Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CASEing Anita

 Hi there!  Have you seen the date on the calendar...where has the Summer gone to?
I have been busy in the craft room, mostly organizing, you know, that on going evolution.  I sure hope that this present cycle continues strong as I feel very good about what I am accomplishing!  I do have a card for you today 
(I have allowed myself some creative time to play :)) and it is a CASE of Anita's with a twist.  It is for the current Time Out challenge and I like the result.  What a pleasure it is to CASE this gal!  I must say that this was my third attempt...  As you can see, my twist involves a colour change.  During my reorganizing, I found some textured card stock from SU that I had hoarded.  I have since cut it up and it is now time to use...
I loved Anita's soft blues and greens and the white embossed pattern that she water coloured.  I didn't have anything quite the right scale or openness, so I had to think...I used a more narrow border stamp from SU and stamped twice with Versamark ink and then white embossed.  I used an Inktense pencil (bark colour) and a SU Cameo Coral re-inker, just about full strength.  I like the bark colour Inktense with this textured Groovy Guava CS.  I also wanted to triple layer my sentiment die, just like Anita, so I took a close up of that too.  I used a Memory Box die.  It is the Thank You die, but the actual Thank part has an s on it, so another bonus for me as I am really looking at my craft room "stuff".
I am of course offering this up for the Time Out challenge and also dipping into the Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge "Anything Goes" and another try for the 
Stamplorations "Stamps and Dies".

Thanks ever so much for your visit!
Hugs, Chriss


  1. I love your choice of colour and the layered die looks great in these colours. The pops of colour on the border stamp work really well. So pleased you joined us at TIME OUT Challenges

  2. So lovely ... Thant's a beautiful die and I love the shadowing!

  3. What a fabulous colour palette, Chriss ... such a cool and funky border with the brilliant pops of colour! Thanks so much for your lovely words ... and for playing along at Time Out with such a great CASE! Anita :)

    Had a little trouble commenting ... hope this one gets through!

  4. Beautiful card! Love teh colours and all those dots. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  5. Great combination of stamp and die cut. Love the added splashes of colour. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika DT

  6. FABulous! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x


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