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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

accidental CASE adventure

I didn't follow my usual process for this card of starting with a challenge or a card I wanted to CASE*.  I started by wanting to use the new hostess set Mixed Medley (which Stampin' Up!® convention 2012 attendees received FREE!) on something clean and simple.  I decided on a basic layout of three scallop circles vertically aligned down the center of a tall card - sort of like a stoplight.  Then I needed three colors, so I looked over my challenge grid and found this delicious summery confection at The Play Date Cafe:
I thought it was perfect, since I'm not ready to give up summer for an autumn color palette yet.  I knew my basic layout needed a little embellishment, and while I worked that out, I ended up changing the orientation I had envisioned:
stamp set - Mixed Medley (hostess); ink - Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie So Saffron; card stock - Naturals White, Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron; punches - 3/4" circle, 1/1/4" scallop; Big Shot with Delicate Designs and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folders™; Stampin' Dimensionals
I made it on a Naturals White base, but decided that was a little too plain, so I cut the front down and mounted it on a Pretty In Pink base instead.   Had I originally planned it as a white layer, I probably would have used Whisper White for the stronger contrast.  I took the photo and went on to other projects.  The next evening I was browsing Pinterest and saw this card!  I didn't click the link at the time, so I thought it was a new card and I was so sure I would see it at The Play Date Cafe, that I searched there first this evening.  Dayanna actually posted hers in July, so mine looks much like a CASE, although it's not.  Another thing I would have done differently had I seen Dayanna's card first would have been to use the Delicate Designs folder she used instead of the one I used.  This card may be on the short list of "try this again".

*CASE = Copy And Share Everything

3 comments:

Ruby said...

This is just lovely. I love the lace effect and that extra pop of pink works beautifully! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Angi said...

Super adorable flowers. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe.

~amy~ said...

Very pretty!!! Love the pops of color! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe !