Thursday, 3 April 2014

Design a Tree...Easily!

With Love

Happy Friday-Eve! :)

I'm doing a double today with this card as it's time for a new CASE Study and it's also the week I get to share some sneaky peeks of the Clearly Besotted Stamps April release (check out day one here.)

But first, the studying. It's a new month, which means we have a new muse on board to CASE - yay! This month we're CASEing Jacyln Miller! I first 'met' Jacyln when we were both in the final rounds of Gallery Idol 2011 and have been a fan of her creative ideas ever since. :)

So today's card is inspired by studying this card of Jaclyn's:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I think it's pretty easy to see what inspired me from Jaclyn's card. The clean and simple design, the pops of red, the layout, and the touch of sparkle. I took those elements, inked up a new CBS set - Design a Tree - and got busy! This tree stamp set is adorable and I love that the hearts are already arranged as a singular stamp to decorate the tree - it makes it soooooo easy to play with!

With Love Close Up
And of course, I couldn't resist making those hearts sparkle with touch of magic known as a clear Wink of Stella pen. ;)

tips and tricks
  • The bottom third of the card uses CBS' Tree Landscape Die. I die cut it from vellum and simply chopped off the trees to create a new style landscape that's treeless.
  • The little red heart stamped next to the sentiment helps to balance the design. The sentiment looked a little lost without it.
  • I added a fine line of glitter to the top of my die cut landscape using a glue pen and some fine, white glittler. It adds a touch more definition to the vellum panel and coordinates with the sparkly hearts. :)
Wanna see more CBS sneaky peeks? Then pop across to Stephanie's for more!

Wanna play along with us over at CASE Study? Sure you do! Pop across to CASE Study HQ for the full deets of the challenge and to get a good dose of eye candy courtesy of the DT including our guestie for the month, Catherine Pooler.

OK just one more thing. Feel free to skip it. But this blog would really appreciate your vote as it's been shortlisted in a competition to find the UK's best arts and crafts blog. If you likey, then be sure to votey! ;)

I think that's enough babbling from me for today. I'll be back tomorrow with yet another CBS sneaky peek - I hope you can join me!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Products Used
New CBS products will be added to the list once they are available for purchase. :)


Becky said...

What a cute CAS card!

Judith said...

The sweet little hearts on this tree are lovely!

Michelle Short said...

Stunning card Aimes! xx

Mandy said...

Yet another stunning creation Aimes xx

loulou said...

Totally amazing CAS design. I love, love, love this build a tree set.

Lynn said...

What an adorable new set. Love it Aimes. Will vote when I get home. Waiting on Ryan getting his wisdom teeth pulled!

cm said...

Absolutely wonderful! Your ability to transform simple to stunning truly is your signature style! Gorgeous showcase of the new release! And I'm off to vote for you!! You MORE than deserve to win!!

Carola said...

Aimes, that's a very pretty card. I love the little hearts on the tree and I like that you put another heart next to the sentiment.

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful.Hugs x

Sherrie M. said...

LOVE this!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy I love the scene you created with the heart down the tree trunk!

Caryn said...

Love your cute little dinky cards! Great job with this set - it's a very "you" design I think!

Cazza said...

Wow, this is absolutely STUNNING, such a beautiful card, the red really pings, love it!! :o)

sandie said...

Oh, you are a start, you have just inspired me for a DT sketch that has been bugging for for ages....a little idea came into my head when I saw the vellum hill. Will let you know if it works. Thanks for the inspiration x

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Beautiful card! I love the line of glitter on the vellum.

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