Monday, September 2, 2013

Case Study #155

Thanks to Labor Day, found time to play along with the latest Case Study #155!  Here’s the muse, the lovely Jennifer McGuire (who honestly is a constant muse for me personally, I love her work):

Here’s my take:


My basic concept was using background stamps not just as a background, similar to what Jennifer had done.  In this case, this leopard print is a border stamp co-branded with Hero Arts & Basic Grey.  The think I love about this stamp is that there are several spots (no pun intended) that did not stamp perfectly, but using a Project Life pen I was able to doodle them in and no one will ever be the wiser!

The main panel background is inked in Versafine Onyx Black.  The strips were stamped in Versamark and white embossed.  I wanted to use colors that matched a set of MME enamel dots, so I picked Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Milled Lavender, Picked Raspberry, and Jennifer’s favorite (and probably mine too) – Peacock Feathers.  I love how the colors create new colors when the blend and overlap.

“Party!” and “Birthday Girl” are two HA stamps, inked in Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry.  They are also foam mounted for some extra dimension.  Here’s a close-up:


I am so pleased with how this turned out.  I think it will make a perfect card for my niece who will turn 9 (not until January, but I am so happy with the result I will enjoy looking at it and continuing to be inspired until it’s time to mail.

Thanks for your visit – Have a happy day!