Sunday, 10 September 2017

CASEing the Catty #145 - Merry Little Christmas!

Hi everyone and welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. If you haven't started with me you have hopped on over from the lovely Sandra, how cool was her card? I loved that textured piece surrounding her main image! We are a group of demonstrators that love to take inspiration from Stampin' Up's! amazing catalogues and once a week choose a section to CASE (Copy & Selectively Edit). Every catalogue has a huge amount of projects to use as a jumping off point for your own design. You might like the layout of a card or maybe the colours, technique etc. This week we are CASEing from the Merry Little Christmas section pages 10 - 19 of the just released 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

For my card this week I was inspired by the card that is first hanging on the string that the lady is holding. I loved the silver accents particularly those peeking through the night sky.  This picture is a bit easier to see the design.

The catalogue sample I'm pretty sure is a shaker card but for mine the focus for our card class this month was going to be on a technique called Polished Stone so instead of glitter behind, I layered glimmer paper behind.

That is about as far as I CASEd and that is the beauty of it, sometimes it is only a small thing that can get the creative ball going. I've chosen a Dapper Denim, Wisteria Wonder and Silver colour palette, this came about from wanting a night sky look and not having a whole range of re inkers yet and I am really pleased with the result. The Polished Stone technique is super easy but in our class had a wow factor. The ladies really loved their results and were so surprised how easy it was to do.

You simple take a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol and drop a few drops of re inker on it (the drops were spaced apart on the cotton ball). For ours we had more Wisteria Wonder than Dapper Denim ink (the darker colours tend to overpower the lighter ones so only use 1 or 2 drops of dark and 3 to 4 of light).  You then simple dab the cotton ball all over glossy paper until the effect is to your liking. If I wasn't making a night sky some white space would have looked really cool also. If there is excess ink on top of your paper just simply take a clean cotton ball and dab it up. It dries quite quickly too, this is the beauty of using alcohol ink.

Well that's it from me, for a list of items I've used for my project see below and now it is time for you to hop on over to Alisa's blog and see what delights she has for you this week.

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  1. Oooo, pretty! I love it Megan! Kelly x

  2. Hmmm you've inspired me. I'm going to have to try a night sky polished stone background. This looks fabulous. What a great card! Thankyou for the inspiration!

  3. Wow, polished stone in those two colours looks so good! I would never have thought to use them together but they look so lovely combined as a night sky. Great card, Megan.

  4. Great technique Megan and I love the colours you've used.

  5. I keep meaning to use this technique on the background, yours looks wonderful. Love the colours you have chosen for the CASE this week.

  6. Love your colour choices and I really need to give that technique a try.

  7. Awesome card Megan. Love the colour combination with the glimmer paper, works so well with this technique too.