Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CASEing Kristina


I'm catching up on my homework for the Summer Camp Card Class.  Just when I think this class can't get any better, BAM!  It does.  They keep raising the bar every day.  Yesterday, Kristina made a card that I totally fell in love with.  Normally, I don't CASE cards, I like to use them for inspiration and put my own little spin on them.  But today, I just had to CASE Kristina's card. 

Here's mine:

This is the first time I've ever made a circle card.  Probably mostly because I don't own a die cutting machine (I know, I'm living in the stone age!).  But in watching Jennifer's video from yesterday, I was inspired to use things around the house.  So I found a few circular items, traced them, cut them out, and I had all the circles I needed!  Of course, die cutting would have been MUCH easier and faster, and I am on the verge of getting one...hopefully soon!  I also really wanted to try Kristina's technique for creating the background on her smallest circle.  I LOVED how it turned out so thought I would make an attempt myself!  I didn't have the gorgeous floral stamp that she did, so I improvised, and used some images from my Paper Smooches Reflections set and embossed them on to water colour paper.  The I used the same technique that Kristina used (I love how she calls it mushing!), only instead of distress inks, I used regular dye ink, and it seemed to work okay.

Now I'm off to create some more...hopefully be back later today with something else!


  1. So cute, Shannon! I really like the sentiment! I've used items around the house to make circles, too! Sometimes we have to be creative! :)

  2. We're in Bend (yayyy!), having arrived yesterday, and this morning: first 'trip' is to your site! And what a wonderful treat to see your amazing circle card! You've improvised brilliantly! Had I traced circles, guaranteed they wouldn't be anywhere near as perfect as yours! That's why I love, love and love my Cuttlebug (simple to use, not very expensive!). I need to catch up on lessons/cards - and yours here is major inspiration!! Just need to unpack my stuff (seriously, I brought a box full!!), and get rolling! LOVE your card, your creativity, your 'Shannon style'!

  3. stunning!!! i love the watercolor-y background!


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