CASE-ing The Catty #93 – Artistic Expression
Hi there! Welcome to this Sunday’s Blog Hop, which happens to be the last CASE from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalogue for a few weeks. We’ll be moving on to the fantastic Holiday Catalogue for September, which is VERY exciting!!
Tonight however, we are revisiting Artistic Expression (pages 92 – 157) of the Annual Catalogue. I really think this week’s choice for me was a little obvious. As you may have read a couple of weeks back we bought a Harley, so I was pretty keen to use One Wild Ride stamp set as soon as it came around again!
We have some friends moving from Melbourne up here to Gracemere in a week or so. They’ll actually be living just around the corner from us so I had planned to make a welcome card, but the timing is perfect with this week’s challenge. Our friends also own a Harley so there’ll be countless rides together. I even added a little of the “Neighbourhood Watch” green on the card by accident!
With the background, I put my smoky slate cardstock and Brick Wall embossing folder through the bigshot, then used a plain flat piece of rubber & smoky slate ink to create the textured brick look. This technique was taught to me by my wonderfully talented upline and good friend Elizabeth Gross. I used the centre square from Painter’s Palette stamp set, but you could even use a cutting from the rubber sheet the stamps are set in.
Two bikes are stamped using Memento Black & then fussy cut. The closest bike has been embossed & fussy cut. Each bike is layered on the card using glue, then dimensionals, then 2x dimensionals. The Welcome banner is glued at each end with a small slice of dimensionals holding up the centre for a nice round look.
Well, I hope our new neighbours like the card and our little town of Gracemere. It will be fantastic to have some more riding buddies in our pack! Thanks for taking a look at my project this week. Next up we have Judy and her lovely Artistic Expression inspired creation! Enjoy the rest of our hop.
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