Saturday, August 27, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #64

I haven't had a chance to play along with CASE Study in forever....really I have hardly had the chance to play along with any challenges in for forever. I was just telling Lindsay yesterday, that visits to my stamp table are few and far between these days! I have had a 3 week long headache that I think I have figured out. So between yesterday and today I am feeling much better and I got 2 cards done! This first one is for the CASE challenge! The theme this week is "Signature Style". I am pretty sure I have a certain style. CAS.  Now for this card, I did use a little technique inspiration from Betsy (isn't she amazing?), but other than that....I think its pretty much me...what do you think?

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(This isn't the resin technique Betsy used...just the embossing and distress inks! Also a favorite technique of my friend, Amy!)  Basically, I heated embossed with White Filigree powder and then used Tim Holtz Fired Brick and Burlap for the color.  I added a piece of Dark Chocolate Mendhi impressed card stock behind that main image for some contrast!  I added some pearls...which I use quite often and a stamped vellum sentiment panel!  So is it me?  These are my colors!  I am thinking it is! :)  OH and don't forget my favorite Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot Satin ribbon...yum!

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Just wanted to share another distress inked up card too....

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This is the same technique...kinda...just dry embossing and then added in the distress inks!  I stamped over that with Text Style and added the sentiment and twine.  And of course some more silver pearls.


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So that is it for today!  Hop on over to the CASE study blog to play along!  

Thank you so much for coming by today!  I hope all of you on the East coast are staying safe!  I am keeping you all in my prayers!  Have a great weekend!

44 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Both stunning cards Laurie. My favourite is the second one, I love how the distressing starts with such a rich colour and then gradually almost fades away.

Karen B. said...

Oh these are amazing. The color blending is gorgeous. I'm with Judith, my favorite is the second one.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Laurie!! I love those ink colors and how you wrapped the twine around the sentiment panel!

Billie Dee said...

Those are gorgeous cards!

Kara said...

so so beautiful, laurie!!

Chris said...

Really fantastic cards - hard to pick a favorite. I hope you'll be able to rid yourself of these headaches now! Stay well.

Wendy said...

Both cards are gorgeous but my favorite is the first one, to me it just has more of WOW! factor, love every single detail. I hope that you can get rid of those headaches, sometimes the cause of them is not drinking enough water.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Stunning! I have never bought distress inks because I thought they would conflict with my CAS style...I think you've convinced me to take the plunge and give them a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susie said...

Laurie, these are gorgeous! And...yes, they ARE your style :)
Wow. Just. Wow.

Deanna Jean said...

Laurie, both of these are amazing. I love the softness this technique gave them. I'm going to have to give this a try.

Leigh said...

I didn't think I needed the MM IP..... until I saw your card! Fabulous work, Laurie!

Laura Isham said...

I would definitely say that these cards are "you". They are both beautiful. And, you have inspired me to try this technique!

Eva said...

Both of these cards are just perfect! And yes...they are you!

Ann said...

These are just gorgeous!!! I want that stamp!!!

Christina said...

Oh my gorgeousness, Laurie, these are both breathtaking! Love love LOVE the second one with the beautiful Mehndi impression and inking. The first one is lovely too, especially the bit of chocolate cardstock peeking out.

Julie said...

WOW, Laurie they are both gorgeous! Love that technique combined with your CAS style!

Shelly said...

Your cards are beautiful! :) The colors are great and great techniques. I hope your okay and that your headache will stay away! I hope its not all them computer problems you had! ;) Take care Laurie.

Sarah Finn said...

So very beautiful!

Suzanne said...

The medallions were your destiny, Laurie! These are gorgeous! You are so talented using the distress inks - do you use a sponge to ink them onto the paper? They are always perfectly mixed together. Hope all is well and that you're having a fun weekend!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Laurie! I couldn't possibly pick a fave! LOVE the ink blending and the rich brown details!

Chelsea said...

Love this!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft inking on both cards!

Jen Carter said...

These are gorgeous!! The coloring on these is fabulous! Love how you achieved that look with both embossing and dry embossing!! Beautiful!

TesaB said...

Both cards are AMAZING!!!! Soooo soft and beautiful!!!!!

Michelle Lupton said...

Those are just so very beautiful - I feel a CASE coming on!! I would love to know what brand that mehndi impressions plate is - I have the stamps you used, but I think the impression plate is just gorgeous :)

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Wow!! such a beautiful cards and the blending is so amazing.thanks for the inspiration!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Such beautiful cards Laurie - both so elegant ;)
Rx

torico said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!

Debby said...

Two CAS beauties Laurie! Still haven't been able to get my hands on that Mehndi stamp yet :(

Lynn said...

Laurie, I looked at these last night and then again today...I'm in awe. They are absolutely gorgeous. I love the inking, the touch of vellum...simply FABULOUS!

Amy said...

Well, I'm glad your HA's are better and that you are hopefully not blowing bubbles out your eye again! :) Such beautiful cards using Mindy. Your second card is just gorgeous and I appreciate that it's for "feeling better". Sometimes we just need a card like that right?

Lindsey Wood said...

Gorgeous! I probably wouldn't have bought that Mendhi stamp if it wasn't for all of the great cards you have been making with it. Now for the IP...

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Good grief these cards are stunning! I have Mendhi Medallions but now I want the impression plate. Grrr.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Glad you're feeling better...headaches are a drag! Your cards are utterly amazing! I love inking over white embossing, and the second card--wowsers!!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Absolutely stunning cards. Just love the colors you've chosen for the background and the vellum is such a nice contrast. Definitely going into my inspiration folder!

Lindsay said...

So glad you are feeling better my friend! This card is proof! Sheesh, both of them are gorgeous!! I Love the details, impression, vellum, inking! AWESOME!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous work, Laurie. I don't know about you, but I felt a little burnt out after even a couple weeks of Gallery Idol. I hope these fabulous cards are a sign that you're on your way back.

Julie said...

Wow, truly stunning, I need to try this technique. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week.

cbuswell said...

Two gorgeous cards!! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week! : )

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Playing catch-up here! LOL
Gorgeous CAS cards!! I love both cards! ;o)

Jean Martin said...

OMGoodness Laurie! These are gorgeous! Now I wish I had ordered the embossing plates!!!! I will on my next order it seems! :) Thanks for playing with us this week at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Folly said...

Oh, Laurie, you took my breath away! I love both cards, but my absolute favourite is the first one. I'm going to pin it for future inspiration, it's beautiful!
Michelle.

Andrea M said...

OMG! Laurie, these cards are perhaps some of my favorites of yours - and there are A LOT!!! WOW! Let me pick my butt up off the floor … ok…. WOW! STUN-NING!!! Pinned!

Seleise said...

wow wow wow!!! GORGEOUS cards!!! Really stunning and the colors with the distressing and embossing - wow! love both cards! love that string or twine detail too - awesome!

 
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