CTC381 – Boughs of Holly Twist

This year is definitely flying by! We are already into August and before we know it, Christmas will be just around the corner. Luckily we have some more inspiration for you to get a start on your Christmas cards (if you are ready to do that). This week we are CASEing the Boughs of Holly Suite on page 24 of the July to December 2022 Mini Catalogue. I decided to give my card a bit of a twist though and didn’t actually make a Christmas card.

I chose to case the card that is top left of the image above. If you look closely at my card you might see the similarities as to where my inspiration came from. I have a patterned background, rectangle mat with focal image, sentiment strip in the top left and ribbon/twine tied in a bow.

The DSP background comes from the Design a Daydream DSP which you can get with your host rewards. I’m not sure what this technique is actually called. Maybe coloured blackboard? Anyway I stamped the jar and flower images from the Jar of Flowers stamp set in Versamark ink onto Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I then coloured the embossed flowers & leaves with watercolour pencils.

I couldn’t find any ribbon to match so ended up using the retired Nature’s Twine in Blackberry Bliss. The sentiment comes from the Celebrating You stamp set which I also heat embossed. I decided to put it on an angle rather than straight like the original card as I didn’t want to cover up the coloured flowers.

Next up is Rebecca with her case of the Boughs of Holly Suite. I think a few of the team might be casing this same card, but keep hopping around to see everyone’s creations. Even if we case the same card, our final creations are very different.

Don’t forget to share your creation on our Facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with.

Until next time, happy stamping

Michelle

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