|Say good bye to the 2014-2016 In-Colours - Tangello Twist, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss|
If you've been working your way forward through this hop you'll have arrived here after visiting the totally talented Libby Fens's blog. What a great selection of cards she posted to start this blog hop off.
CASEing Our Friends:
For my first project I've been given the privilege of CASing a card designed by the very talented Marie Green. Marie has one of those great blogs where you want to spend time wandering so it was difficult narrowing down my choice of cards to CASE. If you haven't visited Marie's "My Tanglewood Cottage" blog site before, make sure you do, because you'll come away with lots of ideas and tips.
Telescoping Card Technique:
For my first CASE I fell in love with one of her more recent projects entitled the "Traveler". This is simply an incredible and inspirational card which offered me an opportunity to play with a "new to me" technique called "telescoping". Here is Marie's stunning "Traveler" card.
Here's My Card:
For this card I've used three of my favourite retiring in-colours - Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey for the base and layers of my card. I also used a gorgeous designer series paper featuring those colours from the "Going Places" DSP paper pack which also retires the end of May 2016.
Here's a closer look at the "telescoping" layers used to highlight the big blue Maine Lobster. I only added three layers, while Marie used four in her sample. I have to say I'm totally fascinated by the 3-D dimension this easy technique achieves. Tip: Make sure that you increase the depth of the foam tape for each layer you add above the first layer and use good firm foam tape so the layers don't sink.
Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Party Pants, Number of Years, Boys Will Be Boys
Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mellow Moss, Versa Mark and Gold Glory EP
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon
DSP: Going Places (Spring Occasions 2016)#140581
Accessories: Square Framelit Dies, Heat Gun, Large Number Framelit Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Foam Tape
Peek-A-Boo Technique Card:
For my second CASE I chose a Peek-A-Boo Technique card from Marie's blog, that actually was part of the Watercooler Blog Hop in April 2015. Again, this is a "new to me" technique and I just had to try it with my own spin for a boy's birthday card.
Here's my card:
For this fun masculine peek-a-boo card I started with a Very Vanilla card base covered with a Mossy Meadow/Very Vanilla designer series paper from the Going Places DSP pack. I used the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set to stamp the Robot in Mossy Meadow ink. I used a blender pen and Hello Honey ink to colour the Robot. The Lego image was stamped on scraps of Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow and then fussy cut glued together to form one multi piece block. I stamped the YoYo image as a background on the sentiment piece in Hello Honey. This is such a fun stamp set to have on hand for crafting kids cards.
Double Fold Card:
For my third and final project I was inspired to CASE a card made by Lisa Curcio of Lisa's Stamp Studio. She called it a Double Fold Card.
|Grateful Bunch Double Fold Card by Lisa Curcio of Lisa's Stamp Studio.|
Here's My Card:
The sky's really the limit when creating with this fancy fold card. It's just that super simple but it packs a big wow! I chose to use Blackberry Bliss as the main colour in this card and have added only small touches of Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow. I think it turned out pretty posh?
Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Party Pants
Card Stock: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: The Big Shot, Botanical Gardens Thinlet Dies, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Black Berry Bliss Ribbon, Rhinestones, dimensionals
I hope you're having fun on the blog hop today and that my creations have been an inspiration for you. Let me know if you have any questions about the projects I made, I'd be happy to respond.
Now it's time to move on to the amazing Buffy Cooper's blog to see her wonderful creations. Enjoy!
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