CASE-ing the Catty #263 Week II – Pink and Red

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Welcome to your next stop on this week’s CASEing the Catty Crew Blog Hop, where we are CASE-ing the colours of the Kerchief Card Kit (page 9, Sale-A-Bration catalogue) for the second week. The colours in this fab kit include Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, gold, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, and white.


Last week I was all about the blues. Actually, the whole crew was – it was pretty funny when we all saw each other’s projects!! This week it’s pink and red for me – Petal Pink and Poppy Parade. I’ve also used Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow, and a healthy dose of white. The layout for my card and the floral theme was inspired by the red card from the kit, shown above.


To create the flowers for my card I inked up a brayer in petal pink and put down some random stripes of colour on some Thick Whisper White cardstock (I find this to be the best card for any direct to paper ink techniques), then went over that with some stripes of Poppy Parade. The two colours blend together to create variations from pale pink, through orange, to deep red, all across the page. I then flicked some drops of water on the page and pressed a paper towel down to create some extra texture and interest and variation in colour.


I then stamped the larger outline image from Painted Poppies and cut them out with the coordinating Poppy Moments dies.  I used the same process with Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz ink to create the leaves. I layered a group of flowers and leaves on opposite corners of the base card with this rectangular label from the Painted Labels Dies and a sentiment from So Sentimental (all 2020 Mini Catalogue sets). The final touch was a piece of vellum cut with one of the dies from the Poppy Moments dies to add a little soft texture in the background.


I wish I had taken photos of the process but I was merrily creating away late at night and didn’t think to do so. I did keep the leftover card so here is a photo to show you how it looks with some die cuts taken out.


I absolutely adore the way this method creates a whole swath of completely individual flowers since the colour and patterns vary so much. But since there are only two base colours used they all coordinate perfectly and look beautiful layered together. Some of them have a more visible line where the brayer has laid down different colours, which I really loved, but you could be more particular about the placement of your stamping or the blending of your brayering if you wanted to avoid this.


For the inside of the card – I’m channelling Tina Gillespie and trying to make the insides of my cards pretty as well – I used a piece of DSP from Peaceful Poppies and a stitched rectangle of Whisper White. One more of the poppies finishes this off. I actually have a few flowers and leaves leftover which I will save to use on another project – they are much too pretty to go to waste!


So that’s my second card for this challenge, a completely different look to week 1, and six more colours from the challenge palette.


Are you inspired to give this or some other combination of colours from the Kerchief Kit a creative workout? We love it when you share your creations with us on our Facebook wall.

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Next up is the ever creative Peta with her soft and pretty floral card.

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