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