My card today is doing double duty as my Case the Catty Day 3 card, as well as my team Facebook hop project for later tonight! It’s based on a sample on page 42 in the Annual Catalog. For my card, I kept the colors and layout very similar to the original – I just switched up the stamps and made a full sized card rather than a mini note card as shown in the picture! You can see the picture of the original card below. The one I CASE’d is the third one:
For my version of this card, I used the Swirly Frames and Touches of Textures stamp sets, as well as the Stitched All Around Bundle. I’ve had a ton of dragonflies in my yard this summer! So when I decided to CASE this card, I knew exactly what I was going to change the bird to! The main color on this card is Balmy Blue. I stamped the dragonfly in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. Unfortunately, Balmy Blue is not a color that has been released in the blends yet, so I went with what was closest, which is Pool Party. I also went over the dragonfly once it was colored with Wink of Stella. I love the little extra touch of shimmer! Here’s a close up:
When I stamped the background of this card, I first used an Aqua Painter to spatter some of the Balmy Blue ink across the background. Once that dried, I stamped the circles. I used the Triple Banner Punch to cut a banner piece. It’s worth noting that you should cut your banner strip 1/2 inch longer than what you want your final banner to be, as that is how much the punch takes off the end! So, if you want your banner to be 4 inches long, you should start with a 4-1/2 inch piece! The sentiment is in two parts, and both were made with the Stitched All Around Bundle. The lovely and friends are both stamps from the set. The lovely was stamped on the banner and then the friend was stamped on a separate piece of white. I then cut it out with one of the dies from the bundle and layered them. I like the little extra detail using the die adds to this card!
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Thick Whisper White card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Balmy Blue middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches
Whisper White top layer: 3-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches
Balmy Blue banner piece: 3/4 x 4-5/8 inches
Dragonfly circle piece: 1-3/4 inches in diameter
Thanks for checking in today (or, in some cases, RE-checking in)! I hope you like this card! If you would like to check out our Facebook hop for August, you can check back here tonight after 8:00 PM Eastern Time. You can start with my page and just click the links as you go to get through each page. Once you get back to my page, you will have seen all the projects! There are 15 of us participating tonight, so there are sure to be some great projects to see! To get to my Facebook page, please click HERE. Feel free to like our pages as you go as well! 😉
Hope to see you back soon!