Welcome to our last CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for the year. This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the Holiday Catalogue.
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The card above is one that totally jumped out at me when I browsed the Holiday Catalogue for the first time, so it is no wonder that the Dashing Deer bundle has been one of my favourites this year. I love the leaping deer die cut and it looks fabulous cropped in all of the foils and glimmer papers. If you're still sitting on the fence with this bundle, then you have until 2 January to purchase it as a bundle with the 10% discount. It will be carried over for purchase separately.
I am normally adding layers to my cards, but this time I have simplified it with less layers than the sample. I have gone all coppery, heat embossing the lovely flourish at the top and bottom of my thick Whisper White card base. I added the strips of Copper Foil under the flourish and then the centre panel that is embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, using the debossed side.
I did add a scalloped circle of vellum under the Copper Glimmer deer for 2 reasons. Firstly, it allows the deer to stand out more from the busy background and secondly, it gave me a flat surface so I could pop up the deer on foam pads to add even more dimension. I finished with a cute bow using the lovely copper trimmed vanilla ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack. I always add an 'eye' to my reindeer using a tiny rhinestone coloured with an alcohol marker. The greeting is also heat embossed in copper and popped up.
For the inside I have mat of copper foil for the writing panel and I heat embossed the flourish and the greeting in copper for a really luxe finish.
I had 4 of the Copper Glimmer reindeer sitting on my craft desk, so I now have 4 cards to start off next years Christmas card stash!
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Copper Foil, Copper Glimmer, Vellum|
|Accessories||Team Room Ribbon Combo Pack|
|Tools||Layering Circles Framelits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Copper EP, Heat gun|
Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Peta has to inspire you this week.
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We'll be back on January 6 with our projects taking inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. If you don't have your own copy of the new catalogues yet, go to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details. I'm happy to pop one into the post for you.
Lots of good wishes to you and your loved ones for the Christmas season.