Sunday, July 11, 2021

Time to step it up CTC#326

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.  

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogue (CATTY).

This week, we are stepping up our project and layout!!  There are lots of great examples of this technique scattered through our catalogue and it's a lovely way to introduce new people to the joy of cardmaking and stamping.  

Annual Catalogue page 12 © Stampin' Up! 2021

I have used this gorgeous fishy card from page 12 as my starting point for my Step it Up journey.  

I have used the wonderful Seascape bundle of the gorgeous Seascape stamp set and coordinating Sea Life dies.  The first and simplest card is this one in the front of my trio - and it is very similar to the project in the catalogue.  It mostly uses simple stamping with the added touch of the gorgeous die featuring this lovely fish.  

Inside the card is more simple stamping and plenty of room to write a greeting.  

The second card for my Step it Up trio is one I've featured before on this blog hop.  If you are a regular you may have recognised it!!  I've added a fussy cut stamped fish, some torn edge stamped paper for the sand detail and I've sponged extra detail and colour onto the fish.  

Inside this card features a few more fussy cut fish and the torn edge.  

The most complex card is my trio is a 3D card with a window sheet front layer to create extra dimension and to look like an aquarium.  

There is more stamping and blending with colour on the back layer of the card, and lots more die cutting detail on the window sheet layer.  

I've again used the torn edge layer for the sand detail.  The Calypso Coral seaweed layer is actually a piece from the Seaside Seashells die.

It was a bit tricky trying to photograph the window sheet without collecting a whole bunch of reflection!!  

The back of the card features a stamped and sponge panel.  I was thrilled with the way this card turned out!!  

Here's a video showing how I put this card together !

Which is your favourite fishy card????

Up next on our hop tonight is the amazing Tina and her wonderful project. 

We hope you're so inspired by our blog hop that you will join in the challenge with us and share your 'stepped up' project with us on our Facebook challenge page here.  

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  1. Wow! Your most complex card is amazing! I love how you used the window sheet to make it look like an aquarium.

  2. I love this card and have put a lot of effort into it but cannot figure out the window sheet part. Do you have other instructions for the window sheet? Thanks


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