Sunday, 20 October 2019

#CTC251 - CASE Brightly Gleaming DSP with Layout from Pg 30

This week the crew are CASEing a layout from pg 30 of the Holiday Catalogue:

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I have chosen the card on the bottom left of the picture above

Starting with a base of thick Very Vanilla, then adding a full height, wide strip of Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, turned 90 degrees to display it so the stripes represented the horizontal lines on the original. I've added a layer of vellum which was embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.

Next I've stamped an image from So Many Stars in Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray onto Very Vanilla, They were diecut with a matching sized Stitched Stars die and adhered to the vellum with a line drawn to the top by hand. The Sprig punch was used to  cut some Noble Peacock foil sheets (in Pretty Peacock) and it was cut at the half way mark then adhered along the top of the vellum. Some Stitched Shapes stars from the flourish image have been added as bling. The greeting was from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock and cut using a Layering Circles die.

Thanks for stopping by. Time now to pop over to the fabulous Rose and her amazing project. Please feel you can play along, all you need is to create a card with the brief mentioned, add your hastag #CTC251 and post to our Facebook page with the link over to the right.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

#CTC250 CASE a Layout from Page 46

CASE a card from page 46 this week:

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For me, it was the card top left.  

I've mainly gone with the layout, using DSP. Onto a base layer of thick Whisper White. I've cut a piece of DSP from Dinoroar DSP and added fussy cut images from the same pack as needed to fill the area the leaves filled in the original. Such a fun pack for kidlet cards. In the end I made two - similar but with different colour ways. Seems too easy but a bit of change when you don't have little people to make for. 

The DSP has Whisper White Baker's Twine wrapped around and tied in a bow, with a greeting from Varied Vases stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.  The DSP panel has been raised with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here they are separately: 

I still can't decide which I like best, but at the moment - equally:

Thanks again for stopping by. Time now to go and check out Rebecca's Christmas Cheer!

Sunday, 6 October 2019

#CTC249 - Toile Tidings

CASEing anything from the Toile Tidings Suite on pages 6 - 11:

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I ended up going back to the card on page 6 - top right:

And to be fair - I haven't changed a lot. I switched to landscape orientation and used a base of thick Very Vanilla cardstock then added a piece of Toile Tidings DSP. With the Layering Circles dies I cut a Very Vanilla circle (rather than the darker colour in the original) and stamped the image from Greatest Part of Christmas (Hostess set) in Garden Green ink. Using the Botanical Tags Dies, I cut several of the leaf shape. Then I glued the leaves around the edge of the circle and mounted onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I took my Whisper White Baker's Twine and a tissue, and pulled the twine across my ink pad using pressure and the tissue was to stop the ink covering my fingers. I repeated until I had the depth of colour I wanted and set it aside to dry. It was then tied into a bow and popped on with a glue dot. My bling is the gold Metallic Pearls.

Because yesterday was World Cardmaking Day, we were encouraged by our Stampin' Up! associates from the Home Office to take part in World Card SENDING week. We had to sign up and commit to sending a card to the person above us in the queue.  I think I will use this card to send to a lovely lady in France - her comment to me was: "I don't speak English, but I'm so happy to share the card kiss"! How cute is that?? I may have to google a little so she can understand something of what I shall write inside. 

I love how cards make connections - the creating, the receiving, the sharing - it is so easy to put aside a few of the mundane things we deal with from day to day and appreciate the love inside a handmade card.

Maybe you'll be inspired to made and send a card this week? If you wish to join the challenge, use the link over on the right and upload your photo before next Sunday evening.  Until then, continue on the hop by visiting the lovely Lauren: