Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Do you have lines?

So, Michele and I were having an early morning telephone chat yesterday morning and in our conversation, some beautiful cards were ooohed and aaawed over.  The one in particular that we were both gawking over was this beauty from Donna Mikasa

Well, we both wish for that new MFT Balloon Strings stamp, but it is OOS, so, what's a girl to do...!  We came up with a plan.  We challenged each other to substitute some kind of line stamp in our stashes and create a card based on Donna's.  This is a first personal challenge for us and I had some fun!  I had my Ellen's Essentials loopy line from the Merry and Bright set and put it to work.  I inked (not that easy when you are inking a single line onto watercolour card stock many times) and inked and then poured my white Ranger EP over to reveal my pattern, then heat set.  I thought that they looked pretty good and went ahead and embossed 4 others, 2 with gold and 2 with copper.  Then the watercolouring...not so happy with my first white embossed after the watercolouring, but a little more satisfactory after that first one.  I must admit, I tried to CASE Donna's, but after it was done, the amount of lines I had embossed were not enough for the number of colours that Donna's has.  Let's be truthful here...even if I had the same number of segments on my panel to fill, with the same colours as Donna, I don't think that I could come close to her beauty.
  Here she is, and a second one with gold embossing.

So, what do you think of our little challenge?  Do you too wish you had that new stamp? Take a look at your "line" stamps and have a go! 
Have a great day!


  1. Oh I LOve them!!! That loopy line is perfect, Chriss! Love pink and yellow combo - aren't they wonderful together? Your second card looks like an ocean - just amazing and awesome because YOU are awesome - thanks for playing cards with me!!! Mwah!
    =] Michele

  2. Came to you from Michele's blog. You both aced this challenge. I especially love the card with blues.

  3. Great challenge - love the pink & gold version, Chriss!

  4. Hi Chriss! First of all, I'm tickled that my card was the subject of a phone convo and that you two sweeties did me the honor of CASEing it in your own unique way! Wow! I'm totally blown away......

  5. Shut the front door! I absolutely LOVE these, Chriss! You rocked the essence of Donna, that's for sure and honestly, I am partial to your softer versions!! What a fun challenge you and M put together for yourselves!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Oh my, Chriss ... what stunning CASEs of Donna's yummy card! The pink and yellow with that gorgeous gold embossing is so soft and delicate ... and the delicious blue hues ... oh my, like gentle waves lapping a sandy shore! How fabulous to be playing cards over the phone with Michele ... musing about the concept of a conference call!! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Just popped over from Michele's blog - love your take on Donna's card, especially the blue version!


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