Saturday, 27 January 2018

Inksomniacs Team Blog Hop

Welcome to our Insomniac Team Blog Hop.  This is my first time partaking in a blog hop and I am super excited.  Our challenge was to CASE the Catty, this included the Main Catalogue, The Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  I got very carried away and actually did 3 different CASEs of 3 different cards using only 1 stamp set and the same combination of colours and I am actaully really happy with how they turned out.  If you like today's card, I will be posting the others later this weekend so be sure to follow me if you don't want to miss them by clicking the follow me link.  I also have a facebook page which you can find HERE.  I am hoping to add a fourth to make a complete set and will post a pic of them all together.  A full list of items with their codes are at the end of this blog.  The set I have used is one of our sale-a-bration Items which you can get for free with a $90 order, there are some other great items to choose from too.

For today's card I used the picture on page 28 of the Occasions Catalogue 2018 

And below is my take on it, I used the layout as my inspiration.

You will need to cut out the following pieces

Dapper Denim Card  
14.8 x 21 cm folded in half to make the base and a piece..
10 x 14.3 cm

Lemon Lime Twist 
7 x 9.5 cm Approx

Pool Party 
2.5 x 12 cm

Very Vanilla
9 x 6.5 cm

Scrap of crumb cake

Cut out the the oval using the 3rd largest Stitched Oval Framelit and the vanilla card stock.
Using the largest Square Framelit you cut around the edge of the Lemon Lime Twist Card, hence the Approx size.  For instructions on how to do this to make an oblong shape please see the end of the blog post where I will post some photos.  

Using the triple punch cut both ends of the Pool Party Card.

Now we have all of our pieces ready we are ready for the creating.

Take the large piece of Dapper Denim Card and stamp diagonally from bottom left to top right in a random pattern using the 'Here's to an Epic Celebration" and the spotty stamp with the Dapper Denim Ink.  Daub around the whole piece also in the same colour.

Stamp the Guitar image centrally onto the vanilla Oval.  You can do this before cutting it out if you want to.  Squeeze the ink pad in a closed position and open up, this will leave a bit of ink on the lid, spray a little water to make it a wash and colour the guitar in gently using either a blender pen or aqua marker.  For little images I don't add water to the aqua pen opting for watering down the ink, it gives you more control of the wetness as we are using plain vanilla which does not do well if too wet.  After I had finished and the image was dry enough, I stamped the sentiment  using the Tranquil Tide Ink.

Sponge around the Lemon Lime shape with a dauber using the lemon lime ink pad.

Adhere the pool party strip to the stamped piece of card about 2/3 rds down to the right and wrap the twine around as show and tie in a bow (not stampin up).  Adhere this to the base card leaving an even edge.

using some dimentionals mount the lemon lime twist piece as shown.  Then using more dimentionals mount the Oval image.  You will notice that I opted to put it centrally on the Lemon Lime piece and not off to one side as the Cased card.  I tried, I really did but I just couldn't do it.  It's up there with not being able to put sentiments crooked.  In saying that you will see on one of the following cards I will post I DID do a crooked sentiment.  In this setting I can just about cope, but It doesn't sit well. 

I punched out a little banner with the retired banner punch and put this under the oval, you could cut by hand etc .

Below are links to the other blog hoppers, go take a look at their fabulous creations for some inspiration or click on the NEXT button which, as I am last, will take you To Linda Dalke first on the list..

Below is a how to in photos.  First place your framelit around the edge of one end of the Lemon Lime card, remove and do the same the other end, you can kinda feel the groves.  

You can either hang it off the edge of the platform or just put the top plate over the part you want cut.  First image shows hanging over the edge and the last pic shows doing it the other way.  

Product List
Banner Punch
Banner Punch
Blender Pens


  1. Great instructions on how to cut the larger rectangle! And lovely card as always.

  2. Love this card! Love this stamp set. What a cool idea about the large rectangle... I wouldn't have thought of doing that.

  3. Hi Jo,
    Great colours and love how well that rectangle turns out.


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