Saturday, June 19, 2021

June Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop - CASE the catty

Welcome to this month's Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop

Whether you're starting your 'hop' here or have joined me from Tracie's blog, a very warm welcome to you!

This month's theme is CASE (Copy and Share Everything) the catty (catalogue). So what did I reach for? Turtle Friends! I am loving this new bundle and can't seem to stop making with them.

You'll find them on page 56 of the new annual catalogue and the slimline card seen in the bottom of the picture below was my inspiration.

I didn't copy the card exactly but here is my take on it.

For the Turtle, I stamped in Evening Evergreen on basic white and the shell from Granny Apple Green. I coloured the body in Crumb Cake as well as on the shell to remove some of the white and punched out.

To create the background, I used our new blending brushes and some granny apple green for grass and then used the grass detail stamp from the stamp set in second generation granny apple green.

For the sky I used the new After The Storm stamp set. I love creating scenes so this was a must have for me when I saw it. For the sun, I used the small circle stamp from the new Watercolour Shapes set (another of my must haves), and stamped it in daffodil delight and the same for the rays. The after the storm set comes with some gorgeous clouds too and I stamped them in balmy blue to give the illusion of the sun breaking through the clouds and of course, added some birds to the sky. For the balloon, I used the Hippo Happiness set. I stamped once directly behind the sentiment and then again on some scrap. I cut just the top of the balloon and added it on dimensionals above the sentiment.

I placed it all on a balmy blue card base that measures 8x8", scored in half at 4" to create the slimline base.

For a little bit of detail to the inside, I stamped one of the little turtles from the set and the party hat and coloured it in

Here's my facebook live where I made the card.

And of course, I couldn't stop at one, I had to make another card and I used the Picture This dies to create a Turtle Friends peekaboo card.

I die cut first before deciding where I was going to stamp, then coloured the turtles the same way as I did above. I used fresh freesia for the little bird and polished pink for the little hearts. The balloon was the same as above from the Hippo Happiness set. And finished off with a white twine bow and the new 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels.

They're just too cute! I hope you like them as much as I did making them.

Thanks for stopping by, next up is Gez, I cannot wait to see what she's been creating with. Click the next button below, or any of the links in the roll call below for some fantastic inspiration from this creative team.



  1. Such cute cards Joanna! I think that turtle is going to be very popular.xx

    1. Thank you. I think you’re right. They’re definitely a favourite of mine x

  2. Love this card, the turtles are so cute.

  3. Beautiful cards Joanna, I love how you have interpreted them and they couldn't be more adorable if they tried!

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your comments more than anything x

  4. Thanks for sharing to great alternatives for this bundle - just loving them

  5. Love your take on the card Joanna, Love these turtles i've just got them and cant wait to ink my set up,
    Loving seeing everyones inspiration and Interpretation
    Thanks for sharing

    1. That’s so lovely of you. Thank you so much. I can’t stop playing with them lol

  6. So cute, love these cards Joanna :-)


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