Friday, May 19, 2017

CASE'ing Karen


Isn't this a Beauty!  The challenge is to CASE one of the Flower Challenge DT's cards.  Karen (Snippets) has been a SCS friend for years.  I Love her CAS style and no one uses blues more creatively than Karen :-)



Here is my CASE of Karen's beautiful card!



I used another background from my recent craft retreat with my Vancouver, BC girlfriends.  Bonnie was unable to attend,  but sent us beautiful die cuts to use.  This was my favorite and is now on my wishlist :-)  I placed the framed flower die cut piece over an alcohol ink background that I made using Yupo paper and Tim Holtz alcohol inks (Stream, Sunset Orange and Sunshine Yellow).

I placed drops of ink onto aluminum foil and smooshed with my Yupo.  Then placed a larger than the Yupo,  piece of Glad Wrap over the smooshed Yupo and scrunched the wrap around to make cool lines and designs.

Next step is very important...let your piece dry,  which takes time.  I left mine overnight. My background is more blue green,  but my camera wanted to bring out the green more than the blue. Think Karen and you will see more blues... I added a SU Candy Dot and the sentiment from Kind and Caring (ret).

What is really fun...Loll and Bonnie and I made a card for the same challenges using the same die,  but different backgrounds :-)

Loll's card
Bonnie's card

The die is the Poppystamps Die "Floral Stem Collage" and so I am adding my card to...


PSC #32 Flower Power.  You must use at least 1 die or stamp on the challenge.











Enjoy and Happy Stamping my friends.  Hugs...



23 comments:

  1. Very cool background Nancy. Love the colours and the lines from the cling wrap over AIs. Funny how you, me, and Bonnie all used the same die-cut, layout and colours to create cards for CASEing Karen. :) xx

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    1. We were all on the same creative wave length...what fun my friend! Hugs...

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  2. Nancy, this is spectacular! I've had good alcohol ink backgrounds before but nothing like this with all that texture. Thanks to you and your crafty group this die is also on my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Nancy...have you tried the saran wrap technique with your AI's? It is a fun and easy way to get a lot of texture, Hugs.

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  3. Gee, maybe I need to make one too! I love your version, Nancy, and it is so much fun to see your pieces from our retreat popping up in your cards!!

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    1. We all sure did go home with so many gorgeous backgrounds. Sure makes finishing a card quick and easy!! If you make a card I will add the link to my post :-) Hugs..

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  4. They all look so similar and but all spectacularly so different. Cling wrap backgrounds are my all time favorite Hugs Christine

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    1. I totally agree Christine. Are you going to join our fun? I will add your link to my post too :-)

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  5. This got really beautiful, Nancy. I can see why that die is on your wish list.

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  6. I love Karen's card and your case is just totally amazing, Nancy. Love that bg and is so perfect for this case. I want that die! Well done. Hugz

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  7. A super background for this fantastic die, Nancy! I'm glad you are enjoying the die cuts.

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    1. Thank you again Bonnie for sharing all your die cuts and your generous SU Die sets :-) We sure missed you, but had so many giggles over your surprise Skype visit :-)

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  8. This is so pretty Nancy, great CASE of Karen's card too.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

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  9. Very cool and interesting background, Nancy! Thank you for sharing the technique - I've never used aluminum foil and Glad Wrap to create background. Amazing! Hideko

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    1. This is one of the easiest AI techniques Hideko. I will be watching for a card from you using the technique. Let me know if you need any advice. Hugs..

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  10. Beautiful card and background, thank you for sharing the technique, Nancy! I will be giving this a try.

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  11. Beautiful background. Beautiful card. TFS.

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  12. Beautiful card and gorgeous background Nancy, love how you all have done very similar cards.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Poppystamps!
    Pam x

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    1. Your welcome Pam. Bonnie started it by giving all of us die cuts of your beautiful "Floral Stem Collage" :-) I will be ordering mine in a few days :-) I picked up a few of your dies at a little stamping store in Vancouver, BC recently. I love the quality of your creative dies. Thanks so much...Hugs..

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  13. Such a beauty! And your inspiration was a stunner too!

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  14. OMG, this is the most beautiful background ever! The technique is awesome and sounds fun. It looks like frost ferns and grasses. I've had my eye on that die.

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  15. I am thrilled and so honored that you cased my card...love, love your results and I am loving seeing all the results of your craft retreat!
    Thanks for your most kind words too.
    Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge and hope you will come back and play again.
    xx Karen

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    1. It is a joy to CASE you my friend :-) I do hope to play in your wonderful Flower Challenge again soon too. Hugs...

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