Friday, 18 September 2015

Lighthearted Birthday -CTC 48 - Holiday DSP

Here it is Friday again and this week at CASE-ing the Catty we are inspired by the Holiday DSP - that's the patterned paper to put it simply. You may have arrived here from Julia's Blog, didn't she have a lovely project? However, if you have started with me, just keep on clicking on the links at the end of each blog, and you'll see them all that way.

Into The Woods Designer Series PaperMy first order from the catalogue consisted mainly of the must-have stamp sets, no Design Series  Paper at this stage, but I do love the colours of the Into The Woods DSP.  So for this Holiday DSP challenge, I decided to be inspired by the colours used in that range, there's quite a lot to choose from, so it was easy to pick a few to try with the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue,

Something about this stamp set (and Dove Of Peace) remind me of the seventies and the gorgeous, colourful fabrics clothing was made from and I know that I am going to enjoy lots of colouring in with these two. Gold heat embossing was the starting point today, and onto the Stampin' Up! White Vellum Cardstock, because it has lots of body. Once the embossing had set, it was easy to colour the gaps with Stampin' Write Markers® and then adhere with mini glue dots. I chose a sentiment from Cottage Greetings, the mixed fonts appeal to me.

Could you see that I used the thick Whisper White card and dry embossed it with Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder? It is rather subtle when you don't ink it up, but on this card I was aiming for a 'clean' look. The embossing folder was in my initial order from the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue too, and I know I will use it in many different ways, it complements leaf and tree stamps so perfectly, and there are some amazing Christmas stamps about, also using the Woodland folder.

Already in my stash were the Leaflets Framelits, which I bought at 15% off as a bundle with Vintage Leaves when the Annual Catalogue was released. I'm yet to share a card using that stamp, but it is great for masculine, sympathy and cards for gardeners - so I had to have it too!

If you need more information, or just want to tell me you like my card, leave a comment at the end, and I'll get back to you. There's a complete list of all the 'ingredients' used at the end of the blog, with a link back to each item in my 'Open All Hours' online store or this link will take you to the storefront. Now it's time to pop on over to Elizabeth's blog, Lilly Loves Paper.(I love that blog name!)


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  1. I love how sparkly your card is. And the colouring is just lovely. Great work!!

  2. What a great colour combination inspired by the DSP, your colouring just blends so well together.

  3. This is such a perfectly designed card. Those leaves are magic! :)

  4. Beautiful, Rachel. A great idea to take your inspiration from the colours in the DSP.

  5. Gorgeous card Rachel! I love these colours together and when you add the gold embossing, it's even better!


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