It's a two-fer post day today. For my Mixed Media Card Challenge please scroll.
Cool header, eh? Shery's talents extend beyond stamp and stencil design as you can see ;)
Welcome to the STAMPlorations girls' first CASEplorations post. We figured if we were asking you to join us on the Inspiration CASE Playground, then maybe we should do some CASEing too. So the first of every month we'll have a CASEplorations post. You never know, maybe we'll be CASEing one of your cards!
I personally love to CASE. So let's get right to it.
If you hang out in blogland, you surely know Julie Ebersole. Of Hello, Mondays in the Classroom at Ellen Hutson fame?
Well, check out her card. It just makes my heart smile.
|Source: Julie Ebersole|
So when I set out to CASE it ("copy and share everything"- more or less), I started by noticing the various elements - cupcake, pink, lotsa white, gold thread and sequins, black banner and splatters, doodling. I looked at it a couple times and then headed to my craft room.
I couldn't resist using a cupcake cuz I had the perfect one from Sketched: Cupcake but the splatters and cupcake for a birthday celebration morphed into a party which morphed into a shaker card in my brain. So I followed that thought and enclosed my cupcake inside a shaker.
I stamped the cupcake on white CS and on a scrap of watercolored CS. Added a bit more pink to the frosting before fussy cutting it and adhering it to the white one. Made some splatters on my cardbase and then it was shaker assembly time.
Gathered some pink and gold sequins and black star confetti and placed them and the cupcake on my card front. I used the Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle dies to cut one frame from CS and two from craft foam as well as a piece of acetate. Used Matte Medium and glued together CS frame, acetate, foam frame, foam frame, and cardbase - in that order. Put an acrylic block on it to dry overnight.
In a nod to the doodled line around Julie's card, I went over the stitches on the frame with a thin black marker. Added a couple star confetti pieces outside of the shaker too.
I love how the font on the one portion of my sentiment is the same as a part of Julie's! I heat embossed it in white onto black CS, using part of the sentiment from Vignette: It's your Day.
TIP: Stretch your stamps by selectively inking. Before inking it up, use tape to cover up areas of a stamp you do not want to use . Just remember to remove the tape before stamping :)
As a final nod to Julie's card, I wrapped some metallic gold thread around the sentiment which I cut into a banner shape similar to hers.
I hope you enjoyed hearing how I approach a CASE. Take another look up top at Julie's card and mine. See a resemblance? Then it's a CASE!
Remember, that's what it's all about over at the new Inspiration CASE Playground. Pick a DT card from the CASEplorations post on the first of the month or one of the Inspiration Project Posts (2nd and 4th Mondays and Fridays), CASE it and link your card up to the Playground gallery for the month. You could be the lucky random winner of a great prize.
Oh, and should the green fingernail in the photo have you irritated (Cornelia), this was the reason for it. Helau!
I'm squeaking in at the last moment at CASology 131 (not sure if a shaker qualifies as CAS) but it sure is birthday. And cuz it's all about shakers at Virginia's View February challenge! And at Seize the Birthday- Anything Goes.