Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! If this is your first time, welcome and be sure to join my email list for all the scrappy news in my neck of the woods. Have you been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group yet this morning to see what we’re casing? If not, here’s a look at the sample and the sketch:
Isn’t that a pretty card? And I love that we have sketches too! It really helps cut down on your creating time! And if you’re new to the craft, it helps you even more! For my card I followed the sketch, but my stitched circles are smaller.
I have to laugh because when I set out to create my take on this week’s sample, it was going to be a masculine card. I started chose this DSP, but for the pattern on the backside, which is a wood grain. I even embossed it with the Hardwood Plank 3D Embossing folder thinking it would enhance the wood look, but when I was finished embossing it, you could see the embossed image! I started to set it aside and when I caught a look at the back, the side you see now, the card took a huge turn! 😉 I then chose my card base, which is in Rich Razzleberry, and then glued my DSP to the front. By gluing the de-bossed side, it really shows off the wood grain in the embossing. Next I grabbed a scrap of Whisper White and stamped my flower in Tuxedo Black ink so I could color with my Stampin’ Blends Markers. If you aren’t familiar with Stampin’ Blends Markers, they are Stampin’ Up!’s version of alcohol markers. I started with my Flirty Flamingo combo and colored the petals. Next I took my Dark Daffodil Delight marker and colored the center and then brought in some of the Light Rich Razzleberry marker around the center’s edge to mimic the flowers in the DSP. I cut it out with my stitched circle die and added it to the card front with dimensionals. Next I stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and cut it out with the next smaller circle. I punched out two sets of the leaf punch (which is retiring!) in Mossy Meadow and added them to the back of the Flirty Flamingo circle. I then grabbed some of the Braided Linen Trim and did that whole “fussy bun” technique and added it to the back of the circle. I used a few strips of Tear & Tape to adhere the trim down. I then added some more dimensionals to it and attached it to the card front. I thought pearls were the perfect embellishment, so I added a bunch.
I really love how this one turned out! It was way better then what I had in mind!! lol Isn’t it funny how things take a turn and turn out better then planned? For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink and then the leaf image in Mossy Meadow ink, stamping off first. That stamp coordinates with the punch too, so if you don’t have the punch, be sure to get it soon as it is on the Last Chance List of product that will be retiring.
Now it’s your turn. Create your take on today’s sample and share it with us over at the Facebook Group. You can create it exactly like the sample or change it up a little or a lot, it’s all up to you! That’s what makes casing (copy and share everything) so much fun – there’s no rules! And don’t worry if you aren’t a member of the FB Group yet, just request to join. We would love to have you come over and play along!
Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for my Facebook Live project. Have a terrific Tuesday!