Tasteful Touches for Stampin’ Through the Catalogue – With Extra Sparkle. I keep meaning to make projects for the Stampin’ Through the Catalogue Group, but never seem to be in the right place with my work schedule to. This week I have actually managed to sort a project out for today’s stamp set, Tasteful Touches.
As we have limited access to White Card at the moment, I thought I would drop a Very Vanilla Card into the mix. I have paired it with an interesting colour palette of Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink. The card has more layers than I typically use, but that adds to the dimension I think.
Tasteful Touches was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the Annual Catalogue (the catalogue that time forgets!), yet I have hardly used it. So I was thrilled when I spotted that this week the Stampin’ Through the Catalogue Team were going to feature it. Of course this also means that there will be lots of projects to inspire you to use this set. Simply go to Instagram and search for @stampinthroughthecatalog OR the Hashtag #sttcchallenge
My project is all about layers and texture, both real and imagined. What do I mean by that? Well there are obviously lots of layers on my card, with the three mats, plus I used Dimensionals to lift the flower. But I also added ‘texture’ by using the background stamped area and by adding some Clear Wink of Stella. Both of these help to give a sense of different textures. I love the background stamp as it gives an incomplete result, so is very forgiving for new stampers.
I decided to fussy cut the flower and pop it up before I thought about the Clear Wink of Stella. When I finished the card I felt something was missing, so pulled the Clear Wink of Stella. Clear Wink of Stella is almost impossible to capture in a photo, but it adds the most amazing amount of subtle sparkle (if you can have subtle and amazing in the same sentence).
So what do you think? Do you like the card? I do hope you do, I had such fun making it and hope you will pop over to Instagram and take a look at all of the other projects that are part of this week’s challenge.
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Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (14 x 9.6cm)
Third Mat – 5-1/4 x 3-1/2” (13.8 x 9.4cm)
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Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5 x 3-3/4″
ThirdMat – 4-7/8 x 3-5/8″
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