Saturday, October 9, 2021

Stamping With Friends October Blog Hop CASEing The Catalog

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends October Blog Hop as we showcase projects we have CASEd from current Stampin' Up! Catalogs. What is CASE you ask? It stands for Copy And Share Everything and it is a way to jump start your creativity when you might be feeling stuck. You can choose to copy a project exactly or you may choose to select the layout, color combination or certain elements to create your own project. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their projects and ideas to help inspire you.
The card I chose to CASE is from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog on page 22 and features the Dragonfly Garden Bundle. I really liked the layout of this card design and the heat embossing for the background using the stamp images from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. I decided that I wanted to recreate this card design using a different color combination to come up with my own version of this card.
For my card design, I wanted to create a Fall themed design based on the card from the Annual Catalog. The colors I chose were Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider with accents of Silver and Gold to help step up the design. For the heat embossed background, I used Silver embossing powder so that it would pop against the Misty Moonlight cardstock layer. I chose to use the Tailored Tag Punch for my sentiment and I like the way the Cinnamon Cider cardstock label has the look of leather. For the large dragonfly, I heat embossed the dragonfly with Gold embossing powder onto Gold Foil and then punched it out with the Dragonflies Punch. I love the detail and texture this adds to the card design.
Products Used:
Dragonfly Garden Bundle (item #156224)
Tailored Tag Punch (item #145667)
Mossy Meadow Cardstock (item #133676)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock (item #153081)
Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (item #153078)
Gold Foil Sheets (item #132622)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154890)
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (item #155475)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Mossy Meadow Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Misty Moonlight Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Cinnamon Cider Cardstock
Sentiment Label punched out with Tailored Tag Punch
Gold Foil Sheet
Large Dragonfly punched out with Dragonflies Punch
This card design features one of my favorite techniques - heat embossing. I love the way it steps up a card design and I chose to use both Gold and Silver embossing to create a fun contrast. I stamped the images from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set onto the Misty Moonlight cardstock card front with Versamark ink and embossed them with Silver embossing powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment onto the Cinnamon Cider sentiment tag using Silver embossing powder to create a rustic look. For the dragonfly, I heat embossed the stamped image with Gold embossing powder onto the Gold Foil and punched it out with the Dragonflies Punch. I love how the embossing brings out the wonderful detail of the wings and body on the Gold Foil. For the Baker's Twine, I took a piece of White Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the card front twice and then cut it. I colored the White Baker's Twine with the Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Marker so that it coordinated with the card base. I then wrapped it around the card front twice and tied a knot towards the right side of the card. I attached the sentiment label with Stampin' Dimensionals over the top of the Baker's Twine and added the Gold Dragonfly with Stampin' Dimensionals so that it slightly overlapped the bottom right side of the sentiment label. To finish off the card design, I added three small Basic Rhinestone Jewels, one to the top of the sentiment label and the other two to the centers of the embossed dragonflies. I love how this card turned out and how I was able to use the different elements from the card design in the catalog to create my own version. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore CASEing to create your own wonderful projects. It's a great way to spark your creativity and provide you with a starting point for your designs.
Now it's time to visit Victoria's blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love 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
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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