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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornaments Bundle


Welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop! Welcome from Tricia's blog.

This week the Blog Hop challenge is all about CASE-ing a project inspired by our favourite bundles  from Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue.

CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything.  This whole blog hop is about using the current Stampin' Up! Catalogues to help you create.  Sometimes crafters need a springboard to just get started and the catalogues are certainly a demonstrator or customer's best resource.

My favourite bundle is the Embellished Ornaments bundle on page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue. It's beautiful!

I did a wash of Crumb Cake on a watercolour base and then, after it had dried, I stamped the holly image with Old Olive. I used a Pear Pizzazz marker to fill in the leaves making sure I wasn't too neat to keep true to the watercolour aesthetic. 

The ornament was stamped in Tempting Turquoise and then rolled on the edges with Island Indigo. I spritzed the rubber with some water before stamping onto watercolour paper which caused the inks to bleed and swirl. 

I couldn't help myself and I spritzed the card with some vintage SU product...the Gold Smooch Spritz from a few years ago...I stocked up on that big time! :) This card is so much prettier in real life. It has a golden sheen. :)

Here's my inspiration image:

Click below to go to the CASEing The Catty team page where you will find the full list of participants this week. :)

Stamp - Embellished Ornaments
Ink - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz Stampin Write Marker, Gold Encore Ink (for greeting)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper, Gold Foil 
Tools  - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aquapainter
Heat Tool, Emboss Buddy, Clear Emboss Powder (for greeting)
Accessories - Gold Smooch Shimmer Spray (retired) 

I hope you like my project!

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  1. simply beautiful Alison, I wish they would bring back the shimmer paint too!!!

  2. Gorgeous card!! The colours on the ornament look stunning together!!

  3. Absolutely stunning version, Allison. I love the swirly watercolour effect you achieved.

  4. Your colouring is divine!! This would be my favourite card in the Catty!!


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