Wednesday 10 July 2024

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - CAS(e) a Team Member - Bananas!



Hello and welcome to the July Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. This month we have been assigned to CASe another team member. I was so excited when I heard I was to CASe Jan Clothier, my wonderful friend from New Zealand. If you don't follow Jan you really should, she is an amazing designer of the most beautiful cards. Her Instagram handle is @thinkingstamping. 

Below is an image of where the crew live around the world. It is so wonderful to participate in this fun blog hop each month.






Jan and I spoke via Messenger and decided that we would CASe each other and add something extra to the project as a surprise. Now this was a lot of fun and, beacause I love Jan's work so much, extremely difficult to choose a card to CASe. 

Something we discovered during our chat is that we both have been playing Words With Friends for a long time and now we are enjoying playing against each other. I have to say that Jan is an amazing player and I am enjoying the challenge of playing against her. I am hoping to improve my vocabulary. I love playing Scrabble or Bananagram!




As I was scrolling through Jan's wonderful Instagram feed this gorgeous card caught my eye. I think it is is in Coastal Cabana, a favourite colour of mine. I could see the design working with many stamp sets but I had recently purchased the Frames & Flowers Specialty Designer Series Paper and could see this working particularly well for this CASe.




I first looked a what paper elements might create the bouquet and then which sentiment would work from the coordinating Simply Said stamp set. It was with great joy that I found the background Designer Series Paper to compliment the lovely die cut background on Jan's card. Win!!





I have had the Stylish Shapes Dies for quite a while and they are always getting used. A favourite die bundle. It was then so easy to recreate the shapes Jan used to complete her card. 

But can you see the added surprises?



My first extra is a Linen Thread bow to the right of the sentiment and my second little extra was a flower from the specialty paper to give the bouquet some dimension. So easy to add as this and the bouquet was already cut out. A wonderful feature of this Specialty Paper.

The card was completed with the products below. I love the Petal Pink Fine Sparkle Gems finishing off the card as Jan had done with hers. It just looks so pretty!

I love the Frames & Flowers Specialty Designer Series Paper for its ease of use and beautiful die cut elements. I can't wait to create with it again. Make sure you check it out too in the Annual Catalogue on page 29!

Up next on this months hop is the wonderfully talented

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Have a great week!




 

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Colour INKspiration #169



Welcome to Colour INKspiration #169!

This challenge we have a beautiful blue colour palette with the wonderful new Basic Beige. This was chosen by crew member Cathy Pinchbeck.




I have been wanting to use my Leaf Collection stamp and this was the perfect opportunity. I have kept my card simple and resisted the urge to fussy cut the leaves and adhere them to a blended background. This stamp set works beautifully if you stamp in a darker colour before blending ink for the background.




The leaves were stamped in Night of Navy ink and then I used Blueberry Bushel and Misty Moonlight ink and a Blending Brush to colour the background. Leaving lighter areas so that it has some depth and dimension. There is a mat layer of Night of Navy card stock under the front panel and Basic Beige for the card base.




The Spotlight on Nature Dies are the perfect dies for any sentiment with their wonderful edges. I chose a simple embossed edge for my sentiment layer. Stamped in Night of Navy ink on a Basic Beige die cut circle. A punched Night of Navy circle sits behind the die cut circle. I finished off my card with three of the Misty Moonlight Tinsel Gems for a little sparkle.

Hope you enjoyed reading how this came together. It was an very easy card to make and could be recreated using many stamp sets and dies.

Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

 
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