Saturday, December 27, 2008

CASEs 11-14

As I hoped, I had plenty of time to stamp yesterday. That is, after Alan and I took Charis to see a movie - High School Musical 3. Charis saw it with her class in the last week of school but Alan and I are fans too so we just had to go. I know, it is not exactly an adult movie but the music and dancing are great, there is no violence or raging sex scenes - it is good family fun.

When we arrived home I decided it was time to stamp! I had already chosen some more cards from my SBS#25 sisters to CASE so here are the next 4.

This one CASEs Kristen. I chose this card - I did change almost everything except the layout and the layers. This is a new stamp set from SU - available until 31st March 2009 in our Summer Mini - A Happy Heart. I took my colour combination from the Berry Bliss DSP - Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink.

Next to be CASEd was Anne. Her card was lovely and sparkly - I tried to copy that by Spritzing on my card using the SU Spritzer and SU Stampin' Write markers. I don't think the spritzing came out very well in the photo but I do love the effect. I might have finally mastered the Spritzer! I also kept the colours fairly monochromatic like Anne - although I used Not Quite Navy instead of Black. My image (from Lovely as a Tree) was larger than Anne's so I didn't use the ribbon and chose a much smaller sentiment (from A Little Birthday Cheer). Overall, I quite like the subtle effect.
I am very happy with this one. I sutck really closely to the layout on Stephanie's card here. I didn't need any more Christmas cards so I chose to use a stamp that hadn't seen ink yet - the large flower from Embrace Life. It was so much fun to colour (although I'm not sure that the colours are exactly right - oh well). Once again, the DSP (Ginger Blossom) directed what colours to use. The base is River Rock, then we have Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and Groovy Guava. I don't normally use so many layers! I used my CM Custom Cutting System circle template to trim around the flower and to cut the Ruby Red layer behind it. I coloured the flower using Ruby Red, Groovy Guava and Cameo Coral SU Classic Ink Pads and an Aquapainter. I replaced Stephanie's brads with 1/4" circles. The ribbon is Groovy Guava double-stitched grosgrain.

Lastly, this one CASEs Karen. When you compare my card to her's you can see that I changed the size of the main image and the placement of the cutouts but that is all. Not only has Karen used my favourite colour of all time (Taken with Teal) but also one of my favourite stamp sets of all time (Bud Basics - in this case the Basics wheel). I love it!
That's all for this morning. Hopefully I'll have time to stamp later today.


kareNstampZ said...

Sharon they're all great you make me feel guilty as I've STOPPED stamping but today's the day - even though the challenge is over I've really enjoyed reading everyone's blog COMPLETELY so will finish off the challenge (for me) in 2009.

Anne said...

Wow you're an unstoppable force Sharon! :0)

I love them all, but I really like your CASE of me, you didn't chop the edges off the way I had to (made mine too big for the card!).

Leslie said...

Wow Sharon, you are on a mission!! You are so going for Janet's great give away this month!!! I love your tic tac toe card, I have used that Stampin Up pack of paper on so many of my cards. It is my stand by paper when I don't know what else to use. You just can't go wrong with those colors and the prints are precious.
Way to go friend!! you are just incredible, hugs, Leslie