Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ink. Stamp. Share. June Monthly Blog Hop CASE The Catalog

Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share. June Monthly Blog Hop and this month our theme is CASE the Catalog. What is CASE you may ask? It stands for Copy And Share Everything, where you can take an existing design and copy it exactly or make changes to create your own version of the design. It's a wonderful way to help spark your creativity. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you. 
The card I chose to CASE from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog can be found on page 56 (card on the left side) and features the new Turtle Friends Bundle. I just love the adorable turtle images in the stamp set and the punch coordinates perfectly with the large turtle image. White the sample card in the catalog is a one layer note card, I decided I wanted to step my design up a bit and change the color combination to create my own spin on the design. I added texture to the background with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder and created the label for the sentiment with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I wanted my create a birthday card, so instead of the bird image on the back of the turtle, I added a cute birthday hat to his head and some hearts to the background. Overall, I am really happy with how this card turned out and I love that the original card design helped provide me with a blueprint for my own version.
Products Used:
Turtle Friends Bundle (item #155819) New
Lovely Label Pick A Punch (item #152883)
Hippo & Friends Dies (item #153585)
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (item #150646)
Bermuda Bay Cardstock (item #131197)
Coastal Cabana Cardstock (item #131297)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
2020-2022 In Colors 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #155230)
Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad (item #147096)
Poppy Parade Classic Ink Pad (item #147050)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154894)
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154878)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Coastal Cabana Cardstock 
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
Basic White Cardstock
Focal Label die cut with Hippo & Friends Dies
Scrap piece for stamped image punched out with 
Turtle Friends Bundle
Sentiment Label - 1/2" x 4" punched to size with 
Lovely Label Pick A Punch
Cinnamon Cider Designer Series Paper 
1/2" x 4" strip cut at an angle at each end
This cute turtle card is easy to create with just a few simple supplies and I love that this card could work as male or female birthday card. The Cinnamon Cider Designer Series Paper strip adds just a pop of color along with the Poppy Parade hearts in an otherwise monochromatic card. To create the turtle image, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock and punched it out with the Turtle Punch. I colored the turtle with the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker except for the shell and toes, which I colored with the Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker. I inked up the detailed shell image with Bermuda Bay Classic ink and stamped it onto the colored shell background of the turtle to get that wonderful two tone design. For the party hat, I stamped the image onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and colored it with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Markers. The sentiment was stamped onto a 1/2" x 4" strip of Basic White cardstock with Bermuda Bay Classic ink and I punched each end of the strip to create the decorative ends with the Lovely Label Pick a Punch. I love that this punch gives me the option to customize the length of my sentiment label. The Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder gives the background wonderful texture and reminds me of the skin of a turtle. I adhered it to the card base and then layered the card elements using Stampin' Dimensionals to create the layers for the design. I stamped the hearts onto the focal label with Poppy Parade Classic ink and then centered it on the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. I adhered the Cinnamon Cider strip along the bottom of the label and added the turtle image on top using Stampin' Dimensionals, including the cute birthday hat. For the sentiment, I added it below the turtle's feet, centering it so that it slightly overlaps the designer series paper. To add a touch of bling, I added Basic Rhinestones to the design to finish off the design.
CASEing is a wonderful way to spark your creativity and helps provide you with a road map to follow to guide you with your own design. You can choose to copy the original exactly, or you can choose like I did, to change things up a bit to add your own personal touch. It is a great starting point that can help you explore your own creativity. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try CASEing to create your own wonderful projects. The 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is full of amazing project samples to help get you started. You will have so much fun exploring all the wonderful options available to you.
Now it's time to visit Karen's wonderful blog to see what project she has chose to CASE. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to help you find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Snap! Love those little turtle characters (or should it be tortoise?!) cute card design too Tricia.x

  2. I love this set, nearly did the same card but changed my mind last minute, Cute

  3. This card is so cute, makes me smile.

  4. Great choice and beautiful CASE, I love these turtles x

  5. Such a cheeky little chappie - just love him :-)

  6. SUPER CUTE card, I have just got this set and cant wait to ink it up
    Loving seeing everyones inspiration and Interpretation
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Aww another cute card with these turtles, Lovely Tricia :-)