Friday, March 29, 2019

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Case the Catty!

Hello there stamping friends and welcome to this months Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I'm so thrilled to have you here today to share my creations and hopefully inspire you. I'm hopping with my fancy friends today- all are either current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. We just love getting creative and sharing our projects.

Today we are all about 'CASing the Catty', 2018 -2019 Annual or 2019 Occasions. CASE in the crafting world means to 'Copy and Share Everything'.  But I see CASing as more seeing a project, take some of the ideas from the original creation and then change it up to suit your own style. So to CASE the Catty, select a project from one of the many amazing samples in the catalogues and then recreate it in your own way!

I've ,sort of, combined these two samples together found on pg. 36 of the 2019 Occasions catalogue, that showcases the beautiful Humming Along Stamp Set and Hummingbird Framelits Dies. I've then changed up the samples to make my own creations with the Tropical Chic stamp set found on pg.121 in the 2018 - 19 Annual Catalogue.

I've seen quite a few fabulous creations lately using the amazing Tropical Chic stamp set and they kind of reminded me to pull it out and get creating with it again. So really my creations are keeping with that tropical theme of the original samples and then changing it up to my style.

In the sample from the catalogue I was really drawn to the striped DSP and then the fun layout with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits. So that is where I started, with the striped DSP and then the rectangle. The black and white stripe DSP is from the Sale-a-bration DSP pack, Botanical Butterfly. I have so loved the black and white patterns in this paper. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for something similar when the new 2019 - 20 Annual Catalogue is released. And there is still time to get this DSP for FREE. Spend $90AUD (not including P & H) and you can get this paper for FREE. Just click HERE to shop for Stampin' Up! with me.

The stripe in the Botanical Butterfly DSP is on an angle, but I turned the DSP around when cutting it so that the stripe would run horizontal, similar to the original creation.

I've accented the Basic Black stitched rectangle with a frame using the Tropical Escape 6" x 6" DSP. I love the contrast of the black and white and then the greens from the tropical DSP. It really is such a fabulous colour combo.

Combined with the layers of DSP and cardstock is an arrangement of the leaves and flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set. To get the two-tone colours, stamp the image in the lighter colour and then using a sponge dauber lightly swipe the darker colour around the edge. It really changes up the look of the stamped images and really gives them a fun look. The Thank You is then stamped with Memento Black ink on Crumb cake cardstock.

Just loving the summery/tropical vibe to my creation. It's helping me hang on to the last of the warmer days before we head into the cooler months here in Melbourne.

If your ever stuck for ideas and just don't know where to start, when creating a project, have a look through the Stampin' Up! Catalogues (Old and New) and I'm sure you'll find project that will spark your creative ideas and get you going.

Next up on the hop is the super amazing, super gorgeous, super talented, fellow Aussie, Jenn Frost. Click on the next button to see her fabulous creations.
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  1. makes me want a vacation!!!!!!! beautiful flowers!

  2. I am so happy Topical Chic is carrying over. Your card is fantastic. I love the ink effect you are showcasing on the leaves. SOOO pretty!

  3. Oh stunning! LOVE that you went with a black panel for that negative space - it's so eye catching and really makes all those pretty floral elements pop.

  4. Love how you change it up! Your card is stunning and I love the bright pops of colour against the black, so striking.

  5. This is CRAZY gorgeous!!! I LOVE everything about it. Great card, girl!!!!

  6. Just so beautiful!
    I like this color combination and all those pretty floral elements!

  7. You’re always such a genius with layering and I LOVE the bold black with those bright colors!


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