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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

adventures in CASE-ing

Although I completely agree with Leslie about the acronym CASE - I, too, thought it was Copy And Share Everything - I do like Stephanie's interpretation - Copy And Selectively Edit.  I'm particularly excited that it came up this week at Jingle Belles, since I loved Michelle's card last week so much that I was unable to imagine any other way to incorporate the Midas touch. Well, I suppose I could blame my own lack of imagination, but I kind of like making it sound like someone else's fault, especially if it's because I can send you to see Michelle's awesome work!  So, before I miss the submission deadline once again, here is my card:
I used the Circle Circus stamp set that Michelle used and added Tree Trimmings and Christmas Greetings.  I used a Versamark ink pad and a pen to draw the hanger lines.  I went over the Very Vanilla card stock with my Embossing Buddy before inking the ornaments and hangers and again before inking the sentiment, but I should have used it again (very carefully) between the ornaments and the hangers.  I used Stampin' Emboss powder in Gold and Silver and I love this card!  Michelle's is more clever, though, since she used the Circle Circus set for all the ornaments.

Fortunately for me, the colour theme at Less is More this week is Metallic, so I think this card qualifies, there, too, and I'm not 6 minutes from posting deadline, there,so you could check out the challenge and play along with us. If nothing else, at least check out the fabulous submissions - they get many every week.  I'm sure it's at least partly because both Mandi and Chrissie are so talented and sweet about sharing tips and techniques.

Back to the subject of CASE-ing, not only was I super excited that Stephanie CASEd my scraps card at Jingle Belles, but I also discovered that my friend Buffy recently CASEd the card I made in our Watercooler Llama swap.  Really, I'm kind of embarrassed (or perhaps the better word is humbled), because both Stephanie and Buffy make totally awesome cards, but I'm kind of excited, too, and don't have anyone else to brag to other than you - so thanks for reading this far!

Be sure to check back this weekend when Buffy and I and several more of our Watercooler Llama friends will be part of the first-ever Llama Hop!  I'm REALLY excited about that, since all the llamas are so talented!


lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh! i ♥LOVED♥ that card of michelle's and i love that you've used slightly different stamps but totally made them work with equal verve and appeal! (i am also jealous as heck that BOTH of you can stamp sooooooooooooo bloomin' neatly on a PLAIN WHITE BACKGROUND, but that's another story, lol!) :) :) :) well done, miss kathe!

June Houck said...

I loved Michelle's card, but I also love the Kathe version :) A lovely and perfect card.

Leslie Hanna said...

I LOVE that you added an ornament shape in with the circles. I'm totally going to have to do a circle ornament card for one of my November projects. That's right, I'm CASEing a CASE! HA!

Marie B. said...

Excellent choice of cards to CASE, Kathe! Yours is awesome! :)

Chrissie said...

This really is such a good idea to use the Circle Circus set to make Christmas ornaments. This particular set seems to have so many different, creative ways in which it can be used.... methinks I may just have to purchase it!
I hadn't heard the interpretations of CASE and I find both very interesting!
You learn something new every day.
Charming card Kathe.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Marianne said...

I, too, loved Michelle's card last week, but did not dare make an attempt at CASEing it. So I think you were not only very brave to try, but you pulled it off, too! Well done! Maybe I should have a go after all, and before you know it we'll have a long chain of CASEd cards, lol.

Jenni's Jems said...

Really great card x

Mandi said...

Lovely card Kathe
Really love Circle Circus, it;s one of my fav sets
Thank you, good to see you
"Less is More"