Good evening CASE-ing the Catty fans and thank you for joining me for the second stop on this week’s crew blog hop, if you’ve come from Judy. This week we are CASE-ing the colour scheme of the Woven Threads DSP, as well as the layouts from pages 12-14.
The Woven Threads DSP has all the 2019-21 In Colors in it, so it’s a great one to get your hands on to have some fun with the new colours. The patterns are mostly quite subtle so they makes fabulous backgrounds. For my two cards this week I’ve used two of the patterns, in Purple Posy and Terracotta Tile/Rococo Rose, and used them for full fronts of the cards. Then I took inspiration from the frames on the cards on page 12 and created my own spin on those.
For my frames I’ve used the two largest Stitched Rectangle dies and nested them to cut a thin frame with the stitching around from Thick Whisper White cardstock. I’ve done the same with some adhesive craft foam – craft foam is a great way to add dimension to your die cuts. If you’ve never cut foam before then give it a go, it cuts beautifully with the Stampin’ Up dies. I’ve used this foam frame on the back of the vellum on which I heat embossed the large unicorn from Leave A Little Sparkle, then cut with the larger rectangle die, so everything lines up and layers perfectly. Yes, unicorns again. I am just loving this stamp set at the moment.
I used the inner piece left over from making the card frames to add to the inside of the card. Using the Stamparatus to get a good impression I stamped the top and bottom with this flourish from Leave A Little Sparkle for a little decoration. I am really trying to decorate the inside of my cards more but struggle to come up with good ideas for them!
On the front of both cards I’ve again white heat embossed the sentiment on Pretty Peacock card, cut it with a circle die from the Stitched Shapes, then tied some thread in a little bow. I loved the look of the thread used on the Purple Posy card on page 12, but could not figure out what the trim used was. Then it dawned on me that it is cut from the Scalloped Linen Ribbon – you just trim off the edge, like in the picture above.
My second version is exactly the same but using Terracotta Tile and Rococo Rose as the main colours.
From the side here you can see how sitting the embossed vellum off the card with the foam frame obscures more of the background than laying it straight on top, so it softens the colour and pattern and the embossing really stands out. It’s also nice to have that dimension on a card, I think.
I’ve stamped the smaller unicorn on the envelope flaps. Use the Stamparatus for this – stamp over the flap then lift the flap and stamp under it as well.
These cards actually came together quite quickly and I think it is a layout I will use with some other large stamp images and pretty paper. I seem to be on a roll with these colours, vellum, and the unicorns at the moment. I promise I’ll do something different next week, lol.
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Next up is the always lovely Julia, let’s all hop on over to see what she has for us this week.
Thanks for stopping by,