Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.
If you've just come from looking at Lauren's lovely project, 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 the layout of the Koala card in the photo above.
Here is the card converted into a sketch so you can easily see the key elements, which are 3 panels and a sentiment. There is lots of scope to get creative. This is also a great layout to use your designer paper in the background, with your decorated panels over the top.
Well, I couldn't help myself, lol, I just had to CASE the Koala card because it is so darn cute! I wanted to make my card distinctly girly though, so I have used a different colour combo. My card base is Pool Party and I've added a layer of the icecream designer paper. My stitched panels are die cut from Grapefruit Grove card stock for the background of the Smoky Slate Koalas.
These Koalas are set to party, with the first one holding a triple scoop icecream, fussy cut from the designer paper; the second with the party hat holds the birthday greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and the third is holding a bunch of balloons I stamped and fussy cut. Did you notice the cute banner? No, you didn't miss this design in the paper pack; I have stamped the small square image multiple times in a row and then die cut the banner from it. The So Saffron metallic twine (that is more like Daffodil Delight) from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack was used for the cute bows.
I have kept the inside simple, with a panel of Whisper White and I have hand cut the row of birthday candles at the base. The greeting is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and I've added another banner across the top using the same square stamp, this time in Mango Melody.
|Stamps||Bonanza Buddies, Label Me Bold|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, Birthday Bonanza DSP|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana|
|Accessories||Rhinestones, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration), Assorted Pompoms|
|Tools||Stitched Rectangle Dies, Bonanza Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals|
I had in mind another card and this time I turned the sketch on its head, literally! Yes, you can do that! Let your creativity be inspired by, but not limited to what you see in the sketch.
This time I have a soft and pretty card, perfect for an engagement, wedding or anniversary. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base in a portrait orientation and added the panel of Petal Pink and Champage Foil accented designer paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper that I had layered onto Champagne Foil. The 3 panels were die cut from Champagne Foil with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and positioned horizontally to form the background for the cherry blossom spray from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.
I've coloured the large cherry blossom image with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for a soft look and cropped it with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I have cut the cherry blossom branch in two and inserted the greeting from the Here's A Card stamp set and added some extra leaves and a bud to soften the edge of the greeting banner. The Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon is tied around the bottom panel to finish in a bow at the bottom of the floral spray. I have coloured, fussy cut and popped up the 2 flowers with the Champagne Rhinestone centres for added interest and texture.
For the inside, I have a Petal Pink mat for my writing panel and the greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in the centre. At the base is more of the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge ribbon and the top section of the cherry blossom image.
This card is so soft and pretty in real life and I hope the recipients love it too.
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Petal Pink, Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP, Champagne Foil|
|Ink||Memento Espresso Truffle,|
|Accessories||Champage Rhinestones, Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon|
|Tools||Stitched Rectangle Dies, Cherry Blossom Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Mint Macaron)|
Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Siobhan has to inspire you this week.
We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Koala sketch over the next 2 weeks, using our Facebook group. 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.
Thanks for visiting me today!