Friday, March 20, 2020

SBTD March Blog Hop CASE The Catalog

It's time to hop along with the SBTD March Blog Hop as we CASE the catalogs for inspiration. What does CASE mean? It can stand for Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit, but basically it means that we take a sample project shared in one of the Stampin' Up! catalogs and create our own version of it. I hope you enjoy the projects and ideas we have to share with you this month.
For my CASE, I chose a card on page 28 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog created using the Beautiful Moments stamp set (item #151677). This stunning stamp set was designed by $1 Million Sales Achiever, Jacque Williams, and I just love the wonderful images in this set. I chose to recreate the card using the two little girls on the beach because it reminded me of my daughters when they were young. 
 For my card design, I chose to use the same layout as the original card but I wanted to use a different color palette. I chose to use So Saffron cardstock for the card base and I added a layer of Seaside Spray cardstock that I embossed using the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (item #149577). I traced the embossed wave patterns with Clear Wink of Stella to give the background a slight shimmer. 
 To create the focal design, I die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (item #149638) and stamped the sentiment and the image of the girls with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the die cut. I colored the image using Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Petal Pink and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers. I also die cut a slightly larger die cut from So Saffron cardstock using the next largest die from the same die set. For the ribbon embellishment, I chose to use Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (item #146912) and attached it to the So Saffron die cut with Snail adhesive. I attached the focal panel to the So Saffron die cut with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals over the top of the ribbon.
To complete the card design, I attached the focal design to the card front using Snail adhesive, centering it on the card. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the colored image for a touch of sparkle to finish off the design. 

I love how this card design turned out and how I was able to transform the original with just a few simple changes such as the colors I used, the ribbon for the embellishments, the embossing folder for the background and using Stampin' Blends Markers to color the image instead of a softer water color look. By CASEing the samples in the catalogs, you have endless opportunities to create your own beautiful projects and make them your own. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design inspires you to use the samples in the Stampin' Up! catalogs to create your own wonderful projects.

Now it's time to visit Carly's blog and see what she has CASEd this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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