CASE Study Challenge #167


It is time for a new CASE Study Challenge with Keisha Campbell! We have a pretty cool card for inspiration this week. Check it:


I love everything about this card; the color scheme, filled background pattern, cluster of elements which are in the center but not symmetric, the tilted banner! well, as I said, everything! 🙂

My first idea was to use the Square Pattern background stamp by Hero Arts. When I had bought this set over a year ago, I knew I wanted to pair it with the Wish you were here set someday. That someday has finally come!

CASE Study 167

After stamping and trimming an armchair, I tried to cluster it with other elements in the center of the panel. It wasn’t working for me, so I had to come up with a different design. The bottom strip says welcome! repeatedly. I used this free font to print it out. Until recently, I almost always designed a card first, and then added a sentiment whose font/size/occasion seemed appropriate for the card. However, I have now started to put more thought into it. I think of a person I would give a certain card to, and then decide on the sentiment. For this particular card, I thought it would be appropriate to give it to my husband’s aunt who just moved to New York from Kuwait. I know her children are very happy about this;  after living apart for over a decade, and the rest of the family is happy too, specially my mother in-law who now has her sister back living in close proximity 🙂

The sentiment strip and the arm chairs are all raised with foam tape. The resin rose is supposed to represent a fancy cushion 🙂

Inks used are: Versafine Onyx Black and SU! Pretty in Pink.

Please stop by the CASE Study challenge blog for more inspiration, and don’t forget to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Keisha Campbell – November Muse
Amy Tsuruta – November Guest Designer
Amy Wanford

Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Iwona Palamountain
Jeanne Jachna
Maureen Merritt
Silke Ledlow

18 responses

  1. OK, echo Michelle! Truly stunning. Cannot believe how well that BG stamped. And combined with those fancy, schmancy pink velvet (in my mind they are!) chairs… and that wonderful font… Just so lovely, Tasnim.

  2. So beautiful, those sofas and cushions are striking, and I live how you brought out the boldness of the background but with a different pattern!! Such a thoughtful gesture of a card too, I bet she loved it!

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