This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Gingham Gala section of the new Occasions Catalogue. This is definitely one of my favourite suites in the catalogue.
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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, which I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. This layout is such a great way to use up leftover strips of designer paper, especially from the 6" x 6" paper size. It is also a great layout for using bold designs, as they are not so overwhelming in a smaller piece. I have a few samples using different designer papers.
This first sample uses the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and I have laid my 1" strips onto a background of Poppy Parade card stock. The spacing creates a slightly wider strip that I have left bare to use for my greeting. I added the 'thanks' greeting from the Well Written Framelits that was cut in Sparkle Glimmer Paper and some of the cute wooden shapes from the Butterfly Elements to finish. The finished panel was popped up onto a Whisper White card base.
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Painted Seasons DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper|
|Ink||Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover|
|Accessories||Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements, White Baker's Twine|
|Tools||Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue|
This sample uses the succulents design from the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. I have added some of the Lemon Lime Twist Gingham and spotted Pool Party paper to complement the design. In the space, I have a flagged banner in Sparkle Glimmer paper for my layered round greeting to sit on. I finished it with a double bow in white/silver Baker's Twine and some rhinestones. I'm really going to miss Lemon Lime Twist when it retires at the end of May 2019.
|Stamps||Dear Doily, Painted Seasons|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Painted Seasons DSP, Gingham Gala DSP, Subtles DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper|
|Accessories||Rhinestones, White/Silver Baker's Twine|
|Tools||Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue|
My final sample uses the bold Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, with the strips layered onto a Night of Navy background. I have heat embossed the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set in white and added a lush bow in Calypso Coral Satin ribbon at the top. To finish I added some coordinating Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and a wooden butterfly from the Butterfly Elements pack.
The same layout has resulted in 3 very different cards, but all are bold and bright. I hope you get out some of your leftover strips and give this layout a try.
|Stamps||Perennial Birthday, Happiness Booms|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Night of Navy, Happiness Blooms DSP|
|Ink||Versamark, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral|
|Accessories||Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements|
|Tools||White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue|
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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Gingham Gala Suite and thanks for visiting me today!