Friday, 16 July 2021

Pretty Hand-Penned Card - CASE the Catalogue

 Hi Everyone,

Today I am CASEing the catalogue for some inspiration. I've changed the colours slightly and used the double oval punch for the sentiment, but the inspiration is Stampin' Up! The card I have CASEd is on page 104 of the current Annual Catalogue. Fellow Demonstrator from USA, Terri Gaines has translated lots of the designs in the catalogue to sketches that are easy to follow.


1 piece of misty moonlight card stock 5 7/8" x 8 1/4", scrap for the sentiment mat
1 piece of basic white 3 7/8" x 5 5/8" and 1 piece 3 3/8" x 4 7/8", scraps for the sentiment and the stamping
1 piece of dsp 1 3/8" x 5 7/8" and 1 piece 1 3/8" x 5 5/8"
Bumblebee gingham ribbon
Basic rhinestone jewels
Memento black ink
Highland heather ink
Blushing bride ink
Daffodil delight ink
Garden green ink
Pool party ink
Misty moonlight ink
Simply scored
Bone folder
Double oval punch
Paper snips
Hand-Penned Petals stamp set
Multipurpose adhesive


On the long side, score the misty moonlight card at 4 1/8" and fold and burnish to make the card base.

Add the strip of dsp to the left on the card front.

Wrap the ribbon around the smaller piece of basic white and tie a knot to the left side.  Add this layer to the card front on dimensionals.

Stamp two of the larger floral images in memento black ink and then use the coloured inks to fill in the image. This is not a perfect match, it is a watercolour 'feel' so don't stress trying to get it perfect, it's not supposed to be.  Stamp the sentiment on the scrap of basic white using misty moonlight ink.

Fussy cut the two floral images and punch out the ovals.  Add the floral images to the card front so they go over the ribbon and slightly off the top and bottom of the white layer. I added mine with dimensionals. Sprinkle some rhinestones for some bling.  Add the sentiment to the right (I've changed the position of this, I liked it better lower down).

Add the remaining strip of dsp to the remaining basic white and then adhere to the inside of the card.

I hope that you like my interpretation of the catalogue image, why don't you have a go? You don't have to use the same dsp, try it with another suite, it will look just as pretty.

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Happy crafting,

Karen X

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