Thursday, 1 September 2011

Wrong Impression + Wrong Side of Cardstock = Happy Results!


Can't believe it's Friday Eve and September already! My final week of the summer holidays is nearly over *sob* Best make the most of it and squeeze in as much inky time as possible - the chores can wait, right?! *wink*

You know the drill. Friday Eve here on my blog means one thing:

Time for another CASE study :)

We loved partying with you last month for our anniversary celebrations and now it's September we're back to our usual schedule. So this means we've got a new muse! How exciting! I have to say that I've been following this month's muse for a loooooooong time - I love her style! So without further ado, our muse for this month is Julie Lacey!

Up for our first CASE study with Julie is this stunning card:

You can check out the original of this card here!

Oh. My. Word. Green and birdies?! A lovey, dovey card for a guy?! This CASE study was totally up my street so it didn't take much to get inky and busy:

Now before you ask yourself - what inspired her to impress that pattern into her cardstock? I had my impression plate the wrong way around in my cuttlebug - D'oh! But seeing as I'd done all the hard work stamping out that panel, and even though I'd ended up impressing the wrong pattern on the wrong side of the cardstock - I didn't actually mind that subtle plaid effect which was my end result. I even think it adds a little more masculinity to the card and I'm pretty sure y'all probably sick of seeing my linen impression plate stealing the limelight all the time *wink*

So that's my take on this week's CASE study, what about yours? We'd love to see what inspires you from Julie's card and share the creative adventure it takes you on :)

Need more inspiration? Then why not check out our most fabby CASE study DT! Although it's sad to see Sue leave us, the bright side is that we get a new member to add to our li'l family! Please welcome, Teresa Kline!

And be sure to visit everyone else too :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Andrea Ewen

Clare Buswell

Debby Hughes

Cristina Kowalczyk

Jean Martin

Julie Smith

Teresa Kline

Teneale Williams

Julie Lacey (September's Muse)

Oooh just one more thing before I scoot. A really sweet inky gal, Shelly invited me to post a few words over on her blog today (I think I took advantage of the few words and went for many!) I know that she'd love for you to check it out here :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I've gotta dash to make the most of my last few days of freedom *wink*

Catch ya later!

Card Deets

{Love Birds, That's Us}

Stamps: Love Birds (Papertrey Ink)/Music Background (Kaisercraft)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Versamark

Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Promarkers (to colour gems green!)/Notepad Border Punch (EK Success)/Gems (Zva)


Teresa Kline said...

this is stunning, I luv it...clean and simple and amazing...hope your day is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Lynn said...

Well you know Aimes...our linen impression plate needs a little love on both sides. I'm using in on my card I have scheduled to post tomorrow :) I think it was a sign that is was feeling a bit neglected! I love your card...TRUE Aimes style! The green gems are the perfect touch!

Marion said...

A super great card Aimes. I really love birdcages at the your gorgeous card really struck a chord with me!

Melissa said...

So pretty, Aimes! I love the look of the backward IP and the subtle music background!

Lindsay said...

Very fun Aimes! I LOVE that bird cage and the plaid pattern looks perfect on this!

Lana said...

Beautiful card! I'm a long time fan of birds and birdcages! :)


Julie said...

I would not have even noticed that you impressed the wrong side...this is stunning!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

I love this card dearie!!! tfs!!

Marisa said...

You can start a new trend with reverse impression :) Looks great. Love the card too :)

LaurieJ said...

Fantastic! Love the subtle musical background.

Nerina said...

Woooo, love your understated and classy cas and that texture is totally delicious! You know, despite the CAS I see something new every time I look!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm so in love with your card!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous! Love how your CAS creation has so much texture and added interest! The music background (which I missed on my first look), the notepad punch border, the reversed embossing--all fabby!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, an Aimes delight, delivered right to your computer screen! Love the white and olive green combo and those gems are just beautiful!

Cristina said...

Cutie, cutie, cutie! You always know how to rock the green, lady.

Caryn said...

Green?? Not like you Aimes ;0

Ida said...

Oh this turned out wonderful. Happy "mistakes" are the best kind.

Ida said...

Wow this turned out awesome. Great take on your Inspiration Card.

Ida said...

This turned out great. What a happy little "mistake" that worked out so perfectly on your adorable card.

Ida said...

What an adorable card. Isn't it wonderful that your happy littl mistake worked out so perfectly.

Ida said...

What a wonderful card. Isn't it great that your little mistake turned out to be such a happy one.

Ida P. Krause said...

What a darling card. Isn't it wonderful that your little mistake turned out to be such a happy one!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Aimes, the embossed panel looks just as good the wrong way up and the binder border looks brilliant :)
Jenny x

Maureen said...

oh, this is just Duchess-licious! All that green and the little love birds...I'm thinking Chris is going to love this :) Your bling always brings a smile to my face :) Perfect Duchess style :) I LOVE Julie and am definitely playing this week :)

Debby said...

Oh Aimes - you kill me! Lime green and white with a bit of black thrown in - my colour heaven!

Unknown said...

Are you kidding? That's no mistake -- it's just a new discovery. You can't go wrong with that shade of green and plaid -- 2 of my favorite things!

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