Chriss Blagrave, of Botanical Café, and I began having phone-chats last November. Over our coffee this morning, I asked her if she'd seen Donna Mikasa's fabulous card for MFT - an homage to a beautiful card by Karin Akesdotter's beauty here. After heaps of gushing - both of us wondering "how do they do this?" - we decided to challenge ourselves!!!
I thought about the lovely MFT Balloon String background stamp they used, and knew I had several stamp sets with strings but some had words and sentiments... hmmm, could they work?
Kinda okay - I liked the frame, as Karin had done, the white heat embossing I love ... but it's missing all those lovely spaces created by the cross-over strings. Which brought me back to a search of my stamp-stash to a very old American Crafts stamp collection called Terrace - one lonely string stamp, and a whole lot of Versa-mark stamping later:
I loved Donna's ocean creation with all the waves colored in many shades of gorgeous colors. Karin's rolling hills, and plains brought our recent holiday to mind: Purple mountains Majesty, Waves of Grain, and many wonderful memories.
I hope that Donna and Karin see these and know that they have been CASE'd today. Thanks for inspiring me, and Chriss, to try something out of our comfort zone! Love you girls, and your fabulous designs!
So, there you go, Chriss! I can't wait to open the link for your cards!!! Thanks so much for playing cards with me today! One day we will do it for reals - I promise!!!
How about you guys? Is there a card that you'd like to CASE? I'd be overjoyed to play cards with you, too - any day of the week - just let me know!