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Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's who are enjoying some extra TLC today. I hope you've had a lovely day. I was able to visit my Mum in WA last week and left her my card to open today.

As we get towards the end of the Occasions Catalogue period, the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite retiring stamp set. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

I have lots of favourite sets from the Occasions Catalogue that are retiring, so I've chosen Climbing Roses Bundle for my card this week. It is still available to purchase, while stocks last.


My inspiration comes from the card above on page 9 of the Occasions Catalogue. I've been wanting to CASE this one for a while, so I'm glad I have the opportunity today.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used all of the same elements as the sample card, but changed it up a bit. I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base and added a layer of thick Whisper White that I dry embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This adds interest and texture without making the finished card look too busy. The large rose image from the Climbing Roses cling stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink to give a more subtle outline and I then coloured it with Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The coloured image was cropped with the coordinating die from Rose Trellis Thinlits

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The background to the floral image is the lattice that I have die cut  in Silver Glimmer to add some sparkle and I positioned it on the right side of the card. The greeting from the Dear Doily stamp set (also retiring) was heat embossed on the Highland Heather die cut label and popped under the floral image.  The small coloured rose was added to the corner of the greeting label and some scattered rhinestones finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have added a strip of the Highland Heather gingham designer paper at the bottom and added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer to border it. I've stamped and coloured part of the large floral image from the Climbing Roses stamp set in the top corner and added a small coloured rose in the opposite corner to finish.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Dear Doily
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Silver Glimmer, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green), Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun


There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 31 May and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list, plus the Clearance Rack was updated a few days ago with heaps of new products.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Michelle has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!