Hello crafty friends, and thanks for joining me on your next stop in this week’s CASE-ing the Catty blog hop – week 2 of putting a masculine sping on projects from the 2020 Stampin’ Up Mini Catalogue.
Last week’s crew projects were just fabulous. I feel so privileged to be a part of such a creative team. And I love these challenges for making me flex my creative muscles and look at the catty projects in a different light. Last week I made this card which was based on a very feminine example on page 8 of the Mini Catty.
I loved the layout and the colour palette – Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, and Granny Apple Green – of the card I made, so this week I decided to use those again, but to switch up the elements and to have fun with a couple of other inking techniques. A CASE of a CASE, if you will!
For the background panel this week I used the dots from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks to lay down the colour on a Whisper White cardstock panel. I’ve used, top left corner to bottom right, the Balmy Blue, then Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, and lastly, Granny Apple Green. I wasn’t too pedantic about keeping the sections even just eyeballed what looked right, and allowed a little overlapping and blending between the colours. Each of the colours transitioned pretty smoothly into the next, it’s a colour combination that works really well together. And SU!’s inks blend beautifully.
For the centre panel, I used my favourite stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, Capture The Good. How could I not love the camera stamp?? I’ve stamped it onto Vellum using Memento Black ink. My number one tip when stamping on vellum is to use the Stamparatus and both magnets to hold the vellum in place nice and tight. Then give it plenty of time to dry thoroughly before you do anything else with it.
To adhere the vellum panel I’ve simply scored it to match Whisper White background layer and wrapped it around that, then glued that piece onto my Granny Apply Green layer, and onto the Night of Navy base card.
The centre of the card features a stitched circle in white with the punny “oh, snap!” sentiment from Capture the Good, and a gold starburst. There’s also a Granny Apple Green stitched rectangle with the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink, and for a final flourish a little hand-cut flag in gold.
This was such a fun card to make and I’m so glad that the vision I had in my head worked out perfectly on execution (which is very much NOT what always happens!) It was also surprisingly quick to make – the stencil makes quick work of building a background. Honestly, I think the slowest part of the process was waiting to make sure the ink on the vellum had completely dried before putting the card together. Next week I’m hosting my SU! team at Hightrees House for our annual all-day retreat in the hills, and this is the card I’ll use for my Make & Take kits for the day (spoiler alert, Paper Adventures peeps).
You have one more week to play along with this make-it-masculine challenge, so get creating and share it with us over on the challenge’s Facebook wall. We just love seeing what you are inspired to make and we have a wonderful and supportive community of creatives.
Next up this week is Sandra, I adored her puppy card last week, so I can’t wait to see what she’s created now. Hop on over with me!
Thanks for stopping by,