CASE Study #71

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Good afternoon!  What a busy day it has been!  It's our last day of Christmas Break, so I'm scrambling to get everything lined up to have a good start back tomorrow.  Plus, if this is your first time visiting today, we've got some exciting news to share in my previous Market Fresh Kits Design Team and Please Help! posts below.  So, please be sure to scroll down!  With that said, let's just jump right into a fresh, new, paper-crafted creation of mine.
I started this card by adding a strip of punched, stripe, patterned paper near the bottom of a square of couch, patterned paper; machine stitching, with white-threaded, straight stitches, around their edges; and adhering the prepped piece to the 4-1/2" square, Pool Party, cardstock, card face.  I then trimmed the space above the punched strip with a length of white, scalloped lace, as well as a piece of brown, pleated trim, topped with a length of hemp twine, which was wrapped, around the card face, twice, and tied, in a bow, near its left edge.
The lace circle was hand cut from a piece of lace cardstock and adhered just to the right of the hemp twine bow.  I then dressed up that circle with a stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, on Whisper White cardstock, and hand cut, leafy branch, as well as a stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, on a punched, from Crumb Cake cardstock, label, "welcome" sentiment, both of which were adhered with foam tape.  A little, aqua, house brad completes the look.
Inspiration for this card came from this beauty, created by CASE Study's December Muse, Amy Sheffer, for Challenge #71.
Before I whisk myself off to my creative space, I'm thrilled to share that this card was featured in CARDS' New Year Cards Challenge Gallery; and this one was recognized, at Embellish, as one of their Mixed Patterns Color Trends Challenge What's Hot creations.  Thanks so much to Paige, as well as to Ashley and her talented design team!  What a thrill it is to see my creations recognized through so many avenues!  My cup runneth over!
That's all, for today, folks!  But please don't forget that you have until the close of today EST to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #112.  Then, I'll be back, tomorrow, along with the rest of the team, with a brand new, soft and serene color story fit for a January sky.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a terrific Tuesday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: House a Home (Ippity); Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions (Wplus9) Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, & lace (SU); all patterned (Nikki Sivils) Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Modern Label punch (SU); foam tape (Scotch); house brad (BoBunny); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); white scalloped lace (Hobby Lobby); brown pleated trim (Prima); Upper Crest Border punch (EK Success)


Cindy Beach said...

Just had to say your card is gorgeous! I love the doily, lace and stitching and you textured adornments are fabulous.

Clare said...

Stunning, love the layers! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study! : )

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, luv all the sweet details...have a super week!

enjoy *~*

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love this!! I loveeeeeeeeee how you are always ROCKIN' Nikki's papers!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! LOVE those papers--and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ribbons and lace! You inspire me:) LOOOOOOOOOVE!

Lindsay said...

This is super fun Jinny! LOVE those bold colors!