Bottled Happiness is a great stamp set in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue, and that is what I am using for my Around the World on Wednesday CASed card today.
Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the blog of the amazing Caz Boylan.
Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.
Casing Annette Ball …
What is CASe’ing? Some people say it is “Copy and Share Everything”, but my preferred explanation is “Copy and Selectively Edit”. So you are taking elements of a card/project created by someone and adding your own twist to create a totally different card, but with elements of or inspired by the original card.
Today, I am casing Annette Ball, her blog is Stampin with the Bees. Annette is based in Ontario, Canada. She is a very busy Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and Mom (Mum in Aussie spelling), running around the country with her daughter’s dance competitions!
Annette did give me some information on her preferred stamping style … she loves all the flowers! She loves all the blues, including Coastal Cabana, and new in colours Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis.
She loves to work with sketches, hippos, embossing folders, heat embossing and blending brushes.
So that gave me heaps to work with when searching for an “Annette card” to case.
These are the cards I chose to case … they are on Annette’s blog here.
And here is what I came up with … remember that CASe’ing i not copying exactly, but taking elements of a card and changing them up a little (or a lot).
Bottled Happiness …
Now I have a lot of similar “likes” to Annette, so not to end up with a very similar card, I have chosen my next favourite thing … bottles and jars … enter the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set. So how did Annette’s card inspire me?
- Annette mentions she like embossing folders, and I took inspiration from the background on her blog which is a blue honeycomb pattern. I used the Hive 3D embossing folder for my background, similar to Annette’s cards.
- I loved the “faux embossing” technique Annette used on the tag shapes. I used the weird oval shapes from Beautiful Shapes Dies, in a repetition of three, die cut from Smoky Slate cardstock. To create the faux embossing, I used a die cut leaf from Chic dies because they were on my desk, but any detailed die cut shape will work.
- Instead of flowers, I used the bottles, stamped in Pacific Point and Starry Sky (one of the new In Colours that Annette likes).
- The ribbon is White Crinkle Seam Binding, coloured up with Light Starry Sky Stampin’ Blend and tied into a triple bow, similar to Annette’s cards.
- And to add in Heat Embossing, I embossed the “You’re the Nicest” with white on Pacific Point card and closely cut around “nicest” only. I then stamped the greeting again in Pacific Point ink on Basic White cardstock, and just cut out the “You’re the” part and popped onto card front.
So what do you think? Will Annette like my CASe with a little twist away from flowers? I hope so!
Here is the full list of blog hop participants this month …. I am so keen to see who is CASe’ing who and what they do … take a little hop around the blogs and check them all out.
Jan Clothier – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Leonie Stuart – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cazz Boylan – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Melissa Gifford – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Wendy Lee – US
Chris Smith – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US