Sunday, February 14, 2016

Balloon Builder Punch & Botanicals for You for CASE-ing the Catty #66

Hello & welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty's Blog Hop!

Each week the Crew members will take inspiration from a section or theme of the current Stampin' Up Catalogues to create their projects.  The acronym "CASE" stands for "Copy And Share Everything" or "Copy And Selectively Edit".  :)

This week the CTC Crew are choosing another project from the Sale-A-Bration catty to CASE.

I was inspired by the projects on page 14, using the layout on the top left & the theme of balloons, which features in two of the projects:-


The colour palette comes from the "Cherry On Top" Designer Series Paper stack.  I have punched five small balloons from the Balloon Builder punch & coated them with Crystal Effects, resulting in gorgeous, glossy balloons.  My best tip for using Crystal Effects is be patient!  Work out what you want to coat, sit it on a silicone mat, cover with Crystal Effects & then walk away!!!!  Most importantly - don't touch it until the next day.  You will end up with a beautiful, shiny finish.  :)

The balloons are raised on dimensionals & sit on two white, layered banners.  The bottom layer is embossed with the decorative dots embossing folder, which is a bit hard to see because I was trying so hard to capture the shine on the balloons.... 

I really loved the reverse colour of the sentiment on the original project, & have achieved that by using white embossing powder on the Watermelon Wonder cardstock with a sentiment from the SAB set, "Botanicals for You".  (I ♥ that set!)  The balloons are tied with silver metallic thread.

Here are the projects that inspired my design:-


To see the Team's amazing creations, simply work your way around the Hop by clicking on the "Next Blog" & "Previous Blog" icons in each post.  (From my post you can go forward to see Rachel's great project & it looks like she has used my favourite SAB set, woohoo!)  :)



If you feel like being a rebel, you can go around the hop backwards!  Click on the icon below to see the fabulous project Jess has for you:-

http://thepapercaper.com.au/2016/02/14/ctc66

Should you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participants on the CASE-ing the Catty blog post:-

http://caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au/

If you are feeling inspired, we would love you to CASE a project from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue & link it up in the gallery at the bottom of this CTC post (click on the icon below).  At the end of each month, the Crew will choose a Winner.

http://caseingthecatty.blogspot.com/2016/02/ctc65-happy-valentines-day.html


Thanks for stopping by!  :)

5 comments:

Julia said...

Oh I love the double banner detail! I never noticed that before! Thank you for the inspiration!

Rachel Palmieri said...

Fabulous balloons, and the double banner had escaped my attention too. Love your card.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

What a bright card, love the sparkly and shiny balloons.

Jess said...

So gorgeous Helen! I particularly love those bright and festive colours - so perfect!

Lillybet said...

Great Card HElen. I have been looking at that double banner, I'm so glad you did it, now I will make time to do one too! And you clearly explain why I seldom use glossy accents - patience is so tricky - and leave it till the next day??? very challenging hehe.