I played along with the Case Study challenge again this week - I just love Laurie's work and casing her seems to result in cards that I'm really happy with! Here's what I ended up with:
I think the 'casing' elements are pretty obvious when you look at Laurie's card...! I used the same colour combo, vintage feel, embossed label, pink flowers, lace... maybe I should list the things I did differently lol!
I used my FAVE set from the new mini catty called Apothecary Art... my word this is a gorgeous stamp set! Right up my street as far as style and detail goes. I stamped the label image on Naturals Ivory cardstock and embossed with black EP then die-cut with the new framelits dies. I added a bit of Crumb Cake ink using an aquabrush to shade a little. The greeting is from the same set and was stamped with Rose Red ink. The background is Crumb Cake card, stamped with images from French Foliage using Crumb Cake ink and then the Eiffel Tower image was stamped over the top with Charcoal ink. I sponged and distressed the edges to imitate the shabby chic feel of Laurie's card. The flowers were created by die-cutting some circles from the Circles #2 die and cutting them into spirals and making rolled flowers - the leaves were cut from Soft Suede card using the Little Leaves die. I added some lace and some AMAZING new pleated ribbon from the summer mini as well as a few pearls to finish.
This card also fits with the Crafty Friends Challenge - to use two die cuts on your card.
Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Apothecary Art, French Foliage, Artistic Etchings
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake, Charcoal, Rose Red
Paper: Mocha Morning dsp, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Basic Black
Tools: Framelits dies, Little Leaves die, Circles #2 die, distressing tool
Accessories: Chantilly lace trim, Blushing Bride pleated ribbon, Black EP, pearls
Thanks for stopping by!
x Amy x