Apr 10, 2012

My CASE of Shelly's CAS

Hello!  I am fortunate to belong to a group of blogging buddies on Split Coast Stampers called Stamp Addicts.  You can visit each member's blog by clicking the link in my sidebar.  About a month ago it was our turn to CASE one of our member's cards - Shelly.

Let me tell you, this was a daunting prospect!!  Just visit her blog My Creative Rumblings and check out her creative work.  You will see what I mean!  So intricately made and wonderfully embellished, never overdoing it - well, I was wondering how on earth I could possibly do any of her work justice!

Then I spied this CAS (Clean and Simple) card of hers and thought, surely I can work something up using this beauty.  Here's Shelly's handiwork:

Isn't this pretty? I love the soft coloring and subtle accents that the embossed background provides.

Well, after a brief debate, I decided that an Easter card was my choice and the colors would be purple and yellow.  Of course, the obvious choice for a stamp image was my favorite flower: a daffodil.

This was my first time attempting to use twine on a card. I always admire it so when others use it, so using Shelly's inspiration I gave it a go.

The purple panel was embossed and then sprayed with A Muse's Shimmer Mist, giving it a pearlescent shimmer.

My second take on Shelly's card is shown below.  I used a delicate embossed background on Certainly Celery CS, a MS border punch for the panel, and SU markers directly onto the rubber image.  It's finished with a shimmery white ribbon from a local store.

Thanks for looking and to Shelly & the rest of the Stamp Addicts gang: sorry that I am behind in my CASing!  Next up: some of Marilynn's cards-oh boy!


:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like your card, Darlene! The flowers in the image are just perfect for Spring. The embossing on the purple panel is perfect!

Margaret said...

Both cards are so very pretty, but since I'm a purple fanatic, I really love your Easter Daffodil card the best. Great job on the challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, Darlene... your cards are FABULOUS!!! You did such a good job on this CASE! Love it!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your cards are fabulous- I love daffodils too- love the colors on the Easter card- and ohhhh the shimmer! I love the softness of the color of your 2nd card too- and the punched border. Thanks for you kind comments about my cards!

Melina said...

very pretty Darlene! I love the colors you used :)

jimlynn said...

Darlene....these are gorgeous!!!! Great case and fabulous cards! LOVE THEM!

paige said...

Both of your cards are terrific! Great job on the CASEing!

Laura said...

Hey Darlene, I just love how you put those cas cards together, Great job on casing shelly cards. Im glad I stopped by I love all your card ideas. TFS