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.