Thursday, 17 April 2014

A floral birthday card...

Happy Birthday

Happy Friday-Eve - or as the case may be, Good Friday-Eve! Every Friday-Eve is good though, right? *wink*

Well good or not, it's time for another fabulous CASE Study to knuckle down to - I hope you can join in the fun with us as we CASE our muse, Jaclyn Miller. 

Today's card is inspired by this project of Jaclyn's:

Check out the original post of this project here. 

OK. So I took a pretty liberal approach to this week's CASE Study but I promise that if you look hard enough, you'll find the following features from Jaclyn's project on my card:
  • The use of wax paper (I used vellum for the same effect)
  • Minty green goodness (It looks more blue on my pictures but I promise I used minty markers!)
  • Sparkly gold (Seriously? How could I not resist that one LOL!) 
  • The love hearts :)
As soon as I laid eyes on this pretty Authentique paper from the Classique: Elegant 12 x 12 collection I knew I wanted to colour it. I'd seen the talented Kathy Racoosin do something similar with stamped flowers covering a card front in the recent Online Card Class. I think I may have to try this with stamped flowers, and colour the background too; it felt so therapeutic just sat in the sunshine colouring! :)

tips and tricks
  • I used gold Cricut Iron-On Glitter material for my gold elements. It worked really well with simple paper punches! Just be sure to peel off the top, clear layer before punching/die-cutting it as you may struggle to get a clean cut if you don't.
  • My vellum circle looked a little lost behind the sentiment so I stuck it in an ancient embossing folder to give it a little more interest. I purposely chose a distressed woodgrain style to coordinate with the nature/flower theme. 
  • The gold touches on the patterned paper along with my punched hearts help to create a visual triangle to allow your eye to follow the design. 
Apologies that we're experiencing some extremely sunny weather and it's thrown my photography out. My photo is waaaaaaay over-exposed but I've since run out of daylight to photograph in! I hope the sunlight sticks around, I'm not complaining in any way whatsoever!

I hope this little close up shot gives you a little more idea of what the card looks like IRL:

Happy Birthday Close Up

Be sure to check out the full deets of the challenge over at CASE HQ and also see what the rest of the super-duper CASE Study DT whipped up for your viewing pleasure. After that, why not play along with us?

One more piece of official, exciting CASE Study news...
Wanna join us every week? CASE Study is looking to expand its family. We're on the hunt for creative peeps to join our design team! Be sure to check out how to apply here!

Right, I'm off to make the most of this glorious sunshine. I know it won't last long - especially with Easter bank holidays approaching! I'll be back tomorrow to share some Easter treats - if you follow me on Instagram then you've already had a sneak peek of 'em. :)


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Petti said...

Very pretty card. thanks for sharing.

Tasnim said...

This card is so SO Beautiful!!!! I want it! :)
But seriously, I love everything on this card; the vellum circle, the gorgeously colored floral images, the colors themselves, the design, the shiny hearts...yes all of it :)

~amy~ said...

I love reading how you were inspired. Your card is gorgeous. Quite frankly, I never thought about coloring that paper. genius.

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful Aimes! I thought you had stamped the paper. It is gorgeous!

Victoria H. said...

Gorgeous and lovely coloring!

Diane Jaquay said...

That patterned paper is gorgeous, LOVE your card!

Maureen said...

how elegant, Duchess! As gorgeous as those blossoms are, those two sweet little glitter hearts steal the show for me :) "Ancient?" You mean "vintage," right? LOL ;) That's what I call myself :) ox

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