CASE-ing the Catty #285 – CASE-ing a Sketch

Welcome back to another round of CASE-ing the Catty fun! This week we are CASE-ing this card on page 29 of the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Holiday Mini Catalogue…

From which we have created this sketch to use.

I was a little liberal with my interpretation of the sketch. I loved the strips in the background, but I didn’t really like anything I came up with that had a panel across the front. So I ended up with these. Spring is springing around here so I wanted some bright and happy Spring cards for the September birthdays.

These were a great mass production project. I took five panels of cardstock measuring 3.75″ x 3″ and used the Stamparatus to stamp the small poppies from Painted Poppies across each panel. Two of the panels I embossed for some extra texture, then I sliced them all up into 3/4″ strips and reassembled five images like a bunch of small puzzles.

I stuck the strips down on each card a little differently, for a bit of fun variety (and also because I couldn’t decide which approach I liked the best). This first one I trimmed some of the strips to be a little shorter then stuck them down in a wonky pattern.

On this one, I’ve trimmed them to different heights but adhered them so that the stamped image lines up. I think this one is my favourite.

On this one, the strips are adhered evenly and up against each other.

For this one, the strips are left at their original 3″ length but adhered at different heights.

And for the final one, the strips are the original height, adhered with some space between them, and with the outside and middle ones popped up on dimensionals for some extra interest. Actually, maybe this is my favourite one?! I don’t know! Which one do you like the best?

I kept the cards really simple otherwise and just added my favourite Happy Birthday sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays, white heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock. Sometimes I like to make cards with lots of layers and using lots of techniques, other times I like to keep it real simple. This was one of those simple times!

Don’t forget to join in the challenge this week, CASE the sketch and post your creation over at the CTC Facebook page.

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Next up on the hop this week is the fabulous Michelle – hop on over with me to check out her creation.

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Thanks for stopping by,


6 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #285 – CASE-ing a Sketch

  1. Oh, I literally gasped when I saw your first photo. Gorgeous! Such a clever way to use the sketch and to make multiple cards. I love how you’ve made each one a little differently. I certainly can’t pick a favourite!

  2. Sana Arslan - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Such a great way to make a bunch of cards at once! I love the colour palette too!

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