CTC 90 – Project Life and Kits

This week I wanted to switch it up and play along with CASEing the Catty Challenge.  This challenge really intrigued me because there are so many different kinds of inspiration within the Project Life and Kit category of the catalogue.

I chose to take inspiration from the Watercolor Wishes All-Inclusive Card Kits.  I made up this kit all the way back in May and I have it mounted on black card hanging up behind me at my desk, next to the Oh Happy Day Card Kit of course.  They are both gorgeous kits but I must say Watercolor Wishes is my favourite out of the two.

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I just love the washes of colour on the base cards and watercolour flowers, and don’t get me started on the stamp set!

Here are the cards I made:

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I wanted to use some of the new In Colors… I haven’t been giving Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo much love lately.  I still had to throw in Sweet Sugarplum, my favourite new In Color!! As well as Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry for some definition.

The Stamps I used were the Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Scenic Sayings, Mixed Borders and Penned & Painted.

Here’s a close look at each card:

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Card no. 1:

  • Card base: A5 scored in half of Thick Whisper White.
  • Flirty Flamingo to stamp the watercolour stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar.
  • Sentiment piece is half inch piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock layered under a piece Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White, I created the banner edge using Banner Triple Punch.
  • The sentiment is from the Mixed Borders Stamp Set and is stamped in Peekaboo Peach.
  • The flower is from the Penned & Painted Stamp Set I used Sweet Sugarplum for the painted step and Rich Razzleberry for the penned step.
  • I adhered everything with Snail and the flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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Card no. 2:

  • Card base: A5 scored in half of Thick Whisper White.
  • The background is stamped in Peekaboo Peach using the watercolour stamp.
  • The banner piece is Sweet Sugarplum.
  • The sentiment is from Scenic Sayings stamped in Flirty Flamingo.
  • The flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum for the painted step and Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry for the penned step.
  • I adhered the banner with Snail, the sentiment and larger flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the smaller flower with more Snail.

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Card no. 3:

  • Card base: A5 scored in half of Thick Whisper White.
  • The next layer is 5cm smaller then the closed card.  I used the circles from the Perpetual  Birthday Calendar stamped in Flirty Flamingo, stamping randomly but not overlapping circles at the top and bottom of the piece.
  • The strip at the bottom and the banner at the top is Sweet Sugarplum.
  • The sentiment is from Scenic Sayings stamped in Peekaboo Peach.
  • The flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum for the painted step and Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry for the penned step.
  • I adhered the strip and banner on to the bottom layer and then the flowers on to the banner with Snail.  The bottom layer was then attached to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I really enjoyed this challenge… If you wanted to give it a go here is the challenge.  You have until the end of August to submit your project.

 

Until next time… Happy stamping,

Lauren

1, 2, 3!! – CYCI 132 Sketch Challenge

Once again I am playing along with Can You Case It? and their sketch challenge.

This week I made a card for my little cousins birthday who is turning 3!!  The sketch is really simple but there was a lot you could do.

Here is my card:

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How did I make this card?

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White cut to A5, scored in half;
  • Using the Number of Years stamp set.  I used Marina Mist, stamped off for the 1 and stamped normal for the 2;
  • The 3 and the “rd” banner is Marina Mist card stock cut using the Large Numbers Framelits;
  • I stamped on the banner and the sentiment using Night of Navy;
  • The vellum piece is 1.5inch wide and I used the Banner Triple Punch to create the banner.  I attached the 3 to the vellum using the Handheld Stapler.
  • I adhered the vellum to the card using snail and the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge if you want to play along with Can You Case It?:

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Lauren

CYCI 131 – Colour Challenge

This week at Can You Case It? is a colour challenge.  With the featuring colours being black, grey and yellow.  Which Yellow and Grey not being my normal go to colours so it was definitely a challenge for me.

Here is my card:

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How did I make this card?

  • The base is my go to card base Thick Whisper White A6 (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm).
  • The background is regular Whisper White cut to 100 x 143mm.  This is where I stamped the 5 dots stamp in Crushed Curry from the Penned & Painted Stamp set.  The flower also from the same stamp set is in Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • The Vellum pieces is cut to 95 x 138mm and I have used the Envelope Punch Board to create the file folder look at the top and trimmed the excess off.
  • I stamped the Happy and {Again} sentiments from the Number of Years Stamp Set in the Basic Black and set it with the Heat Tool.
  • The 21 is has been embossed in White on Smoky Slate and the ST also on Smoky Slate and stamped in Basic Black.
  • I adhered all the layers using Snail Adhesive and numbers adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

If you wanted to play along with Can You Case It? here are the challenge details…

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Lauren