Hello friends! So glad you stopped by--you're in for a real treat today. We're introducing a new Muse for the month of February at CASE Study, and let me just say that this designer's creations are jaw-droppingly gorgeous! Welcome to Karola Witczak!
If you have not been to Karola's blog yet, make sure you grab a beverage and settle in for a spell before clicking over. Her style is beautifully detailed, romantic and incredibly inspiring.
This week's inspiration from Karola is a stunning, nature-inspired Valentine:
|By Karola Witczak|
I took just a few of the elements that I was most drawn to and incorporated them into my own clean and simple style: the colors aqua, spring green, and cream; the butterflies; and the square panels.
I decided to revisit a sketch from a Paper Crafts special issue, Card Idea for Paper Crafters. I first used a pencil to lightly sketch a grid on the left side of a piece of Spring Moss cardstock, then punched 1 3/8 inch squares. After stamping a sentiment from Annabelle Stamps' Garden Silhouettes, I gave this panel a little texture with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.
In the bottom right corner of the grid, I layered two die cut butterflies with an Aqua Mist button. Then I popped the panel up with foam tape on an Aqua Mist card base. Behind the "windows", I put a square of fabulous woodgrain cardstock from A Muse Studio that my friend Suzanne gave me a while back. (Thanks, Suzanne!) A couple more aqua buttons finish it off.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream)
Patterned cardstock: A Muse Studio (Woodgrain)
Stamp: Annabelle Stamps (Garden Silhouettes)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (butterfly dies, Linen & Canvas impression plate), EK Success (square punch), corner rounder
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (buttons), DMC floss
I'm really looking forward to seeing your take on our new Muse's creation! Don't forget to stop by and see the rest of the samples from the Design Team (and they are incredible this week, as always!) and give Karola a warm welcome.
Thanks for visiting!