Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! Don’t you just love Tuesdays? So much easier then a Monday. 😉 So have you seen today’s case over at the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group? If not, here is what we’re casing this week:
I love the layout of this card so I kept that and changed up the flowers. I like the sunflowers from that set, but I wanted something a little softer. Here are the measurements for my card:
- Card base in Early Espresso cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Wood Textures DSP cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Watercolor Paper cut at 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
- Whisper White 1″ strip from scraps
To create the background on the watercolor paper, I used one of my aqua painters and some Balmy Blue ink. After it dried I distressed the edges. To do this you just take a dull pair of scissors (don’t want to ruin a good cutting pair) and rake it across the edges. Personally I am not a fan of that only because of the scrapping sensation it makes; just like fingernails on a chalkboard. I have one of the retired Stampin’ Up! distress tools from years ago and just used that. I know it shouldn’t make a difference in the sensation, but for some reason it does. Just another one of those quirks! 😉 After I finished distressing it, I added a piece of the burlap ribbon from my scrap bin to it. The bow is from another piece of scrap burlap that had been cut to create bows. I did stamp some of the small daisies in Balmy Blue on the background, but just didn’t like them, which is why I tried to cover them up with the punched daisies. I stamped the daisy image four times in Daffodil Delight and then punched them out. I adhered them together with Mini Glue Dots, then added the leaves that had been punched in Call Me Clover cardstock. I added them to the watercolor paper with dimensionals. Next I took my clear rhinestones and faceted gemstones and colored them using the Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Marker. It is so nice to be able to match your embellishments just by coloring them! For my doily I used a quarter of one that was left over from another project and colored the back side of it with the same marker. The pearlized side didn’t color well and was just too light for me, but the back side takes the color really well. I like how it has a denim feel to it. Once I was done coloring it, I added a couple of Mini Glue Dots to it and added it to the back of the watercolor paper, then adhered it all down to the card front. I added my gems and then realized I had forgotten the sentiment! Grabbed another scrap from my bin, stamped the Thank You from the Delightful Daisy stamp set in Early Espresso ink, flagged the ends and added it to the card with a couple of dimensionals and was done. I really liked how it turned out. I think it has a rustic feel to it with the burlap and the color scheme. What do you think?
Now it’s your turn! Create your take on today’s case and share it with us over at the Facebook Group. The great thing about casing is you can create it just as it is or change it up a little or a lot, it’s all up to you. I hope you decide to come over and play along with us. It really is a fun group. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great Tuesday!