Thursday, 17 January 2013

Thanks (a Bunch!)

Thanks a Bunch


Before I commence Friday-Eve with a new CASE Study, can I just take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind words, thoughts & support during this sad time for my family & I. Thank you doesn't seem to represent the magnitude of gratefulness I'd like to convey to you... but....erm...well....THANK YOU! 

And now back to business - CASE Study business, that is! My card today is inspired by this set up from our January muse, Amber that you can check out here. (I'll add a piccy later - just blogging with limited internet access right now!)

I was inspired by Amber's use of rounded corners & use of flowers in vases. In fact, this week's CASE Study gave me the perfect excuse to ink up a new Clearly Besotted Stamps set, Thanks a Bunch.
tips and tricks
  • Add shading with a marker to paper pieced elements of your stamping to add dimension.
  • Are you a patterned paper hoarder collector? Use it up by covering a card front with it!
  • Ground stamped images so they're not 'floating'. A simple masking technique with a sheet of copier paper and a woodgrain stamp created a table for my flowers to sit on.
Need some more inspiration? Well I recommend you take a peek at what the rest of the CASE Study DT whipped up and ink along with us (I'll put the links in later, but for now check out the CASE Study Blog!)

I'd like to dedicate today's card to all of you who have made me realise that even in the tough times life throws at you, you're never alone. :)



Maureen said...

what a fabulous way to use up that precious paper, Duchess! I just tell myself that there will always be new and lovely paper available! LOVE the tips and tricks part of your posts :) And still sending you loads of hugs and love as you remember your dad and celebrate his life. ox

maria f. said...

And thanks back at ya... love your addition of tips and tricks. Got me on 2 out of 3. I need to rid myself of some PP and I just yesterday created a "floater".

Stephanie said...

You are so loved Aimes by so many - never forget that :)

Absolutely stunning card as always x

Lynn said...

Aimes this is beyond gorgeous. Love the soft serene feel and your design tips are so, so appreciated!!!

Taheerah said...

This is beautiful Aimes. Love how the woodgrain grounds the vase.

Thinking of you every day lovely girl. Hugs.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, soft and subtle!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

Very pretty! Love the backround and the subtle woodgrain! :)

Suzanne Russell said...

So pretty! Thanks for the tip on "grounding" the image-the woodgrain is a perfect way to do that for your lovely vase of flowers.

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful card Aimes :)
take care and thank you for sharing your lovely card and tips with us all x

Katie said...

I love how you used the woodgrain stamp to 'ground' the vase. Would not have thought to do that.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful your tips. They are very helpful.

Christina said...

What a great tip to use up some patterned paper gathering dust by covering a card front. I never think of that, hence the piles of paper that haven't seen the light of day. :) Love the beautiful simplicity of your card and the way those tulips pop with the blue outline.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous! I love your tips and tricks.

I am new to the blogging world and I would love it if you had a few minutes to check out my blog

Lucy x

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