CASE-ing The Catty #81 – Birthdays
Welcome to the first CTC challenge from the new 2016 -2017 Annual Catalogue! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. Challenge #81 is all about Birthdays, showcasing products & inspiration from pages 10 – 25 of the Stampin’ Up 16/17 AC. Because I was super excited about the this challenge I ordered in the super cute Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer Bundle. There is a card on page 23 that I absolutely love. It’s so pretty and bright so I thought this is the right card for me to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit). This is my project for Birthdays week.
Stampin’ Up’s version on page 23 features a really beautiful page from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Unfortunately my paper is still in transit so I had to find a good alternative. I decided to use my Wink of Stella (Gold) and splatter some gold specks on the page in leu of gold embossed confetti. I’m pretty pleased with the result, although I REALLY want that DSP!! I am also missing enamel dots so I’ve added a gold embossed candle which I think works quite well. I must admit, this was my husbands idea. He told me “You can’t make a wish without a candle” so here it is, just for you Andrew xo.
Now there is one little thing I’m not 100% pleased about with this card and that’s just the fact I feel I could have brought the cupcakes closer to the bottom of the card to make the whole thing look a little more centred. Instead of remaking the card I thought it might be a good opportunity to show you I too make a few little mistakes along the way – and it’s actually ok! When I first began card making, I was so picky about getting everything spot on and if I made a boo-boo I always felt the project was ruined. The reality is, it doesn’t always matter so much. Oh, I just had a thought!!! I could also cut along the fold line and mount the front of the card on on to another sheet of paper to even out the image. Anyway, I do really like this card I’ve made but it’s great to share a little hidden truth for you!
The products you might need to recreate my project as listed below. Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the AMAZING projects from the CASE-ing The Catty team blog hop this week!