Saturday, September 1, 2012

CASE Study

CASE Study is celebrating its 2nd anniversary, and they've had some really fun challenges this past month! This time we are to pick a card of our own and CASE it.  Here's my choice:



A big part of why I liked it was the beautiful designer paper that was showcased.  This led me to thinking about what other paper I could use for the same reason, and I remembered this gorgeous 12" paper from Prima's Romantique collection that I found at Hobby Lobby earlier this year.  It is a vintage floral, with a subtle overprinting of text.  I don't normally buy papers this big anymore since the 6" pads were born - the scale is usually not right for cards, but I made an exception and bought it anyway - so glad I did!  Here's my new card:


supplies: eggshell cardstock (thanks, Joy!) and rust to frame, Prima Romantique Collection "Estella" dp,  Lifestyle Crafts Vine embossing folder, Technique Tuesday This is the Day by Ali Edwards sentiment, Art Print Brown ink, K&Company Grand Adhesions butterflies 'Susan Winget Nature Insect"

Just to change things up a bit I embossed the printed panel instead of the card base this time.

I love the added texture it gives - kind of like brush-strokes on a canvas........

21 comments:

Jenée said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I like the way you changed up the panel that you embossed. It does look like canvas art. However, I also like the clean lines of the first card. I would be hard pressed to say that I like one better than the other. They are both stunning.

Maureen Morton said...

The embossed paper is so lovely - the texture works so well with that rich image. And I just love Ali Edwards' sentiments. This came together so beautifully, Lin. Have a great weekend.

Barb said...

Wow! I can see why you bought that gorgeous paper, Lin! Love the way the embossing looks too - but those butterflies?! OH, MY! Do I ever love them - so beautiful!

mimijudy1975 said...


Each card is beautiful in it's own way. The bright white embossed panel gives such a light airy background for the flowers. I love the antique feel to your second card,especially the embossing done on the flowered paper. The butterflies are beautiful done in the same flowered paper .Did you add Glossy Accents for the shine ?

Tenia Nelson said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!!

MarcyK924 said...

You CASED one of my favorite cards of yours! You have SUCH an eye for color and movement and this just hit those notes! Your NEW version is GORGEOUS in the larger print - it looks like a collage! And those b'flies are SO pretty!

Ooo, I have a feeling I know what your exciting news is.... :)

Pam W Merwin said...

I think the embossing of that gorgeous paper adds such richness to it all! Beautiful card, Lin.

Dorothy C. said...

Both are gorgeous. My favorite is the second one. The butterflies were the perfect touch.So pretty.

Jackie said...

I love the subtle colors on your card, and the texture you added with the embossing folder is brilliant.

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your Card Lin so VERY Pretty!!!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Lin, not one but two beautiful cards! I love the canvas look of the second card, while I love the sweet papers and dry embossing of the first. Beautiful!

shirley-bee said...

Brilliant case! I love the texture you added by embossing the flowered paper.

Teneale Williams said...

Your CASE is simply amazing! I am loving how you added the details by embossing the printed paper.

Thanks for playing with us at CASE Study this week

Teneale

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous cards Lin! The embossed paper looked at first glance like it was a mini puzzle that had been put together and used as a background. Fabulous!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh, what beautiful cards you make! I love the idea of embossing the patterned paper. I'm going to go try that right now! Both your cards are wonderful!

sheila said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous but the first one really caught my eye! A wnderful mix of colors!

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are both fabulous and SO inspirational for me, Lin! Have to pin 'em. :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, my! Both of your cards are spectacular, Lin! Love the bright colors against the white and those butterflies are so wonderfully delicate and charming! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASE Study!

Clare said...

Love both of these. The embossed patterned paper effect is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week Lin!

Alice said...

this is so beautiful and classy! love the textures on the patterned paper, too. wonderful work as always!

Leni said...

I really love the sentiment on the second card!