Sunday, 8 November 2015

Lighthearted Leaves - CTC55 Into The Woods

This week at CASE-ing The Catty we are looking at Into The Woods section of the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue. Don't forget to click on the link at the end of my post to continue blog-hopping all the way around the CASE-ing The Catty design team.

Can you see the card at the centre front of the picture above? That's the one I decided to case beginning with the tiny leaf stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. There are some great stamps in there, especially for card backgrounds. That gave the opportunity to introduce Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry to the colour scheme.

I used a couple of layered banners too, but needed to trim both down a fraction at the top, so that the quote from Emily Bronte wasn't covered. For the next step, I slept on it, and decided to add Hardwood in Sahara Sand to the white banner, a little banner of ribbon and then two buttons stacked and sewn together with linen thread. I'm a bit keen on stacking buttons, and have invested in some darning needles, which have a larger eye to thread Bakers Twine or thicker threads through.

I hope this blog is providing you with some inspiration today. Don't forget, if you need some supplies and you don't have a demonstrator already, perhaps I can give you the service and support you need.
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  1. Thank you for the inspiration and the button stacking!! I love this idea!

  2. Gorgeous card...great use of those colours and I agree, the buttons are cute cute!!

  3. Beautiful Rachel, have always been a fan of button stacking since my daughter made the cutest button necklace at the age of 8 (She's now 22 and not as creative at the moment), I love the little leaf image form the calendar set, I have looked at it a few times but don't yet own it. great to see it used for cards too.

  4. I love how you have used stamps to create your background. And what a great tip about using needles to thread the buttons. I usually spend ages trying to get the thread through!!


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