Saturday, April 22, 2017

A City Crafter Casing . . .

Hello my friends and Happy Weekend!

What a busy week I have had and I have another busy week next week!
I have one good friend from NC coming to visit with me all week and another awesome friend from ILL coming the end of the week for a few days.  The Adventures in Stamping is next weekend so we will all be attending and hopefully doing some amazing crafting with our goodies!  I can't wait ... going to be fun crafting with these friends again!

Anyways, I've shared so little on my blog this week that I wanted to create something new and share it with you today.  Last week I played in the 'casing' challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog when I created THIS fun card casing Ros's card.  Today I'm casing this sweet CAS card created by Stella.  
City Crafters is celebrating their 7th anniversary and they are having a CASE ME IF YOU CAN challenge for seven weeks where you case one of the DT ladies cards.  Sadly I missed the very first casing challenge but I hope to do the rest of them.  I love being inspired by other crafters and this is an awesome way to get your mojo going.  Here's what I came up with.

Anyone who knows me knows I don't do a lot of CAS (clean and simple) designs.   I prefer more layers, embellishments, scenes ... that sort of style but I must admit every time I case someone's CAS design I'm always pleased with the outcome.

I pretty much stayed true to Stella's design with the exception of using a die cut sentiment which I double layered for a shadow effect.  In fact, while I was downloading my photo I realized Stella had a little star on her balloon so I quickly added a sequin and redid the photos.  I have a variety of baker's twine which I rarely think to use ... so this was yet another wonderful inspiration element to today's creation.

I sponged a little blue ink around the edge of the clouds to make them stand out a bit.  Also, I've added dimensional tape to the middle size cloud and balloon for added dimension.  What a fun creation this was to make ... thanks Stella!!

As I mentioned, I have guests coming so I'd better quit playing around and get my house in order lol!  After all, I will be busy having fun all next week so I'd best get my house cleaning done now ... Lord knows when that will happen again!!  LOL  
(priorities ya know!)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!
As always . . .


Papers:  White cs, Red cs, Recollections grey polka dot dp
Dies:  Impression Obsession ' Clouds', Impressions Obsession 'Balloons', Tutti Designs 'Happy', Tutti Designs 'Birthday'
Accessories:  Dimensional tape, sponge dauber, TH broken china distress ink, Baker's Twine, sequin, Nuvo white crystal drop

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