Sunday, 12 July 2020

CTC #276: CASE The Animals


Thanks for joining me once again for the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Animals of the Annual Catalogue. There are so many to choose from! All you need to do is choose a project that features an animal in some way and CASE it. There is DSP, stamp sets, dies and punches that all feature animals. I think that the hardest part will be narrowing it down to one.

Flicking through the back of the catalogue, I came across this cute card featuring the Whale Done stamp set and punch bundle. I don't have either, but it did make me think about what I could make with another underwater animal, the seahorse in Seaside Notions.

I started by creating my background. The stamped hearts on the original card are cute, but it's been a while since I've made a smooshed background, so I decided to do that again. I love how it looks a bit like water.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Seaside Notions, Smooshing

I had intended to use a mix of blues and greens, but I started with Misty Moonlight and liked it enough on it's own so I stopped. There's touches of purple and grey in the colour that are quite pretty.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Seaside Notions, Smooshing

The next layer on the original card is vellum. I tried a bit of that, but didn't like how much of my smooshing it covered. My retired Copper Trim was the next logical choice. I snipped it open and spread it out so that it looks like a net before adhering it to the card base. I used Fine Tip glue, which is a strong, but invisible, hold. Finally, I finished the front with a Pumpkin Pie seahorse. I used a Blender Pen to colour him by picking up ink from the lid of my inkpad.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Seaside Notions, Smooshing

My inside seahorse was coloured the same way, however, she was first stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. I'm not sure which version I prefer - how about you?

Our Challenge is run through our Facebook group. It's where you upload a photograph of your card for each week's challenge. It's so easy to do - I'd love to see you give it a try. No blog necessary!

Time now to head on over to the lovely Rebecca's blog, where she's used another 'old favourite' stamp set.

Bye for now,



  1. I love this look! The copper trim looks amazing.

  2. Wow, what a bold contrast to the cutesy sample, Tina and perfect for a masculine card. I think both seahorses work perfectly in their respective locations!

  3. The background looks amazing and I love how you have opened up the copper trim to look like a net.

  4. Stunning smooshing of colour! Love the copper trim detail too. Love everything about this card!!

  5. Wow, that's stunning! You can see elements of the original card but you have turned it on it's head!! I love the copper trim looking like a net.


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