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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! I've been busy for the last couple of weeks with our renovations. We have the new laundry cabinets coming on Wednesday, so we have been madly painting the room to get it ready and I spent many hours on the ladder giving our lime-washed ceiling 3 coats of sealer.  However, I'm pleased to say that I managed to make a card for this week's challenge.

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. 


This week we are CASE-ing an embossed project. Embossing covers both heat and dry embossing; two techniques that add lovely texture and interest to your cards.  

I think dry embossing is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add interest to your cards and it's definitely a favourite for me. This week, I've taken inspiration from both of the sample projects above. 

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've combined the inked embossing technique of the landscape card with the layout of the hearts card for my version. I started by inking the inside left panel (the one with the Stampin' Up! logo) of the Gingham Embossing Folder with Pool Party ink. I inserted a piece of Pool Party card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine. This gives a tone-on-tone look and really shows up the gingham design. I went with a Basic White scalloped rectangle I found in my die cut shapes bag, rather than patterned paper. It was embossed with the (retired) Subtle Embossing Folder and cropped with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've replaced the hearts with the lovely flowers die cut with the Pierced Blooms Dies. I chose a group of colours and then die cut all of the flowers in the set at the same time, from each colour. This is super quick and you can then play around with the colours and arrangement until you're happy. I put the leftovers into a zip lock bag so they are available for next time. The greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped in Just Jade ink, fussy cut and popped up across the flowers. I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

For the inside, I have a Basic White stitched rectangle for the writing panel and a cluster of flowers in the corner. I added white centres to the small flowers with the Classic Matte Dots.

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Just Jade
 Ink Pool Party, Just Jade
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Classic Matte Dots
  Gingham EF, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals


We would love to see your CASE this week of an embossed project from either the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue of 2021-22 Annual 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 Monique to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Rebecca S

Oh I do love those Pierced blooms dies! I love the bright cheery colours and the embossing folder really sets them off. Can't wait to see your finished crafting space!

Julia Quinn

The cascade of flowers is just glorious!! I love your case - and how amazing that our projects are using similar inspiration but look quite different! Yours is just stunning.

Michelle Strazds

Great card. I hadn’t really noticed the gingham embossing folder but it looks great inked up. I love how you’ve combined elements from the two cards. The bright flowers look great.

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