Thursday, 2 September 2010

It started with punching...


Happy Thursday, Peeps! I don't think I'll ever tire of saying this, "you know what Thursdays mean, right?"Yup time for another CASE study! Yay! This is Makiko Jones' last week with us as our Muse, and I've loved her creations that have been selected to CASE! So without further ado, let's take a peek at her last card to share with us to CASE:

Scrummy right?! Here's my CASE study take on it:

I don't even know where to begin on how I made this card. I literally just sat in my crafty corner and played; starting with a good spot of punching - paper punching that is LOL! I created that green kinda doily (doilies are so on trend right now, though they're not my kinda thing so I put my own spin on it and created a green 3D one with hearts!) and the rest of the card just kinda fell into place!

Too early for Thanksgiving?! Wrong country for Thanksgiving?! Well this li'l stamp was the victim of inky neglect - kinda predictable living over here, but I loved the idea of autumn and pumpkins. Maybe I'll use this card as an excuse to celebrate Thanksgiving over here afterall!

If you can't tell already, I CASED the following:
  • The colours
  • Use of food - Makiko goes peachy, but I go for a pumpkin!
  • Paper Folding - I love the flower on Makiko's card and was also inspired by fellow DT member, Andrea with her latest cards which feature a fab paper folding technique!
Now if you play along, this week's prize comes courtesy of Annabelle Stamps and she's going to give a randomly generated winner this Holly Branch stamp set! Perfect to get a head start on those Christmas cards with *wink*

Still need inspiration? Then check out what the rest of the super CASE study DT were inspired to CASE:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Cindy Lee
Lenet Mos
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Makiko Jones (August Muse)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Give Thanks}
Stamps: Basic Grey/PTI Fancy Flourishes
Ink: Momento - Brown/Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Kraft
DP: From stash! I think some of if is SU!
Accessories: Promarkers/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Martha Stewart Border Punch/May Arts Ribbon


Amy Kolling said...

Aimes....This is soo pretty! Love that large flourish and that fun paper folding flower. I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time!

Maureen said...

so gorgeous!!! Oh, those colours and that fabulous lace trim :) I made a card tonight using very similar we're on the same wave length, if not the same time zone!! LOL LOVE the medallion/doily you create...tutorial please!! The room is coming along...and Jake is in tomorrow to help put up a few more things and do some grunt work :) Hugs!!

Stephanie said...

I do love how you're always trying new things (but putting your own take on it as well) & impressed with the fabulous results you always get :) Great Case Study (how cool is that name for a challenge blog?!) Aimes! xxx

Emma said...

Gosh this is so good Aimes . I absolutely love all the autumnal tones and as always you blow me away with your secret brilliant colouring.

Hope you are ok and sending big hugs and smiles :D

Lynn said...

Amy...totally different style for you!!! Love those heart punches around the pumpkin!

Wishing I could extend summer for you too!!!


Alex said...

Great card Aimes, love the doily effect and all the punching ;)

Please tell me you weren't posting at 5am this morning!!!

Have a good day,

Alex x

Karen B. said...

Such a beautiful array of elements. Really like the large flourish and the lace. Great disguise of the doily as well.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous, aimes!!
love the colours, love that chunky crocheted lace and that beeyouteafull :)

Melissa said...

So pretty, Aimes! Love the warm colors and the lace!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

What a lovely, creative card Aimes, I love your focal point and how your eye is drawn into that corner. The colours and ribbon are stunning. One very pretty creation as always :)
Have a great week, what's left of it!
Katie x

Dana said...

That pumpkin is the best! And the green doily/fan thing is way cool too. Can I come play at your house? *grin*

Ayana Posadas said...

Hi Amy! I love your CASEstudy take. Your card came out gorgeous! I was looking around at some of your other posts too, and I really love your work! :)

Unknown said...

Amazing fall card, Aimes!! I love your flower. Cute pumpkin too!

Debby said...

What a great interpretation of the original card Aimes. Love the dimension you've achieved and the full length mat adds a modern touch.

B said...

Oh how fun is this? Love the 3D doily and the pumpkin in the middle of it! :)

Ann said...

Love your green doily Aimes! Great card - as usual!

Sharron said...

Love your green doily creation--so different & fun! Great fall colors and I like the added lace with the striking flourish!

Terri said...

Very cool. Love the pumpkin and the fan flower behind it too.

Cindy Lee said...

Such a lovely card Amy! The accordion flower is awesome!

~amy~ said...

chuckled at your blog post title...haha...great the paper folding...and the lace...that stuff is gorgeous!

Om oss said...

Hi Aimes,
Yes I just love PTI, I just can´t get enough of it. I´m so glad I found this blog, I´ll be visiting alot

Suzanne said...

Aimes, it is so gorgeous. You did such an amazing job! It is do delicate and pretty...

Kimberly said...

I love the green flower-doily with the orange pumpkin and you have the perfect amount of detail in teh background to balance! Soo, soo pretty!

Taheerah said...

Gorgeous card Aimes, a bit of a style departure for you I thought but you pull it off so well and it looks totally fab!!

Huge congrats on having two cards picked for Paper Crafts BTW - can't wait to see them in print!!

IamDerby said...

This is awesome! Nicely done!

Jenny said...

Sooooo pretty!! I adore it!! Great design. :) :) :) :) LOVE IT! Hope your enjoying your weekend!!

Sue said...

Amy this is beautiful- yet again! I love the flourish on the DS paper and the flower really packs a punch!!! :)

Vanessa said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Amy!! Love your fab card! Isn't it great when cards just "happen"? Yours fell into place perfectly :) Vanessa x

Daniela F. said...

Oh, now that flower is scrummy! Love how you paired the clean card design with trendy lace. Isn't it so fun to stretch your style every now and then? :-) Have a fabulous week, Aimes!

Julie said...

Gorgeous Aimes. Love the handmade flower. Thanks for popping by my blog.

Carly said...

Wow this is so fabulously gorgeous! Love that flower and the lace is perfect! Hugs, Carly

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute! Beautiful cards Amy!

Cammie said...

Oh, Aimes, love this You know this card is right up my alley! Love the floral background, flourish, lace, and doily! Mmmm, pumpkin, I think I may have to make some pumpkin bread.

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