Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just in CASE...

Are you ready for Tea? This was a fun week as the smARTworks design team searched each other's galleries for a card to CASE. CASE is such a strong traditionally means Copy And Steal/Share Everything...let's just say we find each other inspiring. :) So we wouldn't all pick the same card, each Cookie was assigned a gallery to choose from. I chose this card by Donelda. Donelda blogs at Wiggy's World of Crafts. We first 'met' over at Splitcoaststampers almost exactly 2 years ago, and that was because she had found inspiration in my gallery! So we've come full circle. How cool is that?

I used stamps from 4 sets on this card:
Cookie Plate (floral silhouettes)
Daisy Trio #2 (sentiment - inside and out)
End/Begin (butterfly)

I created the clouds first, using a punched out scalloped circle as a mask. Then I began to stamp the flowers, inking the bloom and stem separately with Versamagic inks. These remind me of the agapanthus flowers my mom always had in the yard when I was growing, I've been sentimental lately... I stamped the grass and blended with a Dove blender pen to fill them in, then sponged the same green ink along the bottom edge. The inside of the card is done the same way.

The rest of the card is similar to a card I made about 2 years ago, based on this card by labullard on SCS. The original inspiration featured a double pop-up butterfly inside, but I just went with one this time.
To achieve the pop-up here, score and fold the inside panel in half, then measure 1" out from the fold, and 1" down. Score a line between those 2 points, then fold the resulting triangle in. Hopefully you can get the idea from the picture below.
Then just attach the butterfly to one side of the pop-up so it tucks down in when the card is closed. Click here for a template for making a double pop-up. Those are fun too! Be sure to check out the other team members' creations as they post throughout the day......
Trish @ Tah-Dah!
Susan @ In the Works (for Peggy and Sarah too?)
Giovana @ A Place to Praise and Craft
Donelda @ Wiggy’s World
Donna @ Dee’s Studio
...and if you played along be sure to leave a link in the comment section so we can see your creation!

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  1. Oh my Dina, this is absolutely amazing!!! Wow, I love your interpretation of my card!! The clouds add that extra wow factor for sure (slapping my forehead wondering why I didn't think of that!!). And the inside.......what can I say, you are truely inspiring!! I might have to case you right back!!!!!

  2. Your card is amazing Dina!!!

    God bless

  3. This is an AMAZING card!!! I have got to try this!

  4. I'd give it a 10....PERFECT inside and out!!

  5. Wow, Dina! I love, love, love your card!!! And the pop-up is sending me into fits of card-making-excitement! LOL! :0)

    This Tea Party was so much fun! I couldn't resist...I had to CASE three cards! Here are the ones I did:

    Thanks for inviting us to participate!!!

  6. Wow Dina!!! This card is beautiful inside and out!! Gorgeous Girl!!!

  7. Oh! Your card is wonderful! I especially like your butterfly pop-up!

  8. Dina, this is so beautiful, inside and out! I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging, incredible! You are SO my hero!!! Your creative style reminds me of my mother's style, unique and super cool....if I could just talk her into getting back into sketching, or painting, (or paper-crafting....wink!)
    Many blessings to you, girl!!!

  9. I'm going to try this trick with one of my cards. I love the idea of the butterfly being there when you open it. And what a gorgeous sign of spring! Jeanne