I will start by saying Oops... One of the many card/craft blogs that I follow sent out a challenge last week about CASEing someone... I thought it meant go find a card you like of someone else's and CASE it. (CASE means to copy, for those that don't know.)
So I started going around looking at all the blogs I follow and finding great cards and actually CASEing quite a few, as close to it as I could, anyway. Well, as it turns out, the challenge was NOT go CASE any card, it was go CASE a card made by a specific person. Well, oh well! So I'm not entering in that challenge (it's already over), but I'm still going to show off a few cards that I adore & their inspiration. I follow Leanne quite loyally and couldn't wait to make a Sepia Snow Flake card. Here's Leanne's card:
And here's mine:
(I know, I am bad at photography...And putting her picture next to mine is a little embarrassing. oh well. I keep telling my husband I need a nice place and lighting to take pictures. It's just not a priority...)
Well, I didn't want to put as many layers and such on, and I HATE coloring (I'm just really bad at it!), but I love how simple it was! I actually went through the SU! catalog to see which stamp set she used... I LOVE her image! But when I found it, I couldn't justify buying the whole set for just one of the stamps, and since I really don't color, I could stick to the sets I have. I know, I'm so practical, right?!
The card base is Crumb Cake, stamped with Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Craft Ink with the snowflake image from Bright Hopes. I used the Lace Ribbon Border Punch to punch out the Soft Suede, tied on some Very Vanilla Seam Binding and stamped my image (from Greeting Kids) using Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cs. I used the coordinating inks and colored with a Blender Pen, Punched it with the Large Scallop Circle Punch and Sponged the edges with Crumb Cake. (yes, I sponge a lot.) ;)
I'll try to post another CASEd card tomorrow. I'm starting my Christmas baking and am making enough to fill a bunch of gift plates to take to some friends. (Mainly so I don't end up with 50 doz cookies and treats.) So I'll be busy baking along with everything else around here. My family is coming to our home for Christmas this year: brother, his wife, sister & her husband and their 4 kids, other brother and maybe his girlfriend, plus my own family of 5. It should be a packed house of crazy fun! (I hope!) My parents aren't mentioned, did you notice? They are missionaries in Africa! (I'll post a card & info in honor of them later.)
Thanks for stopping by! ~Natalie