Wow, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve played along with CASE-ing that Catty but it didn’t feel like 5 weeks. I am sorry guys but I am very happy to have joined back in this week. I hope you enjoy my card and hopping along!
You may have hopped on over to me from Rebecca’s page, The Paper and Stamp Addict or I may be your starting point. Either way, please make the time to go past everyone’s blogs and take a look at the amazing Christmas projects that they have created for you this week! PS. We love comments!
My CASE was inspired by the card on the left of this picture which is on page 34 of the Stampin’ Up! Handmade For The Holidays Occasions catalogue. Changing the background DSP to a festive holly sheet of DSP and the addition of gold sequins instead of silver, I think my design keeps the original inspiration and layout for the card, but changing it up enough to make it my own. I also added some gold heat embossing to the banner and some gold thread behind the banner. Not sure if you can see it peaking out there in the picture.
I created this card, had typed up my blog and scheduled it to go live but you know when you are lying in bed, trying to go to sleep and all those ideas and things you need to do, pop into your head? Well, after I had created my first card, I started to think that I could adapt the CASE a little bit more to be more ‘me’! Always inspired by my fellow CASE-ing The Catty DT member, amazing friend and now a 2015/16 Stampin’ Up! Artisan (Congratulations Jess! What an amazing achievement. We are all so proud of you!!! x), Jessica over at The Paper Caper, water colouring was on my mind. Jessica does the most incredible wter coloured cards and I thought I’d give this beautiful technique on this CASE. Get rid of the over-powering DSP background and make the simplicity of the greeting (which is what first drew my eye to the original card – I love these Thinlits) the main element.
My first thought for Christmas was the more traditional colours on the card as seen above. The Real Red, Mossy Meadow and Kraft, but again, while I was trying to sleep, my brain was saying to me, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay with a hint of silver what make a fun Christmas card too, so I had to give that colour combination a try as well. Not resisting a little addition of Blackberry Bliss thrown into the mix.
Now, that is my three takes on the original design. Hopefully now that they are out of my head and down on paper, I can sleep tonight. But with three designs to choose from, I’m finding it hard to pick a favourite. I would love to hear which one you like best and why?!