Thursday, 31 January 2013

Playing with a pattern...


Friday-Eve already? Time seems to be disappearing before my very eyes! Well today's card sticks to our Friday-Eve tradition and knuckles down to a new CASE Study.

It's our final week having Amber as our muse, so let's see her out in style with this little number of hers up for CASEing:

Check out the original post of these cards here

Ahhhh quatrefoil. That pattern that was/is so on trend and yet I struggled to get on to that bandwagon. Not any more: inspired by Amber's classic black and white quatrefoil elegance, I threw myself into a sort-of quatrefoil inking session thanks to Uniko Studio's Background Builders: Lattice.

tips and tricks
  • The classic black and white combo is a sure winner for elegance. To make a statement pick either black or white as your main colour (well, it's not a colour but you know what I mean!) and add small elements of the other.
  • A simple strip of ribbon with a pleat adds that extra detail and dimension to a focal point.
  • To cut near perfect ends to your ribbon, fold the ribbon in half widthways and cut from the touching corners to the midpoint of the ribbon width.
  • Keep a pair of ribbon scissors: I have my ever-faithful Cutterbee scissors and *only* use them for cutting ribbon. They still. after much use, cut like a hot knife through butter!
Now I love that this week's CASE Study gives us students a chance to be inspired by either of Amber's cards or both to play along. Be sure to check out the rest of the CASE Study DT - you won't be disappointed!

Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Andrea Ewen
Christina MacLaren Clare Buswell Debby Hughes  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Jeanna Jachna  
Maureen Plut

Tasnim Ahmed (Guest DT)
Teneale Williams

Amber Kemp-Gerstel (January's Muse)  

And before I dash off once again, I'd like to express my thanks for you sticking around here whilst my blogging schedule, (and visits to you in Blogland) took a hiatus. Fingers crossed I'll be back on track very, very soon! :)


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Taheerah said...

Beautiful card Aimes, your lattice stamping is perfect! Really happy to see you starting to blog again. :-)

Elena said...

It's so elegant! Hugs!

Lindsay said...

This is fabulous Aimes! LOVE the black and white!

Lynn said...

So elegant and gorgeous Aimes.

Ruth S said...

Love your classy take on the quatrefoil Aimes - very elegant in black and white ;)

Wida said...

So I came over to tell you that I didn't mean to make my sidebar talk mess with you and what did I find? me on your sidebar!! I didn't mean to imply that you had to put me on it, but well OK THEN! I will take it!! And while I am at it, lets talk about this card and the glitter. I got a serious thing about glitter and the subtle outline of that silver makes me just smile :))) (it adds to the elegance)

Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous card Aimes, love the black and white togther, so crisp! Thanks so much for the tips and tricks too! xx

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