Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! Have you had a chance to see today’s sample we’re casing over at the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group? And, did you know that we now include sketches with our samples? Pretty cool! It really helps make casing (copy and share everything) projects a lot easier when you have all the measurements. Here’s a look at what we are casing today:
Isn’t that a gorgeous card? I just love the watercolor effect! I followed the sketch for the card base, but I did use a larger oval for my card because my image and sentiment were too big. I used the Beach Happy stamp set which is my Product of the Week. I cut a piece of the Shimmery White to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and I decided to use the Brusho Crystals for my coloring medium. I haven’t used them much and thought it was time to dust them off. If you aren’t familiar with Brusho, they are a fine crystal that is colored and when you sprinkle it on cardstock and hit it with water, the color basically explodes across the cardstock. It’s pretty cool, but if you aren’t careful, you can have a mess on your hands. That stuff can explode all over your desk, and you don’t want to know how I know this! lol So I sprinkled on my color diagonally across the cardstock starting with the yellow. Then I added some of the Gamboge, aka orange, then some of the Brilliant Red, and the the Prussian Blue. Just so you know, a little goes a long way with this stuff too. Then I spritzed it with water. You can also spritz your cardstock and then sprinkle on the powder too, but it’s all fun to watch! Now when you first spritz it and it starts to dry, your cardstock is going to bow and you think it’s ruined. Don’t touch it! As it dries it will flatten out, trust me, it really does. Next I cut out my oval in a scrap of vellum and stamped the chair/umbrella image and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink. This too needs to set and dry otherwise the ink can smear. If you’re in a hurry, use StazOn as it dries pretty much instantaneously. Once my Shimmery White layer was dry, I noticed it wasn’t completely flat, which is okay, you just need to use a stronger adhesive to glue it down and not worry about it popping up. I used Tear and Tape to adhere it to a 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base in Blueberry Bushel cardstock and it worked perfectly. Next I added a couple of Mini Glue Dots to the back of the Vellum and added it to the card front. Then I stamped the hat in Daffodil Delight on Daffodil Delight cardstock and fussy cut it out and the purse in Blueberry Bushel ink on Blueberry Bushel cardstock and fussy cut that out too. Then I added both to the card front with Mini Glue Dots. See how different my card is from the sample just by using a different color medium even though it’s the same design? I LOVE them both!!
Now it’s your turn. Create your take on today’s card and share it with us over on the Facebook Group. It’s okay if you’re not a member, just request to join. We would love to have you play along! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great Tuesday!