Thursday, 24 January 2013

Texture, Texture, Texture!

on your Birthday

Another Friday-Eve rolls around, another fabulous new CASE Study to focus on from our muse for January, Amber Kemp-Gerstel. I dunno about you, but I'm lovin' the inspiration her creations are providing and this week's creation is no different:

Check out the original post of this creation here.

I was taken with Amber's use of neutrals with a pop of colour, along with the texture of that corrugated kraft. In fact, I went a bit texture crazy once I started: a texture style stamp from the set Building Blocks; a bit of burlap; a felt heart and a button, (along with the obligatory cardstock of course!) :)

tips and tricks
  •  Keep those scraps to create your own embellishments. A scrap of burlap, felt and a button combined made for a custom embellishment that shows the love - literally!
  • Using neutrals with a pop of colour is always a winner! That pop of red should hopefully draw your eye straight to the focal point of the card without any effort on your part.
  • Texture can add so much dimension to designs. Even the most clean and simple of designs can ooze texture when it's clustered together as a focal point. 
Now it's your turn. Get settled and ready to study with us! For some mojo-boosting inspiration, check out my fellow CASE Study peeps:

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)

I challenge you to root through your own scaps (c'mon I know we crafters hoard keep everything) and see what beauties you can make. It completely justifies every. single. scrap. you keep! *wink*


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Chunyuan said...

love the combination of subtle stamped texture with fabric. Have a great weekend.

Taheerah said...

Awesome little card Aimes! I hoard every scrap, no matter how small, for exactly this purpose! Love that darling heart on the burlap!

sandie said...

fabulous Aimed, the homemade embellishment really is a winner and yes I keep everything!

Lynn said...

The texture is absolutely awesome! Love this gorgeous CAS design Aimes!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous design Aimes xxx

~amy~ said...

so incredibly sweet.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this. Perfect in every way, fantastic textures and love the stamped layer at the very back too!

Christine L said...

Oooh I LIKE!

Christine x

Sharron said...

LOVE this!

Caryn said...

Adore it Aimes - I love all that natural stuff I do!! Hope you're ok?
Caryn xxx

Karen B. said...

Perfect texture in a small space.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! Love the bit of burlap underneath the felt heart! Great texture on a CAS card!!

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful design Amy!


Carole said...

Aimes, as always your card is gorgeous. I'm not sure how often you hear this but I do want to say "thank you" for your creativeness. You always inspire me.

Pam Sparks said...

love it!

Christina said...

You can't go wrong with red and kraft and a fabulous combination of textures! I just love that bitty scrap of burlap.

Laurie said...

Ummmm....ok girly! This card sings to me! I love every bit of CASimplness about it! (is that a word?) I love the soft colors with the pop of red, the layering. The whole thing! :)

Mary-Anne V said... the different textures.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the texture :)

Els said...

This card is just stunning!! I love the different textures and layers!!

Petra Swart said...

Love this card. Great texture. TFS.

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