Brightly Gleaming Card Catalog Case

Today I am sharing a Brightly Gleaming Card Catalog Case.  What does that mean?  CASE is Stampin’ Up! lingo for (Copy and Share Everything).  In other words – Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs are designed as Ideas Books not just a catalog of products!  So here is a card that I cased from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.

Christmas Gleaming card
This card is not a true CASE since I did change a couple of elements on the card.  So Flip your Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog to page 30 and see if you can find my card and what I changed!

I really love all the Designer paper this year in the Holiday catalog.  Several of the patterns have Gold, Copper and Silver embossed through the images which really makes the papers pop!  This Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper is embossed with Copper.  There are so many great Designer papers in the Holiday catalog that I haven’t had time to play with all of them yet!  And did you notice on page 16 that there are new Copper, Silver and Gold ink pads!!  Yay!!  In my opinion, Embossed Images that are stamped with the actual metallic color and then embossed with that color powder have much stronger colors.  You can stamp your images with versamark and then emboss with the colored embossing powder, but I have always thought that the images are more washed out.  OK – I am rambling,

Here are the details on this Brightly Gleaming card:

The card base for this card is Very Vanilla cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  I used the 1/8″ thin layer look for this card which means that I used 1/8″ between the layers of the cards.  The second layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock.  The third layer is a piece of the Pretty Peacock patterned DSP that is cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  

Next I used the 4″ x 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the rectangle in the center of the card.  I then used a piece of another Brightly Gleaming DSP to fill the center of the card.  The card that I cased has a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock rather than the DSP in the middle.  Then I made a stitched frame by cutting a piece of Copper Foil with the 4″ x 2 1/2″ die nested with the next smaller die.  I absolutely love these Stitched Rectangle dies to make frames and have been using them on a lot of projects!
Lastly I stamped a couple of the ornaments and leaves with berries with Copper Ink and embossed these with Copper Embossing powder.  I used an Aqua Painter to color these images with Pretty peacock and Mossy Meadow inks.  Then I used the handy dies that are part of the Christmas Gleaming Bundle to cut out the ornaments and leaves.

These are attached to the top of the card using dimensionals!

Stay tuned for a second card that I made using this same layout!
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Thanks for stopping by today!
Marilyn SanClemente

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