Thursday, March 7, 2013

CASE Study...Embossed Beauty

Welcome to a new month with CASE Study! Anyone who is a big fan of CAS is really going to get fabulous inspiration from this month's muse...Julie Ebersole! When I looked at her beautiful gallery of cards, I was floored! Beautiful style, wonderful colors and clever accents. As I was making my card, I felt that I came dangerously close to 'shamelessly CASEing' which you make your card so similar to the inspiration piece, that people wonder if there's any difference at all. Luckily, I went off into another (but similar) direction. Here's my card:

I wanted to use the embossing, the colored flowers and the design. I changed up the color of the flowers, the stamps, the sentiment and added a bow. The flowers are courtesy of Verve's newest release, this set is called Surely Goodness. I heat embossed the flowers and then colored them in with Copics. One thing about that is that first of all I colored onto kraft as opposed to white which changes the color of the ink. Secondly, kraft is not suitable for 'color pushing' which is the theory behind Copics. There was no color pushing, just coloring. Third and finally, Copics will color the white embossed lines, unlike water-based markers. I had to scratch off the color from some of the lines that accidentally got in the way of the marker...thanks to my 40+ year old eyes. :)

Here's our inspiration card:

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

and our March Guestie:

Here's the down-low on CASE Study's challenge:
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 CSC130), 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!

Stamps: Surely Goodness (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Tiny Sweet Scallop Tag die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), black satin ribbon, white embossing powder, Copics, Square Lattice embossing folder & decorative brad (SU!), crystals, Start Dust Stickles (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Such a beautiful card, Andrea!! Love the white embossed on the kraft. Looks like you were a good student and learned lots from the issues with kraft - no sign of any trouble from this end. Stunning use of that flower!!

  2. Oh how pretty! I love the look of the white embossing on Kraft. The black bow and matting on the little tag is sharp.

  3. Andrea, this is SO very pretty! Perfect CASE of Julies wonderful card!

    BTW: Thanks for linking to my blog, but I was the CASE Study guest in February and Brandi Hall is your guest for March. So maybe you want to change this? *smile*
    Sylvia xx

  4. Beautiful take on the muse card, I love the bold colours.


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