I absolutely loved both Maile's original card and her CASE of herself. I have that Hero Arts Dogwood stamp, and it took all the discipline in the world to stop myself from just making an exact replica of each of her cards. But, I decided to be a good girl, and put my own spin on Maile's cards for this week's Case Study #140. I Loved the intricate and old fashioned look of the dogwood, the stamping on craft, the blossoms popped up and the background stamping. I used the Hero Arts Hydrangea, which I felt had the same sort of feel, and one of my favorite background stamps--Hero Arts Envelope. How perfect is that new twine I just got from The Twinery--black and craft and so yummy.
My next card is for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#27 and CAS-ual Friday's CFC#100, where I am playing the diagonal of Birthday, Bling, Punches or Dies.
Can you see the bling on this card--it is subtle, but these poppies are so delicate--the bling is a fine line of Stickles across the top of each poppy. I really love how this card turned out. Hibiscus Burst poppy on white card stock with the crackle stamp in Memento Pink. This is version #2. Version #1 was a sympathy card on Vintage Cream, with an Aqua Mist poppy and Ocean Tides sentiment. Sounds great, but just wasn't working for me. When I picked it up and made a huge smudge (note to self--wash ink off hands before handling cards), that was my clue to scrap it and try again. I like this happier version much better.
That's it for me. I am off today to take my 8th grader dress shopping for a graduation dress. Please wish me luck. She hates to shop and is a total tomboy. I think she would prefer to wear her soccer uniform, right down to the cleats, but I don't think her school will allow it. This will be very interesting. Unfortunately, she has already outgrown her Bat Mitzvah dress, which was another shopping nightmare. So, no easy out for me today.
Supplies Used (PTI):
Stamps: Hero Arts Hydrangea & Envelope Pattern, Sending You
Paper: Kraft, Kraft Pattern pack, Rustic Cream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Kaiser dots, Timeless Twine
Stamps: Verve Big Wish, Crackle
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Memory Box Prim Poppy die, Stickles
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