January 5, 2012

I'm designing for CASE Study!!


Well, hello there!  I'm just bursting at the seams to share some wonderful news with you today, and if you hadn't guessed it already by the title of my post, I've been invited to join the amazingly talented Design Team at the CASE Study challenge blog!



What an honor--I'm still pinching myself!  I can't wait to play along with some of my favorite designers every week, not to mention draw inspiration from the fabulous Muse in the spotlight each month.  And what a treat to start off the New Year with a new Muse, the incredible Jen Rzasa of Our Change of Art.  Jen's cards are always clean, fresh, and utterly striking, and this week's inspiration is a perfect example.

By Jen Rzasa

I was instantly drawn to the stark black and white house, the white on white clouds, and the pop of pastel color, so these are the elements I focused on for my card.

I started by stamping a row of houses along the bottom of a white cardstock panel, adding some simple shadows with a Copic marker.  (They're also outlined with a pale aqua marker to help them pop, but that doesn't show up in these photos.)  Next I stamped a sentiment from PTI's Happy Trails.

I die cut and stamped the bird from Happy Trails, as well as several clouds, then arranged them around the sentiment and adhered them with foam tape.  The panel is matted with Pool Party cardstock and popped up with foam adhesive on a black card base.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (True Black, white), Stampin' Up! (Pool Party)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Boards & Beams, Happy Trails)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo), Copic markers
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (bird, cloud dies)


This is going to be such a fun adventure for me each week!  I hope you'll join me at the CASE Study blog, and be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team members to see how they've been inspired.

Iwona Palamountain

Clare Buswell

Debby Hughes

Teresa Kline

Julie Lacey

Jean Martin

Maureen Plut

Teneale Williams

and January Muse Jen Rzasa

Thanks so much for stopping by to share my great news!  Have a good one!

49 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats!!!!!

Nerina said...

*Congrats* Christina! That is so *utterly and completely* well deserved and I hope you have TONS of fun! I love how you've begun - this card is pure delight!

Jinny Newlin said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Christina! It' couldn't have happened to a sweeter or more talented person! And your card is over-the-top GORGEOUS! LOVE all that white on white! Stunning!

Sabrina said...

Congrats Christina! And I love your card -how you stamped only the rooftops annd created the sky scene of floating clouds and the bird!

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful. Congratulations on your new post.

Marisa said...

Whoot, whoot - you go girl!! Look forward to seeing your creations. Great job on this one.

Lesley said...

Wow Congratulations Christina!!! What amazing news! Your card is fabulous, what a clever way to stamp the houses and I love the pop of colour with the bird.
Smiles,
Lesley

Lee said...

Yay! Congrats. I'm so glad we get to see more of your beautiful creations. Love what you do...always such an inspiration.

Maureen said...

woohoo! We can tell everyone now! So happy to be on a team with you :) LOVE those houses and the shading!! Wow, it looks so realistic!!

Cassandra said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Of course Iwona wanted you, your eye for design, colour and detail is wonderful. I am thrilled for you.

Chunyuan said...

fab card. Congrats on being Case study DT.

Maureen Merritt said...

Congratulations, a well deserved DT spot!

Lynn said...

So, so happy for you Christina! What a fabulous DT and with you...holy moly! Way to go! gorgeous card today too!

Kim S said...

Congratulations! You are an amazing crafter and a wonderful addition to the team! I love your first card - you have clearly been inspired by the card, yet you have made one that is all yours!

Nancy said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer and talented person, CONGRATULATIONS Christina. I'll look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creativity soon. I love this card with the houses at the bottom, the clouds and the adorable bird, you nailed it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cristina, Congratulations on your new DT post. Fabulous card you created today.

Cristina said...

Yay!!!!!!!! So happy to see you as part of the team! And this card is genius. Only stamping the tops of those houses? I never would have thought to do that. So awesome.

Tammy said...

Congrats Christina--well deserved!! Love how you just stamped the tops of the houses to get a true "up in the clouds" feel!

Lindsay said...

Wahooo! Way to go Christina! So excited for you, and this card is an awesome beginning! LOVE the row of houses and those tone on tone clouds! Great card!

Sarah said...

Love that thin aqua mat between the white and black -- it almost makes the sky seem blue.

And congratulations on the new DT spot!

Laura B. said...

congrats, Christina!! Gorgeous card!!

Jean Martin said...

Yaaaay!!! I'm sooo happy we're teamies again!!!! :) This is an awesome card, I'm totally blown away! I've loved your work ever since we both started card making and blogging. You're the best Christina!

Liliana said...

Love this card! And congrats on being on the DT - you deserve it because you are so talented.

xiumaiyuki said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited and happy for you. And what a great way to start off your debute with a bang!! This card is just stunning!

Virginia L. said...

What a well-deserved honor, Christina!! Your CAS card is out of this world!! I absolutely LOVE it! Congrats on getting on the CASE Study Design team!

Aimes said...

Yay! So happy to have you on the CASE Study DT and happy that it's common knowledge now! I love your style and I adore this card - especially diggin' that shading you've added to your rooftops!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Just saw this at Case study and had to come here to say what a FABULOUS card I think this is - absolutely WONDERFUL!
Also big congrats on joining their team!!!
/Karin

The Paper Parade said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!! How neat it is! I never would have thought to do it...which is why you totally deserve this honor to be on their DT :) Congratulations!!

Ginny said...

So, so happy for you! I love all your cards, so I'll be sure to pop in each week to see your talented designs. This card is no exception - LOVE how you stamped the top of the houses, and that bird in Melon Mambo just pops! Fantastic job on your first CASE Study card, and congrats again.

Karen B. said...

Congratulations! Fantastic card.

Vickie Z said...

Congrats... !!! Love those clouds, bird, and houses....how perfect is this!!!!

Noelle said...

Yay!! SO well-deserved and I really love your card, you make all that white SING! Congratulations!! :) (and Happy New year, too, thanks so much for the pretty card!) **hugs**

Suzanne said...

Congratulations, Christina! Awesome news! This card ROCKS. I never would have thought to do that with the rooftops, and I love the pop of red. Amazing!

Angie Delarie said...

Congrats! I love that card so simple yet so effective! well done

timepasshobbies said...

Big congratulations on your DT decision! Looking forward to some more amazing creations from you! :)
Fab card too....love your use of white space :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Congratulations!! Fabulous card and look forward to more!! Great inspirations:)
Hugs,
Norma

Kara said...

amazing!

Virginia L. said...

Just saw you as the new DT over Card Patten! CONGRATS!! You are going to rock all the sketches, Christina!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Christine. Love your take on the challenge! Congratulations girl! :o)

Laurie said...

Wowzers! Congrats again!! Love this card!

Nance Leedy said...

OMG!!! Congrats, my friend! What a fabulous way to start the new year. Simply ADORE this card of yours, it's perfect in every way. Kudos on your big news, can't wait to see what you bring us each week! ((hugs))

Lisa Petrella said...

WOW!!! This card is AMAZING!!! I LOVE every single thing about it!!!! And CONGRATS on the new DT gig!!!! You are on a roll!!!!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Beautiful card Christina! I love it. Congratulations on your new Design Team jobs. I can't wait to see all your new creations. Happy New Year!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow...MEGA congrats for joining the CASE Study team! I looooove your interpretation of my card, especially the tops of the houses peeking out at the bottom! Very cute. Hope you're having a great weekend!

anya said...

What a fantastic card! I just love the perspective it has, and the way you interpreted the CASE Study challenge. Congratulations on your new DT appointments! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Jen W. said...

Big congrats on joining the DT! They are lucky to have you! Your card is fabulous - my favvourite this week. :)

Amy said...

Christina, you are going to be perfect for this DT!!! HUGE congrats to you.....very deserving if I do say so! hehe

Your card is absolutely amazing. I am really really liking this card and how you stamped the houses and had the sky be the focal point. Very creative my friend!

Andrea M said...

YAY!!! WOO HOO!!! What a perfect addition to the amazing DT! I am SO SUPER happy for you!
And this card - talk about knocking my socks off!!! Holy cow it's STUNNING! LOVE this girl!

Shelley Germann said...

Very cute. Congratulations on joining another design team! You are a creative dynamo!

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