Nicole and I are back On the CASE. Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we do. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free tutorials included in our posts. I hope you enjoy today’s CASE of Serene Garden with tutorial.
On the CASE: Serene Garden
Annual Catalog Page 166
Serene Garden is one of my favorite bundles from the new annual catalog. I love the large corner embossing die and the correlating framelit which cuts out the leaves. CASEing today’s card gave me a chance to try it out to see how it works. I think it will definitely be a fun set with which to experiment. I hope you enjoy today’s CASE with tutorial.
Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Serene Garden (Bundle includes Garden Scene Framelit Dies), You’re Inspiring (sentiment – Ann’s CASE), Beautiful Promenade (sentiment – Stampin’ Up! sample)
Paper: Mint Macaron Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, 4″‘ x 5-1/4″), Shaded Spruce Cardstock (3-1/2″ x 4″), Whisper White Cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, scraps)
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick, Shaded Spruce, VersaMark
Other: Big Shot, Garden Scene Framelits dies, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide
1. Score the Mint Macaron cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base.
2. Measure 1-1/4″ from the bottom and 1/2″ from the left side, and emboss the corner using the large corner die.
3. Cut out the leaves with the correlating framelit.
4. Stamp the vine border in Shaded Spruce.
5. Emboss the Shaded Spruce cardstock using the large corner framelit. Adhere it behind the Mint Macaron panel, positioning it so the leaves peek through the spaces. (Arghh! Due to having to play with GQ while creating this card, I made a mistake. I used the framelit to cut out the Shaded Spruce leaves, and I did not need to. But rather than do it over, I simply added the Shaded Spruce leaves into the Mint Macaron panel like a puzzle. The look is a little different than Stampin’ Up!’s sample.)
6. Stamp the corner image in Mint Macaron. (Because my Mint Macaron pad was stamping a little too dark for my liking, I used VersaMark.)
7. Adhere the panel to the card base with dimensionals.
8. Stamp the bird in Lemon Lime Twist, and cut out with the framelit. Adhere to the card with dimensionals.
9. Stamp the butterfly and cut out with the framelit. Adhere to the card with dimensionals. The Stampin’ Up! sample uses Grapefruit Grove. I used Lovely Lipstick.
10. Ink the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo. (I used Lovely Lipstick again.) Stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock approximately 1/2″ x 2″. Snip each end to form a “V”. Add a snippet of ribbon behind the sentiment, and adhere to the card with dimensionals.
11. Embellish with three pearls as shown.
How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE
There is nothing tricky about today’s card. It is a photopolymer set, so it is easy to line up the vines for stamping. The most difficult thing is making sure the embossing framelit is in the correct position and is straight. Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5, only because it takes a little time to do the embossing and die cutting.
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! What she has CASED is fabulous…and you will be delighted!
Ready to get On this CASE? If you enjoyed today’s 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. 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.
As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…