Welcome back, CASE Study fans! It's been such a treat having Aga as our Muse this month, and from the gorgeous cards I've seen in the gallery each week, it's clear that you agree! This week's inspiration is a CAS beauty with a fun, textured focal image:
For the texture on my letters, I decided to give them the look and feel of a basketball. I found some embossed basketball paper at Michael's, but the color didn't really work for this card, so I decided to make my own letters.
First I used my Silhouette to cut the letters from white cardstock. I cut out three sets and stacked them to make faux chipboard. For the bumpy texture, I dabbed them with dots of Enamel Accents and let them dry for a few hours.
Once they were dry, I gave the letters a couple of coats of orange paint. After the paint dried, I enhanced the dimensional look by dabbing on some tea dye ink. I wasn't sure the ink would "grab" onto the paint, but I quick-dried it with my heat gun and had no problem with it rubbing off.
To complete the look, I made a "hardwood" basketball court for the background by debossing a kraft panel with woodgrain, cutting it into strips, and sponging the strips with tea dye before piecing them back together.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Kraft, White), Bazzill (Blackbird)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Star Prints)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Papertrey Ink (Chai tea dye)
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Papertrey Ink (Woodgrain impression plate)
Misc.: Ranger (Enamel Accents), paint
There are so many fun things you could do with the challenge this week! Stop by the CASE Study blog to see the rest of the DT samples for more inspiration.
Thanks for your visit, friends! Have a fantastic Thursday!