Thursday, October 3, 2013

CASE Study...New Muse...and a Tutorial

Happy Thursday friends! At CASE Study we're welcoming a brand new round of inspiration, a la our new Muse....Elena Roussakis! We've got quite a special treat in store for you this month, as Elena focuses her talents more on projects and fun paper crafts rather than just cards. I, of course, will take her inspiration and form it into a card for my own purposes, but it certainly is fun to see all kinds of different possibilities out there! Here's my shabby chic card a based on her project pictured below:

I used Maja Design's new Vintage Autumn Basics collection, paired with a some lace, Zva Creative pearls and Verve's newest release of stamps, this one is called Poppy Birthday. The bow was made with this technique here, which I experimented with a couple of years ago.

Here's how I made the ribbon flower/bow:
To make a loopy ribbon flower, I used some 1/8" Solid with Stitched Center Ribbon. I had discovered this method by accident...I was droning along on Pinterest one day when I saw the cutest loopy flower made with paper strips and I thought to myself, "Self? Why can't I use ribbon to achieve the same look?" Well, self could do it and did do it and now she's gonna show you how. Let's begin:

Here are my starting materials. Sharp scissors, 5 strips of each 1/8" Solid with Stitched Center Band ribbon in both Champagne/White (3" long) and Pink/White (4" long), strong adhesive, a ruler, fasteners and a small flower:

First I glued the ends of each strip together to form a loop:

 I held the ends together with a fastener while they dried:
Here is a picture of them drying: 

Then do the same thing with the 4" strips:

By the time you are ready to move on to the pink strips, the glue is dried:

Here's what they look like when they're all looped:

At this point, we need to make each individual flower by gluing all five loops together, doing two at a time:

Now I attached the two pieces together to make 2 separate flowers:

 And the glue is drying, again....

Glue the two flowers together, the smaller on top of the larger and stagger the design a bit:

Lastly you adhere the flower in the middle:

I hope you'll try it out, this type of flower is perfect for a CAS (Clean and Simple) design or a CAC (Cluttered and Complicated) --my specialty--designs. It's really an easy process...the hardest part was watching the glue dry! 

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

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 CSC160), 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!

Thanks for visiting and have a great night!

Stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Autumn collection (No. I, No. II, No. III-bs, No. IV, No. V-bs, No. XVI-bs) Maja Design, Early Espresso, Soft Suede (SU!) 
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Award Banner die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Pearl lines (Zva Creative, burlap, ribbon, paper flower, Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), paper distresser, lace, sewing machine, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. oh wow, this is so beautiful! And thank you for the tutorial - I will be trying it out!

  2. Gorgeous design, the flowers look like a lot of work, thanks for the tutorial :)

  3. Beautiful card and love the ribbon. Thanks for the tutorial - I will have to try is.

  4. andrea beauitful card, thanks for sharing the tut' again i forgot about it, so i will try to get this one done this time. thanks

  5. Andrea what a beautiful card...Love the flower and gingham and vintage feel. Hugs...Patti

  6. Shabby perfection, Andrea! Love the big of burlap in there too. Great tutorial. The mini clippy things are great -- raid hubby's stash ;)

  7. Andrea, do you think small glue dots would hold the narrow ribbons together, instead of glue?? Love the card!

  8. beautiful card, thanks for this step by step, bye from France,

  9. Gorgeous. Love CAC style. :) Thanks for the instructions for the loopy ribbon flower.

  10. This card is so YOU, my friend! Lovely, feminine, full of detailed goodies. Glad for the loopy bow tutorial...thanks!


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