CTC268 – Casing the Colours of the Ornate Garden Suite

Welcome to week 10000 at home. What day is it? Oh that’s right, it’s Sunday and we are Caseing the Catty!! I haven’t left the house for a week now except to go for walks around my estate. I think I’m going to struggle when I go back to the office!!

This week, we are casing the colours of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP which are Bumblebee, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile and Whisper White.

One of my team members shared a group of cards on our team Facebook group using her scraps and I was inspired to create the same with a twist. I grabbed out the cardstock for each of the colours and using Early Espresso as the base of the card, I embossed the other colours using a variety of the floral embossing folders and then trimmed them into 1″ strips.

I then started to attach to the base piece and went from there!! I’m so happy with the end result and it was so easy!! These also look stunning using DSP.

I went a little different on the next one!! Just call me crazy!!

Of course, I had to use my favourite Stitched So Sweetly dies for the sentiments which are from Beautiful Bouquet and Abstract Impressions.

Next up is the lovely Sandra, across the ditch in New Zealand.

I’d love to see what you create using the colours of this pretty designer series paper! Please share over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC267 – Week 2 – Flower Time

Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty. I hope you are managing with all the things going on. I’m working from home and I am getting used to having a sleep in each morning. I’m going to struggle getting up to drive an hour to work especially if it’s in the middle of winter!!

We are back for week 2 of casing the flowers of the Ornate Garden Suite. Now you don’t need to have the suite (although feel welcome to buy it from my store here!!)

I was inspired by a couple of the Ornate Garden images. For my background, I was inspired by the embossed background on the card on the bottom left. I cut out the large flowers from the Flourish dies and glued them to a base piece of So Saffron cardstock. As I got glue on the background, I sponged the whole background. I then embossed it with my favourite subtles embossing folder.

I’m really trying not to use Happy Birthday sentiments as I have so many birthday cards already. So I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and once again, my favourite Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I wanted to add some of the star (?) shapes from the dies but it was an outline die, so I glued it to Old Olive cardstock and cut it out by hand. I added a couple of the Gilded Gems for a touch of bling.

I’m quite happy with how this card turned out! I hope you like it too.

Next up is the lovely Peta.

We would love to see how you have been inspired by the flowers of the Ornate Garden Suite over on at our Facebook group.

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