Good evening and welcome to your next stop on the CTC Crew’s blog hop for this week and my second post for this evening highlighting some soon to be retired favourite products (which you still have two months to get your hands on, provided they don’t sell out sooner).
This is a great hop this week as there are soooooo many options for fabulous layouts to CASE from the catalogues. If you’re ever in a bit of a creative block this is the easiest way to get the juices flowing. Find a layout you like and use whatever products you have at hand to copy it. You will find so often that, like I did when making these, once you do one like that you will get lots of ideas for how else you can use that layout to create.
The layout I’ve chosen is this rather simple one from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.
I love the simplicity of the card on the bottom left of this image, with the white base and some pretty ribbon, a few die cut elements and some simple stamping peeking out from behind that centre stitched rectangle. I decided to try this layout with a couple of stamp sets that are soon to retire that I have really enjoyed using but haven’t inked up for a while.
This layout really is so simple. A thick Whisper White base, a stitched rectangle and ribbon in Blueberry Bushel, and my favourite Happy Birthday sentiment from Better Together embossed in white.
Peeking out from behind the rectangle is the balloons and lady from Hand Delivered, a hostess set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. I love the way it looks like she’s standing behind the rectangle holding the big bunch of balloons.
The images are stamped in Memento Black and coloured using Stampin’ Blends. I’ve fussy cut the balloons and mounted them on dimensionals to lift off the card base. So simple, but a really fun card, I think!
After I made this one I started thinking about what other stamped images would look cute peeking out in this layout. This card uses a combination of Sea of Textures (which is carrying over) and Magical Mermaid (which is retiring, but another that is a keeper for me, especially with two daughters).
The colours are Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Soft Suede, with a rectangle in Powder Pink and embossing in Gold. Horror of horrors I cut the mermaid in half so I could get the tail and head where I wanted them.
Again the rectangle and mermaid are mounted on dimensionals and the rest of the stamping is directly on the base card. I love the way this gives a simple card some dimension and interest.
This is a great layout and I have lots more ideas of how to use it. I think it would also work really well as just a DSP base with some ribbon and a rectangle with a sentiment. It would be very quick to whip up a few like this and use up some of that stash of DSP I know you have. It’s time to make room for new paper pretties, after all!
Don’t forget to join in by adding your CASEd layout to our Facebook wall before next Monday, May 6th.
Next up tonight is Tina, hop on over and check out her fabulous creation.
Thanks for stopping by,