It is lovely to be back for another week of CASE-ing the Catty after an eventful couple of weeks. Sadly, my lovely mother-in-law Betty passed away; it hardly seems any time at all since we celebrated her 95th birthday with a lovely party of her friends. Life can take unexpected turns very quickly, so it is a reminder to make every day count! Now onto happier things.
If you've come from visiting Peta & 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.
I've chosen the card above using the Merriest Moments Bundle for my inspiration. It is a fabulous bundle of products, with so many creative options.
I've had in mind for a while, to create a shaker card with this bundle of products. As we are stepping it up this week, it seemed the perfect opportunity. On my Basic White card base, I added a layer of Silver Foil and then the Fresh Freesia layer, that was was embossed with the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder. This wasn't totally necessary for the project, but I wanted the sweet little stars in the background.
To create the shaker element, I die cut the detailed outline from Basic White card stock and then used the included stitched label to die cut the centre from the piece. Next up the die cut frame was popped into the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder to create the fabulous detail you can see in the frame. The greeting from the Merriest Moments stamp set was heat embossed in white on a piece of Window Sheet and adhered behind the frame and the shaker element was created in the usual way. I added the Subtle Shimmer Sequins, which work well with the white and silver theme. The finished frame was adhered over the Fresh Freesia embossed layer.
For the embellishment, I heat embossed the larger Poinsettia flower from the Merriest Moments stamp set in silver and used the coordinating die to crop it. I added some foliage elements using the Christmas Trimmings Dies in 2 colours of silver foil. The darker one has a pinky tone that works well with Fresh Freesia.
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Silver Foil Specialty Pack, Window Sheet|
|Accessories||Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Subtle Shimmer Sequins|
|Tools||Merriest Frames Dies, Merriest Frames Hybrid EF, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Silver EP, Heat Gun, Foam Adhesive Strips|
We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up project from 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue this week. 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.
You can head over to my lovely friend Tina to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.
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