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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from visiting Peta and Marvi, 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 are taking inspiration from layout of the donkey card shown in the photo above. 


You can see the layout more easily in the sketch above. It is a simple layout, but that gives you heaps of scope to make it your own.  You can keep it simple; step it up or turn it sideways and make it landscape. Use it as a starting point and let your creativity take over!

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, I've done a couple of things I mentioned above. I turned the sketch into a landscape layout and I've stepped it up with some extra layers. I started with a panel of Seaside Spray card stock and dry embossed it with the gorgeous Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. To help the design pop a little more, I used a sponge dauber and Craft Ink Refill to gently sponge a little white ink over the design. A strip of the white ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack was placed across the centre and adhered on the back. To create the other strip of colour I used the Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, wrapped around 3 times and finished in a bow. The panel was adhered to a Basic White mat and then onto a Crumb Cake card base. 

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the centre panel, I cut a piece of the sand design from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a scrap of Basic White before die cutting with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I stamped the greeting from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Early Espresso ink and popped it up over the ribbon. This card will be going to our very courageous 15 year old niece who is undergoing a difficult medical procedure prior to more brain surgery, so I thought it was very appropriate.  I roughly cut 3 shells from another sheet of the designer paper and adhered them to scraps of Basic White before fussy cutting.  The scale of the images worked better than the stamps in this instance.  I laid down the seaweed cut from Vellum using the Smooth Sailing Dies and then the 'coral' using one of the In Good Taste Elements, before layering the shells over the top. I added 3 of the clear Elegant Faceted Gems to finish.

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Seaside Spray mat and I added a narrow strip of the sea urchin design from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper down the right side. On the Basic White panel I stamped the stones in Early Espresso ink and then added a little Crumb Cake ink with a blending brush. The seaweed was stamped in shades of Crumb Cake ink.  A fussy cut shell was added over the top.

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the beautiful embossed background a little better in the photo above.


Project Details
Stamps Friends Are Like Seashells
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Crumb Cake, Seaside Spray, Vellum, Sand & Sea DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Craft White
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, In Good Taste Elements
Tools    Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Seashells 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber


We would love to see your CASE using this great sketch from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. 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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You can head over to Siobhan's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


Siobhan Fitzsimmons

This is soooo pretty, Judy, inside and out! I love all the details, and you've inspired me to bust out my uninked as yet Seashells stamps. Gorgeous!!

Tina Gillespie

Such a beautiful card, Judy! It's so soft and serene, and I'm sure that it will bring comfort to your niece. I hope that her surgeries go well x

Peta Stephen

Judy, your card is gorgeous. I love the vellum seaweed and the “coral” is a fabulous addition.


What a beautiful, beautiful card! WOW! You are an inspiration! :)

Rebecca Scurr

I love all the layers and details on your card! Gorgeous as always.

Michelle Strazds

Oh I love this! Beautiful card! The white craft ink really shows the embossing. I love everything about this card.

Julia Quinn

Your card is glorious. LOOOOVE these papers and images and all the textures on your card. Such an inspiration. Thankyou.

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