Hello… It’s CASEing the Catty

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Well hello there. There are salutations a plenty in today’s post! This week at CASEing the Catty, we’ve chosen to CASE another of our favourite projects from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. My chosen sample features the Hello stamp set. I LOVE the feature stamp in this set and to be honest I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to recreate this gorgeous watercolour sample on the left.

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If you want to recreate this sample like me, be quick! You can earn this stamp set for FREE just by spending $90 in my store but only until 15 February! Not enough time? Buy the starter kit ($295 worth of products of your choice for just $169) and enjoy demo perks like having access to new product a month or more before it’s released to the public!

I started with watercolour paper and knew that I wasn’t going to be able to choose just one colour combination so I cut the 6″x9″ sheet into four and decided to make a little set of notecards.

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set. Watercolours and butterflies.

I first brushed water onto the paper and then added my ink. The water helps the ink travel around a little and blend colours. Once the ink was dry, I flicked some drops of water onto each, left them for a minute or two and then dabbed off the excess with a tissue. This technique creates lighter spots in the background wash and can be a fun effect.

Just like the sample card, I then embossed each card with Gold Embossing powder to create my ‘hello’. I then accessorised my card with some washi tape (stuck on a strip of vellum), Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and a sweet vellum butterfly. I used Gold Metallic Thread around the body of my butterfly and left the end threads long to create antennae.

Here are the different cards and colour combinations…

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set. Watercolours and butterflies.
Pool Party & Night of Navy

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set. Watercolours and butterflies.
Night of Navy & Watermelon Wonder

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set. Watercolours and butterflies.
Watermelon Wonder & Blackberry Bliss

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set. Watercolours and butterflies.
Mint Macaron & Blackberry Bliss

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set. Watercolours and butterflies.

I packaged all the cards together at the end with envelopes and tied with a Pool Party Glitter ribbon – I cannot get enough of this ribbon (you may have noticed)!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set. Watercolours and butterflies.

What do you think? Which combination of colours is your favourite? Or, would you use a different combination? Let me know in the comments below and then be sure to hop on to the lovely Bronwyn Eastley to see more inspiration CASEd from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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Jess x

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12 thoughts on “Hello… It’s CASEing the Catty

  1. Oooh, these are super awesome Jess. I think my fave is the Mint & Blackberry bliss one. Those little vellum & gold thread butterflies are just too cute!

  2. Hmmm it’s hard to choose a favourite, but I do love the Pool Party and Navy, and also the Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss – you’ve made this sample so much more exciting Jessica!! I thought about Caseing this card, but not quite brave enough!!

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