CASE-ing the Catty #290 – The Many Colours of Plaid Tidings

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Sunday, which means it is time for the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge Crew Blog Hop (your first challenge is to say that fives times, fast). This week for CTC we are CASE-ing the colours of the Plaid Tidings DSP – that’s Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Seaside Spray, Shaded Spruce, and Whisper White . Which is a lot of colours! I can’t wait to see if anyone manages to use ALL of them on one card 🙂

I didn’t manage to achieve such colourful heights, alas. My card this week is another happy accident. I was playing around with a favourite stamp set of mine – Walk In The Woods – when I realised that the colours I had used were almost the right ones for this week’s challenge. So I made a second version of that card, this time paying attention to the colours I chose so that they fit with the challenge.

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I ended up with a very Autumnal colour scheme and card, in contrast to the Spring beauty I am currently surrounded by, but I’m good with that! That cute little hedgehog makes me so happy.

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I used the leaf stamp from Walk In The Woods to stamp some falling leaves in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Cherry Cobbler. I cut this panel with a Stitched Rectangle and then layered it with one of the patterns from Plaid Tidings that matched this particular colour scheme well, and further contributed to the Autumnal feel of my card.

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I used a little strip of Bumblebee cardstock stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink for the sentiment, which is from Itty Bitty Greetings. My hedgehog buddy is stamped with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake and some of the lovely Embroidered Ribbon provided the final touch.

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This was my first version – which features leaves in Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, and Merry Merlot ink, and is layered with Cinnamon Cider and Merry Merlot cardstock. I also used the dots from Label Me Bold to add in some Smoky Slate.

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Just for something a little different I die cut my hedgehog buddy with a hexagon die on this card. I also stamped an envelope with the leaves in Bumblebee – I like to give the insides of cards and the envelopes a little love as well, and something as simple as some repeat stamping in one of the card’s colours can do the trick nicely.

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So there’s my original and newer, on brief version. I’m not sure which I prefer, now! But they were both great fun to make.

We encourage you, as always, to also have some inky fun this week, and create a project using as many of the challenge colours as you like. Upload your creation to the CTC Facebook page by Monday, October 26, so we can give it a little love as well.

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Next up on the crew hop this week is the amazing Michelle. Hop on over to see what colours she has been playing with this week.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Siobhan.