Sunday, October 9, 2011

CASE-ing Myself


I have CASEd myself! My card for you today is similar to the last card I posted. (See my Lacy Sympathy card HERE, made for The Perfect Sentiment blog challenge HERE).

The layout is basically the same: A square card, sentiment towards the bottom of the card, with lace tied behind it and a special bird above it.

There are many differences in the specifics, however. In my sentiment I used layers. I also did dry embossing rather than heat embossing.

For my bird, I die cut him using antique sheet music. Then I sponged ink around the edges.

I didn't use any flowers (I know- pretty rare for me!) but instead I tied a gold tone cross to the lace as my special embellishment.

Swirls of pearls in two corners finish it off.

So as you can see, CASE-ing (Copy And Share Everything) doesn't have to mean to copy exactly. By switching things around a little and changing colors, patterns, and embellishments you can make lots of varying cards from following one basic example. So next time you don't "feel the mojo" remember that you don't necessarily need to look any further than to your own cards for inspiration: maybe you just need to CASE yourself!

Supplies used:
Stamps: From Our Daily Bread Designs Get Well set
Ink: Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke; Crumb Cake
C/S: Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke; Kraft' Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: K&Company; Vintage sheet music book
Embellishments: Cotton lace; Stampin' Up! Bird punch; Spellbinders Labels 6 dies; cross charm; pearls by ZVA Creative; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder; distressing tool; dimensionals

5 comments:

Teresa H. said...

This card is gorgeous!! Love the musical bird.

Jenn Fontaine said...

Very lovely! I really like the lace ribbon and the cute musical bird! So pretty!

Jan Marie said...

So beautiful! Love that bird punched from the music note paper. . .just the perfect topper to this beautiful card! Blessings!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello there my sweet friend! Sarah, your card is absolutely stunning! I love those muted colors and the lace....so beautiful! Hope all is well! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jennipher said...

Love that big piece of bling, the lace and the little cross charm. Very beautiful.