Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!
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This week, we are CASE-ing a layout from page 151 of the Annual Catalogue. You can see the variety of layouts in the photo above. My initial inspiration came from the card at the top right with the weather vane and also the card on the top left with the cropped Stitched Nested Label Die. So my card is a mash-up of both layouts with a bit of creative license thrown in!
So this is what I came up with. I turned the card at the top right 90o to make it portrait. The card base is Lovely Lipstick and I add a panel of Gray Granite card stock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I then created a waist band at the top and added some belt loops. The straight die that comes with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies was used to create the stitched look, which makes it look authentic, don't you think? I found out the hard way that you need to do the embossing before adding the stitching, as the stitching gets flattened.
I bought the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set as I loved the slightly retro look of the imagery and the sample project in Annual Catalogue. Are you old enough to remember embroidered jeans from the 70's? The 'pocket' image coordinates with the Pocket Dies that I don't have, but when I saw the cropped Stitched Nested Label in the card at the top left, I wondered whether any of those dies would be large enough. Well, I'm stoked to tell you that the largest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies works perfectly with this image and I used the straight die to add the stitching across the top.
The image was coloured with Stampin' Blends - Lovely Lipstick for the flowers, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and the background with Light Pool Party. I also went around the image with Dark Pool Party to add a bit of shadow. I used the Chalk Marker to colour the bird and then added a hint of shadow with the Basic Gray watercolour pencil. The flowers in the pocket are a separate image, which were coloured and then fussy cut and popped up at different heights in the pocket. The greeting is from the Very Versailles stamp set and is pretty flexible for a friendship, birthday or 'just because' card. I wanted the greeting label to be the same colour as the pocket, so I coloured a small piece of card stock with the light Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker. When it was dry and I stamped the greeting in Lovely Lipstick ink and cropped it with the smallest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
For the inside I added a Gray Granite mat to the white writing panel, which tones down the brightness of the Lovely Lipstick a little. At the base is a strip of the Lovely Lipstick gingham designer paper and at the top I've stamped and coloured another of the coordinating images from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set.
Well, I hope you can see how the creative process brought me to this point! CASE-ing is a great way to get inspired and who knows where you will end up, lol.
|Stamps||Pocketful of Happiness, Very Versailles|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite, 2018-20 In Colour DSP|
|Ink||Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick|
|Accessories||Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine|
|Tools||Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party), Chalk Marker, Basic Gray Watercolour pencil, Dimensionals|
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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!