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Monday, November 21, 2011

CASE Study Card

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I've been wanting to try out the CASE Study challenge for a while now, but I must admit that I've been a little intimidated. They do some amazing work over there! This week, as soon as I saw the card, I knew exactly what I would do.

First I used my sponge tool to create the background.



Then I stamped the Bethlehem scene leaving a little bit of space on the bottom of the card. I inked up my acrylic block and stamped that at the bottom for the ground.

I added the stars using white pigment ink - I thought about stamping over them twice to get more white, but I really like the kind of translucent look that a single layer achieves.

I cut two circles, one 1/2" smaller than the other, and stamped the sentiment and stars on there. The dark circle was colored by swiping my ink pad over the edges of the circle. I adhered the two circles together timmed them at the top, and added them to the card.

This card was really quite easy to put together and I really love how it turned out. I'm looking forward to playing along at CASE Study again soon!

CTMH Supplies Used:
Stamps: Glory to God, Happy Clusters
Ink: Cocoa, Pacifica, White Daisy
Paper: whtie Daisy
Other: Sponge Tool (from distressing kit)

8 comments:

  1. First of all GORGEOUS card!!! Secondly, thank you so much for sharing in my excitement!

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  2. Seriously. This is terrific! What a great use for this stamp set. :-)

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  3. Oh I'm so happy that you've played along with us on CASE study! Don't ever be intimidated, be inspired!!! :D
    I love your inking on this beauty and I'm with you on those stars - the translucent look of them stamped in white ink is a fabulous result!
    I hope this is the first of many CASE study challenges you join in with! :)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. I think this is beautiful--you did an AMAZING JOB!!! I have never seen a sponging tool like that--now I need to go get one! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us!!! :)

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  5. Wow...this is stunning. I agree with Mynnette - that is a tool I've not seen before.

    Love the rich regal blues you used for this lovely card.

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  6. Beautiful sponged sky, lovely scene!! Thank you for playing along with us at CASE Study!! Chupa xxx

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  7. Wow, that sponge tool is awesome! Great card too, lovely sentiment :)

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  8. Miriam - congrats on being a top 3 at CASE study! I knew your card was a winner when I saw in on the blog... and I've been chasing you around on a blog hop this week :o) (I'm not stalking you - I promise!)

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