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Thanks, Shaz XX

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Pinterest CASEing

Having spent a goodly number of hours browsing Pinterest, and compiling boards of Inspiration, I thought it was about time I made use of them. So I perused my Stamping Inspiration Board, and spotted this card: I managed to find the original creator, and have linked the image to her Pinterest page. She created it with an Indigo Blu stamp, called Summer Lovin'.

 I don't have that one, but I have something very similar.Mine is by Stampendous, called Sketched Blossoms. It was wood mounted, and I suspect its discontinued, as I couldn't find it on sale anywhere.
 As always, I was instantly taken with the Black & White theme, so I went with that, and also tried another in a second colour, using a Memento pad, called Sweet Plum.

The card is by Clarity Stamps, called Theuva Card, and its a lovely smooth,bright white.

So I stamped the single image first onto an A5 sheet, so I got them on side by side.

Using another sheet, I cut it in half lengthways, and used the stamp again to stamp it multiple times along the whole length.

 Next they were both matted up onto matching cardstock- by some amazing fluke I had some purple card that comes very close to the Memento pad.

Both panels attached to white pearl card blanks.

Now the awkward bit- I don't have any fancy corners, but what I do have is a drawer full of  medallion style punches, that never see the light of day. Something else that seemed like a good idea at the time.
 Anyway, I punched out a medallion from each colour, trimmed down around them to leave a narrow border, then cut each one in half. I also trimmed off a little bit of the pattern, as you can see in the one on the left.

Stuck them down with some glue stick.

 Now some sentiments- I backed these onto matching card and trimmed them down.

Also added some matching acrylic gemstones as a finishing touch.

 White Theuva card, Clarity Stamps
A collage type stamp
Memento inkpad, Sweet Plum
Versafine, Onyx Black
Photo corners, or punch
Acrylic gems
 Black & Purple cardstock


Helen said...

What gorgeous cards, Shaz!! I have that Stampendous stamp myself, and some matching smaller ones - which needless to say, haven't been used for ages!! Love the two different colourways you've shown.

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz
Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz and love the coloured ink you have used.
Lynn xx

Monique said...

What gorgeous cards, I love the two tone, they both are stunning.
Thank you for visiting me earlier and your sweet comment.
xx Monique

Krisha said...

Well done, your card is gorgeous!

scrappymo! said...

They are both lovely! The medallion punches worked like a charm.
I really liked the picture turotial walkthrough!

Kyla said...

Great minds think alike, I revisited my pinterest boards last night for inspiration too!

Love the card and especially the use of the medallion punch for the corners.