Thursday, July 8, 2010

When in doubt.....CASE!!

I couldn't get my mind off of the sample on page 115 of the Idea Book and Catalog that used the new set, homegrown.  I don't have that set, yet......., but I knew I could CASE (copy and share everything) it using one of my favorite new sets, Friends Never Fade.  You know...the best source of inspiration is already in your hands.....or it should be ;)....the Idea Book and Catalog!!!  So - I went to work!

How did I do?
The card base is crumb cake (i {luv} that name....).  I stamped the flower image from Friends Never Fade in the new crumb cake classic ink and then took that baby to my color catcher and smooched it with my log cabin smooch spritz

The main image panel started out as confetti white.  I first embossed the flower image with clear embossing powder and then stamped the same flower with stamped off early espresso ink around it.  Next, I stamped the A to Z background stamp in early espresso.  Next - I "funned" the image up by sponging some color on the embossed flower.  I couldn't go on with out getting a little could I? ;)  I sponged crumb cake ink on the edges and lightly in the center.  Next, it got matted with chocolate chip and pear pizzazz card stock.  How about a closer look??

The horizontal panel is a strip of greenhouse gala designer series paper matted with a strip of baja blue.  I attached two white buttons from the Neutrals button collection with linen thread.  I wanted to pull some of the orange color up into that panel so I cut a thin strip of tangerine tango and trimmed the edges before adhering to the entire panel.  My sentiment is from Perfect Punches.  I stamped it twice.  The back layer was punched with the wide oval punch and the front layer was punched with the large oval punch.

I would love to know what you think of today's card.....I have a scrapbook layout to share with you tomorrow :)

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Anonymous said...

LIke this look, REgina - kind of shabby chic!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful, Regina!
Sharon Field

Brenda said...

Gorgeous -- looks great@

Carol Matthews said...

Beautiful! I love it!!

Diane J Ouellette said...

This is a GREAT card! Love how you cased to fit your stamps. Love it.

Lori Rider said...

This is beautiful - I love it! Congrats on winning Shelli's challenge!

Gayle Wheeler said...

Beautiful card. Congrats on your win!

Beedubya said...

Wonderful card, Regina! Congrats on your win!


Louise Sutton said...

I LOVE this, so gorgeous!