Sunday, 9 February 2020

CTC #262 Week 2: CASE The Koala Sketch


Thanks for joining me from Julia's blog, or are you starting here? Either way, please do continue on with the CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop until you've visited all of our blogs. You'll find the link to the next blog at the end of my post.

For this round, we are challenging you to CASE the layout of this cute Birthday Bonanza card. Here's the sketch we are using as the basis of our cards.

I decided to use a technique, called stamped block background, to create the rectangle elements on my card.

The technique uses a clear block, and inkpad and a spritzer. I gently pressed the clear block into my Coastal Cabana ink pad, misted it lightly with the spritzer, and then 'stamped' it onto my cardstock. I started with the middle rectangle, and then repeated the process to stamp the two outside rectangles. The stamping part can get a little messy, which adds to the look. To make it a bit more messy, I used my Aqua Painter to flick some more Coastal Cabana ink over the card front.

Once it was dry, I stamped the poppy outlines over the rectangles, making sure I went out of the lines. I then used my Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker to add a rough outline to each rectangle, skipping over the poppies. A strip of Golden Honey SDSP, a few sequins, a sentiment from Label Me Bold, and another poppy/leaf cluster finished off the front of the card. After I finished I realised it's a very Port Power looking card! I don't follow the football, so it was very unintentional.

I used the larger poppy outline again for the inside. This time I used the coordinating filler stamp, stamped off, to colour the flower.

Our challenge is run through our Facebook Group, so you can pop on over there to upload your card. Tis is the second week of this challenge, so you only have a week left to get your card made and uploaded to the group.

For now though, please hop on over to see what Peta and Marvi have been getting up to!

Bye for now,



  1. Wow I love your block stamping!! It looks so good!

  2. I love the colours you have used on this card, they work so well with each other.

  3. Great card, Tina! You do this style really well and Painted Poppies looks great with it.

  4. Great card! Love all of the elements. Love the splash of colour with the black and white.

  5. Gorgeous card Tina, the clear block stamping looks amazing. I love the hand drawn outlines, they’re very effective.

  6. Such a great card, and so do-able for class. Coastal Cabana is maybe my favourite colour too.

  7. I just love love love this!! I'd love to CASE you if possible??? The colours are stunning, I love the way you've used the poppies, I love the line work, the bleeding bits, it's all glorious!!


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