Saturday, August 16, 2014

CASE-ing Debby

I've had this layout on my mind ever since I saw it on one of Debby's cards on Day 6 of the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class.  I just thought there were some unique ideas on it, and even though I didn't do much stamping on this one, I wanted to see where it would lead me.

CASEing Debby

On her card, Debby stamped, colored and dry embossed on a piece of balsa wood, and I thought it was such a fun idea.  So last week when I was out and about I saw a sheet of cherry veneer and wanted to see how it might work.  The maple leaf is a die-cut using it.  It is so thin I had no problems, though I was too chicken this time to try stamping or coloring on it; that will be for another time.  

So, following Debby's recipe, I chose some pieces of patterned paper (mostly from Authentique's Thankful collection) and put together this card, using another of the same Stitched Leaves dies from Lawn Fawn, and adding some enamel dots and a copper sequin and securing them with a tiny Hero Arts clothespin, tied with a bit of twine.  The sentiment is part of a larger one from Clearly Besotted's Autumn Flowers, and the die-cut hello is Simon's. 

The weather here in NE Ohio has turned decidedly fall-like, with lows close to the 40's overnight!  I love it, as the heat and humidity that is usually August is something I just grit my teeth and get through.  I guess this unusual weather has me thinking of my favorite season, fall.  

Thanks for your visit; enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. I love everything about this card, Lin! The layers, patterns, colors, embellies - everything! It's the perfect fall card! ♥

  2. great card Lin. Love the layers and textures.

  3. i love fall too and love your card - and that little clothes pin is the perfect accent!!

  4. Beautiful card, Lin! The colors are SO typically autumn, love the muted shades. Great design, too.

  5. You made a lovely card. I am itching for fall!

  6. Love all the layers and textures Lin, a great take on Debby's card!


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