CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Flowers
June 14, 2020
Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!
If you've come from visiting my lovely friend Tina, 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.
This week we taking inspiration from the flowers in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and wowee, there are lots of fabulous floral stamp sets and dies to get the creative juices going!
The Peony Garden Suite went straight to the top of my Wish List as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue. The whole product coordination in this suite is amazing! Peonies are such gorgeous flowers and on our trip to Europe in 2018, we visited St. Fagan's Museum in Wales where they have this fabulous garden surrounding the Elizabethan Manor that is part of the museum. There were long beds of peonies of many colours that took my breath away. This is a photo I took at the time, so you can see why the image in the catalogue jumped out at me.
So this is what I came up with. Nothing can match nature, but I love the detail and shading in the Peony image.
To create the background, I stamped the greeting from Tasteful Touches stamp set and did a bit of ink blending with Seaside Spray. I also stamped the diamond pattern in Gray Granite before popping the panel into the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the panel to my Seaside Spray card base and layered on the Gray Granite frame, created with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
I stamped the Peony flowers and leaves in Basic Gray ink coloured them with Stampin' Blends; Rococco Rose and So Saffron for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I cropped them with the coordinating dies from the Peony Dies. There is a lot of shading in the flowers, making it easy to colour. I added a trio of the new Elegant Faceted Gems, that are SO sparkly. There are 2 sizes and 3 colours - clear, white and the colour I've chosen which is a pinky brown colour.
For the inside, I have a mat of Gray Granite for my writing panel. I've used the sweet scalloped border die from the Peony Dies at the base. It isn't very clear, but there is also an embossed scallop as well. In the top corner, I partially stamped the Peony flower again and used the same colours.
You can see more of the texture from the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder in this photo.
|Stamps||Prized Peony, Tasteful Touches|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Gray Granite|
|Ink||Basic Gray, Seaside Spray,Gray Granite|
|Accessories||Elegant Faceted Gems|
|Tools||Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Peony Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Rococco Rose, So Saffron, Grany Apple Green)|
There is still time to order my 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so you can get your hands on all of the coordinating In Color products and start creating with Misty Moonlight and the other lovely In Colors. Click here or on the image below, to get the full details.
We would love to see your projects, inspired by the flowers in the new Annual Catalogue. 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.
Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra has to inspire you this week.
Thanks for visiting today!
Wow Judy, that's just so beautiful. I love all the textures in your background. Isn't it great that we can be inspired by the catalogue and by nature as well!!
Posted by: Rebecca S | June 17, 2020 at 09:31 AM
Gorgeous card Judy, I love the contrast of the Gray Granite frame against the Brick & Mortar embossing. Your colouring is amazing.
Posted by: Peta Stephen | June 16, 2020 at 06:38 PM
Lovely card and beautiful colouring. I love when a stamp set jumps out at you because of wonderful memories you have that tie in with it. It makes it even more enjoyable to create with it as you remember the special moments.
Posted by: Michelle Strazds | June 15, 2020 at 10:24 PM
Gorgeous! The peonies in pink are just beautiful. I love the texture of the brick background and the frame you've created as well. All of it, beautiful, Judy!
Posted by: Siobhan Fitzsimmons | June 15, 2020 at 05:58 PM
Really beautiful Judy, loving the textures behind the focal image too.
Posted by: Rachel Palmieri | June 15, 2020 at 09:55 AM
Those peonies 😍😍 I’m trying to resist this set but I think it’s a losing battle. Your card is beautiful, the flowers are such a standout.
Posted by: Shannon Kissane | June 14, 2020 at 09:03 PM
Wow, Just Wow. Your card is glorious. Love the colours and all the textures.
Posted by: Julia Quinn | June 14, 2020 at 07:17 PM