Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty this week.
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This was a little trickier than I thought, but I chose the project above for my inspiration this week. It uses the Circle Sayings Bundle with the new 2 3/8" Circle punch. This is a really simple layout, but that makes it more flexible as well.
When I saw the circle in the inspiration project, I immediately thought of the newly arrived So Very Merry stamp set that was sitting on my desk. This is one of the new products in the Online Exclusives section of the Online Store. I was happily surprised to find that the 2 circular stained glass-style images in the set also work with the new 2 3/8" Circle Punch.
I started by stamping the angel image in Basic Gray ink on Basic White card stock, as it is softer than black and won't stand out as much with the soft colours. I've used Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers to colour the image, with the background in Lemon Lolly, the Dress in Highland Heather and the frame in Pool Party. I love some sparkle for Christmas cards, so I used a glue pen on each section of the wings and sprinkled over (retired) Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up well in the photos, but it adds a lovely sparkle. If you want to try this, make sure you keep the glue within the lines, so you don't end up with glittering covering the detail of the wings. I punched out another circle from Thick Basic White and adhered behind the image, to make it more robust.
I heat embossed the greeting from the Brightest Glow stamp set in white at the top of a panel of Gorgeous Grape card stock. I wanted to dry emboss the panel, but I didn't like anything I tried as it seemed to take away from the angel, so I've gone with a 'less is more' approach and kept it simple. For the 3 bands, I added a 1cm (3/8") strip of Highland Heather and Smoky Slate to a strip of Basic White and added the (retired) Silver Edged Satin Ribbon in the centre and added a bow to the left. The strip was adhered to the Gorgeous Grape background and the finished panel was added to a Thick Basic White card base. I popped the angel circle up on Dimensionals. I finished with some (retired) sparkly rhinestones.
|Stamps||So Very Merry, Brightest Glow|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate|
|Ink||Versamark, Basic Gray|
|Accessories||Silver Edged Satine Ribbon (retired), Basic Jewels Rhinestones (retired), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (retired)|
|Tools||2 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Lemon Lolly, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Light Pecan Pie, SU800), Quickie Glue Pen (not SU)|
We would love to see your CASE 0f a punch project from the 2023-24 Annual 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 Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.
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