and roughly coloured the flowers. I added some dots in the centres with a white gel pen.

Project Details
Stamps  Floral Statements, Birthday Blossoms
Card stock & Papers      Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White
 Ink  Basic Black Archival, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories  White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petal Burst EF, Pinewood Planks Dynamic EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White Gel pen, Stampin' Write marker, Chalk Marker, Copic markers (RV63, RV66, YG23, YG25)

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the great project Mel has for you this week. 


We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Artistic Expression' 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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Mel Pagano

Wow. They're beautiful Judy! Just lovely.

Elizabeth Gross

Wow - how different they look on the different backgrounds. The berry Burst is beautiful but I'm always a push over for White on Kraft. I love the way you have been able to get such strong colour from your chalk malker pen. Looks fabulous. I could never achieve that look so I have to say I gave up on it - maybe it's time for another attempt? Beautiful cards Judy.


Gorgeous cards Judy, I really love the Berry Burst version!


Two beautiful cards Judy. I love your stepped up versions of this card.

Julia Quinn

WOW,I love the chalk marker effect for the colouring on the crumb cake, and I think I will have to give this a go too - your card looks so so so amazing. Both of your cards are just beautiful.

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