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CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Liz'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. 


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This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from page 101 of the Annual Catalogue.

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Here is a closer look at the card I have used for my inspiration. The elements that spoke to me were the double frame and coloured images popped up from the background. My initial thought was to make a diorama card with my chosen stamp set Seaside Notions, which I was fortunate to be able to borrow from a lovely crafting friend.  However, after making my card I think I'll be investing in this stamp set as it has a great set of sea-themed images (and I LOVE seahorses) as well as useful greetings that aren't too large.  

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, the best laid creative plans didn't come to fruition as I had planned. I've taken the inspiration photo and used it to create this portrait faux diorama card. Once I decided which of the Stitched Rectangle Dies I wanted to use, it was a matter of calculating the width of the borders to keep it in proportion. The finished card is standard height (14.85cm) and 11.1 wide and the frame is 6mm deep.  I started by sponging my background panel with Crumb Cake , Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel and then more Pool Party to simulate the light coming through the water. I stamped the dotted image in Soft Suede over the top of the Crumb Cake to look more like the gritty bottom sand.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Once the sponged panel was finished, I used Foam Strips to pop up the Crumb Cake frame over the top and layout out my elements. On the left is the seaweed die cut from Old Olive Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock pack using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  The other images are from the Seaside Notions stamp set, stamped in various colours of ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. There are no dies with this stamp set unfortunately, so I have fussy cut them right on the line and inked the edges with a coordinating Stampin' Write Marker. 

I wanted a very 3D 'floaty' effect for my card, so I just attached the seaweed at the bottom and then curled the seahorse around it and adhered it just in the centre on a foam pad, so the head is free. The coral and shells are popped up at various heights on foam pads. When all the elements were in position on the sponged background, I adhered the Blueberry Bushel frame over the top. The sides of the frame fold over, encasing the Crumb Cake border and are adhered under the long edges of the sponged background. It is open at the top and bottom like a normal diorama card. The 'box frame' is then adhered to the Blueberry Bushel card base. I finished with a trio of Frosted Epoxy Droplets for air bubbles and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set stamped in Pretty Peacock and die cut to size with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a continued with the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a Crumb Cake border for my writing panel. I sponged the bottom edge to match the front of the card and popped up the coral on the right edge, together with the Sand Dollar and small shell. I added some stretched Copper Trim under the Sand Dollar for a bit of extra texture.  The greetings from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set were stamped before adding the frame. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It isn't really a post-friendly card, but luckily this one is going to be hand delivered and I will make a coordinating box-elope for it, so it travels safely. Despite the initial hiccups, I'm really happy with how the card turned out!

Project Details
Stamps Seaside Notions, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Copper Trim
Tools     Stitched Rectangles, Die Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pool Party), Foam Strips, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Shannon 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!


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Magnolia Lane' Wedding Season Projects

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is about seasons so we have projects for Summer, Winter, Christmas and I have gone a little left field with my Wedding Season projects. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Odette's lovely projects, 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 IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

This month, I have a created a group of coordinating projects that would be fabulous for any celebratory occasion. They would be perfect for a bridal shower, wedding or even a special birthday event. There is a congratulations card and gift bag, plus a cute party favour and thank you card if you are hosting one of these events. 

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely products from the Magnolia Lane Suite for my projects.  The suite includes the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper that I have used for the gift bag and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the sweet and classic Magnolia bloom image. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make all four projects shown in the photo.

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Seasonal occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the August 2019 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Debbi's Blog to see her sweet Summer projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rachel'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. 


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This week we have free reign to CASE from the huge Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 12 -71. Wow, so many fabulous samples in this section makes it hard to choose and I didn't get too far before settling on this project. It was just the incentive I needed to break out new products from the Noble Peacock Suite.

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I've changed up the colours and started  with a Gorgeous Grape card base. I cut another card front panel and embossed it with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder. I wasn't too sure about this embossing folder when I first saw it, but as usual, seeing it 'in real life' makes a huge difference. As I turned over the panel to added double-sided tape I saw the de-bossed side and decided I would go with that instead. Both are lovely, but the de-bossed side is more subtle and allows the focus to be on the peacock. When I have this dilemma, I take a photo of each option and that allows me to compare and decide. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the background to the peacock,  I embossed a panel of thick Whisper White with my favourite Subtle embossing folder and then die cut with the largest of the Stitched Label Dies. I find this process to provides a better result as the 'stitching' gets flattened and muddied when you die cut first and then emboss. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To create the peacock, I cut a panel of Whisper White and used daubers to blend Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape inks. I then positioned the peacock die to capture the colours in the way I wanted.  I pressed the die cut into the Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a lovely shiny finish. I hope you can see a bit of that in the photo above as it really takes it to another level. I popped up the peacock on 1mm foam pads for extra dimension. Yes, it was fiddly but worth it. I cut them into very narrow strips and added them to the vertical sections of the peacock tail. I've used the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon behind my greeting from the Parcels & Petals stamp set that was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the smallest of the Layering Ovals Dies. I finished with a little flower on the edge with some bling and a tiny 2mm rhinestone for the peacock eye.

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Granny Apple Green for the writing panel and stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set towards the top in Gorgeous Grape.  There was a corner left on my sponged panel, so I die cut the peacock feather and used the same process of pressing it into Versamark ink and clear embossing it.

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Parcels & Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Subtle EF, Stitched Label Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Detailed Peacock Dies, Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder,  Big Shot,  1mm foam pads (not SU), Clear EP, Heat gun, Sponge daubers, Glue Dots, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (retired)


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what my lovely friend Tina 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Noble Peacock Suite and thanks for visiting me today!