Hello Fellow Stampers ~
Well, how frustrating to find this morning that yesterday's blog post didn't post the pics!! Yikes!! Typepad can certainly cause me blog problems from time-to-time. I've reset the pics into the post, so be sure to check out yesterday's post - it's so much fun and you don't want to miss it!!
And now we've arrived at a CASE-Out Thursday . . . and we're going to CASE a little differently today. Instead of a Stampin' Up! sample from the catalog, I'm going to CASE my favorite person! My upline, Ann Schach!! Yeah!! I fell in love with Ann's work many years ago, and then, after chatting with Mary Fish about it, ended up signing my demonstratorship under her. I love have Ann as my upline, and still admire her work a great deal. So much so, that her card last week was one I KNEW I'd have to re-create ~~ Love, Love, Love!! Especially as it is one of my favorite sets in the catalog. So let's play a little today, with an Ann Schach design!!
Now, as is usually the "case" (LOL), when I CASE a design, we will not duplicate Ann's design today exactly; rather, we're going to change things up slightly across the design as a whole, for a slightly different look that I was envisioning.
Design Colorology . . .
There is one other "color" here that I could not locate to put into the "colorology" line-up. We are using the new Galvanized Metallic Paper for all our focal accent points today - and we'll talk through that here in a minute!!
Stamps, and Ink, and Paper . . . Oh, My!
Stamps: Still Night* [Item #147673 - wood mount; Item #147670 - clear mount]
Paper: Gray Granite (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"); Copper Foil (4" x 5-1/4"; strip 3-1/2" x 12" for all other cutouts); Joyous Noel Spec. DSP (5" x 3-3/4"); Galvanized Metallic Paper (Strip 3-1/2" x 6" for all cutouts)
Inks: Versamark [Item #102283]
Other: Night Owl Thinlits Dies* [Item #147920]; Layering Circles Framelits [Item #141705]; Copper Embossing Powder [Item #141636]; Faceted Dots [Item #146910]; Stampin' Trimmer [Item #126889]; Big Shot [Item #143263]; Magnetic Platform [Item #130658]
*Order this item in the bundle and save 10% [Item #149977 - wood mount; Item #149978 - clear mount]
"CASE-Out" Design Guide
1. Score the 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Gray Granite cardstock base at 4-1/4" and gently burnish with your bone folder. [Reminder: Fold "inward" on your bump - bump goes to the inside - to get that nice clean professional look]. Use your bone folder gently so as not to "crack" your cardstock. Note: This is a regular A4 side-fold card.
2. Cut your Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper at an angle - set the right-hand top "point" corner at 7/8" inch, and align the lower left top "point" corner at approximately 2-5/8". Align on your 5-1/4" x 4" Copper Foil, allowing approximately an 1/8" between the two pieces at the angle cut to allow the Copper Foil to show through. Attach to the Gray Granite card base front. Design Tip: Foil can be a little "slippery" and difficult; use your Fast Fuse to attach for an easier and stronger hold.
3. Cut a 2-5/8" circle from the Galvanized Metallic Paper using the Layering Circles Framelits. Design Tip: If you use a small ruler, and measure across the "center" from side-to-side (be sure you're on the cutting edge) of a circle you can find the "diameter" very easily and locate the right-sized circle. Then cut the slightly larger scalloped-edge circle from Copper Foil. Attach the two together with SNAIL (or Fast Fuse).
4. Cut the "branch" from the die set and the detailed owl piece from your Copper Foil. Design Tip: Attach your Copper Foil to a Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet before cutting out your Owl. Then all you have to do is peel off the backing to attach the owl to the Galvanized Metallic paper - Easy Peasy!! No Glue! No Mess!
Attach the branch to the circle (I used 2-way glue for this; you could use multi-purpose glue or fine-tip glue as well). Design Tip: Note that the branch "hangs" off the circle at different points; only put glue on the areas that you will actually attach to the circle to hold it in place. Attach the owl to a piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper [see Design Tip above], and using your Paper Snips, "fussy cut" around the edge (cuteness abounds!). Attach the owl to the circle with dimensionals; aligned so it looks like he's sitting on the branch! Add little black Faceted Dots for the eyes. Spooky Spooky!!
5. Attach your circle to the front of the card with dimensionals.
6. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink on Galvanized Metallic Paper, and heat dry with Copper Embossing Powder and your Heat Tool. Cut out with the sweet little Oval from the Night Owl Thinlits; cut a second Oval from Copper Foil. Offset and attach together with SNAIL (or Fast Fuse), and adhere to the card front using dimensionals.
So what did we "change up" today on our CASE-Out? First, Ann's card is a top fold, vertical 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2" card base. She covered the entire front of her card in Copper, whereas I cut my foil smaller and allowed a matted edge to show. This in turn means the DSP has to be cut smaller as well to allow a copper edge all the way around. I also used the new Galvanized Metallic Paper for all my pieces today; whereas Ann used Whisper White cardstock. Finally, I copper embossed my sentiment on the Galvanized Metallic paper, and used two oval cutouts from the die set to create this look. Ann used regular Rhinestones for her owl eyes; I used the little mini black "dots" in the Faceted Dots collection.
Whether you create this design with Ann's original design, or mix it up a little with mine, either one is FABULOUS!! I just love this paper, our new Galvanized Metallic paper, and this stamp and die set!! Ooooo laaa laaa!! So beautiful! Be sure you get your supplies today!! Don't miss out!! Shop in my Online Store 24/7, at your leisure! You can also click on any of the product pictures below to be taken directly to that item in my store.
Thanks Ann!! We LOVE your inspiration!
Until Next Time . . . Puppy Hugs,