CASE the Catty Day 4: Rooted in Nature Thinking of You Card

Today is Day 4 of my CASE the Catty week!  My card today is based on a card from the Notes of Kindness card kit.  I LOVE this kit!  It has gorgeous colors and designs.  Here is a picture of the four different cards it makes:

The card I CASE’d is the one in the top right corner.  This time, I copied the basic design, but substituted different colors and embellishments, as well as sentiments!

For my card today, I used a Sahara Sand card base and Very Vanilla as my main background color.  I also used Soft Sea Foam and Soft Suede. It’s such a soft, neutral color palette, with just a bit of bold color from the Soft Suede!  I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set for the leaves, tree cross section, and sentiment.  I also stamped some spatter pattern all over the background using a stamp from the Touches of Texture set, which was stamped in Sahara Sand to match the base!  The sentiment piece was fussy cut with Paper Snips.

For embellishments, I added some vellum leaves, which were made with the NEW Sprig Punch from the Holiday Catalog, as well as some Pearl Basic Jewels and Linen Thread.  Before adding the pearls, I colored them with the Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker to match the Very Vanilla background.  The Ivory marker is perfect for adding just a hint of color to the pearls so that they are not so bright white!  Did you know that Stampin’ Blends in ANY color can be used on most of our embellishments?  You can basically create embellishments in any color you need!  (Well, as long as it’s a current Stampin’ Blends color!)  It’s just one more reason why the Stampin’ Blends are so useful!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Sahara Sand card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Very Vanilla background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla sentiment piece: 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches (approximately)

Vellum sprig punch pieces:  1-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches

 

I hope you like my card today! Please check back tomorrow for another CASE the Catty project!

Nicolle

 

Thinking of You with Count My Blessings Stamp Set

Who says you need to use traditional Fall colors with Fall themed sets?  This card was made using the Count My Blessings stamp set, the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, and one itty, bitty die from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  An Aquapainter was used to make the watercolored background on Watercolor Paper using Island Indigo ink.  I then stamped the Thinking of You sentiment in Night of Navy, and ran it through the Big Shot using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.  I cut out the different leaves using dies from both the Patterned Pumpkins dies (which are part of the Pick a Pumpkin bundle, but can also be purchased separately) and the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  (It’s hard to tell, but the dark blue leaves are also stamped with a stamp from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set!)  I then assembled the card, adhered the sentiment piece with Dimensionals for a little extra detail, and embellished with a few pearls. Colors are Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

Thoughts and Prayers Friendship Card

Thoughts and Prayers is one of the first stamp sets I bought when I became a demonstrator!  I love the simplicity of the tree and floral images, as well as the beautiful sentiments!  (The sentiment on this card is actually not from the Thoughts & Prayers set though. It’s from the So Many Shells set!) I have used Thoughts & Prayers for many, many occasions, including birthdays, weddings, Mother’s Day, friendship, thank yous, and of course, sympathy cards. This set comes in both clear mount and wood mount, and would make a great addition to your collection!

To make this card, I cut an extra top layer, then used a square from the Layering Squares Thinlits to make a “mask”. This mask was placed over the final top layer, so that the whole layer was covered except for the square that had been cut out. I then used a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge Crumb Cake ink all inside the square to make the background behind the tree. Once it was completely filled in, I removed the mask, stamped the tree and sentiment both in Soft Suede ink, and then added Clear Wink of Stella Glitter to the leaves of the tree!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below: