Sunday, June 15, 2014

CASEing Therese

Our muse this week at the MUSE challenge is Therese Calvird, and what a beauty she shared with us!!

The more you look at it the more you uncover - most especially that she used different colors under each of her words to build them up off of the card front - genius!  I couldn't wait to CASE her card, but once I got started, I had even more respect for Therese - this is a VERY labor intensive card!  Here's my version:

Muse #71

I started by choosing this 12" My Mind's Eye design paper (from their Collectable Notable line), which to me sings summer, and then from that, 3 solids, a gold, a bright orange (Simon's Orange Peel), and a dark aqua cardstock (Simon's Audrey Blue).  I cut 4 hellos (Simon's Small Hello die) from each of the solid cardstocks and glued them together, then after assembling my other elements and placing them where I wanted them on the printed background, I carefully marked where the 3 hellos would appear and die-cut them from the background, being sure to keep all those teensy-tiny negatives to place back into the design as it all went back together again.  The big daisy is made of some scraps of PTI's Bloom Builders #3, centered with a big brad from October Afternoon's Farm Girl collection, and my sentiment is from Hero Arts Heyday Sentiments.

Here's a bottom-up look at it to show off the under-lying colors.  

Muse #71, detail

I love how this turned out, but I'm not so sure I'd make it again!  

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  1. I love the paper you used here Lin! I agree, keeping track of the little pieces to set back in the panel is a big challenge, but the impact is so fabulous.

  2. Love the country-fresh feel of this! I hear you on the die cuts - I try to keep the whole thing together when I take it out of the die, and place it on my work surface until I need the various bits to stick back in. I have had to recut when I've lost a tiny little part though! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  3. What fabulous cards and a bit fiddly to make no wonder they took a while to make.

  4. Lin, love the card, its colors and all... love the song most of all =]

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Lin! It made me smile :)

  6. Gorgeous and perfectly executed! I love your interpretation, you nailed it!

  7. Oh my! This does look very labour intensive Lin! But I take my hat off to you for persevering and making a beautiful card!

  8. Holy wow! Your die cutting is AH-MAZING! I love the different colors behind each! You totally did Therese's card justice!

  9. This is AWESOME! What a neat idea and love that color combo. Thanks for the side view. This makes me happy. Hope you're having a nice Summer so far. XO


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