Case challenge 10 – pop up twist

Week 10 is another fancy fold card, and this might be my favourite so far.  I've always admired the pop up twist cards that I've seen others do, but had never tried them myself, so this week's inspiration from the clever Carol Borgeson (read more here) was the perfect opportunity.  I loved making this card so much, I made three!  Once I got going, they were SO easy, but sure to get a WOW from the recipient!  I'll do a video to show you just how simple they are once you know how. I started with Whisper White card for [...]

By |2018-10-14T21:39:44+01:00October 15th, 2018|CASE Challenge, Fancy fold|1 Comment

CASE challenge 9 – teeny gift bags

Aren't these teeny gift bags the cutest?!  This week we're casing the lovely Andrea Gutzmer, check out the info here.   I just love her teeny bags using DSP and cardstock for little sweetie pouches.  I decided to make my version a little smaller, as I had some Fererro Rochers just crying out for cute packaging.  I also decided to use coordinating cardstock for by bottom half rather than white, as I wanted a nice contrast with the Designer Series Paper top. I started with the Frosted Floral Speciality DSP and selected Blackberry Bliss and Powder Pink as my coordinating colours [...]

By |2018-10-07T22:55:38+01:00October 8th, 2018|CASE Challenge, Not a card|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+01:00October 1st, 2018|CASE Challenge, Technique|3 Comments

CASE challenge 7 – DIY DSP

For week 7 on the CASE challenge, we've gone for an elegant and simple layout from the lovely Bonnie O'Neill, more info here. Her card uses DSP on one side, and coordinating stamped image on the other, with a sentiment in the middle. For my version, I've used the Love What You Do stamp set and the coordinating Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I've put a close-up of the DSP below to try and show you how much it shimmers and shines, but it's hard to capture in a photo!  You'll just have to trust me [...]

By |2018-09-23T22:31:54+01:00September 24th, 2018|CASE Challenge|1 Comment