Sunday, June 24, 2018

CTC #184 - Delightfully Detailed

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take inspiration from a section of one of the current Stampin' Up! Catalogues and use them as the basis for our creations. The team at Stampin' Up! put such effort into creating samples and it wasn't until I started to do this challenge that I really looked at the catalogue as much more than a catalogue of products.

This week we are taking inspiration from the Delightfully Detailed section of the Annual Catalogue, pages 38 - 51. 

I chose the image on page 46 of the catalogue, I recieved the In Every Season stamp set as part of prize patrol at On Stage in April and have been itching to ink it up. I thought my first project would be to make a desk calendar like in the picture, but went with a card instead!

Here is my card, I kept the same basic layout as the calendar page, but used that pane as the front of the card. I decided to use a framelit from my new Stitched Labels Framelits to cut the circle from Gold Foil to make it stand out just a little. While I had that thinlit set out I decided to see if the Christmas sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings would fit in the little tab, and happily it did.  

It was a measuring error that caused the gold layer to only peek out from the top and bottom, and I was going to re-cut, but then realised that I quite liked it this way rather than the full border. Sometimes I think I can be a bit quick to discard a mistake rather than rolling with it.
I don't usually take pictures in direct sunlight as they distort the colours a bit, but wanted to try and capture how lovely the Gold Embossing Powder looks on the Embossing Paste.  I finished off with some of the new Metallic Pearls.

I think this layout has such potential for birthday cards, adding the flower of the month for the person's birthday.  I think I might just be off to create one or two ... keep a look out.

I hope we are inspiring you to join in the challenge this week, if so just upload a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Kathryn has created this week.

Happy Stamping


  1. Hi Monique. I love this card! Can you tell me how you got gold embossing paste with Stampin Up products? Embossing powder mixed with paste? Thank you.

    1. Hi Anita, before I put the embossing paste on as normal using the mask I ran my embossing buddy over the card, then after lifting up the mask I sprinkled the embossing powder over the paste elements just using small amounts until I was happy. I shook off the excess and left it to dry a bit then used my heat tool to activate the embossing powder.

  2. Clever CASE Monique. I got that set as a prize patrol too, but haven't yet got it inky. Thanks for the inspiration! Kelly x

  3. Great use of your happy accident Monique, I like how it peeks out and ties in with the gold embossing. I too won this set but it hasn't seen ink - yet. Great Christmas card

  4. Beautiful card Monique, I love the gold embossing powder on the embossing paste

  5. Oh this is just stunning. I love all the gold details! And the gold on the embossing paste is awesome!

  6. Gorgeous card Monique! I love how you've turned it into a card and I love all the textures and elements you've created x

  7. Looks amazing!! I love all the details and the bling.

  8. Very pretty Monique. I love the transformation of this to a card!


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