CASE Study Challenge #145

Hello there friends!

This is the second week of inspirations at CASE study from the amazing Lisa Spangler! Just as in last week, I had a lot of fun casing this week’s card. It is one of those cards that makes me stare at all the little details. Check it:

Isn’t it beautiful? It looks as though it was made from a random assortment of scraps, and I love it when a card gives that kind of vibe 🙂

Here is what inspired me:

  • The gorgeous background: kraft and white, and a repetitive pattern
  • Hexagon: I have just started using hexagons (not yet shared in my blog) so I had to have a hexagonal element in my card.
  • The focal point being off-center: I separated by card base into two uneven panels.
  • The banner extending from left to right: in my card I used a branch; more about it in a bit.

And here is my card:

Case Study 145

The first thing I made was the hexagon embellishment.  I printed out different sizes of hexagons and used them as template to cut the silver and white pieces. The green piece is Jolee’s artisan paper wrapped around a hexagon and popped with foam adhesive. This paper is absolutely gorgeous!! found it at Marshalls for just $2.99! Here is another online option.

Next I white embossed the square pattern background stamp on kraft, but that did not look good at all as it was too striking. Later I decided to stamp it with white pigment ink which gave a more subtle and a better look.

I wasn’t sure what other elements I wanted to add, I made a couple of white embellishments which I didn’t use. I thought of a bird in a cage, but the cage would interfere  with the tight knit pattern of the background… Then I thought, well why not a bird on a branch? and the branch could extend from left to right just like the banner! I decided that the sentiment “thinking of you” would go perfectly with the bird sitting on the branch.

A little bit of playing around with the arrangement and the card was done 🙂

Here is a close-up of the focal point:

CASE study 145

Please make sure to visit the rest of the design team for more inspiration!

Amy Wanford | Andrea Ewen | Debby Hughes | Clare Buswell | Iwona Palamountain | Jean Martin | Jeanne Jachna | Lynn Magnan (GDT)Maureen Merit | Maureen Plut | Silke Ledlow | Teneale Williams

Thanks for stopping by today!

7 responses

  1. That is absolutely lovely – the colour, the bird, the silver branch, the kraft background piece, it just all comes together

  2. Wonderful card! Love the bird on the branch. The branch (presumably a wood embellishment) looks real and the bird is such a pretty shape and color. 🙂

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