CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #22 – With Butterfly Basics

So my beautiful hubby bought me a camera for my birthday last week. I was gobsmacked. What a wonderful gift for a Stampin’ Up! card making addict who loves to take photos of her work. Perfect. He’s a bit sweet my man. I mean I had been dropping a few hints (ok… a LOT of hints) but who knew he was listening??!!! So now my challenge is to learn how to use it. This is my first play. What do you think?

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I’ve been discovering some more sketch challenge websites. This one is called Case-ing the Catty and it’s lots of fun. Here are the rules: You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations.

carolynbennie.com Cas-ing the Catty Sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what Case-ing the Catty have said about the sketch this week: “The card features a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set and a gorgeous yellow butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. ”

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I’ve changed up my version a little from the original found on page 17 of the Sale-A-Bration click HERE to see the Sale-A-Bration online.

Carolyn’s Stamping Tip: 

  • I’ve used Vellum as an overlay on my Whisper White card stock to give a delicate effect.
  • Using Stazon Jet Black ink will assure you’re image stays put when stamping on vellum which isn’t porous – and it’s a bit slippery as well.

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I totally love the Butterfly Thinlits Die it’s so delicate. I’ve used the die to cut out the two butterflies here in Sahara Sand and Marina Mist. Did you know you can actually purchase the Butterfly Basic Stamp set and co-ordinating Thinlit in a Bundle? It works out cheaper that way. Click HERE for Stampin’ Up! Bundles.

So I’ll be off to play more with my camera. Wish me luck… I’ll get really brave soon and take it off automatic. eeeeeekkkkk!

Card Recipe. See all the items I’ve used to make this card. Click on the item to take you to my online store to see more information and to purchase:

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Thanks so much for popping by. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Remember we are now on the run down to the end of Sale-A-Bration on the 31st of March. Can I give you an insider tip? If you or a group of you & your friends get together and place an order of $400 and above,  you’ll get an extra $40 of Hostess benefits! That takes a $400 order from earning  $60 of Hostess Benefits to $100 of Hostess Benefits – that’s your pick from any current catalogues. See the details HERE
Happy stamping, 
x Carolyn 

8 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #22 – With Butterfly Basics

  1. Hi Carolyn. Love all your beautiful photos with your new whizz bang camera. I still haven’t been that adventurous with mine and tend to stick with my iPhone. Thanks for inspiring to give it another go 🙂 plus I absolutely love your take on the challenge. Love the soft effect of stamping on vellum. Thanks for joining us at CTC.

  2. Dear lovely Carolyn,
    WOW may I firstly say…. YAY, YIPPEE, YAY, WHOO hoo on the new camera and then secondly…. your pictures are AWESOME!!! TOTALLY FABULOUS!!! 🙂
    Thirdly your card is stunning and perfect for our challenge, love all the details about it and the cool angles you’ve “shot” of your handiwork!! Well done lovely, enjoy playing with it and thanks for joining us at CASE-ing the Catty!
    Smiles SHarnee 🙂

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