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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week!  

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 are CASE-ing a project from the Artistic Expression section of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This is a really large section so there are lots of great samples to choose from.


I chose the card above from page 96, because it is pink, lol and I love the pierced scallop border cut on the angle.  

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Slimline Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a small slimline card, so I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White 7" x 6" (18 x 15.2cm),  scored on the long side at 3 1/2" (9cm).  The Melon Mambo design from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper was adhered to the card base. Next is a piece of Whisper White 3 1/2" x 5" (9cm x 12.7cm) that I dry embossed with the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder and then cut on the angle with the pierced scalloped border die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. Cutting the edge does flatten the embossing a little to make it a more subtle effect, which I like for this card. You can of course do it the other way around, but I find you lose the crisp edge and the piercing gets a little blurred. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Slimline Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've stamped the flowers and foliage from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Basic Gray ink, as I thought black would be too stark. All apart from the pink rose were coloured with Stampin' Blends. As we don't have Melon Mambo in Blends (sad face), I've used Watercolour Pencils and the Color Lifter to colour the rose. I tried Polished Pink first, but it really didn't work with the paper. I found the 2-line birthday greeting in the Days to Remember stamp set and stamped it in Night of Navy on Balmy Blue and cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle die. I added some dimension to the flowers with my bone folder and then popped them up at different heights and added the foliage. I finished with a trio of Iridescent Pearls.  You can see the embossing more clearly in this photo.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Slimline Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I've added a Basic White writing panel and stamped the small flowers along the bottom and coloured them in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Slimline Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Days to Remember
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Balmy Blue, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Accessories Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green), Watercolour Pencils, Color Lifter


We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Artistic Expression section of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue, this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 the lovely Kathryn to see her fab card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Don't forget that the new Online Exclusives release is LIVE in my Online Store. These are brand new products that you will only see in the online store; they will never appear in a catalogue. There is no end date on them as such and some will be restocked and others may not, so if you love something it's best to grab it while you can. It is a little tricky to find them, so you can click on the links above or to navigate yourself,  click on Menu> Shop Products> Online Exclusives.

Thanks for visiting today!


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