CASEing my card

Hey there stampers!

I hope you all have been doing well. Sorry I haven’t been sharing much lately but I’ve been super busy. I’ve been getting ready to open a booth here in the Houston area (Champions Forest). The company is called The Painted Tree Boutiques and I’m really excited….and nervous. So I’ve been making lots of stuff to fill my space up. They moved the grand opening from Nov. 1st to the first of the year now, which gives me a little more time….which I will need, lol 😉

Anyways, so I was definitely pleasantly surprised to be contacted by SplitCoast Stampers telling me that I was chosen as this weeks’s Featured Stamper! How fun and exciting!!! So I decided to join in the fun and make a card cased from my own Gallery. Of course this is a sad card to make….I really need to make a bunch of these to have on hand from now on.

Here’s my card I cased:

Here’s the new card I made from my inspiration card:

I actually had fun looking through my own gallery. Some of my cards are really old, well….from when I first started papercrafting! The cards from the other stampers are so awesome to see how they got inspiration from my projects!!! It’s an honor and humbling at the same time. The crafting community is fun and friendly, perfect match 😉

Here’s some close ups:

I really went with the sketch from my original card and flower theme….adding some changes here and there which always makes CASEing so fun! I also thought that a monochromatic color scheme was appropriate instead of the bright and bold colors of my original card. I used Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite inks and Sahara Sand card stock.

Here’s another look:

I used a few retired items mixed with some new products, loving the Prized Peony bundle from the Annual catty. I stamped it in Basic Gray and heat embossed it on watercolor paper. Then just watercolored the image using the different inks.

I used the gray blender pens to color my pearls. I also lightly splattered the background to add texture. I watercolored some of the diecuts directly onto Sahara Sand cardstock to make them a tad darker for interest.

So even though I used inspiration from a similar card (flowers and the sketch), as you can see they look so different!!! Don’t you just love crafting?

Well, that’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week! ❤

Oh, and go on over to SplitCoast Stampers and join in the fun!!! 😉

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