Case challenge 14 – two tone diecutting

Week 14 on the CASE challenge is a gorgeous two tone design by Darlene McCallum, more info here. Her lovely card was great for a birthday, but I'm in a more festive mood right now. This month saw the launch of the brand new Snowflake Showcase, a simply stunning set of stamps and thinlits that I just knew would be perfect for this challenge. I started with a Night of Navy base, with a layer of Silver foil on top.  I then cut another layer of Night of Navy, and sliced it diagonally along the top.  These three layers [...]

By |2018-11-11T22:06:26+00:00November 12th, 2018|CASE Challenge, Technique|1 Comment

Case challenge 13 – stamping off

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 [...]

By |2018-11-04T23:13:25+00:00November 5th, 2018|CASE Challenge, Technique|1 Comment

CASE challenge 8 – reflection technique

For week 8 of our CASE challenge we're trying another technique, known as the reflection technique.  This is where you use a mirror image of your featured stamp.  Our inspiration came this time from the totally fabulous Michelle Zindorf, find more information here.  I had lots of fun trying this one out, and I've realised it works best (for me at least!) with line stamps.  I had several failed attempts with bold/textured stamps, and in the end decided to try the line stamp and was really pleased with the result.  I hope you like it too! I'll do a [...]

By |2018-10-01T21:49:27+00:00October 1st, 2018|CASE Challenge, Technique|3 Comments