Sunday, 16 April 2017

CASE-ing The Hostess Stamps CTC#124


Stampin' Up!® Annual Hostess Sample

Although this Hostess stamp is in my collection, I decided to use Touches Of Texture, a stamp which will be returning to the Annual Catalogue in 2017. Touches of Texture is a useful stamp because it not only contains three different styles of flowers, but you can use it with or without an outline in one case, which I reckon makes for four flowers - that's a bunch, right? There is even a small dragonfly and bee included, plus lots of lovely texture stamps. A pretty lace background is on the cream art piece as well as the Watermelon background.


Instead of kraft card as my first layer I went up-market with Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate instead. Don't forget to peel the layer of plastic off the silver side before you adhere it. I use Tombow multi-purpose glue sponged on lightly - it works a treat and is invisible!

The gold twine was used in place of linen thread and because there were no sentiments in the stamp set, I grabbed the Iconic Occasions hostess set from Occasions Catalogue, for this 'happy birthday'.
This particular sketch is a really good one for almost any image, so I'll try to remember to use it again.
Now you are heading over to WA to the lovely Kelly Kent




Cheers, Rachel

3 comments:

  1. I love this layout from the hostess section and I agree you could use it for any set. Love your version with the acetate, and how you have used a different set to highlight the flowers.

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  2. Rachel, such a bright and cheerful card! I love that the same inspiration sketch can look so different when the colours are mixed up.

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  3. Such a pretty card Rachel! Love the use of the acetate.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel