Gather Together

As you can probably tell, Gather Together is one of my favorite Bundles in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog.  I have been posting it a lot lately.  It is also one my my customer’s favorite sets as many of them have purchased it.

To make this card I first needed to decide what colors to use.  Sometimes I pick a stamp set to decide what card to make but sometimes I pick Designer Series Paper.  Some of the colors that are on the various packs of DSP are not anything I would have thought to put together but they always look gorgeous.  I used the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper.  This particular piece  is Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot.  I decided that since these were pretty dark colors I wanted to add a little pop to them so I took out my Champagne Foil Sheets to cut the leaves and frame the Designer Series Paper.  If you haven’t seen this paper in person let me tell you that it is gorgeous.  It is a very soft and elegant gold.  Here is a tip on saving some paper ~ cut the leaves (or other shapes) out of the middle of the piece of cardstock or foil.  You won’t see where you cut it out because you have it layered underneath another piece.  I do this all the time.

Once I decided on colors and backgrounds I stamped Merry Merlot Leaf in Merry Merlot ink.  and then cut it out using the matching dies called Gathering Leaves.  By the way, you can save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and dies together in a Bundle.  I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink too on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

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