Holy Guacamole! I've just conquered a battle with a stinkin' head cold that refused to leave this past week and a half! Apologies for being slightly MIA due to it, but trust me, you didn't want this lurgy visiting you!
Thank goodness it's Friday Eve! This week has been a toughie, but I'm on countdown to the Easter Holidays: 2 weeks of bliss with my gorgeous geek - can't wait! :)
So let's kick Friday Eve off in true style. CASE Study style, that is:
Now if you've not been playing along this month, why not? We've got Laura Bassen as our seriously inspirational muse on board and this is her last week with us. Let's send her out in style and study this beauty of hers:
Check out the original post of this card here!
I was totally taken with Laura's use of negative die-cuts and the way they provide the focal point on this fabulous card. I decided to play with a new (new to me anyways!) die and use both the positive and the negative die-cut of it to create a very neutral card:
The picture doesn't capture the dimension on this card - it looks much better IRL, honest! The effect was really simple to achieve: I ran the die and card through my Cuttlebug, then didn't move a thing (except for removing the Die of course!) before applying the linen and canvas embossing plate on the same piece of card, and finally teased the sections of the leaf but kept the stem in place.
The pure, crisp whiteness led me to stamp a sympathy sentiment on this card. It's always good to have a few in your stash as I'm hopeless at making them on demand!
So now it's your turn! Be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT created from studying Laura's card and then play along and share the inspiration with us!
I'm hoping to catch up with everyone and everything now I'm feeling much better but it may take quite a while! In the meantime, don't forget, I have a copy of the March/April issue of Paper Crafts magazine up for grabs so leave a comment here by Friday 11.59 BST if you're interested!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Catch ya later!
Stamps: Round and Round (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog (Memento)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Gentle Leaf Die (Poppystamps/Memory Box)