Monday, June 1, 2015

CASEplorations June

If you're looking for my mixed media project today, click here.


Cannot believe it's June already! My garden is in full bloom and it's wedding time of year. Which makes me wonder if you saw the amazing wedding card we are spotlighting at CASEplorations this month? Remember this beauty from Virginia Lu of Yes, Virginia?


This is one of my favorite cards this year. You can't go wrong with vellum and gold embossing. But Virgnia's color choices are also spot on - check out those touches of red popping from both corners. And those PPs add such a playful touch to an otherwise elegant card. I love me some gold twine. And then check out those little vellum circles - just because.  IMHO, it doesn't get any more perfect than this. And you don't mess with perfection.

So how the heck to CASE it?

Well, vellum and heat embossing were certain. Coloring on the reverse too. But then I took a detour. Feminine became masculine. Gold became silver. Flowers became Mod Shapes. Kraft became cardboard.


I'm diggin' that shine of the silver embossing powder... And the wrapped silver metallic thread.


I masked the center strip of my vellum panel with washi and stamped the shapes. Heat embossed. Colored on the reverse with Distress Ink markers. Adhered to panel of white glossy CS. Wrapped thread. Adhered to gray card base (that too is a fantastic design element to Virginia's card, I think). Reached for my scraps and found the cardboard and zebra PP. Reached for my tub of die cut letters and came up with this HB2U jumble and called it a day.

I'm joining the Anything Goes potluck at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. And the Anything Goes party at Seize the Birthday.


And the Anything Goes #146 at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Remember, if you feel moved to CASE my card (I'd be thrilled) or any of the DT Inspiration Projects coming up during June, you can hook up your creations in the Inspiration CASE Playground. It's open until July 5th. Join us, won't you? There are prizes to be won ;)

22 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Seriously an awesome take -- I love what you did with those shapes!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

LOVE your funky and masculine approach on Virginia's card! So fresh and fabulous!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

WOW this is fantastic case ! A completely different way to case..loved the masculine card a lot !

Virginia Lu said...

Maria, you truly take up the challenge and RUN with it!! How very splendid! I love the modern and fun vibe of your design. Your outside-of-the-box thinking really pays off. Thank you for the invite and I am absolutely honored to be part of this!

Joyce said...

This is so very fun. I never would have thought to heat emboss those images. Just wonderful.

Anni said...

Love your masculine take on Virginias card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
Anni

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the way your creative mind works, Maria! When I saw your card on the Stamplorations blog I thought "what the heck?", but reading your thought process, it makes perfect sense! Your card ROCKS!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh Maria! I am digging this uber cool masculine card! Love the embossed shapes and the wrapped silver twine! I have this set...truly inspired with your genius CASE and I feel a CASE coming on...😊
Love ❤️❤️❤️

Happy Dance said...

Very cool! Totally love your masculine take on Virginia's card. It's got "Maria" written all over it. I think this is one of my top 5 favorites of yours. LOVE it!! Bev

Shona Chambers said...

I have this stamp set and never thought about embossing them....they look amazing!! Brilliant CASE of Virginia's card and love the direction you took. The thread is a cool idea too! So happy to see you at ATSM this week!!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a great and modern take Maria!
Thank You~

Kim Heggins said...

WOW....I really don't know what else to say! These are simply stunning cards.

OttawaMom said...

Super cool card! Those mod shapes look great embossed in silver! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow...now that's some kind of detour! I adore how this turned out!

Shelly said...

Super fun card!

Barb Ghig said...

Really awesome card! I love how you interpreted Virginia's card and made it your own! The silver shapes are so fun and your multi-colored sentiment is fabulous! So glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

Ela G said...

That's an amazing CASE, love how you made something so different, but still make it possible to see where it came from.
Hugs
Ela

~amy~ said...

Seriously, this has to be my most favorite-ist masculine card...super LOVE.

jenn shurkus said...

these cards are beautiful! i love what you are doing with velllum!! Thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Maria, I didn't have any idea that your card was featured on the design team, now I see it! What a fabulous take on the elements of her card - and to make it 'masculine' and 'you', all in one!!

cm said...

You need to warm me when "awesome' is about to happen, so I can prepare not to injure myself when my jaw drops! This is...well, for lack of a better word, awesome...and brilliant...and super cool!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness, Maria ... love, love, love ... cool, retro and graphic take ... those silver embossed shapes on vellum are awesome ... and the wrapped silver thread is fantastic with them ... yep, love! Anita :)

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