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.
and January Muse Jen Rzasa
Thanks so much for stopping by to share my great news! Have a good one!