CTC219 – Lots of gears

Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Design Team blog hop.  Whether you are starting with me or have have hopped on over from Siobhan, welcome.  This week we are CASEing the Gingham Gala section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 34-37.

As I’ve been using this Gingham Gala Suite a lot lately, I decided to use a different suite to mix it up and decided to case the technique used on the blue butterfly card shown below.

I started out with a piece of Vellum which I attached the 3 colours of “cogs” which I cut out of the Classic Garage DSP using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.  Once they were all adhered and the glue had dried, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.

I layered this piece onto another piece from the same DSP pack and then adhered this to a Tranquil Tide card base.  The sentiment was also stamped directly onto the DSP and then cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I love that you can alter the length of the cut out pieces by first cutting  out the die, then moving the die down a bit a lining it up before sending it through the Big Shot again to cut a smaller piece.  It makes the dies so much more versatile.  The multi-gears were cut out in Basic Grey and then I used  a sponge dauber with Basic Grey ink to create some darker sections.

Have you stamped directly onto DSP before?  Why not give it a go?

To get lots of tips and inspiration, make sure you keep hopping around.  Next up on the blog hop is Peta.

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Until next time, happy stamping



  1. some great ideas there!! (wink wink) Love stamping on DSP – it makes each product just so much more versatile, and I love the cogs as the multipiece panel. Terrific masculine card.

  2. What an amazing effect, Michelle. All the little things you’ve done here have added up to a beautifully detailed card. You clearly have way more patience than I do, but I might have to try that layering of the cogs because it looks so good!

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