Week 13 on the CASE challenge is this beautifully elegant card by Julia Carmichael, more info here.  The stamping off technique is simple but effective, and can be used in so many different ways.  I decided to go festive, and so started off with thick Very Vanilla for my card base.  I used the Peaceful Noel stamp set, with it’s lovey winter foliage images.  I stamped in Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Soft Suede, with each one also stamped off to get the fainter shadow image beside it.  To make things easy, I used my Layering Squares framelits to cut out my squares, then layered onto a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock with foam dimensionals.  The greeting was stamped on the bottom with Soft Suede.  At first I thought the stamped off shade might be nicest, but actually it wasn’t what I wanted.  Thankfully I had used my Stamparatus, so it was a simple matter to reink and stamp again without any problems.

When I showed the card to my husband, he liked it but didn’t think it was very Christmassy.  I see his point, but I think it’s still wintery, so maybe this could be a Yule or Winter Solstice card instead, just with a different sentiment along the bottom.

If you joined in with this challenge, be sure to head to the Craft with Emma Facebook page and share your creations.

If you’re following this challenge, you’ve hopefully joined me from Becki Ritson at Sunshine Stamping.  Your next stop now is Sandra Roberts at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio to see her take on this week’s challenge, follow this link here!

For next week, Becki has chosen this clever card by the lovely Darlene McCallum.  You can find her blog here showing the project we’ll be CASE’ing next week if you want to join in.  It’s a fun card, and I’m looking forward to putting my own twist on it!

Come back next week to see the cards Becki, Sandra and I have made using Carol’s card as inspiration.

Remember, we want YOU to join in too!  If you’d like to join in the challenge, please go to my Facebook page Craft with Emma where you can share your creations, I’d love to see what you come up with!

Happy stamping!

Supplies used:

Very Vanilla thick cardstock Peaceful Noel stamp set Tranquil Tide Ink Merry Merlot Ink Soft Suede Ink Layering Squares framelits