Hey everyone! Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday – the first of the year! If this is your first time here, welcome and be sure to join my email list! Have you been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group yet this morning to see what we’re casing (copy and share everything)? If not, here’s a look at the sample and the sketch:

Isn’t that a cute card? As you can tell from mine, I changed it up quite a bit, which is the fun part of casing!

I changed not only the layout from a landscape to a portrait, but rather then having just the card base as the background, I used a piece of DSP cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. I have wanted to play with the Little Ladybug set for awhile and I thought today should be the day!

I chose Poppy Parade for my card base and the DSP is from the Brights collection and is also Poppy Parade. I cut a scrap of Whisper White with the Stitched Nested die that matches the measurements in the sketch. Then I stamped the flower and the ladybug in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink since I was coloring with my Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!’s version of alcohol markers. I colored the flower using Light Poppy Parade for the center and I also added a little to the petals to bring in some of that color further into the petals. Then I took my Dark Mango Melody and colored on the outline in the center of the flower and blended it with the bit of Poppy Parade. I then took my Light Mango Melody and blended it all and filled in the rest. I used the Granny Apple Green combo on the stem and leaves and added some Wink of Stella to the entire flower. The front of the ladybug with the Smoky Slate combo and the Light Smoky Slate for her face. I wanted a more solid black for her back and the polka dots, so I colored them with the Light Basic Black marker. Next I colored her wings with the Light Poppy Parade and then added the label to the card front with dimensionals. For the sentiment layer, I cut a scrap of Granny Apple Green to the measurements in the sketch and stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black. I added it to the label with a little bit of Snail and a dimensional to stabilize it on the card.

For the inside I had a layer of Whisper White in my scrap cut at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ that I used. I masked the stamp that has multiple mini ladybugs so that I only stamped one, then colored it with the Light Poppy Parade and the Light Smoky Slate marker. I had a strip of the DSP leftover so I trimmed it to fit the layer and glued it to the top of the layer. I stamped the sentiment, glued it to the inside and voila, done!

Now it’s your turn! Create your take on today’s sample and share it with us over at the Facebook Group. As you can see from mine, you can change it up as much as you want, it’s all up to you! You could even copy the sample exactly as is, this is where casing is so much fun! And if you’re not a member of the group yet, that’s okay, just request to join – we would love to have you play along with us!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great Tuesday!

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