Thursday, 16 January 2014


First up, apologies for the poor pics. Burning the candles at both ends right now and taking pictures whenever and wherever I can at the moment!

Happy Friday-Eve! I'm sure you know the drill by now (if you don't, where have you been?!?!) that Friday-Eve means time to knuckle down to another CASE Study.

This week we're being inspired by this fab card by our muse for January, Donna Mikasa.

Check out the original post of this card here!

And this inspired my card today in a number of ways:
  • The turquoise colour
  • The layout
  • The white text on a coloured background
  • The use of sequins
It's all there, only I added a touch of geometric magic with some trendy triangles behind my sentiment. :)
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I also added a touch more sparkle by covering the die-cut letters with my clear Wink of Stella pen. You may have to come really close to the screen and squint at my picture to see it in action though LOL!

tips and tricks
  • I was originally going to use Versamark ink for my subtle triangles behind the sentiment, but it proved a little to light to see (maybe I need a new pad). So I opted to use tone-on-tone ink and card and used a light blue Distress Ink instead.
  • The sequins help form a visual triangle around the sentiment and I've balanced each side with additional tiny gems and stars (stars are from my make-up stash from a long, long time ago!). Don't be afraid to mix it up a little when it comes to embellishing!
  • The easiest way to do glitter up the die-cut letters with a sparkly pen is to cover a small section of card with the pen and then die cut the letters from it.
Really gotta keep it short and sweet today so I'm now going to suggest that you not only check out the amazing CASE Study DT to see what beauties they've created, but you also join in the fun with us too! C'mon and be inspired by Donna's card and get those creative cogs turning! :)

I have to go pack. I'm off to Newcastle for the weekend to deliver the 90th birthday card I created for last week's CASE Study by hand so I think I'll have to triple check that I actually pack it LOL!

Whatever you're up to, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!


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~amy~ said...

super how you were inspired!

Maureen said...

oh mix up the bling for sure, Duchess! I just LOVE it! Yes, Friday is just around the corner and I can't wait! I've tried to plan NOTHING except the 2 papers I have to write...but there will be inky time in there somewhere...guaranteed! ox

Tasnim said...

something about this card is so Awesome!! Love your style :)

sandie said...

I love the mix of gems and from your make-up...we will say no more!! Have a fab weekend x

Marlou McAlees said...

Fabulous card Amy :) x

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the subtle trendy triangles and the overlapping die cut letters.

De hobbydroom said...

this card is so AMAZING!!

Have a nice weekend :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Fantastic card, Aimes! I love those subtle triangles in the background. The mix of sequins is fab, too!

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