Friday, June 3, 2011

CASE Study #42

Yea a new challenge, two actually! I've known about the first one for some time however their design isn't not my style so I enjoy the photos and move on. Yesterday morning I surfed over to CASE Study figuring I'd take a peek and surf on. That was my intention.. until I saw their Muse this month.... Jill Foster. If Yoda where a card maker he'd say: Amazing cards she does. :D

Check her card out:

Just amazing. I haven't quite figured out how she did it, not that it matters. I'm guessing acetate was involved. I plan to get to the bottom of this. I tried a few things last night to recreate this.... no luck yet. I'll keep trying. I bet I could ask but where's the fun in that.

Normally when looking at an inspirational card I would take an element or to then make it my own. I had a hard time with that this go around. I'm drawn to her card like a moth to the light. I just couldn't help but recreate.

My card:

Using Alcohol inks sailboat blue and stream I inked a piece of glossy paper. The rest is pretty straight forward:

Stamps: inkadinkadoo, and my two favorites: Close to my Heart sentiment and Antique Engravings from Hero Arts. The dye inks are Momento and Walnut Stain distress.

I discovered the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This week a random challenge winner receives a 50 dollar gift card! The theme is your favorite stamps. I just have to enter this card on that challenge, as I adore those two stamp sets and my alcohol inks.


  1. Wow! What a luxurious blue! So beautiful! I still have yet to play with alcohol inks, need to soon, love the look!

  2. Katie, this is lovely, such rich vibrant colors! I think I can help you with Jill's technique. It's called emboss resist. She stamped and heat embossed the white lacey images, then using a Ranger sponge tool, she colored her background with probably distress inks. Then she overstamped the words in the background, and splattered on some brown ink. The heat embossed images resist anything you put over them. Hope that helps!

  3. Okay, first I have to say that your post has COMPLETELY made my day. PERIOD.

    Next, your card- STUNNING! Love the rich blue you created with the alcohol inks!

    And finally, Lin you nailed it on my technique! :)

    Sending massive, inky hugs your way! :)

  4. Your background is amazing, I love the blues and pop of colour with the dragonflies. Thanks for playing along with CASE study this week.

  5. Hey there Katie, love your cards wow fab colors and the stamps that you used are just great. Love the colors too. Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog. Hugs Terry xxx

  6. Katie this is beautiful!!! I love that you put the dragonflies there as well! So glad you could join us on CASE study challenge this week! :)

  7. Thank you guys..lots! I've done emboss resist before but it didn't come out with those results... I'll keep practicing. You guys are awesome.

  8. I enjoyed reading your post, I'm glad you like our Muse :) Gorgeous card!