Thursday, December 5, 2013
We're doing something a little special for the month of December at CASE Study! We're honoring Cath and Moxie Fab World, wait 'til you see the inspiration photos for this month! Our first photo is simply dripping in fabulousness! I just love the opulence!
So, I was inspired by the peacock feathers, the color combo, the texture and of course the gold. So I gathered a selection of goodies echoing the inspiration photo and came up with this layered creation.
I had some actual peacock feathers in my stash left over from a wedding card commission and I couldn't resist using one, you can't beat the natural beauty of these! They really take center stage.
The sentiment is a mix from a Hero Arts stamp set that I embossed in Mirror Gold. I picked a mix of trims from my ribbon box, the Shimmer Gold Baker's Twine is from SRM Stickers. I spritzed everything with some Gold Glitter Spray from Crafter's Companion. I used some ordinary gold mirror cardstock and embossed it with an Anna Griffin embossing folder to create the background.
I had some beige seam binding that also worked pretty well with the gold tones. I couldn't resist adding some gold sequin trim, I was surprised how many gold things I could actually find in my craft room!
I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week at CASE Study, this card was a lot of fun to make and a nice break from all the Christmas cards!
Don't forget to visit the rest of the CASE Study team for some more inspiration! Have a great day!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock have teamed up with Tombow this week for a series of fun blog hops! It's holiday themed of course! You should have arrived here from Debbie's blog. Here are my cards for today!
I used a mix of Black Magic and Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection from Core'dinations on my first card, along with some fab Heidi Swapp papers from the Believe Collection.
I used the very handy MONO Glue Pen from Tombow to adhere the 'Dear Santa' sentiment (Silhouette #36106) and I also used the very smooth Stamp Runner from Tombow. The ribbon and lace are from May Arts. My second card uses the same products but I think it turned out slightly more masculine.
I used another silhouette file (#32787) and some more Black Magic and Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection from Core'dinations. The Core'dinations cardstock cuts so well in the Silhouette, it's a perfect weight and so easy to handle! I use the MONO Glue Pen from Tombow to adhere the sentiment and I also used the Stamp Runner from Tombow because it's just so fast!
Next up on the hop is the talented Gail Linder. Here's the full list of blog participants for today! Of course there are some PRIZES up for grabs too, visit the Core'dinations blog for all the details!
Thanks for dropping by!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Sadly it's true, The Craft's Meow is closing it's doors and as a result there is a huge clearance SALE going on. Today we're having a farewell hop for The Craft's Meow. You should have arrived here from Elizabeta Kushner's blog and you'll find the full list of blog participants on The Craft's Meow blog. I didn't have a huge amount of time to make my card for today so I went CAS.
I used the Little Angels stamp set along with one of the sentiments from Christmas Lantern from The Craft's Meow. I colored the little angel with some Distress Markers (still my favorite!) and did some fussy cutting.
Next up on the hop is the gifted Amy Tsuruta. The Craft's Meow is closing it's doors at the end of December. All stamp sets are greatly reduced, many marked down by as much as 75%. Shop early for the best selection! All orders of $25 or more will receive a free gift. Flat rate shipping for all US orders is $3.00 and $12.00 for all international orders. Check out the store blog for all the details.
I've really enjoyed my time with The Craft's Meow both on the design team and as a stamp illustrator. I'm very grateful to Lisa for giving me the opportunity to share my illustrations with the world, it's been a lot of fun! Farewell for now...