Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Case Study #159

Happy October everyone!!

I’m not gonna lie, I was disappointed I didn’t have time to play in the last Case Study.  Friends and in-laws back home came to visit for 2 straight weeks and I just couldn’t manage.  But thrilled to play with this one – I took lots of inspiration from Kathy and really studied what I wanted to get out of this card.  Here’s my take:

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I liked the design so I took it as a sketch and mimicked several parts but with my own twist.  Her card looks like it is actually a kraft base, but I just used a strip of kraft instead with another white panel on top.  I liked the dash lines, but made mine little dots instead.  I loved the look of those circles going in a diagonal pattern, so I scaled it down with much smaller circles (they are the ‘filler’ to Teri Anderson’s tree in the Be Jolly set by Technique Tuesday).  I must say I’m rather pleased with the little circles being freehanded quite straight! Smile

I knew when I started this card that I wanted to use those little coffee embellishments, as well as that gift card baggie, so to match the colors to stamp with I chose Hero Arts Mint Julep, and Stampin Up’s River Rock and Garden Green.  The circles behind the coffees are the ink pads swiped on white paper in those colors to give and exact color copy.  In place of Kathy’s banner, I used the gift card holder with a little tag, stamped ‘for’ and die cut ‘you’ and finished with a little Studio Calico wood veneer snowflake and jute bow.

An alternate angle:

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I really hope you enjoyed, what do you think – did I do Kathy proud??