CASE Study #207

After a whole month of awesome inspirational blog hops, we are back with our challenges at CASE Study. September’s muse is none other than Debby Hughes! Our former design team member. I LOVE her work, I mean, who doesn’t! She does magic with paper and stamps! 🙂


I am honored to mention that Debby designed this card for Altenew. Simply gorgeous, isn’t it?

I took inspiration from the layout of the card, and of course, I had to use Persian Motifs 🙂

CASE Study 207Back in July I had shared a water color technique at Ellen Hutson’s the CLASSroom. I wanted to explore that technique with embossed outline images. The embossed outlines keep the water from mixing between petal, and it makes achieving this look so much easier! No more waiting for some parts to dry before painting other parts! I used Peerless water colors which give beautiful intense colors. The stems and the leaves are however colored with a brown dye ink, as the Peerless palette didn’t have a brown color.

The die an sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamp.



You can check the video at the CLASSroom for this technique. It is best to leave the colors alone once you apply them to the wet surface. If you try to mix them, it will end up like the petal on the left from the center. Just let the water do it’s job, which I will keep in mind next time I try this 🙂

Stop by the CASE Study Challenge blog to see how everyone else was inspired. Debby has a beauty in store for you!

Thanks for visiting 🙂


9 responses

  1. Hi Tasnim, your card is beautiful! I bought this set when I was visiting Toronto this summer, along with the Eid Mubarak, Ramadam, and henna sets. I wanted to let you know how beautiful they are and how much I like them. I live in the UAE and they will be very useful here.

    There isn’t really a culture of card giving for Ramadan and Eid here, but I think it will slowly start. I wanted to ask you, would Eid Mubarak cards be appropriate for Eid Al Adha too? Thank you!

    P.s. my website has not been active for 2 years, but I leave it there to help newcomers find crafting info in Abu Dhabi.

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