Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!
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This week we are CASE-ing our favourite bundle from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. I have quite a few favourites, so I thought I would try out one that I haven't used yet.
My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 36, using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle. Although we have Christmas in the summer season in Australia, Santa does come from the North Pole where it is snowy! If that doesn't work for you, then I think of snowflakes as Christmas stars. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
There is so much sparkle going on, it was really difficult to photograph under lights, with the reflection from the Window Sheet. It has been a cold, wet and miserable weekend in Melbourne, so outdoor photography was not an option.
I didn't start out with the intention of making a Shaker Card, but that is where I ended up. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and I've added a layer of the beautiful Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper that is part of the Snowflake Splendor Suite. I dry embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the stitched label that has the snowflake cut outs in the corners. You definitely want to dry emboss first as the cut-out snowflakes are quite delicate.
For the shaker element I used 2 layers of Window Sheet, so the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper could be seen. I don't have the Snowflake Sequins, so I used the Whale Of A Time Sequins, picking out the shells and just leaving the others. I think they work really well, as it adds a little more colour without straying too far. I've stamped the greeting from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and fussy cut it, separating it into 2 pieces which gave me a bit more flexibility in the placement of the large snowflake.
I've used a combination of snowflake die cuts, two of them stamped and the others cut directly from Silver Foil and Balmy Blue Glimmer and layered them together. There are quite a few to choose from, to get different looks. I added one of the pretty dark Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems in the centre. I placed a small Silver Foil snowflake over the die cut in the bottom corner to finish. The centres match perfectly and automatically off-set; the designers think of all these small details.
I have kept the inside really simple, with a Night of Navy mat for the writing panel. In the corner, I've stamped the small cluster of snowflakes in Balmy Blue ink and then added the Silver Foil die cut over the top of the small star in the centre, so you can see it peeking through.
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue Glimmer, Silver Foil, Window Sheet|
|Ink||Night of Navy, Balmy Blue|
|Accessories||Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Whale Of A Time Sequins|
|Tools||So Many Snowflakes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Adhesive Foam Strips|
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