Sale-A-Bration Lots of Lavender Catalogue CASE

by Joanne James19. February 2018 12:00

A new week and a new blog post! Today I'm sharing a card that uses this week's challenge over at Color Throwdown and also fits the current challenge over at SUO Challenges, where the team are CASing the Stampin' Up! catalogue:

I decided to CASE the card on page 223 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Lots Of Lavender - The lilac of the inspiration photo looked so fresh I decided I would stick with the florals too and use my Lots of Lavender stamp set. Love this set - and it didn't cost me anything either as it's one of the sets you can get free with an order of £45 or more during Sale-A-Bration - bonus! Whilst we have some new Sale-A-Bration free item options available as of last week (you can read all about them here) the original items, including this lovely lavender, are still available too. So much to choose from! I stamped my lavender in Sweet Sugarplum for a more pinky-lilac and after stamping went back in with my marker pen and blender pen to add a little extra colour here and there. I stamped my stems in Wild Wasabi and added a few tiny pearls in between the floral stems too. 

Shades Of Grey - I incorporated some soft grey tones with my background paper, choosing one of the grey-coloured wood patterns from the Wood Textures DSP Stack and a bow of grey and white gingham. Maybe not quite 50 shades on today's card, but grey is there nonetheless!

CASE: Copy and Share With Everyone - There are lots of definitions for this acronym, this is the one the team at SUO Challenges are using for their challenge. My card bears a number of similarities to the card on page 223 of the annual catalogue: I used a floral image, stamped onto a central panel cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits, and popped this up on a DSP background. I also added a sprinkle of sequins to embellish, although I substituted the sentiment banner with my gingham bow as I wanted my card to be sentiment-free. As you can see there are some distinct similarities, yet my card is distinctly individual to me. All of the catalogues are a great source of inspiration with lots of cards and samples that you can use as a starting point to create your own work - especially good if you are short on time or in a creative rut! Give it a try - I'd love to see what you create!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I love this colour combination and actually thought of lots of ways I could use it so it's definitely one I will keep. 

Enjoy your day; mine will be spent preparing for classes and my upcoming weekend craft retreat. Barring technical disasters, I will be back tomorrow with another project though. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

VicckieZ
VicckieZUnited States
2/20/2018 12:56:30 AM #

Adorable! So happy you joined us at CTD!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/22/2018 10:06:07 AM #

Thanks Vicckie - loved this colour combination!

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Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
2/24/2018 9:04:15 PM #

This is so pretty! Love the use of the lavender image with the Woodgrain DSP! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges! Hugs and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery again soon!

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
2/25/2018 12:11:31 AM #

So sweet...love that gingham ribbon...looks great with the Lavender image!  Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

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Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
2/25/2018 10:29:19 AM #

The coordinating envelope is so sweet.  Great CASE of the Stampin' Up! catalogues.  So glad you joined the fun at SUO Challenges!!  

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KAREN BARBER
KAREN BARBERUnited States
2/25/2018 7:21:33 PM #

I LOVE this set.....and your card is so pretty with the wood dsp background!  Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenges this time!!~~~

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