10 Oct 2020

Less is More #430 - Sharon's CASe Card

Hi there. Well, on the day this challenge goes live, 10th October, it is my birthday (happy birthday to me ;-) ) and we have a fairly new tradition at the Less is More challenge that when the challenge date lands on the same day as a design team member's birthday, that DT member creates a card for everyone to CASe (Copy And Share Everything). 

CASe is known in some regions as 'lifting' and it is where you use the card to be CASed as a basis for your own card but you also add your own twist and share how you made your 'version'.  So, this is the card that I came up with for everyone to CASe.

I thought there were lots of elements that could be used in people's designs, eg stars, flowers, foliage, gold, yellow, orange, red (perfect for fall or halloween versions), making a designer background, there's die cutting, stamping, heat embossing, a banner, Happy Birthday and some Nuvo glittery drops (which might just be visible) as well as the design layout

I'm actually pretty excited to see what people come up with and the rest of the design team have made some super cards for additional inspiration.

My card was easy to make. I die cut the two curved panels and then laid them onto a card blank, faintly marking where the gap was, then removed them and stamped random stars in 3 colours of ink into the gap. I removed the pencil marks and added the curved panels back, using fun foam for some dimension. Next I stamped the internal parts of the flower petals using the same shades of ink and set them aside to dry. When dry, I stamped and heat embossed the flower outlines and then fussy cut them out. I die cut the leaves and assembled them into an arrangement onto the card. The banner was cut out free hand and the sentiment was stamped onto it before sticking it over the flowers. The final touch was a few Nuvo drops.

Easy peasy! 

STAMPS:    Uniko (Balloon Bash and Flower Power 2) 
DIES:   Craft + You (Conifer Twig), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Hillside Borders)
INKS:   Versamark clear, Prism (canary yellow, orange zest, red chilli)
OTHER:  WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder, Nuvo Glitter Drops (white blizzard), gold mirror card, white card , a pencil and eraser & fun foam. 

Halloween CASe card

It'd be rude not to CASe my own card, wouldn't it?  So here is my Halloween version which shows that you can use a completely different subject matter and just loosely interpret design elements

This one was made by die cutting the flying bats into an orange panel and backing it with black card before adding a mat of the tiniest amount of gold mirror card. This was attached to an orange card blank. The skeleton (and sentiment) was stamped and heat embossed before being fussy cut and mounted with foam pads. The metallic trims were something I've had in my stash for years and I have no idea where they came from now. They were silver but to match in with the theme of gold I heat embossed them with a gold sparkly embossing glitter before attaching them to the card.

STAMPS:    Visible Image (Mr Bone Jangles), Clearly Besotted sentiment (In Print - now discontinued) 
DIES:   Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations (Mixed Media Halloween)
INKS:   Versamark clear
OTHER:  WOW! Primary Ebony embossing powder & Gold Sparkle embossing glitter, gold mirror card, orange card, black card, misc metallic trimmings, 3d foam pads

  Cue Card



That's it from me for now. I hope you have fun CASeing this card if you join in the challenge, and I hope to see you here again soon.

Sharon xx


Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

WOW! I just LOVE this skeleton card. What a fabulous CASe of your card! Love that bat die. Mr. Bones and those wonderful metallic trims. Very fun and festive. I just love it!

Neets B said...

Two awesome cards, Sharon!
Thank you for creating such a great original card to inspire us. And a fabulous CASE from you too with this spooky make, loving all the orange and the die cut bats backed with black look really effective. Now making more of an effort to visit and comment, sorry for being a terrible teamie lately xx