CASE-ing the Catty #258 – Wrapped in Plaid

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Happy Sunday, stampers! Welcome to the first stop on this week’s CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge Crew Blog Hop. This week we are CASE-ing pages 12 to 17 in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, where you will find the fabulous Wrapped In Plaid suite.

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Contrary to my usual modus operandi, this week I’ve actually used the suite we’re focusing on and I’ve made holiday cards again!! Go me! But then I had a bit of a giggle when I was writing this up because my CASE doesn’t look much like the original. So let me take you on a little journey and explain how I went from this inspiration…

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…to these two cards.

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What I most loved about the catty example was the multiple trees in different colours, the stitched frame, and the non-traditional Christmas colour for the base card. These elements are all carried over onto my cards.

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I started with making the trees by white heat embossing the pretty branch stamp from Perfectly Plaid onto different scraps of brightly coloured cardstock – Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, and Blushing Bride.

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I wanted the cards to be on a white base (because I love me some white base card) but chose Mint Macaron and Highland Heather as my highlight colours for the card. I made frames out of those colours using the Stitched Rectangles and inlaid a white rectangle into those.

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I thought the white looked a little plain though so next I blended a small patch of ink onto those white panels, then splattered some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint all over, and that added just the right amount of pizazz.

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You can see here how lovely the shimmery splatters look when they catch the light, and how the inked background is soft enough not to distract from those colourful trees.

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I positioned the trees, mounted on dimensionals, overlapping slightly down one side. I spent some time moving them around on the panel before deciding this was the arrangement I liked best. The Ho Ho Ho is also from Perfectly Plaid and white heat embossed onto a simple strip of card in the coordinating colour.

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This is why CASE-ing is so much fun, because sometimes what sparks your interest sends you on a journey where you end up with something quite different to where you started. We love seeing your own creative journeys so please CASE a project from the Wrapped in Plaid pages of the Holiday Catalogue and share it with us over on our Facebook wall.

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Keep hopping along through all the crew’s projects – to the fabulous Tina next who has some new goodies to show you as well – for plenty of inspiration for both your holiday crafting and non-Christmas needs as well.

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Thanks for stopping by,

 

Siobhan.