Welcome to this week’s On the CASE with Ann & Nicole, an endeavor undertaken with my friend and stamping buddy, Nicole Watt, of Pixel Maven’s Retreat. In “case” this is your first On the CASE visit, here is the scoop: Twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays, we will be CASEing a card from one of Stampin’ Up!’s current catalogs. CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we will be doing. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free step-by-step tutorials included in our posts! Let’s get on to today’s CASE: A CASE of Good Tidings!
A CASE of Good Tidings
Page 8 – Holiday Catalog 2017
I loved this card the moment I opened up the Holiday catalog and saw it. There was just something about the colors and that gorgeous, bold sentiment. Besides loving the message, I envisioned myself placing a pearl on each glorious dot. Although this card sports no pearls, it is beautiful without them.
Once again, I picked a CASE with a lot of details and a lot of steps. But don’t despair – I’ll provide the instructions in my step by step tutorial. Now, let’s get on the CASE!
Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Good Tidings
Paper: Basic Black Cardstock (7/8″ x 3-3/8″), Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Whisper White Cardstock (2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, 11/16″ x 2-5/8″, 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, , Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″)
Inks: Basic Black Archival, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Real Red
Other: Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Delicate White Doilies, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Vintage Crochet Trim, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive
“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide
1. Score the Cherry Cobbler cardstock at 5-1/2″ to create the card base. (Real Red is also an option, but I opted for the richness of Cherry Cobbler.)
2. Using the 1/2″ circle punch, punch half circle out of each corner of the Whisper White cardstock.
3. Emboss this white panel using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and then adhere to the card base.
4. Adhere the Designer series Paper panel, offsetting it to the right.
5. Ink the large sentiment in Basic Black and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Die cut using the second largest Lots of Label Framelit, labeled #6 in the second photo below.
6. Cut off the bottom as indicated below.
7. Cut a section of the paper doily as shown and adhere to the bottom of the sentiment.
Adhere to the card base.
Note: The Two Step stamping technique is very easy. The stamps are labeled with letters and numbers on the plastic storage sheet. In the following steps, I reference these letters. Although these are photopolymer stamps, you may still want to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig for more precise positioning.
8. Stamp the stem for the large holly image onto Whisper White cardstock as follows:
1e – Early Espresso, stamped off once
1f – Early Espresso
9. Stamp the large holly leaves and berries as follows:
1a – Old Olive, stamped off once
1b – Old Olive
1c – Real Red, stamped off once
1d – Real Red
Snip out the completed image.
10. Stamp the small holly leaves and berries as follows:
2a – Old Olive, stamped off once
2b – Old Olive
2c – Real Red, stamped off once
2d – Real Red
Snip out the completed image. Using a Stampin’ Dimensional, adhere to the card as shown.
11. Create a banner from the strip of Basic Black cardstock. Snip each end into a “V”. Adhere to the card and add the large holly image on top. Add a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive.
12. Add a snippet of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and a snippet of Vintage Crochet Trim. Use more Tear & Tape Adhesive, if needed.
13. Ink the sentiment in Basic Black and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Snip the ends into a “V” and adhere over the top of the ribbons. Note: If you look closely at the sample, they stitched through the middle of the sentiment and probably the ribbons, too. However, having just sold my sewing machine at my “down-sizing, de-cluttering, hopefully-getting-ready-to-move yard sale” this past weekend, stitching was not an option for me. Tear & Tape Adhesive works great and forms a strong bond.
How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE
It seems I am attracted to cards that have lots of layers and lots of details, and this card is no exception. However, each step is simple. Two Step stamping is an easy technique that yields amazing results, as you can see with this card. If you have never done it before, I encourage you to try it! Difficulty Level: Because of the time invested, I scored this card 3 out of 5
Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASE-ing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!
Now head on over to Nicole, the Pixel Maven, to see the CASE file she has been working on from the Annual Catalog. Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials! You will love what she has created for you! And remember, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time – CASE away!
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