August 3, 2013

CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop


What an exciting week it's been!  I'm thrilled to be participating today in the celebration over at the CASE Study Challenge blog for their 3rd anniversary.  Congrats on 3 wonderful years, CASE Study!

Current and former CASE Study Designers and Muses are participating in 3 days of blog hops, and you can win some fantastic prizes just by leaving comments along the way.  Be sure to stop by the CASE Study blog to see the full list of participants and find out how you can win!

You should have arrived here from Kristii Lockart's blog, but if you find a broken link or need to start from the beginning, just head over to CASE Study.


Each designer on the hop is choosing a source of inspiration for their project, and I have chosen this fabulous card from the one-and-only Jennifer McGuire as my Muse.  I've been meaning to try the "ghost stamping" technique that she has used on several cards recently, so this was the perfect opportunity.

By Jennifer McGuire

I stamped the sun rays from Mama Elephant's Sunny Skies first in white ink on kraft cardstock, then in a rainbow of inks from Stampin' Up!.  It helps to speed up the drying time of the white ink if you give it a blast of heat from your heat gun.

Next I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Hello.  A few small gems and some white embroidery floss are the finishing touches.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Kraft, White)
Stamps:  Mama Elephant (Sunny Skies, Hello)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry), WPlus9 Design Studio (White), Versamark
Other:  Filigree (white embossing powder), rhinestones, embroidery floss

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Jean Martin, who just happens to be one of my favorite designers.  :)

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy the hop!

104 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Absolutely PERFECT CASE, girl!! LOVE it :D
Thank you for joining us for the Anniversary!!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous stamping! Love that technique from Jennifer so much!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on the 3th anniversary of case study and what an amazing card love this technique. Gonna try this one also.

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What a stunning effect that double stamping gives.

Amy Kolling said...

Oh I LOVE this!!! Will
Have to try the technique out!!!

Stephenie said...

WOW!! Love all of the colors used on this card! It is such a "Happy" card and it made me "Smile" as soon as I saw it. Love this technique, it has such a great effect, but I do not think my hands are steady enough and my eyes sharp enough to do it, but I think I will try it. TFS!!

Lynn said...

Your card made me smile Christina .. wonderful !!

JayTeeZe said...

Wow! Nice card!

Andrene said...

Great job with the ghost stamping! It is not as easy as it looks when Jennifer does it!! The embossing finishes the card perfectly!

Sue Speck said...

An absolute stunner of a card - those rainbow rays are gorgeous!

Jane said...

That is an amazing card! I love the 3D look of it and thought at first glimpse it was embossed.

Alanna said...

This is such an awesome card. Just fabulous.

Kristie Goulet said...

EEEK! Your card is amazing! LOVE!

Michelle said...

Completely awesome!!! Love your colorful rays!

Nadège said...

That card is stunning!! I love it

Sam Simpson said...

Wow Christina! I may have to try this technique on my next card.

Betty Sue said...

Great job! Jennifer is one of my favs! You rocked it!

Carol said...

Lovely card; makes one feel happy just to look at it.

cm said...

Awesome case of Jennifer's card! What wonderful inspiration!
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Laurie Unger said...

Your card really pops!

landerson213 said...

I completely adore this card! I love this technique and plan to try it soon! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Sherry Butcher said...

wonderful card design and great new to me technique. TFS.

Nora N. said...

This is so COOL!! I LOVE this technique!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! Beautiful card! LOVE how you stamped the rays in white and then colors!!! Just fab!!!

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Tambo said...

I have never done this type of stamping and learned something new! What a beautiful effect, Love it tfs Tami

Linda S. Putri Russ said...

The stamping is so perfect! Thank you for inspiring. I sure will give "ghost stamping" a try. :)

Pam W Merwin said...

LOVE IT! What a great job you did with the "ghosting" technique. It gives it a 3 dimensional effec.

Denise Bryant said...

Love that ghost stamping look.... makes it appear so dimensional! Great card!

JoAnn said...

I love how you used Jennifer's technique on your beautiful card. TFS

judkajudi said...

Amazing!! Perfectly done and a great CASE of Jennifer McGuire's card and technique.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Awesome job on the CASE Christina! I love the rainbow effect on the white ink and kraft background! Awesome!

Tyra Babington said...

very nice ghost stamping

Misha said...

I just love the sun ray effect!

Barb said...

OH, so lovely!!! The ghost stamping makes it so dimensional too--I MUST try this!!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful ghost stamping! I love the colors and all the depth you created with this technique!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing as always...just love this!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to CASE! Love your version a lot!!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful card and loved the casing.

Lindsey said...

So fun...what an awesome CASE. I think you've got me wanting to try this technique out, too.

Leni said...

Beautiful result on this technique!

Dana said...

I LOVE the ghost stamping!! The background is A-mazing!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow this is so pretty. I love the rainbow rays and the embossed sentiment pops off the rainbow beautifully.

Tammy said...

Love your card, that multi-colored sunburst is awesome!

Gilu J said...

Cute cards. Love the rainbow colors.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I had never heard of Ghost Stamping until today. Looks like a fun technique. Fabulous card. TFS

Dorothy C. said...

Great job of casing - I think I prefer the design on your card.

Mandy LaCroix said...

SUPER cute - I love the colors -- Perfectly executed! =)

Karen Schroeder said...

Fun Card...great CASE!

Benwah said...

Thanks for sharing. Really like your card.

Beneta

Jenny said...

Incredible illusion!!! It really looks like the rays are debossed into the card and coloured..... fabulous design :0)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Perfectly done! Love the cards and who you cased, great choices. LOVE LOVE love mama elephant stamps!

Amazing Job on the Anniversary Blog Hop!!

-Kimberly Wiener

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Christina. Love the colorful rays and the heat embossed greating! Nice take on the inspiration card.

Karen said...

Great card!

Siv-Hege Mathisen said...

so creativ u are. This card is so cool. The colors and tekstur. This blog hop give me so much inspiration! Happy summer!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! So bold, great technique and love the white embossed sentiment!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is fabulous!!! LOVE the colors on that kraft!

Kristen said...

I think this is my fave!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this ghost stamping technique...the rays look marvellous!

Corysnana1 said...

Can't wait to give "ghost stamping" a try. Jennifer always has great ideas!

aknancy said...

A beautiful card! Makes me happy
thanks for sharing

Kathy Mc said...

Perfect results, Christina, and great inspiration!

justasiam said...

What a wonderful rainbow of beautiful colours...thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous card! I love this!

penguinpapers.net said...

Wow! Your card is dynamite! The colors are just a stand-out! Thanks for sharing! --Yvonne

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is AWESOME!! I LOVE your take on this card!! Such a FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, this is so well done. I thought you had embossed the card first and then coloured in the lines, its incredible!! Your a very clever woman!!

Meg said...

Wow - Before I read that this was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's Ghost stamping, I thought - "What a great use of ghost stamping." Gorgeous and happy - I would love to receive this card.

Terri E. said...

I thought it was embossed, fun take on the challenge.

Donna Cala said...

Great card. I love the rays in all those colors.

said...

lovely cards!

Debbie said...

Very fun and colorful card!

Christi Conley said...

WOW - what a beautiful card - this is amazing!!! Thanks SO much for sharing!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE this shadow technique..you mastered it beautifully.

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous! This technique lends itself to such vibrant colors - love it!

PStanley said...

Gorgeous! I'm loving rainbows right now, and you've done something truly unique and fun with your card :)

Tracy said...

Amazing card! I need to try this technique, ASAP!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Great inspiration card - I've been trying to case it ever since I saw it in the card class. Your case card is absolutely perfect - fantastic stamping and the sentiment is just right!

christi said...

love the rays. cool card!

Ginny said...

Woweee! What a fabulous card....it has totally inspired me to check out this technique of ghost stamping!! Your case of Jennifer's card is a winner!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow, this is super fan! Love, love, love it!

Emily H said...

This turned out fab!

Nan said...

Really fab card!

Nan said...

Wow! Loved your card!

Nandini
http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.in/

Gillian R said...

Just stunning! So striking and effective

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is beautiful! I love the colors, embossing and gems.

An'Jenic

Judy Tuck said...

You did a wonderful job on your card using Jennifer as your muse! Love it.

craftvithme said...

Love it! I've tried Ghost stamping a lot too. and I love it

shirley-bee said...

Wow, love this! Great CASE of Jennifer's card.

Jingle said...

I love it! Awesome card!

Carol Cel said...

very stunning!!

Jan Pufall said...

Wow! Do I like your inventiveness!

Jeanne J said...

Christina this is stunning - you absolutely took my breath away with this! It looks like a lot of work, but knowing you - you probably made easy work of it! Very impressed here (as always!!)

Happy Dance said...

What a wonderful card! Love all the colors and that shadow effect. Perfect little blings too! It looks like it's embossed...so cool. Bev

Leigh Penner said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love all the bright colors against kraft. Beautiful card. :-)

Petti said...

lovely CASE of the original card! love the rainbow colour!

jordanbev5 said...

Of course I love your card better than your Case study one! Your fun sentiment in white really pops, too!

Marianne said...

Perfect case of Jennifer's card I've meaning to try Jennifer's fun technique, but you really rocked it. For one brief moment I thought the kraft rays had been embossed...until I saw Jennifer's card lol.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow! You have created so much depth with the colours, great technique!

Renee said...

Incredibly gorgeous...
what an amazing illusion you created because I thought it was embossed and wondered how you got all the colors in there...
just simply gorgeous!! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Ahm, this is perfection!!! I totally love it! I seriously thought you had cut those little slivers from Kraft card stock. That technique looks so dimensional - I'll have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Marybeth said...

Wow!!!! Amazing!

Brandi said...

Wow! This card is amazing! Love the fun colors!

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