Thursday, 20 February 2014

Well it's different...

Happy Birthday

Happy Friday-Eve! Ready for the weekend? Ready to see something a little (or way out) of my comfort zone? Well buckle your seatbelts because here it is, and it comes courtesy of this week's CASE Study.

I can't even describe the creative process for today's card. All I can say is that it started right here with this beautiful card from our muse, Danielle Flanders:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I'm not a pastel lovin' girly-girl, but I do like to stretch myself every now and again. Danielle's card gave me the perfect chance to just play and see what I ended up with.

Happy Birthday Close Up
I used lots of old stash on this card too. Maybe too much stash LOL!

tips and tricks
  • The tiny banner was created by stamping a patterned Christmas tree from Clearly Besotted Stamps' Modern Christmas stamp set. I used pigment ink and heat set it to be sure it wouldn't smear everywhere. Always check if an ink is suitable for vellum before deciding you need to use it!
  • Brads. Why not? We've all got a stash of 'em. I made mine sparkle by covering them in transparent fine glitter. :)
  • I die cut the 'happy' from white cardstock and coloured it with a Promarker to match the colour scheme of the card. Great tip if you don't have a certain coloured card available but a ton of marker pens! 
  • The silver, sparkly strip is a random scrap I found on my desk that I thought would look nice (yup, just piling on those scraps LOL!). I always like to keep my scraps on hand; you never know when their destiny will call. *wink*
Well like it or loathe it, that's my project for today and I'm stickin' to it - ha!

For some seriously fabulous inspiration, please pop across to CASE Study HQ and see what the rest of the design team created. Oh, and be sure to play along with us too and let Danielle's card take YOU on a creative adventure...

Right, I must dash as I'm visiting friends for lunch today for a much over-due catch up. Cake may be on the menu. Yummy! *wink*


Products Used
Note: The patterned paper, brads and tiny stars are from stash that is soooooo old that I've not a clue where I purchased it from. Sorry! However, I've added some sparkly brads that are very similar to the ones I've used. :)


Maureen said...

it's different and fabulous, Duchess! If you sneak a little shamrock on it I would like to call this one for a special day coming up next month! I'm up super early to watch the women's curling gold medal match! Got your red mittens out? ox

~amy~ said...

love what you've done! I'm generally not a pastel kind of girl either but I super love the watercolor-ie feel....

Gillian said...

Absolutely delicious. Love the pastels. Love the design. Love the card..

aaga said...

Well, you solved it greatly! Have a great Friday night!

Carole said...

very pretty cards and colours x

Andrene said...

I love your card - its really beautiful!

Victoria H. said...

Very pretty and love how you used so many scraps!

Nadinebd said...

I think your "different" card is delightful.

Lea Lawson said...

This is lovely!! So soft & sweet!

Caryn said...

Gob well and truly smacked - love this!!!

Cristina said...

Not in your comfort zone? Girl, you made this look effortless. Perfect, right down to that scrap glitter strip.

Neets B said...

Loving all the pastels, such a pretty card and a great interpretation :)

Laura Davis said...

Such a lovely card!

Danielle Flanders said...

I think it turned out gorgeous! Thank you for allowing me to play along with you all this month!

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