Monday, August 8, 2011

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop CSC 51

Inspiration from any of the designers-past or present!  I couldn't choose between Amy Wanford and Cristina Kowalczyk!  I loved Cristina's abstract butterfly and Amy's soft, delicate colors and I had never used my Modern Basics set from, I chose Amy's inspiration based on Cristina's inspiration and came up with this!



The second picture here gives you a better idea of what is going on with this card.  The white embossing on three of the butterflies and the sparkle outline (from a Sakura star pen) on the others as well as the sentiment, keeps the images from being utterly flat.  The grey mat is also outlined with the Sakura star pen-one of my favorite embellishing tools.  I was a little disappointed with the imperfection of transfer of the sentiment but the star pen helped give it more definition.  This is not one of my most satisfying projects and probably has a  lot to do with the incredible style and execution of the cards I CASED!!!  

I so much appreciate their examples and ongoing inspiration.  Thanks, Chupa for making this fabulous blog site available to all of us wanna-bes!

Card details:
Cardstock:  White, Smoky Shadow, Sweet Blush, (PTI)
Stamp Set:  Modern Basics, (PTI)
Ink:  Smoky Shadow, (PTI), Versamark
Other: White Gelly Roll pen, Star pen, (Sakura), White embossing powder, (Stampendous), dimensional foam adhesive, (Scotch brand)

I would love to hear your comments!

Thanks, for stopping by,


  1. I know what you mean about Amy and Cristina - they are fabulous! However, your card is equally fabulous! Love all the sparkle and shimmer. Thanks for joining us at CASE study.

  2. Love the simplicity of your work always so stylih and a joy to see.


  3. Ohh, this is beautiful...a CAS dream! Lovely images and what a great effect with the embossing...well done! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study and helping us celebrate our first birthday!

  4. Great card. I love that you used both designers.


  5. I totally agree, it was a difficult choice for everyone to make a selection this week! you have created a beautiful case, so elegant, loving the soft and subtle colours!
    Thanks for joining us for our birthday extravaganza and making it one to remember! :)

  6. Oh how gorgeous! I like how subtle the colours are :) Thank you so much for joining in our Anniversary festivities! :)

  7. Oooh! I love seeing how the design has trickled down to Amy and now you. So, so lovely! The rounded corners were the perfect touch; they echo the shape of the butterfly so nicely. Thanks for playing along with us!

  8. Suzanne,
    This is wonderful! I just love the Modern Basics set. I see that you work alot with PTI stamps. They have the greatest sets. I have a few myself. The new sets that are coming out this month are probably going to make it on my wishlist as well! LOL!

  9. Ha! Way to combine and CASE both Cristina and I with this fabulous card! Love the sparkly outlines of those butterflies :)
    Thanks for partying with us on CASE study!