Hello CASE-ing the Catty fans and welcome to your next stop along this week’s hop. I’m very pleased you are joining me and the rest of the crew as this week we are CASE-ing the gorgeous projects that fill pages 12 to 71 in the Annual Catalogue in the Everyday Occasions section.
There is so, so much to choose from this week. Even the title picture above has a whole heap of inspiration going on. I spent quite a bit of time flicking through these pages and made a few things, but the cards I’ve chosen to share with you tonight are based on this gorgeous example on page 32.
I wanted to use a stamp set this week that was a carryover from the last annual catalogue. It’s easy to get caught up in the shiny new stamps and forget about old favourites that have perhaps been a little neglected for a while. For me, it was This Little Piggy, a favourite from last year’s catalogue. It’s always fun to try and give an old favourite a fresh new spin.
The first card sticks fairly close to the catty card. On a base of Night of Navy I have laid three strips of Seaside Spray paper from the colour DSP collections (what we used to call Color Stacks).
The piggy has been stamped on Whisper White card in Memento Black ink then coloured with a mix of Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo ink. I made a mask out of sticky paper to go over the pig so I could apply some Seaside Spray sky around her then cut the whole thing out with a Stitched Circle.
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays (this is my go to sentiment set at the moment) and that cute twine comes from the Tags & More Accessory Kit. It’s Terracotta Tile but looks much more pink than you would expect.
For my Rococo Rose version I stamped the piggy onto the linen looking pattern from the Pressed Petals DSP collection. I thought he still needed some colour so used my lightest pink Stampin’ Blend – retired Pink Pirouette – to colour him in. I did a few passes, letting it dry thoroughly in between and not applying too much ink at once. I wasn’t really sure how this would turn out, if the colour would show at all on the paper or if it would end up being a bit of a brown blob, but it worked really well and the piggy has a definite pink hue but you can still see the texture of the linen paper.
I kept this layout even more simple with just a little cream twine on the banner. I liked this layout and ended up making a few more like it with different stamp sets and different colours, but these two piggies were my favourite.
I love taking a good layout and making a variety of cards with it at once. You can get a completely different look and feel to a card just by switching up the colours or the stamp set you use. And of course the best source for great layouts is the catty!
Join us this week by CASEing one of the many inspirational projects that can be found in the Everyday Occasions section on pages 12-71, then sharing that with us all on the CTC Facebook page.
Next up is Michelle’s fabulous creation – sail on over to see what she has to share with us.
Thanks for stopping by,