Thursday, June 13, 2013

CASE Study...Hello Friend

Hello CASE Study friends...we're back with another week of inspiration a la Lisa Spangler! Lisa has a lovely cozy, homey type feel to her cards. I wanted to try to convey that feeling with my card, using some vintage Maja Design papers:

I wanted to show off as much of the background paper as possible...since it is so lovely and in keeping with Lisa's design, I kept my embellishment to an {Andrea} minimum. The focal point consists of a piece of burlap, a spray of pearls, a seam binding bow and a pearl encrusted gem button. I later added the hemp bow and the sentiment stamped on a piece of vellum that was bannered-off with a square punch. (?) Not proper English, but alludes to what I mean.

Here's Lisa's sweet card:

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

Now all you have to do is play with us!
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 CSC145), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. 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 the authors of 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. If you'd like to be considered for our next month-long Guest Designer, put "GD" next to your name when linking up your project (only valid on every second challenge of the month).
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Stamps: Friendly Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Summer collection (1933) Maja Design, Pink Shimmer, Naturals White, vellum (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Pearl stems, burlap, crinkled seam binding, crystal button, pearl, square punch (SU!), dauber
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. You are too cute - LOL at the Andrea minimum :) Love the burlap and the vellum sentiment. Yes, I banner mine off all the time so right there with you. Hope all is going well ((hugs))

  2. This card is SO beautiful Andrea! Love all of it, specially the soft colors and those pearls and burlap! Simply gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous background paper and a delightful mixture of rustic and elegant embellishments. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent for our pleasure and inspiration!

  4. Very pretty Andrea and wonderful texture!!

  5. How beautiful! I love the burlap background with the pearls and soft bow.

  6. Hi Andrea

    In one word its BEAUTIFUL, i love these soft colors.

    Greetings, Danoesja

  7. Such a gorgeous card! I love your ribbon and pearls against the pretty!

  8. Gorgeous! That DP is beautiful, you did a great job embellishing but not hiding that great paper. I also like how much of the base card is showing, like a another mat. That looks really nice. Beautiful card as always!

  9. I found you through after you left a nice comment on a card of mine. Wow! your designs are amazing... it's so encouraging to have someone of your talent comment on something of mine, I just want to say thank you. I love your style and your interpretation of the sketch. so original.

  10. My goodness, this is just gorgeous, Andrea! As you know, I do love this paper, and the embellies you added are just so perfect. As always!

  11. Andrea,
    this is a stunning, and gorgeous card! I love the 'simple' embellishments, allowing that beautiful pattern paper to take center stage. Really beautiful!

  12. I want to say thank you for sharing your talents. I found you on Pinterest and stopped by your blog. I fell in love with the Maja papers and ordered a paper pad. They are so beautiful! Again, thank you very much!


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