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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Ornate Garden Week 2

CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Ornate Garden

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

If you've come from looking at  Shannon's lovely project, 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. 

CTC267_1_BannerThis week we are taking inspiration from the pre-release  Ornate Garden Suite. This suite is from the forthcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, but you can purchase all of these fabulous products right NOW! 

The Ornate Garden Suite Collection includes:

  • Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set (10% off when purchased as a bundle with the Ornate Borders Dies)     
  • Ornate Borders Dies
  • Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off when purchased as a bundle with the Ornate Layers Dies)
  • Ornate Layers Dies (10% off)
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (Bumblebee, Early Espresso, gold, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile, Whisper White)
  • Gilded Gems

You can purchase each of these products individually or use the single item code #154153 and purchase the entire collection for $238.00 from my online store. Did you notice the new colour in the list above - Bumblebee. Not too many guesses required to work out what colour this will be a shade of, lol.

Our inspiration is the flowers in the Ornate Garden Suite and I've decided on the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set, using the White Wash Technique.  

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Seaside Spray card base and cut 1cm off the bottom edge and used one of the border dies from the Ornate Borders Dies to create the decorative edge. This die is quite long, so you will need to place it on a sharp angle to cut the bottom edge of a card base. I heat embossed the large floral image with white embossing powder and then used my aqua painter and White Craft reinker to colour the whole image. 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Once the image was really dry I put a drop of reinker in various colours onto a bunch of acrylic blocks and used my aqua painter to colour the image. To achieve shading and deeper colours, you need to allow the area to dry before adding a second layer or deeper colour.  This technique results in a fairly soft look, but using reinkers you can achieve more intensity. For the daisy flowers, I did a second coat of Craft White and then added a little Smoky Slate around the petals to make the white pop a little more. 

I stamped the greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set in black and then trimmed it with my snips and popped it on Dimensionals, once the whole piece was dry.  I added a 1/4" strip of Whisper White card stock above the decorative edge and then added the Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon over the top, finishing with a bow on the left. The card underneath gives the ribbon a stronger white look. 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I added a 1" strip of the black and white striped design from the retired Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper at the bottom. For the writing panel, I have used a die from the Ornate Layers set. This die is also long (almost the full length of a card base), so I have reduced the size to work within the space available. To make this process easy (no-fail), cut a piece of cardstock the width of the actual die (in this case 10cm) and then the length you require, plus 2mm.  Place the die at one top edge and position the acyrlic cutting plate to cut only 3/4 of the length of your card stock.  Lift the die off and reposition at the other end of the card stock, locking it into the design already cut. Place the acrylic cutting plate over the end to be cut, just covering the length required to complete the design. I use this process with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and was pleased that it works equally as well with this die, making it more flexible.

I stamped and coloured the single daisy flower, also from the Ornate Style stamp set and coloured it with Stampin' Blends in the colours I used for the main image. I fussy cut the flower and adhered the stem flat and popped up the flower head. The greeting is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Check out this video from Stampin' Up! so you can be inspired by the Ornate Garden Suite.

Project Details
Stamps Ornate Style, Positive Thoughts, Label Me Bold
Card stock & Papers Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Golden Honey Specialty DSP (retired)
 Ink Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools     Ornate Borders Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Reinkers (Craft White, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Smoky Slate), Aqua Painter, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Soft Suede)


We would love to see your projects, using the lovely flowers from the Ornate Garden Suite as inspiration. You can upload it to 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra has to inspire you this week. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project, with this great sketch.

Thanks for visiting today!


Tina Gillespie

Absolutely gorgeous card, Judy! Your colouring is perfection, but I'm most impressed with your die cutting for the inside! It's seamless!

Rebecca S

Wow that is stunning!! I love the white embossing and how you used the white ink to make the colours stand out better.

Michelle Strazds

Beautiful colouring with the white wash technique. The daisies look amazing with the extra white and grey around the edges of the petals. Great card.

Shannon Kissane

So so pretty, I had forgotten how much I love the white wash technique. Just gorgeous, thanks for sharing

Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Stunning, Judy. Your colouring as always is perfect, and the white embossing is divine. I love the strip of black and white along the bottom, it really sets off the coloured flowers beautifully.

Peta Stephen

Judy, your card is gorgeous. I love this white wash technique, the colouring of your flowers is stunning.

Sandra Collett

WOW!! You have perfected the whitewash technique and it works perfectly for this card. Stunning inside and out. Love it Judy :)

Rachel Palmieri

Thank you for those explicit instructions of the technique you used Judy. That b & W stripe adds a surprising accent to the card. Lovely.

Julia Quinn

Your card is just gorgeous. I love the technique on the Seaside Spray background. I looks amazing.

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