Well, can you believe it, CASE-ing the Catty fans? This is our LAST blog hop for the year!! What a year! CTC has been one of my favourite parts of the week, seeing the amazing creations everyone comes up with. It’s also been such fun for me to be challenged every week to come up with something that fits the theme. Some weeks this has come easy, other weeks it has been quite a challenge!
For this last week, we are going wild and CASE-ing anything from the Holiday Catalogue. With so much to choose from, I decided I’d share a project that I actually made a while ago but haven’t had the right opportunity to share yet. The card I’ve made is CASED from this fabulous little number on page 27, using my favourite bundle of the Holiday Catalogue, Merry Moose.
I loved the way this card looks like you are looking through a window out at a wintery scene. It also looked a bit like a shaker card, which – can you believe this?! – I’ve never actually made. So I started with the intention to make this a shaker card, but then I saw this video by Jennifer McGuire where she created a sort of faux shaker card using a laminator. The video is great at showing you exactly how this works, but basically, you put sequins or embossing powder into a laminating pouch, run that through a hot laminator, and you get these gorgeous window sheets that you can use on your projects.
So here’s my merry moose, coloured with Stampin’ Blends, Walking along some snowbanks of Whisper White, framed by Blueberry Bushel and this fun window sheet.
For my background, I blended Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, and Mint Macaron onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The trees are from Merry Moose and stamped with Memento black ink. I used the Stamparatus to line them up and then stamp them two or even three times to make sure they were nice and dark against that blended background.
The card is layered like you would a shaker card, with the front window and frame raised up with foam tape so that it sits up off the background.
I love how you get all the sparkle of the sequins when you turn the card toward the light, without having shaker sequins obstruct the scene or get stuck in the edges!
This is such a fun technique and there are many creative possibilities to be had. Putting white embossing powder in to create fake snow is an especially fun one, which I did for an earlier CTC project you can check out here.
If you have some last-minute Christmas card making to do don’t forget that the Catalogue is a wonderful source of inspiration. Case a project or two, and if you do, take a picture and share it with us over on our Facebook wall. We love seeing your creations as well.
Next up on this week’s crew hop is Peta with some yuletide cheer for us all.
This won’t be my last post before Christmas. I see lots of last-minute creations being squeezed into this very busy week!! I haven’t even started wrapping!!!!
Thanks for stopping by,