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CAS the Catty - Bamboo Beauty

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by Sweets' Stampin' Creations where I share card 
projects created using Stampin' Up! products. It's time for another Stamping With Friends blog hop!  I'm hopping with some awesome paper crafters and stampers from the Stamping With Friends Facebook Group.  This weekend our theme was to Copy and Share (CAS) the annual or mini catalog. If you've come from Victoria Littlewood's blog, then you saw her project using the Dragonfly Garden set. I hope these and the other projects serve to inspire your creativity. 

So sit back, relax and let me introduce you to a set from page 49 in the Annual Catalog called Bamboo Beauty (155478). 

By Mogens Engelund - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, 
Not to bore you, but let me tell you a little bit about the bamboo. Did you know that bamboo is an evergreen perennial flowering plant native to warm and moist tropical to warm temperate climates? Or that the soft shoots, stems, and leaves are a major food source for some animals especially pandas? Well, now you do!  Although technically considered grass, the bamboo's strength-to-weight ratio is similar to that of timber.

After flipping through the Annual Catalog when it first debuted, one of the first (and there were many) sets that caught my eye was the Bamboo beauty. It spoke to me of serenity, peace, and calm...its beauty so simple yet elegant but still the strength showed through.

I chose to stick as closely as possible to the SU artist's design.  I used one of my favorite techniques - marbling with alcohol markers on vellum- to create my DSP. I used the 2021-2023 In-colors: Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, and Pale Papaya...I added a little Soft Suede too. 

I started with a standard A2 card base in portrait orientation (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4")
I then created my vellum DSP panel with the Stampin' Blends and 91% alcohol.  I trimmed the vellum piece to the size that I wanted for this project (3 1/4" x 4 5/8").  I used some repositionable tape to stack all of the card panels to the card base, then stamped the images so that they would appear on all of the panels (quad-layer stamping). I only call it quad-layer stamping because, including the card base, we stamped on 4 panels.  Once that was done, I removed all of the panels then added the permanent adhesive.  I added dimensionals to the vellum before adding it to the 4" x 5 1/4" panel. (note:  I only did this because I knew it would be covered by the smaller panel and it wouldn't show through)

Carefully lining up all of the points of the stamped images, I completed the assembly of the base card.  I tied a piece of bakers twine and using the mini glue dots, added it to the panel.  Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap piece of Pale Papaya card stock added it to the card with dimensionals and then lastly, added the opal gems.

Truly hope you enjoyed my card and my attempt to CAS the catalog.

Here's the list of products used to create this card: 

Just a couple of quick reminders:  If you are not a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber and would like to receive the October kit, there's still time...subscribe by October 10th. This month's kit pairs with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection and contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!

And who doesn't like a discount? New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts of up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and save!

Sneak Peek Alert!  Coming November 2, 2021, The Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems! Pop on over to my Facebook Page at 7pm CST as I unbox the suite (minus the gems)

Want to see more of the Stamping With Friends creations? Click on the image to be taken to Tina's blog to see what she's created for you today. But don't forget to check out the other hoppers too!


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