CASE study Guest Designer week 4

Hello everyone!

Once again I am here with CASE study as a guest designer, but sadly, this is my last one.  I did have a GREAT time CASEing Amber’s cards for this month and am very thankful for this opportunity!

So here is the last inspiration card from Amber-Kemp Gerstel:

My reaction when I saw these cards? WOW!  sheer elegance! such an awesome design and perfectly executed cards! If I had the same die, I would probably make the exact same card! well, maybe with subtle differences here and there 🙂

I happen to have a stamp that is the exact same design as this die, and I used it to create my card.


Yap, it is pretty much the same design, only in reverse.

I started with 4.25″ by 5.5″ white card stock, and inked it up with Stampin’Up! Tempting Turquoise. I then stamped the stamp from Paper Smooches Potpourri repeated on the back until I got the pattern I wanted. Finally I cut out the little pieces and adhered them on a walnut cream card base.

Make sure to visit the CASE study challenge blog to see what the design team has come up with!

Thanks for visiting!

CASE study Guest Designer Week 3


It is time for another challenge at CASE study, and my third week as a Guest Designer! We have this awesome card from this month’s muse Amber Kemp-Gerstel:

I LOVE maps! and whenever I see one on a card, I am usually in love! 🙂 Well, that being said, you can imagine that I would definitely make something using maps. I wanted to get creative and use a map in a meaningful way. I also wanted to make something unique, so I thought and thought and I finally came up with this:


I don’t like long road trips, at least not with a toddler on a car seat! But my sister-in-law does it a lot (with five kids too! Mashallah). And last year they were on a month long road trip from Delaware to Texas. This year they are planning one to Florida. They stop by a lot of places and usually spend the night at friends/family who happen to be on their way. I made this card for her so she can let them know ahead of time. I thought this would be a nice way to let them know, rather than just a phone call or an email. I know it is kind of unusual, almost like the opposite of an invitation! huh! (But that is beside the point, since any of her friends/families, including me would love to have her over anytime!)

As to how I made it, I printed everything from my computer, except for the stars which are die cuts. I found a map of USA online, cropped it and drew the blue line on it in MS Word. For this particular card I had to go to a bit of trouble though. My color printer had ran out of black ink, so I used our black laser printer to print out the map and cut out the blue line from the one printed in the color printer, and put them together. Normally I would just print the whole thing out in one piece.

Anyways, I went ahead and made another one with a slightly different color scheme:

kraft map

For this one, I drew the line with a white gel pen.

I hope you like this idea, even if it is a bit unusual, and try to use a map in a creative way!

Make sure to stop by the CASE study challenge blog to see what the Design team has created!

Thanks for visiting!

CASE Study Guest Designer Week 2

It is time for another challenge from CASE study, which means it is time for my second Guest Designer post! yay!

This week we have this sweet project from Amber:

I find the card with its soft colors so serene and unique! I love the bottles standing in a row overlapping each other. Therefor, I had to have some kind of glasses standing in a row in my card too! Well, I don’t have any empty glass stamps (bottles, vases, jars or containers…), so I searched online and found this free downloadable clip art of a glass. I used it in making this card:


I used MS Word to line up the glasses and type the sentiment. I made the straw by stamping one of the stamps from the “Country Charm” set by Wplus9, and aligned it with the angle of tilt of the sentiment. As for the lemonade, it is made out of vellum. I used light pink vellum, ran it through my Xyron machine to apply even adhesive on back, cut it in shape of the glass, and applied some red ink at the bottom to create the ombre (graded color).

Sometime ago I had this strawberry peach lemonade, and I tell you, it tasted as amazing as it looked:


So you can clearly see where my inspiration for the lemonade came from.

For the sentiment, I was at first lost what to use. Lemonade reminds me of hot summer days and things like “Enjoy the Sunshine” and “Stay Cool”. But I couldn’t bring myself to write those, as it is so cloudy and gloomy here, and all I want to do is “stay warm”! So I came up with “Keep calm, keep cool”. I think it can have different meanings depending on the occasion. I seldom put this much thought into the selection of a sentiment. Usually I just stamp an appropriate “Thank you” or “Congratulations” — the occasions I often need a card for, so I thought I would share the thought process behind this one.

Well, that’s it from me today! Please Head over to the CASE study blog to see the Design team’s amazing creations!

Thanks for visiting!

CASE Study Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

Today I have some exiting news!! I have been asked to guest design for the month of January over at CASE study challenge blog!

At CASE study, every month a new muse (an awesome designer) is chosen, and their cards are used as inspiration. For each challenge, the design team and the guest designer create an art project showcasing how they were inspired. This month, the muse is the super talented Amber Kemp-Gerstel from Damask Love!! Not only is she an amazing card maker, she is also awesome at tons of other things! You should definitely check out her website to see what I mean 🙂

Here is the first card of the month:

Oooh! aaah! right? What not to love about this card? The design of this card is so brilliant, down to the little heart in “adore”! I knew right away that I wanted to create a card with cascading image as the focal point. After several attempts at stamping (I am quite terrible at random stamping) I decided to take a different approach. Here is what I made:

Falling Sparkles by Tasnim

I created the graded panel by applying ink onto white card stock using an ink applicator. I then applied little scattered dots using bisque and silver liquid pearls, and white enamel. I backed the panel on a piece of gold metallic paper and adhered to card base using foam dots. I also die cut a little star out of the same metallic paper and put it in place of “a”.

This card was a little difficult to photograph given all the shiny surfaces, but I promise you, it looks really nice in person 🙂

If you know me, sometimes I can’t stop at one card, so here I made another card with the same design but different color:

Falling Sparkles by Tasnim

I hope you can join in the fun! I think Amber’s card is too pretty to pass up! 🙂 and don’t forget to head over to CASE study blog to see what the design team has created.

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