Friday, October 4, 2019

Come To Gather for a Catalogue Case Work Around

I finished a successful Catalogue Launch last Saturday, with a number of card displays set up around my living room, focusing on several of the suites featured in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue. I had quite a few of the products I needed to complete these projects, but some things I didn't buy because I already had current product that was very much like it.

One such situation involved the Gather Together Stamp Set with it's coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. I bought the stamp set, but not the dies, because I felt I already had what I needed for leaves with the Seasonal Layers Dies. I didn't realize the cool things you could create with them with their embossing capabilities. These feats of prowess are used frequently in the samples for this set! To make the card you see above, I had to simulate that effect! But I did it!                                                                                                                             
Take a close look and see if you can figure out what I did:

  • The base of Early Espresso has the large leaf from Gather Together stamped randomly on it to make a background paper. 
  • Two patterns from Come To Gather DSP are used next as a banner and a circle frame.
  • The sentiment is embossed in white on Pretty Peacock.
  • The large leaf was stamped again in Early Espresso, but this time on the wood grain DSP from the same set. Without the dies, I had to fussy cut!
  • The workaround involved the two smaller leaves which, in the catalogue, were die cut/embossed with the dies. Spritzing them with water first, created the lighter coloured ribs that were so effective. 
  • What I did, was to use the Colourful Seasons stamp set to emboss the leaf pattern on the cardstock in white and then use the Seasonal Layers dies to simply die cut the perimeter of the leaf. To tone down the white embossing powder, I used the dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to colour over the white white lines and turn them more brownish.
  • The pumpkin is simply stamped in Cajun Craze and coloured in with Cajun Craze Blends as well as Pumpkin Pie.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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