Monday, November 21, 2011

CASE Study Card


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)


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

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

  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! :)

  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!!! :)

  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.

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

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

  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!)

  9. Check you are still a tech geek! It takes me a while to try new techniques but always LOVE being inspired by you. Things have changed for you, would you have ever guessed that you would be designing stamps for a fabulous company? That's gotta be a bucket list'er.

    Thanks so much for linking up and helping me to celebrate my blogaversary!