CASE-ing the Catty #268 – Ornate Garden Suite Colours

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Happy Sunday, crafty friends! And yes, it is Sunday. My regular blogging commitments are about the only way I can keep track of the days of the week at the moment. Otherwise, with everyone home all the time it is all a bit of a blur! To add to the confusion it is a long weekend in Western Australia. My kids will be returning to school this week, though, so that should help me out. Or I’ll forget to take them to school. I’d say it’s an even chance, either way.


This week for our CTC challenge we are CASE-ing the colours of the Ornate Garden Suite, a fabulously floral sneak peek from the upcoming 2020/21 Annual Catalogue, which is available to order right now. As an extra sneaky peek, the Ornate Garden DSP features one of the new In Colors, Bumblebee. Of course, none of us has our hands on this new colour yet, but it is a sweet mellow yellow, somewhere between Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry. For my cards I have chosen a palette of Old Olive, Terracotta Tile, Whisper White, and Crushed Curry as a substitute for Bumblebee.


To create this fun look I used a variation of Kelly Kent’s Washi Masking technique (see her post on this technique and her awesome cards here). Kelly masked off sections with washi tape and then coloured the spaces with Stampin’ Blends, and the look this results in is so cool! Because of the colours I wanted to use I inked the sections using small blending brushes instead, and this also results in a super cool look.


Here’s my first panel all taped up and inked.


And here it is after the tape is revealed. I did pull up a bit of card here and there when I removed the washi. I learnt through doing this a few times that two things really help. First, dab your washi tape pieces on your clothing a couple of times before pressing them onto the card, so they lose a little stickiness. Second, when you remove the tape, pull it carefully back onto itself, rather than pulling straight up. But to be honest, the missing patches on my first attempt don’t bother me too much, I covered the worst of them up and let’s just say that the others add to the handmade look.


For both cards I cut the washi masked panel using the largest of the stitched rectangle dies, and then mounted that on some Crushed Curry cardstock. This panel is popped up on dimensionals and added to a Thick Whisper White cardstock base.


Totally because it was a design decision and not at all to cover up a large boo-boo I chose to stamp my sentiment (from So Sentimental) onto the largest Stitched Square. The hero on these cards is that washi masked background so they really don’t need much more embellishment.


My second card is even more simple as I have stamped the sentiment straight onto the background. This large “hello” is from a Sale-A-Bration set a few years back that I will probably never part with because I love this particular stamp. I have combined it with the “from me” from Label Me Bold, stamped in Terracotta Tile. It has taken me a long time (almost a year) but I am finally getting on board with Terracotta Tile. In it’s lighter forms it is actually quite a nice pinkish colour, and I think it works so well here with the Crushed Curry.


Colour challenges are a great way of unleashing some creativity, so why not join in this week and share your creation with us over on the CTC Facebook page.

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Next up on the crew hop is the fabulous Lauren, hop on over with me to see what she has created with the challenge colours this week.

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Thanks for stopping by.


Keep calm, craft on, and WASH YOUR HANDS.





9 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #268 – Ornate Garden Suite Colours

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  3. Julia Quinn

    Great way to show off these colours – love your sponging and creating the rays of colour inbetween the panels of washi tape. Thankyou for the extra tips to prevent the rips and tears!!

  4. Wow what an amazing, stunning technique!! Isn’t it annoying when you spend so much time on the main feature only to have the paper torn. But they still look fab!!

  5. This looks such a fun technique, definitely on my list to try. And the same as you – I’ve been slow to even board the Terracotta Tile train….but I don’t mind it at all, its definitely growing on me. Great cards this week, and great ‘design’ decisions 🙂

  6. Monique

    Great way to use Washi Tape! I love how the challenge colours really pop on your cards with the clean white between them.

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