Thursday, July 19, 2012

CASE Study...Hello Friend

Welcome to this week's CASE Study challenge post! Can you believe that this is our 100th challenge? Next month kicks off our second year anniversary, so we are going to save the festivities for then. As far as today's challenge goes, we're into our third week with the ultra talented Kristii Lockhart...and wait to you see this sweetie of a card we're CASEing this week! First though, I'll show you how I was inspired by her lovely creation:

I was attracted to the charming gingham ribbon, the vintage-y lace underneath the ribbon and the "Hello Friend" sentiment. I chose to CASE those aspects while changing the design, making mine *mostly* monochromatic with the red and adding some die cuts, a doily and tying my ribbon into a different type of bow. For my card, I took a plain kraft base and added the Ribbon Carousel's  7/8" Red/Ivory Check Ribbon using this method here. Ok, well apparently the link is no longer available, but in a nutshell this is what I did: 1) Lay a length of the ribbon across the front of the card and attach to the inside cover. 2) Take the same length and make it into a loop. Put a glue dot in the middle of the inside and stick the insides together. Glue dot that down to the first strip. 3) Take 3/4 of that second length and repeat loop process again. 4) Add chotchkie (in my case a flower) to middle of bow. After that process, I add the doily, the kraft medallion, the sentiment panel and finally two Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork dies to each side. One is flipped over so that it gives a mirrored appearance for them both.

Want to see how the other CASE Study design team members were inspired?
Here's the list of the other ladies' blog:

Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC100), and link it to the CASE Study blog with the inlinkz widget. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose authors of the four most impressive creations, who will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards. In addition, there might be a person chosen randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  7/8" Red/Ivory Check Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), Elegant Scrollwork die (Memory Box), Flowers from a pick, button from my mom, Petite Scallop Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Doily, Rosette die (Alterations-Ranger), Ruby Red Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size:  5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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  1. Love how you used the gingham ribbon and the doily. Gorgeous CASE!!

  2. Oh my goodness Andrea. Your card is simply breathtaking! I love the gingham ribbon, the kraft medallion over the doily center, the Memory Box scroll work....oh gosh, EVERYTHING! Truly gorgeous!!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the way you did the bow and the doily with the kraft medallion.

  4. Wonderful - love the touch of red!

  5. Love the techniques you used! Just beautiful!

  6. Love everything about this. The red gingham is super sweet, paired with the doily and everything else. I'm lovin' that button from your ma!

  7. Love, love, love your take on the challenge!!! Love the ribbon and all the little details are absolutely amazing!!!!

  8. Saw this over at SCS -- just stunning! It also reminded me to re subscribe to your blog! I have missed your beautiful creations~


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