Thursday, February 10, 2022

Time Out - Guest Designer

I was so happy to be invited by the team at Time Out to be their guest again!  This time they asked me to create a card that could be CASE'd by the team, and the challenge players - no pressure there, right?

I am often inspired by many fabulous card makers.  So, I created a card with a certain card maker in mind - see if you can guess who it is...

Just when you think it's a 'fiddle-y' design, never fear!  I'll break it down for you:

  • NO stamping
  • shades of any color - I used pinks, but YOU don't have to!
  • die-cut sprigs, twigs, or leaves - no blooms!
  • any die-cut central shape to tuck them under
  • alphas - negative, or positive cuts!
  • and finally, a little bling!
Here's how easily my card came together:


I found the perfect spot for one of those little glass hearts [from EH].

Did you guess?  it's Laura Bassen!  

Okay, my friends, it's your turn!  Hope you can take Time Out to play along!  You have until February 23rd to play - all the details can be found over at the Time Out blog!

=] Michele

Supplies:
MFT Stitched Heart dies 
The Stamp Market Big Botanicals
Altenew Inline Alpha Dies

30 comments:

Nonni said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration you provided for us at Time Out, Michele! The layered look of your card is fabulous and I love the way you used various shades of pink. So many details here, yet CAS and stylish! Super!

sandie said...

So good to see you being CASEd at Time Out and what a super card. All dies! Fab to see how you built it up and I have no idea who it is that inspired this!!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Michele! What a beauty! I love the shades of pink you used and how you arranged them into a wreath. The heart is so sweet. Wonderful card! :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, and more gorgeous. I love everything about this card, especially those tiny glass hearts. Looking forward to seeing all the creations for the love fest! Thank you a million, billion for being our muse for this challenge! xx

Marcia Hill said...

I didn't guess right, but after you said her name, I could totally see it!! Lovely, lovely card Michele!! Hugs. :0)

Cindy C. said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer role! And that a gorgeous card you've created for us!!

ElizStewart said...

WOWZER! all I can say.

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations with guesting Michele x. What a pretty wreath heart card, love the pretty tonal shades of pinks and the cute little glass hearts x. A beauty of a card Michele x.

JulieP said...

Gorgeous!!! I didn't guess correctly but I did use those little crystal hearts on a card yesterday. :-)

Quillish said...

Oh Michele, this card is exquisite and soo beautiful in the pinks. I actually see only you in the card . You know the moment I saw your card ..when you gave so ahead of time, I was thinking.. no stamping..I have to do it. And when I read now, the blog, I am thinking.. oooh "am I am reaching there.. near the Great mind??". And then you took Pink 🤩 When on the zoom call we were deciding who should be the guest.. you were unanimously in everyone's mind..and I felt so good that I am your friend and every else too.. you are so loved ❤️ thank you for the amazing inspiration and for being a constant supporter of Time Out and the community!

Bonnie said...

Wow! Another fabulous valentine, Michele! I love the shades of pink and the little nest you made to set the heart in! Sweet little gems to add some bling!

Bonnie said...

Oops. Forgot to add congratulations on guesting at Time Out!

Maureen Morton said...

this is a great challenge and you have come through with flying colors. I really appreciate the breakdown you provided. I will keep this as inspiration, as I am picking up teaching a class for a few months for a friend. The gals do not make cards at home, do not have many tools, are not into techniques or even coloring....I need to think die cuts, embossing and great color combos. You may have saved the day with this gem!

Joyce said...

wow, Michele. What can I say. first off, a big public 'thank you' for agreeing to be our Time Out inspiration this challenge. Your card is absolutely stunning, and I also really enjoyed the little montage you used to show us all how the magic is made. I expect we will have one of our all time high participant numbers this challenge. Thanks again for inspiring us with your beautiful creation and for your friendship and support as well.

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous inspiration for us all. COngrats on the GD.

conil said...

Brilliant! I think Laura Bassen would be so proud. All those lovely pink shades behind that, ever so cute, double diecut heart really does look like her work. The teensy clear heart is the perfect addition. What a great Guest Designer you are. Wowzers!

HilaryJane said...

What an absolute honour to be asked to make this for Time Out. It is just a delight. You are so clever, it looks so simple but we all know that actually executing such a stunning card is not as simple as it looks. Very well done you xx

Shauna said...

Beautiful card Michelle! Love the colors, the bold design, and the fun use of dies. It was great CASEing your card. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.
- Shauna

lostinpaper said...

Another wonderful design Michele! It's such a unique design to inspire the team, I know that they will have fun with it!

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on guesting, your card is a beauty! That little glass heart is precious. You inspired me to play along this afternoon!

Vikki H said...

Your design is fun, fabulous and flirty pink! Oh, how I love it! What's great about it is that we can all pull out product to recreate it in our own color scheme! Thanks for the gorgeous eye candy!

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Stunning die cut monochromatic leaves & twigs behind your simply beautiful die cut heart. Love how you added the clear heart embellishments and your CAS design, Michele. Your card is a perfect example of why CASE'ing one of your CAS card designs would be so much fun. No promises...but I would love to play along! Happy Valentine's Day..my friend. Love and Hugs..

TK said...

Very pretty! Lovely layers and fun details, looks perfect from here

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations on your guest design Michele! Beautiful card, I love with all the layers--swoon! I hope I'll be able to play along!

Bobby said...

Congrats on guesting, Michele. Your wreath of pinks back the loving heart beautifully.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Michele! So happy for you! I will make sure to join in the fun!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is so beautiful Michele and it's an honour to have a challenge opportunity to CASE you! I love everything about this card - and it was a real challenge to create something uniquely inspired by you! I'm not sure I've done you justice, but it was a fun exercise for sure!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Ooooo - love this layered card, Michele! Those crystal hearts add the perfect touches!!

Karren said...

Beautiful card and so much inspiration for CASEing! Congrats on your GD role!

Carol said...

Seriously, my favorite card of yours...frame it girl!