Friday, July 12, 2019

Stamp 'N Hop - Casing the New Annual Catalogue

 If you are here you just arrived from Vicky Wright's blog.  Vicky  is one of my pals who participates in the customer tutorials earned by every customer who makes a purchase in my shop.  
She is so talented, Love her card. 
Welcome! My name is Annette Ball, I am in Canada and I am so Excited to Participate in this Blog Hop!!  

Today we are Casing the Annual Catalogue
A perfectly accepted practice, particularly when you are in a creative rutt!  It is also a way to call attention to the Amazing Creativity of the Stampin' Up! Concept Artists who come up with all the samples in the catalogue.  There are so many to choose from.  That catalogue has tons of cards just waiting to be copied!!
Once upon a time they called it a Catalogue and Idea Book.

So I will take you to page 89 and the Above the Clouds Bundle.  Now the first thing I want to tell you is that little box with the Play button means you can go to You tube and there is a video you can watch.  Here is the picture from the catalogue.

So I cased the Crumb Cake card on the bottom left.  I Loved how they shaped the stamp around the circle.  Here is my card.

The card size is 4.25" x 5.5" in Balmy Blue
The Crumb Cake layer is 4 1/8" x 5 7/8"
Then I die cut the second largest Layering Circles in Whisper White, embossed the clouds in White Embossing powder then sponged Balmy Blue for a blue sky.  Then I glued down the circle using Tom bow Multipurpose glue.  Then I laid my block on top and positioned the stamp so it curved around that circle.  Then stamped the words around the circle in Early Espresso. 
The balloons are a 2 step process using the second generation of Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody. Then punch out with the Awesome Hot Air Balloon Punch.
I embossed a piece of Soft suede with the wood plank embossing folder (which I did not retain has retired) but you could also use the subtle embossing folder as a substitute.  There is a video of me making this card on my facebook page, which you can go to by clicking here
I was so happy figuring this out I made a second version using the See a Silhouette dsp because I wanted a sunset kind of look.  So here is the Bonus card!

Those little clouds are stamped and fussy cut, then turned over so they are white.

I really Hope you enjoyed my card today
Thanks so Much for stopping by
Please continue onto Rebecca-Jo Unwin's Blog
to see her Awesome card!!
All the products used are available at my online store, just click on the Canadian Flag!!

Above the Clouds Bundle item #151135


  1. I love your take on the card you CASEd. Lovely colors. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful cards. Love the embossed clouds, very clever.

  3. Great use of the balloon stamp, works well with the blue background and clouds.

  4. Lovely card Annette and great colours x

  5. Gorgeous card Anette & great use of this Bundle. Not sure which is my favourite. Thanks for joining us at Stamp 'n Hop this month

  6. Great cards Annette, I love the fiery sunset on the second card!

  7. Great cards, Annette. I love how you have presented them in different fashions. Great work