Monday, August 24, 2015

CASE-ing Kelly

I am most honored today to be Kelly's latest {CASE}ing Genius!


{CASE}ing Genius is a weekly post on Kelly's blog, where she chooses a fellow card-maker, lets us get to know that person a bit with a fun interview, and some of her cards, and then CASES one of those cards.  It's been a great way to meet more wonderful designers!

Kelly and I both love flowers, and we both feature them prominently on our cards often, so I can't wait to see what she does with me as her muse!  I hope you'll go over to her blog, You and Your Big Dreams, and leave us both some love there.  

I was so tickled that she wanted to feature me that I decided I'd turn the tables on her and CASE one of her amazing cards!  I was really taken with this post, where she stamped, masked, die-cut and inlaid, using her amazing coloring skills with Copics.  And she ended up with 2 gorgeous cards!  Here's my CASE of them:

CASEing Kelly

supplies: Altenew Painted Flowers, Simon's Stitched Rectangle die, Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold Friends cutaway

I stamped my flowers on a white cardstock panel, keeping them as close together as I could, but I didn't do any masking.  These are multi-step stamps, so next I colored the flowers and leaves, using 2 shades of ink for each color you see here.  The next step was to die-cut the stitched rectangle from that stamped panel, and also from a clean white panel.  And from those smaller stitched panels, the word was die-cut, then inlaid back into the opposing panel.  The white panel was inlaid back into the stamped panel, and then the whole thing was popped above a card base.  The smaller panel with the floral background was affixed to another white card base, and voila!  2 cards for 1!

CASEing Kelly 2

Thank you so much, Kelly, for your amazing inspiration, and for featuring me on your blog today!

19 comments:

  1. beautiful cards and fantastic idea for creating 2 cards - when i get home from my trip i think this will be the first card to try! can't ever get enough of those painted flowers anyway!! and congrats on being Kelly's guest today!

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  2. I love the way you made two cards out of these materials -- both so pretty!

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  3. These two cards are so creative and I love the colors of the flowers! Beautiful cards! Enjoy your creative day! ~ Vickie

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  4. Stunning CASE of Kelly's cards, Lin! And LOVED seeing you featured over on her blog today! Congrats! ♥

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  5. Super to see your Genius being CASEd by Kelly. And then, popping over here only to see you had CASEd her, was a treat to behold!
    Two cards from One gorgeous panel..Genius at its best! I LOVE the colors you chose to work with:)

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  6. Stunning CASEs, and it's a pleasure to read all about you Lin!!

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  7. Beautiful cards, Lin! Loved reading more about you!

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  8. What a fabulous case of Kelly's card and technique!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. Ooooh what a delight to see the way you CASEd Kelly!! I've said it before and Ill say it again...You make the most beautiful floral cards!!

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  10. Lin!! Ahh! I love them!! Your CASE is gorgeous, truly! Thank you so much for your sweet words and for participating in my little series. XoXo

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  11. I totally enjoyed Kelly's interview of you, Lin! And your CASEing of her is incredible!! You both make me swoon!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Congrats Lyn on being Kelly's Muse this week. Your CASE of her cards is stunning.

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  13. Congratulations Lin for being Kelly's Muse. And congrats for your take on her two cards. I love your cards both.

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  14. Beautiful cards! Off to visit Kelly and see which card that she cased. Hugs!

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  15. Wow - both of these are gorgeous! No wonder Kelly chose you as this week's Genius :-)

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  16. awesome! loved learning more about you!

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  17. Oh, Lin, these are gorgeous, and I always LOVE the idea of making something and using it for two cards - wow!! So clever, and you really CASE'd Kelly's cards beautifully! I am so inspired and love these flowers and the beautiful colors/coloring! Thanks for sharing and firing me up!! Hugs!

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  18. Lin, fabulous cards. The first is so eyecatching with the white panel setting off your floral die cut. It is my favorite of the two, both are so pretty. Wonderful cards from your inspiration.

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  19. Stunning CASE'd Lin! At first glance it looks like you applied masking technique. But can't believe it's not. This truly a multi-layer stamp wonder and the colors are fabulous. Thanks for your inspiration.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!