I'm pleased to be back CASE-ing the Holiday Catty this week. We are looking at the 'Christmas Around the World' suite on pages 28-35.
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This week I have chosen to CASE the card that is in the centre of the photo above, with the grey DSP behind it. I quite like the layout and I've made two Christmas cards with it - one very bold and the other much softer. I've broken open my recently arrived 'Christmas Around the World' designer paper to use on both cards.
I used the bold plaid designer paper on my first card. Plaid is very on trend and there are 2 designs to choose from in the pack. I have added a mat of Lemon Lime Twist that helps to make it really pop. I added a banner in Real Red and I've used the new Everyday Label punch to crop the end as an alternative to the normal flag style. A gold Snowflake sits on the banner and I added a Garden Green circle as a background for my gold embossed kings from the 'Wise Men from Afar' stamp set. The greeting is from the 'Musical Season' stamp set, stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock. Vanilla seems to work well with the bold plaid.
It was very hard to photograph this card with the reflection from the embossing and the foil doily. This closeup shows the lovely detail in the gold embossed kings.
For the inside I have added a mat of Garden Green and some of the lovely gold washi from the Year of Cheer set at the base of the writing panel. I've stamped the candles from the 'Merry Patterns' host promotion stamp set above that.
|Stamps||Wise Men from Afar, Merry Patterns, Musical Season|
|Card stock & Papers||Real Red, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Christmas Around the World DSP|
|Ink||Real Red, Garden Green, Versamark|
|Accessories||Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Washi, Metallic Enamel Shapes|
|Tools||Everyday Label punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals|
This is the second version of this layout. I have started with the Basic Grey snowflake design paper from the Christmas Around the World pack and added a mat of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and then popped the panel up on the Pool Party base card. I took a bit of creative liberty, embossing the greeting at the bottom in white, as I didn't want to take away from the star.
I have added a Pool Party banner cropped with the Everyday Label punch and then embossed with the Christmas Quilt embossing folder. I love symmetry, so I have taken care to position the banner in the embossing folder. The stars have been die cut in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Silver Foil and Pool Party card stock and then layered together. The finished star was popped up on the banner and a Clear Faceted gem is the finishing touch.
This closeup shows all the lovely texture and bling on the star.
For the inside, I have added a mat of Silver Foil to my white writing panel for a bit of luxe and a strip of Pool Party washi from the Basics Pack 3 set at the base. I wanted to continue the soft feel inside, so I have stamped the star swirl from the 'Star of Light' stamp set in Soft Sky ink and then the greeting was stamped over the top in Smoky Slate ink.
Finally, here is a view from the top.
|Stamps||Star of Light|
|Card stock & Papers||Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Christmas Around the World DSP|
|Ink||Versamark, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate|
|Accessories||Clear Faceted Gems|
|Tools||Starlight Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Everyday Label punch, White EP, Heat Gun|
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