Thursday, 26 April 2012

A complicated card fold.....?!


Are you ready? It's Friday-Eve - we can almost taste the sweet weekend - let's kick it off in CASE Study style!

Get ready to knuckle down and hit the books by studying this card by our muse for April, Laurie Schmidlin.

Check out the original post of this card here.

So what was I inspired by? Well I'll 'fess up that I was slightly daunted by all those gorgeous embellishments placed to perfection on this design. I decided to follow the basic sketch of the card and adopt a safer, CAS style. *wink*

Happy Birthday

I was also inspired by the original card's embossed background and decided to tweak that element to cater for patterned paper. This card oozes goodies from Uniko Studio's April Release: the two lattice papers from the Modern Lattice Digital Paper Collection have been lined up perfectly to continue the pattern without hurting your eyes too much! The simple sentiment is from Fontiments - Birthday, and made this card ideal to give to my dad for his birthday yesterday. He liked the card but placed down on its side so I'm not quite sure he can deal with card folds such as this - bless! Maybe next year I should revert back to the traditional fold down the left hand-side....!

Anyways, I digress! We have a sponsor at CASE Study this week too: My Creative Classroom are kindly offering a free space to the class of the winner's choice!

Need some inspiration to get the mojo tickin'? Be sure to check out the rest of the *awesome* CASE Study DT for a mojo-boost:

Amy Wanford (You're here!)
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams

Teresa Kline

Right it's time for me to skidaddle! Thanks so much for stopping by here today :)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Fontiments - Birthday (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Digital Element: Modern Lattice Collection Digital Papers (Uniko Studio)
Accessories: Aqua Mist Buttons (Papertrey Ink)


kasia c. said...

Wow!!! Aimes this is an absolutely gorgeous card!! I love the colour combo and that fabulous lattice paper. :)

Beverley said...

FAB use of Uniko Studio digital Lattice papers! I love the LO too. I have had a few people be confused with the card opening too! LOL!

Tammy said...

Wow Aimes! I love this! Love that you lined up the patterned papers--what a awesome effect!! Love the splash of the blue with the buttons too!

Christine L said...

Love it Aimes..... that lattice paper is perfect for it!

Christine x

~amy~ said...

Ooooohhhhh....I seriously LOVE that paper....might have to buy that digi kit! Love your CAS take on the inspiration!

JanR said...

tee hee My dad did that with a card once too. And he actually looked at me funny when I turned the card upright.

Wonderful card.

Wida said...

I love this card with all my heart.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful the background...

JJ Bolton said...

Very cool! The digital papers are fantastic! {At first, I thought you had used an acetate overlay} It's so cute that your dad laid the card down on it's side:)

Karen B. said...

Love this. I'd like to case it someday. A case of a case. Just can't get over the cool design of it!

Maureen said...

LOVE that lattice background,Duchess :) I hear ya on the card fold issue...why do we do that as card makers? I think they photograph that why? Love those pops of turquoise buttons...perfect CAS CASE to Laurie's lovely shabby card :) Woohoo! Tomorrow's Friday!

Christina said...

I always love seeing how you take inspiration from a layered design and make it totally your own. This is such a fantastic CAS design, and the pops of turquoise are awesome!

Teneale Williams said...

I love how you take inspiration from the muse sample and rock out your style, creating something AMY-amazing everything. LOVE what you do!

Mim said...

Totally inspiring idea to use two patterned papers like that. Love it - Very eye catching!

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