Nicole and I are back On the CASE ! Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, and break down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! 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 tutorials included in our posts.
On the CASE: Remarkable You Friendship Card
Annual Catalog – Page 143
As I reviewed the Annual Catalog, looking for a card to CASE this week, I selected a card that I had poopooed so many times. I viewed it as too plain, and not what this “layered and pearls” gal would ever like. But something was different this week. For the first time, I looked at this card with new eyes. I appreciated it for it’s simplicity, and for a design that could be easily transformed by changing up the colors and the designer paper. It hit home that this card, by the very fact it was so simple, allowed the meaning of the sentiment to shine. I hope you enjoy today’s card!
Colors of the Day
I selected the deeper hues of Berry Burst and Old Olive for my CASE.
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Remarkable You, Work of Art
Paper: Old Olive Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Whisper White Cardstock (3-3/8″ x 4-3/4″), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″)
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Other: Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!’s card), Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape (My CASE), Linen Thread, SNAIL Adhesive
“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide
1. Score the old Olive cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base.
2. Ink the flower image and the sentiment in Basic Black and stamp onto the cardstock.
3. Ink the larger swoosh image from Work of Art with Berry Burst, and stamp over the petals. Ink the smaller swoosh image in Marina Mist, and stamp below the Berry Burst. The deeper notch of the image should be on the right, when stamped. Clean the stamp, ink up in Old Olive, and stamp below the Marina Mist. The notch should be on the left.
Adhere to the designer paper at an angle, as shown.
4. Add a snippet of linen thread and tie a bow.
5. Adhere to the card base. Finish by adding Washi Tape.
How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE
For the first time since Nicole and I began this series, I CASEd a card which I can truly say is perfect for a beginning stamper. Of course, seasoned stampers can really step it up! As for me, this card has convinced me that Remarkable You and Work of Art, although they are retiring, will remain on my shelf! Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5
Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing 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 at Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on. Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!
Would you like to check out the most recent Cold CASE Files? Try these:
On the CASE: The Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Card
On the CASE: Picnic with You
On the CASE: The CASE of Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts
On the CASE: The CASE of Daisy Delight
On the CASE: The CASE of a Magical Day
On the CASE: A Case of Petal Palette
On the CASE: Beautiful Bouquet Sentiment
On the CASE: Lovely As a Tree
On the CASE: A Season to Sparkle
The CASE of A Brightly Lit Christmas
A CASE of Good Tidings
A CASE of Nature Sings
A CASE of Snowflake Sentiments
A CASE of Gourd Goodness
The CASE of the Sheltering Tree
The CASE of the Beautiful Bouquet
The CASE of the Birthday Blooms
Ready to get On this CASE? If you enjoyed On the CASE: Remarkable You Friendship Card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Be sure to use this month’s Host Code. Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. Don’t forget, a $50 order will also qualify you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards and Sale-A-Bration items.
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!