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


  1. Love this, Lisa! What a great take on Jill's card!

  2. Lisa, you are so creative! Love this adorable take on Jill's card! Beautifully crafted!

  3. This is just amazing! Congrats on a well deserved win last week!!

  4. This is so clever and creative- love it all, the colours are awesome!! congrats on your top 3 win last week!
    Thanks for sharing at CASE study this week! :)

  5. Jaw
    Everything about it ROCKS!

  6. Oh. My. GOODNESS!!! What an awesome take on the CASE study this week - you knocked the ball outta the park with this beauty!
    Thanks for joining us this week!

  7. Gorgeous card. Love your take on Jill's card. I adore her work

  8. Wowza! Fantastic piece of art! So glad to see you playing along again :)

  9. I adore this Lisa! The shingles are AMAZING.

  10. Wow Lisa! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your bird house and your sweet bird is a perfect match!