Monday, June 27, 2011

*EDIT* Top Three Winner of this CASE Study Challenge #45

Here is this week's card from Jill Foster on the CASE Study Challenge Blog. Below is my take on it.

*EDIT* I am one of the winners of the Top Three Award at CASE Study for this card, which was inspired by Jill Foster's card above. So happy ;-)
Since Jill's take on her own card used some text, I decided to use a whole page from an old book. I tore the edges to fit my white card base. I stamped the bird and branch image from Rubber Soul in black soot Distress Ink on the page. I then started to lay in the color, all with Distress Inks. Antique linen and mustard seed for the yellows and then peeled paint and faded jeans for the blues and greens. I adhered the page to the white card. I hand cut the label shape after I stamped the thinking of you sentiment. I inked the edges of the label with antique linen, a small amount of the faded jeans and finished it off with walnut stain and adhered it to the card. Lastly, I added the same colors around the whole card to tie it together. TFL!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #44

Here is my take on Jill's card this week over at CASE Study Challenge Blog. I wanted the butterfly to take center stage on this card so I made a small card with this new butterfly die from Memory Box. I used blue cardstock that I covered with Perfect Pearls for the wing. I die cut the wing from black cardstock and glued it to the blue paper. I cut the whole image out and adhered it to the orange panel which I made with white cardstock and spiced marmalade Distress ink. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts tucked up close to the butterfly. I used the Tim Holtz ruler to pierce the edges of the card and adhered the whole thing to a black panel to mat it. The following photo shows more of the beautiful Perfect Pearls colored wing. TFL!

Perfect Pearls shimmer shown on wing.

Monday, June 13, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #43

Here is this week's challenge card from Jill Foster. Below is my take on it.
When I saw Jill's card, my immediate thought was to try and keep as many elements of her card in mine. So by using her color scheme, bird and circle elements, this is my card. I started by drawing this birdhouse shape from white cardstock. I then used Distress ink in antique linen and colored the house. I then inked up a Penny Black background stamp in more antique linen and stamped the script. I cut a 1/2" piece of plain cardstock and used it to make the clapboard on the house by lining up the paper and inking with more antique linen, going heavy on one side and fading it out at the bottom. This is repeated the whole house. I then cut a separate piece of cardstock for the roofline and inked that with frayed burlap Distress ink. To add interest, I drew the woodgrain on this piece after inking then glued to house. I cut an 1 1/2" circle for the entrance to the birdhouse and glued in place after inking in frayed burlap. I then took a Martha Stewart bird stamp and stamped in black ink over everything. I then stamped more of the flowers and stems here and there. I colored the stems with marker and for the flowers I used a couple of my punches and colored with dusty concord Distress ink. For the bird, I stamped the image two times onto white cardstock. I colored one image with fired brick Distress ink and the other image with spiced maralade Distress ink, mixing a little of both colors on the tail. I cut out the red portion of one bird and pieced in onto the orange part of the second bird. For some more dimension, I used foam tape to adhere the bird to the card. For the inside of the card, I cut another birdhouse shape and colored with antique linen. I also added some of the same stamped flower images and added the same roofline inside the card. I scored the back portion of the card at the roofline and that became the hinge point for opening the card. Hope you enjoy the card and TFL!

card open

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

*EDIT* Top 3 Winner of this CASE Study Challenge #42

*EDIT* I just found out that I am one of the winners of the Top 3 Award at CASE Study and I'm thrilled! Such an honor to be chosen one of the winners where the inspiration for the card came from Jill Foster! This is some great company to be in ;-)
I happened to be on the CASE study challenge blog and thought I would give it a try. The muse there this month is Jill Foster, who's work I just love! Here's my take on her card...

Since Jill's card has white embossed flowers and a teal background, I wanted to stay with that. I started my card by stamping the sunflower images (Stampendous) in Versamark on a white cardstock panel, then covering with white embossing powder. After heatsetting, I applied Distress ink in yellows and oranges to the sunflowers, taking care not to color over the white lines into the background area. I then started to color the background to make this teal color with blue and green Distress ink. I then used a brown Distress ink to add some randomly spaced dots to the background. The brown was also used for the centers of the flowers and the edges of the panel and for the sentiment. I stamped a few tiny butterflies (Papertrey Ink) and cut them out of white cardstock. I then attached them around the card using Glossy Accents and covered them with teal Stickles. Lastly, I attached the sentiment with some foam tape. Hope you enjoy the card. TFL!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Spring Tree

I made this card for the Penny Black blog challenge using borders. I decided to make a postage stamp for the main image using two Penny Black stamps. I colored the tree image in blues and green and then spritzed it with pearlized water and then stamped on white cardstock. I then cut a mask of the tree. After the mask was in place, I stamped the script in Versamark ink and covered it with clear embossing powder. After it was heat set, I used green Distress ink to color the panel, keeping the mask in place. I used Staz-on black ink to stamp the 45c for the postage stamp. I then used an EK Success postage stamp border punch to create the white panel. I adhered both pieces to a black & white polka dot patterned paper. I then cut a blue piece of cardstock to size and used the envelope patterned background stamp from Hero Arts. It seemed a perfect choice to use the envelope patterned stamp since the main image was a postage stamp. I then stamped 'spring' from Purple Onion Designs. Lastly, I adhered the whole thing to a white card. TFL!