March 1, 2012

CASE Study #80


Hello there!  You've picked a great day to stop by, as it's time to reveal a new Muse for the month of March at CASE Study!  And this gal is one of my faves, so I'm thrilled to have her creations as inspiration for the next month.  It's none other than Laura Bassen of Doublestick Heaven!

By Laura Bassen

Doesn't her card just make you swoon?  For my humble take on it, I focused on using various shades of one color (pink), a stitched accent, and a heart shape.

My starting point for this card was a leftover piece of white cardstock that had a Spellbinders Labels 18 cut out of the center.  I die cut the two next smallest labels from Rose Red and Pretty in Pink cardstock to layer behind the white panel.

The card base is Pink Pirouette cardstock stamped and clear embossed with a houndstooth pattern.  Before stamping, I die cut a heart to use as a mask.  I stitched around it with some white floss and added a pink button.

The sentiment is from PTI's Mat Stack 2 Collection, stamped in Rose Red ink on a double ended banner.  Two more buttons were stitched in place before adhering the banner with foam tape.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette), Papertrey Ink (White)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Houndstooth, Mat Stack 2 Collection)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Rose Red), Tsukineko (Versamark Dazzle)
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 18), Papertrey Ink (Double Ended Banner die, Heart Prints die)
Accessories:  buttons, DMC floss, clear embossing powder

I hope you'll pop over to Laura's blog to give her a warm welcome, then visit the rest of the CASE Study Design Team to see their amazing creations.

Thanks for your visit!

20 comments:

xiumaiyuki said...

Stunning design and color combo!! That stitched heart is so darling!

Lynn said...

Your humble take is gorgeous! Love the color choices and all the CAS layering.

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
I love the stitched heart in that houndstooth background...
and those stacked Labels...
just simply gorgeous!

Cristina said...

I can't get over the sheer perfection of that stitched heart. Love this card!

Laura B. said...

That stitched heart is awesome! Such a pretty card! Thanks for such sweet comments, Christina! So fun to be your muse:)

Marisa said...

Great case. Love the stitched heart! Wonderful CAS monochromatic card.

Marybeth said...

Love your perfect card with the beautiful hand stitched heart. Gorgeous!

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors, use of negative die cut, that little heart stitched so perfectly, and the tag with buttons!!! Guess I love it all....it's perfect!!!

Mary said...

good looking card...colors are awesome...

The Paper Parade said...

All these mats and then the houndstooth in the middle...awesome choice!!!

Aimes said...

Such a sweet and gorgeous take on the CASE Study, Christina! Your stitched heart it beyond adorable and the visual triangle of buttons is CAS design perfection!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Ginny said...

What a card!!! Genius!!! The masking of that heart, the stitching (swoon!) and the color combo - all of it is perfection by the very talented YOU! (I had to pin it)

Stephanie said...

If I knew how to use pinterst I would totally pin this card Christina - it is utterly stunning! (I will be heading over to Laura's blog, her card is magical too) Have a great weekend :) xxx

Renee said...

So pretty!! Love your colors and shapes :)

Nerina said...

Christina, whenever I come to your blog I have no idea what will be here - you seem to have taken every style in stride ... the punch in this is absolutely wonderful - I love the way the little heart in the middle is so delicately outlined with shimmery embroidery floss - it's like a soft, sweet spot in a very graphic design! Just Fabulous!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! This card is sooo pretty. Love the variations of pink. the stitch heart is fabulous. You did an awesome job on the CASe.

Kim Duran said...

Christina, I love the embroidery stitching around the heart! That is just so sweet!

Dana said...

This is outstanding Christina, and it also qualifies for the challenge at 365 cards blog to use 3 shades of pink!

Jen W. said...

Christina, your CASE is fabulous! Love the way you layered the frames and that stitched heart is adorable!

Andrea M said...

*GASP* LOVE….This…. totally, and completely! The stitched heart is pure perfection!

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