CASEing the Catty – Blog Hop – CTC84 – Love & Sympathy

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Hello and welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop where we are taking inspiration from the “Love and Sympathy” section of the Stampin’ Up! 2016/2017 Annual Catalogue (pages 44 – 55).

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Whether you’re joining the Hop here, or if you’ve hopped on over from Monique or Rebecca a BIG Hello!

Remember to click on through this week’s CTC crew to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you – there’s a full list on the CTC blog page if you get lost along the way.



This week I’ve used two cards in my CASE. Firstly I started with the card on page 52 which features the images from the Best Birds stamp set and elements from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits. Secondly I took my colour palette from the card at the bottom left corner of page 48.

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Merged together and this is what you get!


As you can see I’ve kept the layout and elements pretty much like the original – though I did use the mat dimensions more like the second card. The colours are Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder and Copper.

On a piece of Very Vanilla I stamped the hatched image in Versamark Ink, added Copper embossing powder and heat embossed. I love the texture and shine of the copper embossing. Over the embossed image I used my Aqua Painter to put a wash of Peekaboo Peach on as well as a few random dots of colour and then stamped a few flowers also in Peekaboo Peach.  I got my needle out and stitched a few stitches with the Copper Metallic thread.

I stamped and copper embossed one of the two birds in the Best Birds set and the branch image onto Crumb Cake cardstock. Then cut these and the small bird using thinlits from the Birds & Blooms set.

Helpful Hint: It is easy to distort the branch image when you put it on the block and then it won’t fit the thinlit. I’ve found the easiest way to overcome this is to cut out the shape first and then stamp the image on to the cutout. Easy with photopolymer stamps.

The Old Olive strip is from the Serene Scenery DSP stack, the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace is a great match and you can see a little part of a WaterMelon Wonder doilie peeking out from under the lace. The copper embossed sentiment is on a piece of Very Vanilla that has been flah=gged with Triple Banner Punch,

This closeup shows the layers of elements and that gorgeous copper embossing.





I’m working on birthday cards at the moment as I am a little behind with those!

Facebook Party – Online now!

Thanks to those who popped into my Online Party – a Facebook event.

While it finished yesterday, the videos of the Live Feeds are on the event page and feel free to check out my first attempts at this media! It was definitely a week of learning for me and pushed me way outside my comfort zone.

Here’s the link – Check it out!

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Are you interested in joining a design team featuring Stampin’ Up! products? We are looking for Australian or New Zealand demonstrators to join the CASE-ing The Catty Crew. Simply join in the challenge this month (click HERE or the image below for the link) and let us know you are interested! 

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New 2016-2017 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

If you haven’t already seen the new catalogue there is a link on the right hand side of the page the will download a digital copy (pdf). If you are in New Zealand and would like a copy – please email me or use the Contact me button above and we can arrange to get one to you.

Now depending on the direction you’re hopping –  hop to the Next Blog – Rebecca – or back to the Previous Blog – Monique

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And remember if you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy all the other posts in the hop!

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  1. Looks amazing, especially with the copper embossing powder.

  2. Lovely CASE, Jackie. The copper embossing powder gives a very rich look.

    • addinktivedesigns on July 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    That copper embossing powder adds a bit of a wow factor.

  3. Gee this is gorgeous, especially the copper embossing, it really makes everything pop!

  4. Beautiful copper embossing. Those birds are lovely.

  5. Wow what an amazing vintage layered card with so many beautiful details. It highlights the georgeousness of the copper to perfection!

  6. The copper embossing is so eye-catching, love the background especially.

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