CTC #57 | Season Of Cheer

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?!

Next on your CASE-ing The Catty Season Of Cheer blog hop journey is the ever lovely Rachel over on her Stampin’ Pals page. Thanks for visiting and happy hopping everyone!

Happy stamping,
From your favourite Vintage Graffiti Artist,
Emma xo


13 thoughts on “CTC #57 | Season Of Cheer

  1. thepapercaper says:

    WOW! These are just WOW! I thought the same as Rachel. Loved the first watercoloured card and then scrolled down and POW – that bright card is a whole load of awesome! I might have to CASE it off you.
    P.S. Thanks for the shout out my lovely and always supportive friend! xx

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  2. Chris says:

    I thought Wow on your second card, but then scrolled to the third and WOW even more. The third would have to be my favourite! I hope you don’t mind but I think I’ll be trying my hand at caseing that one.


  3. Liz Gross says:

    i’m so glad im not the only one who has card making design thoughts while lying in bed- I thought i was overdoing it! and this proves that those nighttime inspirations are a good thing. I love the 2 watercolour numbers but my favourite is the red on Kraft, very stylish. Thanks for sharing this week. Gorgeous


  4. Alison Barclay says:

    Your cards are so creative and beautiful! I adore the ‘jolly’ card with the enamel dot on the wooden snowflake and your pink “peace” card is amazing!!


  5. rascur says:

    Well, I loved the first card (which is much nicer than the catty version), then went wow with the second (I do love traditional colours) then OMG with the third!! 3 simply gorgeous cards!!!


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