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Sunday 12 May 2024

CASEing the Catty #469 Mix & Match

Mix & Match meets Stippled Roses

Hello, Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and a CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.

This week we are focussing on challenge #469 and choosing a project to CASE from the Mix & Match section over pages 18 - 21. As you may know, CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit. When CASEing you may be inspired by a layout, a colour combination or a technique or even an embellishment.

If you started the blog hop at the beginning from the CASEing the Catty Facebook Page then you would have come to me from the talented Rebecca Scurr. I am looking forward to checking out Rebecca’s blog together with everyone’s projects who are joining in on CASEing the Mix & Match section of Stampin' Up!s new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue. There is always so much inspiration. 

I CASEd a card on page 20 with the dark blue background, 3 feathers and a sentiment.

I was enticed by the layout and the sense of textured background. Here’s my card:

As you can see, this card is quite different from the card in the catalogue - different images, colours & texture - but the same layout. For those that know me, I tend to love adding detail and techniques to my projects so this layout was a bit of a challenge. Having said that I do so appreciate the beauty of simplicity in other crafters’ works of art. It’s worth persevering with the challenge.

The first challenge was to find an image small enough to repeat three times across the front of the card. Even though I could have turned the card to landscape to enable a larger image, I do love the images sitting near the top with an expanse of undecorated card below. I settled on the small Stippled Roses stamped image, stamping it in Smoky Slate Classic Ink on Basic White card-stock.

The roses were coloured with Stampin’ Up!s Alcohol Blends. The colours used were Bubble Bath combo with a touch of Light Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lolly combo and a touch of Light Peach Pie, Fresh Freesia combo and a touch of Light Highland Heather, as well as Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam combos for the leaves. The leaves were fussy cut to seperate them from the flowers.

Small leaves were die cut from Basic White card-stock using a Stippled Roses die. The background was embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. The background was lightly splattered using Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Write Markers.

I couldn’t resist adding some Silver & White Sheer Ribbon and White Bakers Twine as well as a scattering of the White Adhesive-backed Sequins Trio.

I love adding something inside a card and on the envelope to coordinate with the card design. The small rose was stamped on a piece of Basic White card-stock and a thin strip of the left edge was embossed with the same embossing folder. A C6 Basic White Envelope was also stamped with the small rose with Smoky Slate ink.

Thank you so much for dropping in and spending time with me. I so appreciate you. 

Don’t miss any of the inspiration from this talented Crew. The next blog in the hop is the amazing Judy May. Just click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to her blog. I am sure you won’t want to miss her project.

Join In The Challenge
: We would love you to share a project you have created that has been inspired by the Mix & Match section of the 2024-2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. To share, all you need to do is go to the CASEing The Catty Challenge Group in Facebook. If you aren't a member, it’s easy to request to join (answering a couple of questions) and then all you need to do is upload a photo of your project to the main section. You can click on the graphic below to be taken to the group on Facebook. We would love you to join us and to share your creation.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of the new Stampin' Up 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, then let me know and I will be delighted to send it to you.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or if you would like to join Stampin' Up!. There is a brilliant joining offer this month. I would love to help you.

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  1. Such a sweet take on this sketch. I like how you have used the roses for this Andrea x

  2. I do like the way you have interpreted this design Andrea, and of course it never would be your card if there wasn't 'just a little more' and we wouldn't have it any other way!

  3. This is gorgeous Andrea! I love the little bits of colour against the white base layer and the rose was the perfect choice to repeat across the card. Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

  4. oh this is just sooooo beautiful!! LOOOVE the textured background and the ribbon detail and the row of flowers - everything about this card is divine!


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