CASE the catalogue: Life is so much better (Petal Passion DSP)

by Kylie
Life is so much better with you in it

Hi, time for another turn of CASE the catalogue and this time we are returning to the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper because, as you know, I am addicted to colouring this paper. I also *love* all of the samples featured in the Occasions catalogue and it is my hope to make many of them over time (and yes, I’ll be sure to share with you).   (Reminder: the catalogue is there to inspire so CASE away but just make sure you give credit where appropriate).

So how did the card come together?  Firstly, I coloured the patterned paper with Stampin’ Blends.  Don’t you agree the Pool Party background looks beautiful with the black and white design?  It is definitely a look I plan on re-creating on other projects.  I trimmed the paper to size and angled it slightly on the cardstock base.  I love doing this from time to time because you don’t have to worry about whether you have the perfect space on each side of your panel.

Next, I  used a flower die from the Petals & More Thinlits die set and cut out two to put behind my sentiment to give a little extra dimension and interest. I stamped the sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set on the label sticker from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Park and layered it over some black cardstock and white ribbon.  So pretty!   I adore how all of the different pieces match together so well.  It makes me look super clever!  Your recipient will think you are so very talented – even if you don’t feel like you are!

Here’s the card…

Life is so much better with you in it

Having made the card I can tell you my biggest tip, and something I didn’t realise until too late – be careful where you cut your paper, especially when you want one image to be the focal point. For the above, I coloured the image but it wasn’t until I was assembling the card that I realised my sentiment and banner were actually obscuring half the flower I had planned to feature. I think it is still a lovely card, but I would have liked to see a little more of the flower. So, that is definitely something to watch out for when you are trying to feature a particular part of a piece of designer series paper.

Do you like this CASE the catalogue feature? I’m planning on making it a regular part of the blog. Sometimes the cards will be pretty close to the card featured in the catalogue and other times, the card will end up looking quite different.  It is impossible to know how it will go; such is the nature of creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.

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Jeanne H January 29, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Yes, I do like the “Case the Catalogue feature. Sometimes there are things we miss.

Kylie January 29, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Oh good, Jeanne! I am pleased to hear this. I think it will be a good feature. Thanks so much for commenting!


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