Happy Valentine's Day ♥! I hope you have a lurvely day whatever you're up to, and even if you're not celebrating it, why not celebrate Friday-Eve with a new CASE Study to ink along to? You know the deal by now: you see a card from a fabulous muse and get inspired to create!
Our CASE Study muse for February, Teri Anderson, has this card for our studying pleasure this week:
I love Teri's use of patterned paper on this card - something I aspire to use on my own cards when I pick up yet another pad of lovely patterned paper only to know deep down inside that it will sit on my desk loved, but unused! *sigh* However, things changed for this card and I indulged in a whole pad of the stuff!
I wished I'd set myself the challenge to see how many Clearly Besotted Stamps stamp sets I could squeeze on to one card too seeing as I've managed to use six. Admittedly it's those itsy-bitsy-teeny-tiny stamps from a variety of sets, but that still counts as six different sets, right?! The rectangular panels are stamped from the stamp image from the set Post It: Love (Clearly Besotted Stamps). I simply stamped the stamp image and cut the rectangles out - easy!
To add to the focal point - the sentiment - I smothered the central panel with Glossy Accents. I do like shiny things :)
- Take a look at the smaller stamps in your sets and see what you can create with them.
- Using a dye ink on patterned paper allows the patterned paper to still show through the stamped image. If you don't want this effect, then try a chalk ink or embossing.
- Scared of mixing patterned paper? Me too! Simply use a variety of papers from the same pad/collection and they'll coordinate perfectly.
Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Sylvia Blum (Guest DT)
Teri Anderson (February's Muse)
And of course, we'd ♥ for you to play along too! :)
Ahhhh, I can almost taste the weekend and along with it comes half-term - yipeeee! Cue lots of catching up to be done in both Blogland and the Real World next week!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!