Sunday, 24 June 2018

CASEing the Catty#184 Delightfully Detailed


Hey hello, welcome back for another night of CASEing the Catty. This week we are all about Delightfully Detailed - pages 38 - 51.
How wonderful is the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut DSP.
This paper is just gorgeous.


It is very fine, I was inspired by the large image on the noticeboard where they have adhered a large sheet on orange cardstock - bottom left in the CTC Banner photo below.


but I couldn't stop at just one- so here's a few samples.
I have a few other samples where I have done just that so that the colour shows through. But then I had the idea of adhering it directly to a sheet of DSP. I chose one of the Soft Suede sheets from the Tranquil Textures set.
here's a few tips for adhering the fine DSP
  • cut your detailed paper to the size you are going to adhere- i just adhered a full 12x 12 to a sheet of DSP the same size - smaller sizes are easier to manage, but you can just cut the full sheet down to whatever size you require
  • have your DSP or carstock laying flat on a work surface
  • in another workspace lay your detailed laser cut paper right side down on a non stick surface. I don't have a silicone craft sheet that big so I use a sheet of Freezer Go-Between paper (or freezer bag spread completely flat) the glue won't stick to this too much and you can just throw it away at the end.
  • put some Tombow liquid glue in a small dish or palette ( eg another small sheet of  freezer bag plastic)
  • use a fairly damp (but Not too wet) sponge dauber and lightly apply the tombow to the whole sheet - the dampness helps with the application and also prevents it from drying too quickly
  • be careful not to move the laser cut paper at all
  • apply the glue sparingly otherwise you will end up with visible adhesive on your finished project
  • peel it off the Freezer bag and lay it directly onto the DSP, you'll want to work reasonably quickly 
  • don't just lay the Freezer paper on the DSP and peel off because you will end up with the residual adhesive all over your finished piece
  • throw away all sticky worksurfaces and then you can cut your piece to size
IF YOU DO end up with visible adhesive on your card front you could
  • hide it by placing the sentiment over the trouble spot - or sequins or pearls!
  • hide it by wrapping the panel in vellum
  • dont try to remove with adhesive remover- you'll more likely end up with a ruined piece.
I didn't wrap the vellum because of glue on these cards- I just like the look, and it also protects the delicate paper!!

I love the stitching just to hold the vellum in place. And I deliberately avoided sentiments as I don't think they are necessary.


Don't forget we love to see what you create using the same inspiration pages from the Catalogue. There's so many brilliant ideas in those amazing pages. Show us what inspires you. Just take a photo and share it to our Facebook Page.


Next on this week's hop is the gorgeous Rose.

And before me this week is Fi


I  hope you have a creative week and remember,

"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz







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7 comments:

  1. This is inspired Liz - I love how the vellum transforms the look of the laser cut DSP! Kelly x

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  2. Great tips Liz - not sure that I'm brave enough to glue a whole sheet! I love the subtle colours you've used and the vellum over the top is just stunning - especially with the stitching. Gorgeous set of cards

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  3. Stunning cards Liz and great tips for adhering the fine DSP

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  4. Totally brilliant and beautiful. Love love love. You are so clever.

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  5. I'm in love with your projects. They are stunning and the hints for adhesion are wonderful.

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  6. Gorgeous cards Liz! And thanks for the great tips x

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  7. Oh what a stunning set of cards! Love this dsp!!

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz