Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! Today is our 7th Anniversary - how time flies when you're having fun!
If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.
This week I'm taking my inspiration from the card above. I love cards with strips, as they are a great way to showcase beautiful coordinating patterned papers and a great way to use up the many strips that are left over from other projects.
I've stayed close to the design, but instead of adding the strips directly to the card base, I cut a piece of Basic White and then added my strips to it. I used the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper, which has a great range of dark and light small prints which is perfect for this style of card. Of course, I had to add some bling, so I have used a couple of narrow strips of the new Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper from the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion starting on 3 August.
You can see the lovely Be Dazzling Specialty Paper in the photo above. It is actually tiny gold hexagons, that will remind you of Glomesh, if you're of the age to remember that, lol. I recommend you use a sharp blade on your trimmer and cut with the paper shiny side down, to get a good result. I added a couple of rows of White Baker's Twine under the greeting and then popped up the panel on the Soft Succulent card base. I stamped the stocking in Basic Gray and then coloured it with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends. I thought it looked a bit wishy-washy so I put it back in the Stamparatus and stamped over the top with Evening Evergreen and love how it looks. I added a couple of cute die cut holly leaves in Shaded Spruce and berries in Real Red using the Christmas Trimmings Dies and a trio of stars cut from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.
Now I have something a little extra for you, seeing it is a special occasion, with a sneak peak of another new Sale-a-bration product! I have made another card using the same layout with the lovely new Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper. I've chosen to just use the prints with the Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand colours, with a couple of strips of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.
This time I added the strips directly to the card base, which is a quicker option if you're making a lot of this design. I fussy cut the deer from another sheet of the Peaceful Prints paper after rough cutting and adhering it to a piece of Basic White first. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.
Isn't it amazing how different the cards look with a bold versus muted colour combo.
|Stamps||Tidings & Trimmings|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Soft Succulent, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Peaceful Prints DSP|
|Ink||Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Memento Tuxedo Black|
|Accessories||Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots|
|Tools||Christmas Trimmings Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler & Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends|
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You can head over to Rebecca to see the fab holiday project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.
Thanks for visiting today!