Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!
If you've come from visiting Kathryn, 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 I'm taking my inspiration from the project above using the Color & Contour Bundle. I've use the fabulous nested dies, but decided it was a good opportunity to ink up the stamps as well.
If you're not familiar with the bundle, the photo above shows the range of scalloped rectangle dies in the set, plus the lovely pierced scalloped border (visible in the sample project) and 2 outline dies for the single flower and flower stem images from the stamp set. Plus, there are 5 greetings in nice scripty fonts.
I started by stamping and die cutting multiple flowers in Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather and Mango Melody. I stamped a few other colours as well and then decided on these three for my card. For the Polished Pink and Mango Melody flowers I used a teaspoon to push the ink down into the pad before stamping the fill image over the top of the outline. Of course, you can also stamp off, but I find this method easier and more reliable in terms of ink coverage. I decided on a Gray Granite backgound for my flowers and used the gorgeous Stitched Greenery Die to create the lovely stitched leaves. I was going to add some foliage but you get the leafy feel with this background die, while keeping your card clean and simple.
For my greeting, I used the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies, which cuts a line along the edges and pierces each corner. Sometimes the cut line can open slightly on the long sides, but I find using Thick Basic White holds together better and if you want to be really sure, put a line of narrow double-sided tape on the reverse. I stamped a greeting from the Best Year stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on the label. Rather than ribbon, I used White Baker's Twine around the Gray Granite background and finished it with a bow. Then it was a matter of positioning the flowers and popping up the label on Dimensionals. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.
|Stamps||Color & Contour, Best Year|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Gray Granite
|Ink||Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather|
|Accessories||Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots|
|Tools||Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, die cutting machine, Dimensionals|
We would love to see your CASE of a card from the Die Bundles 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 fab creation and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.
Thanks for visiting today!