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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. Gorgeous! Love the soft inking on both cards!

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

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

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  21. 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 :)

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

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  23. Such beautiful cards Laurie - both so elegant ;)
    Rx

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  24. Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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?

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  28. 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...

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

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  30. 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!!

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  31. 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!

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  32. 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!

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  33. 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.

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

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

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

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  37. 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! :)

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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!

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  40. 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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