Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! I hope your week is going well and you’re ready to get inky. I am so happy you stopped by and if this is your first time visiting, please feel free to join my email list. Have you been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group to see what we are casing (copy and share everyting) this week? If not, here’s a look at the sample and the sketch:

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Isn’t that a pretty card? And this suite of product is absolutely gorgeous, so it makes you feel like an artist! With that thought in mind, I decided to use some of the product from the suite to create my take on our sample.

I followed the sample for the basics, I just changed it up a little bit. I started by cutting a piece of the Gold Foil with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The piece of Fine Art Gallery DSP that I chose coordinates with a piece of the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate. It has the gold foiling look that overlays right over the pattern on the DSP. It is stunning! I wasn’t sure how to attach the two together, so I tried a little of my Stampin’ Seal on an area that I knew would be hidden by my ribbon and you can’t even see the adhesive! So I added some on the corners and it worked perfectly. I then added the piece of coordinating ribbon, the Fine Art Ribbon that has gold strings braided into the ribbon. I used the “cheater method”, which is adding adhesive to the back of the layers and cutting a piece of ribbon long enough to cover the layers and pressing the ends into the adhesive. Then you cut another small piece and feed it under the strip of ribbon you’ve attached, tie it in a knot and trim it. This helps by not only saving ribbon, but you can place that knot exactly where you want it. After the ribbon was secured, I adhered it all to the card front. I stamped my sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Basic White and cut out the little die from the die set. I added it to the card front with Mini Dimensionals. I didn’t think the card front needed anything else with that gorgeous acetate, so no extra bling was added.

For my inside layer, I had another scrap of Basic White that I trimmed to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and stamped my favorite technique. I stamped the flower image in Pool Party, stamping off first, and my sentiment, from the Happy Thoughts stamp set, in Night of Navy ink, right over the floral. I absolutely love the look of this!

Isn’t that pretty? Especially with the font from this stamp set. It is one of my favorite sentiment stamps in the Jan-June Mini Catalog. For my envelope, I stamped the same floral image in Pool Party and the center image in Night of Navy inks. I think by decorating the envelope, it not only coordinates your project, but also personalizes it as I very rarely stamp them the same twice.

Now it’s your turn! Create your take on this week’s sample and share it with us over at the FB Group. You can create it exactly as the sample, or change it up a little or a lot; it’s all up to you! That’s the fun part of casing – there are no rules!! And if you aren’t a member of the group yet, not a problem! Just request to join, we would love to have you come and play along!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to get inky today. Happy Tuesday!

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