Sunday, 23 June 2019

#CTC234 CASE Pressed Petals DSP

You'll find a good picture of the DSP on page 74 - you can choose as many of the colours as you would like to use:

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In case you can't read the colours clearly on the picture, they are: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Believe it or not, I managed to use them all! I've used a base card of Very Vanilla, with a mat of Merry Merlot and a top layer of Very Vanilla. I've stamped the cute little impish image from New Wonders in Soft Suede and used my aqua brush and Stampin' markers to pick up colour from my art palette for the colouring, (except for Rococo Rose, as I don't have the marker, so swiped the ink pad onto my palette). As you know Soft Suede is a water based ink, so I had to be a little more careful with my colouring and now and then it bled a little but I didn't mind for this:

Crumb Cake - Happy Birthday words (also from New Wonders stamp set)
Daffodil Delight - Hair
Merry Merlot - Mat and Hearts
Mossy Meadow - Leaves
Night of Navy - Dress and Wings
Pear Pizzazz - Leaves
Rococo Rose - Paper

The weather here is quite chilly so I chose to take my photo at ground level with my fairly permanent log fire monitor - Simba. You don't see too many photos of him, he's a fiery ginger with health issues and a short fuse - it's his way or the highway! A two strike cat - first a warning and then the strike, so I didn't mess too much, and he was sure to keep an eye on the proceedings. Don't be too alarmed, when all is well in his world he has the loudest purr and we love him dearly.

I've masked the little lady to do the stamping in Crumb Cake, stamping three times after inking to give dimension. Finished off with a little bit of Wink of Stella on the wings and hearts, bit hard for you to see though.

This hostess set is so full of cute images and versatile greetings - a winner in my book and I think it will see a lot of use from me. 

Love to see what you come up with using this colour palette. Post it to our Facebook page using the link over to the right. Before you go, please stop over at Tina's pretty floral card and be sure to keep on hopping - the crew have a fabulous variety to share with you.


  1. Oh wow Sandra. This little cutie is so dimensional she almost looks 3D! Stunning colouring. And well done using all the colours. That's quite an achievement! I love the layered stamping for the greeting. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I think I'd love to case you please!

    1. Thanks Julia and please do case, I'd be honoured :)

  2. This is so cute and I love how you managed to get all of the colours on the card. That is an achievement in itself! And for it not to look overpowered by too many colours! Great job!

  3. Simba is a fantastic model. I've had a few firey ginger cats and they are the best! Your card is beautiful, the colouring is so lovely. I have this set but haven't inked it up yet, you've definitely given me nudge to do so and some great tips for colouring.

  4. I think this is a very cute card, and well done you for using all the colours.

  5. Such a sweet card, Sandra. Love how 3D it looks and it is such a lovely photo with Simba. Very clever to use all the colours and still have it look so soft.

  6. Sandra, this is such a sweet card and such a sweet model. I love that you've used all 9 of the colours and the Happy Birthday background looks very effective.

  7. Simba has done a great job modelling your card. I love, love your colouring on this card. This stamp set is very cute, I'm very tempted!!

    1. Thanks Bec, you gotta get it or you'll regret it!!