Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! I hope your week is going well. Can you believe it’s November already??? Wow! This year is flying by! So have you been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group this morning to see what we are casing (copy and share everything)? If not, here’s a look at the sample and the sketch:
Isn’t that a pretty card? As you can see, even though I used the same suite of products and used the same measurements that are listed in the sketch, mine looks quite different.
I started by creating mine in a landscape format. I love the colors in the sheet of DSP that I chose from the Painted Christmas pack. This sheet can definitely be used for more then Christmas! My card base measures at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and it’s scored at 5 1/2″ and was in my stash from a previous project. I love it when I can use up those leftovers!! I attached my piece of DSP with some Stampin’ Seal adhesive and then started on my other elements. I cut my label from a scrap of Basic White and stamped my sentiment in Merry Melody ink all the way to the right of the label. I then attached it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped my pine cone from the Christmas Season Bundle on another scrap of Basic White. It’s a two-step image, meaning you stamp a portion in one color and the second in another color of ink. I chose Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks. I then die cut the pine cone and set it aside. Next I die cut a scrap of Evening Evergreen with the one of the large dies in the bundle. I trimmed off a few of the branches to mimic the DSP and layered them behind the pine cone. I added dimensionals behind the pine cone and then added the branches to give it some depth. Since the branches covered the dimensionals, I used Mini Glue Dots to attach it to the label. I then grabbed a piece of the white Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon and colored it with my dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends, our version of alcohol markers. I tied it in a bow and added it to the base of the pine cone with another Mini Glue Dot. I carefully added some Wink of Stella to the pine cone and branches for that icy look. I then sprinkled on some of the Holiday Rhinestones for more bling.
For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot. I wanted to brink in the outside of the card to the inside, so I stamped some pine branches in Evening Evergreen ink, stamped off and another pine cone, repeating the steps in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks. Since I knew these images needed to be stamped off, I stamped the flap of my envelope first, then the inside layer. This way you aren’t wasting any ink! The piece of Basic White that I used measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and was another leftover piece.
Here’s the envelope:
What do you think? It’s a Christmas card without being a Christmas card! lol 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 just like 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. You get to create it in your own style. And if you aren’t a member of the group, no worries. Just request to join; we would love to have you come and play along with us!
Thank you so much for stopping by my neck of the woods. I hope you have a great rest of your week and have a chance to get inky with us!