I hope you have been having a great weekend. I’ve had an amazing one!! I was fortunate to be able to attend Stampin’ Up! Leader’s Summit which was meant to be in New Orleans, but sadly not to be. However it was done online and it was fabulous!! The training was fantastic and just what I needed. We also had networking sessions through Zoom and I was able to connect with fellow leader demonstrators in USA, UK and Europe. It did start at 4am, on Saturday and Sunday, so I’m feeling excited but weary now!!
We were also given an amazing gift of crystal wine glasses from Tiffany’s. So excited to receive my first blue box!!
So this week at CTC, we are casing the colours of the Trimming the Town DSP from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue. The colours are Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.
I’m afraid I have a confession…. I don’t really like this suite! Well, it’s ok but it’s not on my shopping list. I do like that the dies cut out the dsp.
So I wanted to create a card that wasn’t Christmassy. I kinda feel like Christmas is far away and I’m not ready to embrace it every week!!
I started from the bottom up and the base of my card is Early Espresso. I added a piece of Misty Moonlight dsp from the Trimming the Town DSP and mat it. I’ve just got the Celebration Labels dies (thanks, Judy for enabling me!!) so I cut out one in Pool Party and embossed it with the subtles embossing folder. I then cut out a peony from the Peony dies in Poppy Parade and Old Olive. Just a quick tip, if you want to make the petals darker, just colour it using a Stampin’ Blend!. Then it’s the same colour, just a different shade.
My sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade and I’ve used the new Banners Pick a Punch. I love me a good banner!!
I do love these peonies!! They look complicated but they are so easy to put together.
Next up is the lovely Tina.
We would love to see your creations using this colour combo so please share over on at our Facebook group.
I’m excited to be back with Colour Inkspiration tonight!! We have another lovely colour combo to share with you.
We have Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee and Whisper White.
I started off with the Ornate Floral embossing folder in Bumblebee and added a piece of Whisper White Polka dot ribbon. I stamped the large floral stamp from Ornate Style stamp set and coloured it using blends. I did have to use Daffodil Delight as there isn’t a Bumblebee blend. I love how you can get different colours by using the light and dark pens.
The sentiment is from Peaceful Moments stamp set and I cut it out with Painted Labels dies.
We would love to see your creations using this colour combo over on at our Facebook group, here.
I’m back with Colour Inkspiration this week! It’s been a little while since I had a chance to join in here.
Check out our colours for this challenge. We have Night of Navy, Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss and Pretty Peacock.
Aren’t these colours just divine! As always, I get out a piece of each cardstock and see how I feel inspired by them. I was also inspired by the image and wanted to create a luxurious background. So I flipped through my embossing folders and I was drawn to the Tin Tile embossing folder. Once I had embossed a piece of Blackberry Bliss, I wanted to step it up a notch and I brushed the retired Golden Glitz ink pad over the cardstock.
I then cut out a couple of shapes from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and stamped a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.
We would love to see your creations using this colour combo, so please share over on at our Facebook group.
Welcome to a New Year, a new catalogue and new challenges at CTC!! We are mixing things up this year and our challenges will be running for 2 weeks. The Crew will be doing a weekly hop every Sunday but will be doing the same challenge for 2 weeks.
The 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue started on Friday!! So we are starting off the year by casing your choice of project from the catalogue.
I started from the back of the catalogue and decided to case one of the cards in the Botanical Prints group on page 62.
I cased the card in the middle and used the Peaceful Poppies suite. I went with a Pool Party base and embossed a piece with the new stunning Parisian Flourish embossing folder.
I then stamped a few poppies and poppy backgrounds in Poppy Parade from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I then cut them out using the Painted Labels dies. I also cut out one of the labels for the sentiment which is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. This set is also part of the Peaceful Poppies suite which includes the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Peaceful Moments Bundle, the Peaceful Poppies DSP, Sequins, Whisper White Seam binding ribbon and Peaceful Poppies elements. You can order all these goodies with just the one code!! (153938 in case you need to know!)
I cut out a couple of poppy outlines and leaves using the Poppy Moments dies. You could cut the leaves in two colours to create shading but I decided to keep it the same. I glued together the two layers of leaves and the poppy outlines.
I added a piece of braided burlap trim and then layered up the leaves and flowers. After playing with the layout, I used glue dots on the leaves and dimensionals on the flowers. I then added the sentiment block over the top and added a burlap bow. I added a bit of Wink of Stella onto the flowers for a touch of sparkle.
This card looks so luxurious with that embossing folder! I can’t wait to play with it more.
Next up is the lovely Shannon.
We would love to see your creations from the 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue. This challenge will end on 19 January.