Happy Sunday, CASE-ing the Catty fans, and welcome to your next stop on this the second of our blog hops CASE-ing the amazing new holiday catalogue. Hopefully you’ve arrived here from admiring Judy’s gorgeous creation. And make sure you keep hopping along after this post to see what the rest of the crew has to share.
September brings us an early Christmas present from Stampin’ Up! with the launch of the Holiday Catalogue. For the sake of my bank balance, I was fully prepared to be not that impressed with this catty but I should have known better. SU has once again produced a gorgeous catalogue full of the most fabulous products that I now feel the burning desire to have in my life. For this week’s hop we are CASE-ing the Let It Snow section on pages 12-23.
I am still finding it a bit early to make Christmas projects, however, so tonight I’ve taken one of the layouts from the main image showcasing this suite (side note: it occurred to me when writing this how infrequently my CTC blog post titles actually correspond to the content of the post) and used the stunning See A Silhouette suite.
The card layout I have cased is the bottom left one here with the three snowmen. I loved the full DSP layer front, the three figures, and the little strips of glimmer paper peeking out. I took these design elements to make a couple of cards, starting with this special creation for Father’s Day, which was last Sunday.
I loved the idea of using the three child silhouettes to represent my three kids on this card. I’ve black heat embossed them on vellum, using the Stamparatus to line them up neatly and to make sure there was really good coverage of Versamark ink. The snowman card has a gorgeous embossed panel so I used the Subtle Embossing Folder on a piece of Whisper White to go behind the vellum panel – it adds some texture without being too distracting.
I made the “daddy” part of the sentiment panel by cutting up three “birthday” dies from the Well Written die set. The “World’s Best” is part of a stamp from Itty Bitty Greetings. I love masking off parts of stamps and mixing different sets so you can create custom sentiments like this.
The See A Silhouette DSP is just divine and so deserves to be showcased as full front layer. I’ve added it to a slightly larger than standard card base here – totally deliberate design decision and not at all because I first attached it upside down to my original card base, because I wouldn’t be silly enough to do that, would I?
This photo, I’m proud to say, was styled by my Sammy, who is three. He was under my feet when I was setting up and brought me the cars and set them out like that around the card. He then said we should add coffee and some tools, because they are things that Daddy really loves (and he does).
I loved the way the first card worked out so much that I made another version using my second favourite pattern from the See A Silhouette DSP, this brick pattern.
The base card is Rich Razzelberry and I’ve cut the DSP layer slightly short on the sides so that you can see some of the base card.
The figures were stamped using the Stamparatus and two different ink colours. I first inked them up in Rococo Rose, stamped them off once, and stamped onto the Whisper White panel. Then I cleaned off the stamp, inked it up in Merry Merlot, and used a sponge dauber to remove the ink from the top and blend it in the middle, then stamped it on top of the first images. I was so pleased with how this turned out.
A little Gold Glimmer paper and some black baker’s twine bow finishes off this version. All those shades of red, pink, and purple together just really make my creative heart happy.
Join us this week by creating your own project using the creations on pages 12 to 23 of the Holiday Catalogue, then share it with us over on the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.
For even more inspiration, next up on our snowy (or silhouette-y, in my case) journey this week is Julia.
Thanks for stopping by,