Sunday, May 4, 2014

CASE-ing Betty: Inlaid Stamping

Last week, Betty posted a couple of cards that I fell in love with.  Here is one of them.  Like her, I had seen this stacked inlaid stamping technique done before, and had admired it, but it looked so difficult.  It is a bit fiddly at first, but like anything else, practice makes each attempt a bit easier.  Here's my card I'm sharing with you today:

CASEing Betty

I used PTI's The Sweet Life roses and Hero Arts ferns and stamped my arrangement on a piece of white cardstock.  Then I centered the love die from Wplus9's Seasonal Sentiments and also cut 4 other pieces from plain white cardstock.  Next I assembled the words from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold, and You, and stamped them below my floral image.   The stamped panel had its bottom corners rounded and then affixed to a card base, and then I glued all of the die-cuts together and added that to the card front in its place.  Really simple, just takes a bit of care.  Here are a couple of other shots, hopefully one of them will show you the dimension of the raised die.

CASE-ing Betty

CASEing Betty, detail

Not that I'm feeling more confident making this type of card, I need to get some "fatter" dies, like this one; most of my sentiment dies are pretty skinny and I think they'd get lost in the busy-ness of a stamped image like this one.  

Give this a try - it's lots of fun!

15 comments:

  1. wow Lin - i feel like i've arrived!! no one ever cases me - always the other way around! your card is gorgeous - since i figured out how to do these am having so much fun. thank you so much - i am so honored!

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  2. This is BEAUTIFUL, Lin! Love the effect of the stacking :)

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  3. That is gorgeous! I love the roses and the ferns. I've done that technique once or twice and it is a bit fiddly. You did a wonderful job with it.

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  4. WOW, Beautiful. The added depth is wonderful.

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  5. Such a wonderful design - and your stamping is perfect as always!
    Thanks for your support with my Sunday WC - it means so much to me! Hugs, Karin

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  6. I LOVE the suitableness of this technique! Very well done Lin!

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  7. Wow just gorgeous Lin and a fabulous CASE of Betty's beautiful card!!

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  8. I have been admiring Betty's cards using this technique too! Love what you have done - the rose and fern looks fab. I may just give it a go :)

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  9. I need to try this too - your card is gorgeous, Lin! Lovely colors! It's such a fun technique and I love how subtle yet stunning the results are!

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  10. Gorgeous Lin. I admired Betty's cards too and thought they looked hard to do. Your card is stunning as well.

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  11. I just love this effect, your card is beautiful. I'm inspired to give this a try! :)

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  12. Wow! This is so pretty! I love this technique!!

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  13. What a wonderful idea...and your card is a beautiful example of the technique.

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