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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Pootles Design Team Week 1

Pootles Design Team Week 1 of 4







Hello folks!

Today is an extra special post. I am on my upline Pootles (Sam Donald’s) design team for October. That means that every Thursday in October me a a small group of us will feature a stamp set we have been given. Sam will be sharing us on her blog so you can jump around and see everyone’s projects. 

We have all been given the stamp set Brightly Lit Christmas. If I am honest this wouldn’t be my first choice but since playing with it I am in love! That’s the great thing about crafting, on paper things may not look exciting but after a play and adding in some other projects things become wonderful. 

I am so grateful and lucky to have a fab team and upline. Sam giving us the opportunity to be featured on her very successful blog is wonderful. Being giving a ‘hard’ stamp set in my opinion is also fab. It means I have to stretch myself and I have made my favourite card of all time which I am sailing for week 4!

My card measures 5 7/8 inch x 4 2/8 inch that’s 10.6cm x 14.7cm. 
I used thick very vanilla as my base.
My real red mat is cut at 1/4 inch that’s 1/2cm shorter and narrower than my base.
My very vanilla layer is  1/4 inch that’s 1/2cm shorter and narrower than my mat. 

I punched a 1 1/4 inch circle from real red
1 inch circle from soft suede
1/2 inch circle from soft suede

My faux washi tape strip is 3 11/16 inch that’s 9.2cm and 1/2 inch that’s 1.3cm wide. I did make mine a little longer so I could wrap the edges around the layer. 

My sentiment and circles are all popped up with dimensionals.

I used a glitter gold gel pen to do faux stitching around the layer and colours in the light. I added some faceted gems and enamel shapes with some gold vinyl stickers just to make the card really pop and sparkle. I popped a sticker inside the card as well. 

As you can see from my photo I used a variety of images including the lamp post, sentiment and presents from the stamp set. 

Colours -
Very vanilla 
Gold
Real red
Soft suede
Emerald envy
Whisper white craft ink
Memento black 

I hope you like this first card and please check out the res of my teams. 

Thanks again for this opportunity Sam.

Lots of love
C
Xoxo