I CASE’d today’s card from the catalogue using the Oval Occasions Stamp Set and the matching Double Oval Punch. There are several parts I have changed to put my own spin on this design starting with background Designer Series Paper (DSP); I’ve used is from In Good Taste. I must confess I didn’t recognise the DSP used for the catalogue card but I’ve since learned it’s from Well Suited DSP! I wasn’t sure how many ovals I’d need for my design so I took some scraps of Blushing Bride Cardstock (CS) and punched the amount I considered to look about the right amount!
The WELCOME LITTLE ONE sentiment is from the Oval Occasions Stamp Set. I used my Stamparatus to set up the sentiment stamp and the hearts stamp so I could get everything onto one straight-cut oval. It was necessary to set the two stamps up in different positions because the edges of red rubber around the edge of the stamps didn’t allow the stamps to get close enough. I used a scrap of Blushing Bride CS and stamped the sentiment first using Versamark and then moved the cardstock to stamp the hearts using Versamark. After I had dipped the cardstock in Whisper White Embossing Powder, I flicked off the excess powder and heat set using my Heat Tool.
I used one of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folders to emboss all the other straight-cut ovals. After arranging them on my top layer to check what they looked like I thought the embossed ovals almost disappeared on the fancy-edged scallops. I had two choices. First was that I could put the embossed ovals on Dimensionals but that was a non-starter because I wanted to do that to my sentiment oval. The second option, which is the one I went for, was to emboss the edges of all the straight embossed ovals using a Dauber and Whisper White Craft Ink. The effect gave the ovals a subtle but noticeable difference.
Before I started to adhere the ovals to my top layer, I adhered the top layer to a piece of Smokey Slate CS. This was t make it easier for me to handle the top layer while I was adhering the ovals which would include several going over the edge. I knew I’d have four lines of ovals so I placed the first two in the second line and the middle oval in the third line so they were more or less in the centre of my card front. After that, working on my Silicone Craft Mat so my work surface didn’t get sticky, I adhered all the other ovals.
I omitted the last two partial ovals at the ends of the second and fourth rows because I guessed I’d have off-cuts I’d be able to use. Once all the ovals were in place, I turned my layer over and carefully cut off all the pieces that were hanging over the edge. I used off-cuts to fill the four places I had omitted. Inside the card I added a top layer of the same DSP as the card front and a middle layer of Bushing Bride CS. The card base is Grey Granite CS.
To decorate the inside, I used more off-cuts to decorate along the bottom edge. I finished up with almost no wastage! I finished the front of my card by adding a small Basic Pearl Jewels to the centres of flowers or on butterfly backs. Please check out the card I CASE’d from the catalogue which is on page 65 of the new Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue. That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”