CASE-ing the Catty - Frosted Floral


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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Frosted Floral section on pages 36-41.  

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on page 36 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have cropped out the card so you can get a closer look. I needed to make an engagement card this week, so this was a perfect opportunity to use this layout and the lovely First Frost stamp set.  This set has been on my wish list, but I was fortunate that a lovely friend let me stamp some images to make my card and now it is on my next order list! I love that the Holiday Catalogue has stamp sets that are not just for holiday projects.

  Stampin' Up! First Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is Berry Burst and I added a layer of Whisper White embossed with the retired Happy Heart embossing folder. Under the vellum layer the effect is quite soft, but it adds another dimension to the card. On the vellum layer I stamped the long leaves from the First Frost stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. As this is is a 'distINKtive' stamp set the images have a lovely multi-tonal effect with just the one impression. It does take a little time for the ink to dry on the vellum, so you need to be careful not to smudge it. Using the heat gun on the low setting can speed up the drying time. I attached the vellum by using narrow double-sided tape on the reverse side down the wide parts of the leaves, so it is not visible.


I stamped the rose images in Berry Burst ink both at full strength and stamped off once to give the softer colour and I layered them on and behind the silver embossed greeting that sits on the folded Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon. The silver foil berries were popped in just before the flowers were attached. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer to the top edge of the greeting to provide a bit more contrast (and bling, lol). A trio of rhinestones at each end finishes it off.

For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel and a strip of Berry Burst polka dot designer paper at the bottom. In the centre I have stamped the wreath from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink and added the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Berry Burst ink. I finished it with a retired silver metallic heart.

You can see the embossed hearts under the vellum layer more clearly in this photo from the top.

Stampin' Up! First Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps First Frost, Wishing You Well, Beautifufl Bouquet
Card stock & Papers Berry Burst, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Vellum, Silver Glimmer, 2017-19 In Colour DSP stack
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Versamark, Berry Burst
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes (retired)
Tools     Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Happy Heart Dynamic TIEF (retired), Big Shot, Dimensionals, Silver EP, Heat gun


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Elegant Wishes


I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  It has been very spring-like here in Melbourne with sunshine interspersed with showers.

During the week, a colleague asked me to make an engagement card for her.  Given there were no specifications as such, I decided on something simple and elegant with a touch of bling.  My colour scheme is Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black with the off-white of Shimmer cardstock and the gorgeous black flocked paper from the Mocha Morning DSP. The top embossed panel was sprayed with champagne shimmer mist for extra sparkle, although it doesn't show on the photo.

I made the flower using petals from the new Blossom Petals punch, which have been sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink and shaped with the bone folder and attached to a base.   The centre is a rolled rose - you can create one yourself by cutting a spiral and rolling it up, but I have used the MFT rolled rose die because the scalloped petals look more realistic. The sentiment was done on the computer and I have printed it on Shimmer card and then die cut it with an MFT Greetings die. Some butterflies and bling finish it off. 


I have decorated the inside very simply with some DSP and a strip of the tiny scallops from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch.  Given it is so dimensional, I will make a box for it as well. I hope she likes it.


Project Details
Stamps Well Scripted
Card stock & Papers Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Shimmer, Mocha Morning DSP, Neutrals Patterns DSP
Ink Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories Adhesive rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Quilted ribbon
Tools     MFT Greetings, Flourish, Rolled Rose Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Blossom Petal Punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Shimmer Mist (using Champagne Shimmer paint), Dimensionals, Xyron, Tombow glue, sponge dauber

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ETA: Here is a photo of the card in the matching box.