Sunday, 25 October 2015

Happy Haunting in the Garden - CTC#53

Hello again, another Sunday and I'm back with CASE-ing The Catty. You may have just arrived from Rebecca Benson's blog, or perhaps you are starting here with me. This week we are CASE-ing the Happy Haunting section of the Holiday Catalogue. Halloween is barely celebrated in Australia, although a few children dress-up and go about to see what treats they can collect. There's definitely no decorating of houses, exchanging of cards or anything. That fact isn't going to stop me CASE-ing The Catty though, because I really like this card sketch.

For my first card, I used the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on a piece of Pool Party card and substituted the large Maple leaf for the Halloween doily. Garden In Bloom provides a varied selection of blossoms for two-step stamping and the cute as a button bumble bee.My tag is punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch, and some Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim has been threaded through and tied with some gold Cording Trim.

For the second card, I decided to use a DSP(Designer Series Paper) instead of the Textured Embossing as a background. I'm a big hoarder collector of patterned paper, therefore, I need to force myself to cut into its gorgeousness while the papers are still available. This piece of prettiness is English Garden and it co-ordinates officially with eight colours from the Stampin' Up!® range, It also matches the Garden In Bloom stamp set, so by selecting some of the colours listed on the back of the DSP pack, everything matches up beautifully. This is one of the great things about Stampin' Up!®, co-ordination of colour suites, stamp sets, papers and dies is carefully thought out, so you just need to start creating.

This time the sentiment was simply stamped onto a rectangle, and a few loops of the Gold Corded Trim was placed behind the corner overlapping the large leaf. It's not a complicated design to make, and very easy to change it up a bit.Which one do you prefer?

Now you can continue along your CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop journey by heading over to visit Julia Quinn.

Cheers, Rachel

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  1. I love how you took the layout and were inspired! Great cards. :)

  2. It's too hard to choose, they are both lovely!! I love the English Garden paper and agree, it is a bit hard to cut into! But it's nicer on a card than in the packet.

  3. I have "discovered" the English Garden DSP this week & your cards have given me some great inspiration. Both are just lovely Rachel.

  4. Awesome autumnal themed cards! I am regretting not getting this dsp!

  5. ooooohhh, we did the same card design!! And I LOVE yours!! The English Garden looks so amazing - I'm so excited to see your cards - and I'm inspired.......

  6. You've made it too difficult to pick a favourite, Rachel, they are both gorgeous. I have been trying hard to resist this stamp set, but the willpower is crumbling.... ;)


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