CTC59 – Christmas Trees

We only have one more week to go at Caseing the Catty before we finish up for the year. Don’t worry, though, we will be back again early next year with the new Occasions catalogue!!

We are caseing the Christmas Trees featured in the 2015 Holiday catalogue this week. I thought I would have no trouble choosing a project but when I sat down to create, I was a little stumped!! I eventually found a card that I could case, on page 28, which features the Season of Cheer DSP which I somehow managed not to order!!

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So I decided to have a go at creating my own background. I have used the Thick Whisper White card stock, which I love, and did a wash of Pool Party using my aqua blender. I let it dry and then stamped the tree from Project Life Hello December 2015 stamp set in Old Olive. I love how it turned out!!

I then stamped the poinsettia from the Reason for the Season stamp set in Old Olive and using the matching flower stamp, stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler (Gotta love two step stamping with polymer stamps!). It was a bit darker than I intended so I did a second one in Real Red. I did two of each colour then hand cut them out.

I inked up the sentiment using markers and cut it out with my favourite die, Lots of Labels. I added a piece of the White Glitter ribbon (which is retiring, so make sure you get some as it is soo sparkly!!)

This is the Cherry Cobbler version.

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And here is Real Red.

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I hope you have been inspired to try to make your own background even if you don’t have the DSP.

Next up on the hop is the talented Julia Quinn.

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Happy Christmas Hopping

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Welcome to my 12 weeks of Christmas blog series

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Welcome to my very first blog series featuring the 12 weeks of Christmas. Did you realise that it is only 12 and a bit weeks until Christmas!! EEEKKK!!! Where has the year gone! I don’t know about you but my year has flown past.

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So for my first week, I’d like to share a couple of cards featuring the Reason for the Season stamp set and the matching Festive Flower Builder punch.

You may have noticed that I have a love affair with the Home for Christmas DSP. Well it is very lovely, you know!! It’s always hard to decide which side of the paper to use as both are so nice. For my first card, I chose the poinsettia paper and layer it with Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Daffodil Delight. I added a piece of the Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon and then created my sentiment piece using the Lots of labels framelits. I inked up the stamp using markers. I love this look!! I used 2 of the little crosses from the Festive Flower builder punch to make a little flower and added a rhinestone for a touch of bling. I’m very happy with how it turned out!!

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For my second project, I just had to create a poinsettia!! Some of the videos that I have watched showing how to put the flower together have suggested folding the petals in half to create dimension but I don’t like the look of the crease. So once I had punched out the petals (8 large, 4 small and 2 of the double petals) from the gold foil paper, I used my bone folder to curve the edges of the petals. A much more subtle look, I think!! I glued it together using multi-purpose glue and left it to dry. I carefully added the crosses on the top and included a pearl which had been coloured.

I decided to make a square card and added a layer of gold foil paper and a piece of the Winter Wonderland Vellum stack. You really can’t have too much gold, you know!! I added some sequins and used the note tag punch for the sentiment.

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Here’s a close up of the flower.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards this week. Check back again next Wednesday at 6pm for the next instalment!!

Happy Stamping

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