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CASE Study #209

Hello everyone,
I am a little late to share with you my CASE Study Challenge card today. But I am here now.
This is Debby’s muse card for Challenge #209
I LOVE white on Kraft. The combination is so elegant. And what an elegant holiday card this combination will make? That is what I have gone for. The other element I am inspired by in Debby’s card is the wreath, use of sequins and sentiment on vellum. Here is my CASE card.
White on Kraft slide8
Well, I have a slideshow to show you how I made a this card, rather a similar card. It is self explanatory but I have a lines describing each slide as well. Enjoy!
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Case Study Challenge, Reverse Confetti, Wplus9

CASE Study #208

Good afternoon everyone,
Sharing with you the second muse from Debby Hughes for the CASE Study Challenge.
Here it is for you.
Beautiful teacher’s tags. Love the simplicity of the tag and how the fantastic colouring of the apples take focus. But for me the inspiration is the entire photo. I love the settings Debby has created. The wooden plank background, the texture from the hessian bag and the jute twine, the bright red apples.  Love it. So I took all this into consideration to CASE my card.
Merry Christmas & a happy new year

I have used wooden plank background. It is a pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye. Then I have stamped and die cut the Poinsettia from Pretty Poinsettia stamp set from Wplus9. I have added a sparkly gold enamel dot at the centre of the poinsettia. The tag is from Reverse Confetti and so is the banner on which the sentiment is stamped. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I have added red twine to the tag and a piece of hessian behind the tag. Here is a closeup!

Merry Christmas & a happy new year closeup

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Altenew, Case Study Challenge, Reverse Confetti, Watercolour technique

CASE Study #207

Hiya, hello and hi dear friends,

After a month of celebrating the 4th anniversary with plenty of  prizes (Yay!) we are back to our routine muse challenge. This month’s muse is my all time favourite designer – Debby Hughes! She is full of talent and I adore her designs. I am sure you will all agree with me 🙂 Here is one of her recent card using Altenew Stamps as the muse.

How pretty is this card?  The colouring on the vellum makes the flower look soft and pretty. I love it this flower stamp set from Altenew. I have this set with me so I decided to use this set on my card too. I still wanted to use vellum and colour the flowers but did not want to CASE Debby’s card paper for paper, colour for colour, flower for flower…. You know what I mean? I am lots for the right word here lol!

Here is my card inspired by Debby’s muse card.
Fabulous as you are flat
I used watercolour paper and white heat embossed the flowers from the Altenew called Persian Motif. I then used Peerless Watercolour and Ranger’s Perfect Pearls to colour my flowers and leaves. I love how Peerless watercolour blends. So I have used purple and pink on the flowers and while wet I also added perfect pearls. This gives the shimmer on the petals as you can see below.
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I then stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti on a vellum die cut banner using Memento Luxe Lilac pigment ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. They are two sentiments which I stamped and heat embossed one below the other because I think it goes really well together. I LOVE this sentiment. 
I then folded the vellum banner a bit on the top and adhered at the back of the watercolour paper using clear tape. I mounted the watercolour paper on the card front. Then Pretty Pink Posh’s gorgeous gorgeous sequins Amethyst, Pansy Purple and Pink Peonies sequins. Here is a closeup!
Fabulous as you are closeup
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CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop week #2

Hey, Hello and Hi dear friends,

Welcome to the second week of CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop.

Last week was so much fun with plenty of past designers and muses participating. I am sure you have enjoyed hopping and got inspired. Did you play along too? This week is no different. We have a big lineup of designers participating in the blog hop. I am one of the lucky one on the list. Yay!

 Now, you should have come from the gorgeous and talented Maureen Merritt‘s blog. If not, I have a list of designers participatig later on in the post.

My CASE muse today is Laura Bassen. I LOVE her style of clean and simple card with vibrant colours which make big impact. I am a huge fan of her. Her videos are so much fun not just to watch how she does her cards but to listen to her chat. I enjoy all her videos. There is this card of Laura’s below which she recently made for Simon Says Stamp using the new SSS stencil.  I am CASEing this card today. Here is Laura Bassen’s card here on her blog. 

I cannot take my eyes off the beautiful colourful background. What an impact it makes on the card?  Then the simple combination of die cut and stamped sentiment completes it all. Brilliant. Inspired by that, I made mine.
Thanks card
I have created the similar vibrant colourful background using Funky Floral stencil from MFT and distress inks. I trimmed the card panel about 1/8″ smaller than the card front. I had this white frame on my desk. This is the negative after die cutting the centre rectangle using PPP die. I mounted this on the stenciled panel using foam adhesives. I die cut few of the big Thanks, a die from Simon Says Stamp using black cardstock and one from black glitter paper. I stacked and glued them for some dimension. I then adhered it across the frame. Finally, I have a few 6mm and 4mm Onyx sequins scattered and glued. Here is a closeup.
Thanks card closeup!
Hope I have inspired you to try some vibrant colourful background using stencils. Your next stop is to the queen of CAS style cards Donna Mikasa‘s blog. And here is the list of designers participating in the blog hop.
Why I am giving you the list of designers is because I want you to leave comments on all of them. Why again? There are a few fantastic sponsors giving away prizes. And you will be eligible for the draw to win only if you have commented on all the blog. So make sure you leave your comments on all the blogs. Comments open until midnight following Tuesday.
Here is the list of sponsors:

 Poppy Stamps

Pretty Pink Posh
The Twinery

You can also play along with us. CASE Study Blog has a linky. So if you are inspired by any of the designer’s cards and want to CASE them, please do and link your project. If you have a muse/inspiration of your own, CASE and enter your project. We love to see what you have done. 
Happy Hopping and have fun!

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Case Study Challenge, Uniko Studio

CASE Study #202

Hello everybody,

Welcome to the last CASE Study with Shari Carroll. I am sad this is the last card from Shari but it has be super cool to CASE her cards this month. This is the last muse card from Shari.

I LOVE the big bright red flower against the kraft background, especially the shades of the red. Similarly the green coloured flower used as leaves. So my card is based of these inspiration.
Celebrate card
I wanted to make a normal sized card. But the biggest flowers I had in my collection were from Uniko Studio’s Pure Florals. They are not big enough. Shari’s card is smaller, so the single flower is big on the card. I decided to stamp a cluster of flowers and leaves. Using masking technique, I stamped the flowers and leaves in Versafine Black Ink and heat embossed with clear sparkly embossing powder. I already loved the black embossed cluster on the kraft panel. I then used copics to colour the flowers and leaves. I have used three reds and two greens. The flower centre is yellow. Did I tell you that I love colouring on kraft cardstock? But this one was soooo beautiful, that I felt so proud having created it. To add some shimmer, I coloured the flowers using Wink of Stella clear pen. You can see it in the photo below.
Celebrate flat
For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Fontiment also from Uniko Studio on the banner die cut from Reverse Confetti. I love love the font of this sentiment. I adhere the banner on the top right corner slight off set. I trimmed off the excess. Finally accented with some red enamel dots. The finished panel is adhered to the card based using foam adhesives.
Celebrate close up!

I am pretty proud with how this card turned out. Hope you are inspired. Come and join me in the challenge.

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In August CASE Study is celebrating its 4th Anniversary. Yay!

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CASE Study #201

This is my second post for today. Here is my Runway Inspired Challenge post.

Today I have another gorgeous digital card from Shari Carroll as the new CASE Study Challenge muse. Yay! I love CASEing Shari’s cards. Don’t you? So come and play along the challenge.
Here is Shari’s muse card and you can read how she created it HERE.

After I read how Shari made this card, I was so inspired by the use of digital designs. So I decided to do the same. Here is my CASEd card.
Good day Sunshine card
I browsed through  Kerri Bradford design blog and found this fab digital phrase – Good Day Sunshine. This is a freebie. Yay! Kerri has plenty of freebies for you. Explore them. I simply printed the phrase on a white cardstock and yellow cardstock. Trimmed to size. Then diecut Sunburst die from Simon Says Stamp on the yellow cardstock. I went through the phrase with Wink of Stella shimmer. The yellow diecut  is mounted on top of the white cardstock using foam adhesives aligning with the phrase. Pretty Pink Posh’s Oynx sequins is added as accents. This panel is glued on the black card base.
Good Day Sunshine horizontal
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In August CASE Study is celebrating its 4th Anniversary. Yay!

Cannot wait for the fun!
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CASE Study Challenge #200

Hello, Hi, Hiya and G’day!

This is a scheduled post but by now I should be back home. Yay! Home sweet home! To those of you wondering where I had been, I had gone to India to visit my unwell Father-in-law. He is much better now except for some residual symptoms post head injury.

Anyway, I have another of Shari’s card for you as CASE Study muse today. I never get tired of CASing Shari’s cards. I think you will agree with me here, right? 

I love the layout of Shari’s card and all the white spaces. With that as my inspiration, here is my CASEd card.
Hello card
This is another no stamp card. All I have used are white cardstock and embellishments. I used some of my old American Craft Dear Lizzy sticker book and fabric stickers on my card. I followed the layout of Shari’s card for the placement of the stickers. Finally embellished with the gorgeous gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I really love how my CASEd card turned out. Hope you  like it.

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CASE Study Challenge #199

Hello everybody,

Welcome back to another CASE Study challenge. This month’s muse is one of my favourite designer – Shari Carroll. This is Shari’s second muse card.

And here is my CASed card.
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I am inspired by the circle die cut and use of pattern paper to add colour and texture to the card. So on my card, I have used a circle digital die cut from Studio Calico. I had it from one of the kit year year. For the pattern paper I used the papers that came with Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. I think it was the April kit. The sentiment is from Mamma Elephant. I then added some enamel dots to finish off my card. I mounted this digital die cut on the navy card base.

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Case Study Challenge, MFT

CASE study #198

Helloooo my dear friends.

Welcome to a new CASE Study Challenge. We have a new designer muse this month. Did you happen to guess who it was from the sneak peek? Yes! You are correct –  the very talented and gorgeous Shari Carroll. I adore her work whether it is her cards, or colour coordinate videos on SSS or her journal pages. Her work is a great source of inspiration to me and I am a HUGE fan of her. How lucky are we to CASE Shari’s cards? Yay! I am thrilled 🙂
So here is the first muse card from Shari. Here is the link to this card on her blog.

What a beautiful background? I really love the grey and white. It give a neutral but subtle textural background to work with. I am no pro working with sprays. So I opted for sponging for my background. Here is my CASE card.
remember this card 1
I have used Funky Floral stencil from MFT and Fog ink from Simon Says Stamps to sponge my background. I love love this background. The rest of are stickers from Dear Lizzy collection from American Craft. No card of mine are complete with Pretty Pink Posh’s sequins. So I do have some beautiful colour sequins to accent my card. No stamping on this card at all. Very happy with my CASE on Shari’s card.

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CASE Study Challenge #197

Hiya everybody,
Welcome once again to a new CASE Study challenge #197. This is the last of Pamela Ho’s card. She is such a talented papercrafter and I am lucky to CASE four of her cards. 
This is her muse card for you this week.

What inspired me are two things – all the stamped circles and the colour combination of black with pop of orange. I being a bright girl, used a lot of orange with pop of black on my card below.

Rock star card

I die cut Bubble cove rup die from Simon Says Stamp using scrap cardstock and used it as a stencil to sponge some bright neon orange Hero Arts ink. I then randomly die cut small circles using a small circle die. I used MFT’s Rock On stamp set and stamped the sentiment and the images in black. Finally used black enamel dots here and there. Very happy with how I CASed this card. I am sure my son will love it to give his friend.
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