Thursday, May 18, 2017

CASEing Karen

Hi everyone.  Today's card is a CASE (copy and share everything) of my dear friend, Karen's card (Snippets).  She is on the Design Team for The Flower Challenge and this month's challenge (#8) is to CASE one of the designers.  I am always inspired by Karen's beautiful cards and her unique, creative style.  Thank you Karen!


I kept my background all one piece, but did use blue and green, which are Karen's colours ... well, blue for sure! :)  I made this during the recent craft retreat with my friends.  It was an experiment of mixed media paper, a good coating of spray starch, and then dropping re-inkers over top.  I used Stampin' Up! re-inkers since I have LOTS.  I've been wanting to figure out some techniques using re-inkers and this worked really well.

After dropping ink into the spray starch, I placed a large piece of cling wrap over top, scrunching to add creases and folds.  I left it to dry overnight and then removed the cling wrap.

I used a beautiful silhouette die-cut flower frame, gifted to me by my good friend, Bonnie.  Thanks Bonnie!!

Since I used a Poppy Stamps die, I'm linking up to the current challenge PSC#32 - Flower Power.

Thanks for visiting!







Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore); White card stock
Ink:  Smoky Slate; Reinkers:  Garden Green, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Spray starch, cling wrap, Floral Stem die (Poppy Stamps)

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #8 - CASE a DT member
PSC#32 - Flower Power

32 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful background for your white flower. You just keep coming up with new techniques....

Daffodil Cards said...

You've done Karen proud with this card. Love the background.
Faith
x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous background Loll for your beautiful die cut floral stem. I have mine that Bonnie sent all of us out and hope to you soon. It is so pretty with all the backgrounds we made at our retreat :-) I love your CAS design my friend. BTW..this fits the current Poppy Stamps blog flower challenge :-) Hugs..

Susan said...

Perfect CASE of Karen's card! And of course I love the colours!! Great use of the flower die too!

Elaine M said...

what a lovely technique - this is a must try for sure. Thx for sharing

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG, this is just gorgeous Loll ! I'm swooning over your card ! I'm also a blue lover and I love it combined with white ! This background is so beautiful ! A winner for me ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.

Mac Mable said...

Glorious colours, fabulous technique and the white die cut flower looks stunning against that beautiful background. Great take on Karen's card x

Bonnie said...

Looks like we had the same idea :>) Glad you are enjoying the die.

Marcia said...

Gorgeous background!

Marcia HIll said...

Ooooh Loll...LOVE your background and the frame and flower die look FABULOUS against it! Had just come from Bonnie's site, and it's great how you both used the same colors and dies and still came up with two totally unique cards...love it!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie's die cut flower looks amazing against the stunning background. Can't wait to pull mine out :)

Nancy Stislow said...

Your background is so vibrant! Love that magnificent frame you chose for this! The white silhouette is so perfect for this! Awesome contrast too. Guess I'll have to get some spray starch now and try this.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous, love that diecut, and the technique looks fantastic! Cathy x

Craft-E-Place said...

Wow! Stunning background resulting in a beautiful card.
Elaine

Maxine D said...

Oh what a stunning CASE Loll - this is so striking! Love it.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Oooh .... this is nice! Love the background, the colours look amazing and the die is gorgeous. Thanks for more fab inspiration .... have a great weekend my friend xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Loll, love that die cut flower and your background. Beautiful colours. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

Daria said...

Beautiful! I love the colors, and the white die-cut looks great against that vivid background. TFS.

JosieD said...

Great looking card -- love the combo of the vibrant b'grd and white silouette image.... interesting contrast. Gotta give that reinkers with spray starch a try.

Marybeth said...

Wow this is such a stunning background and card! Love the Poppystamps die you used! I have to go read how you made this background again, amazing! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge , Loll!

Valerie Nolan said...

Wow, love the colours Loll and now I need that die 😉 xx

Barb Ghig said...

Your background is gorgeous, Loll! I love the color palette and how your silhouette flower pops with your design! You did an amazing job CASEing Karen's lovely card!

Eliz Stewart said...

Beautiful card..and thanks for the intriguing inking tip!

Julie B said...

Great CASe Loll, love the background and the frame die. :)

Jeanne said...

Just love to see what results from your playing and experimenting with different products and techniques, Loll. This is gorgeous! Such wonderful visual interest that helps your flower pop!

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful CASE of Karen's beautiful card! What do you think the spray starch does? You always come up with cool techniques, love that!

pam said...

Beautiful background, love the colours Loll, your flower pop of the page.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Poppystamps!
Pam x

Bobby said...

Fabulous, Loll!

Karen D. said...

I feel so very honored and your card is just so wonderfully done mf...love your results.
xx Karen

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Loll: This is a gorgeous CASE of Karen's card, your background is just amazing.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Michele K. Henderson said...

This crisp white flower looks so lovely against your colorful background! The contrast is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps this month!
Take care!
Michele

Bożena Adamusińska said...

The background is beautiful. The flower is so distinctive on it. This flower frame is beautiful. How good to have friends :-))
BożenA xoxo