A case for CASEing

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I could go on and on about what I hate but instead let me tell you about what I love; the connections and friendships I’ve made, the interesting things that I’ve learned, and the inspiration I get. Speaking of inspiration that’s what brings us to today’s card.

While scrolling through Instagram I happened upon this very cute card created by Lien (image and link shared with permission.)

I was immediately drawn in by its simple yet elegant design and knew that I needed to CASE (copy and selectively edit) this. I loved the lines and how they draw your eye to that adorable kitty framed by its circle die cut.

Not wanting to make an identical card I opted to make mine in the portrait orientation instead of landscape and instead of having my strips of paper horizontal I decided to go vertical. I chose to stick with Lien’s fantastic overall design by also including a circle die cut to frame my image.

I used Mama Elephant’s Quick Stripe die set to make some paper strips in a couple of different widths. I used mustard yellow, olive green, and navy blue cardstock.

For my image I used a flower from a set called Cosmos by Honey Bee Stamps inked up in Hero Arts Intense Black ink on 80lb Neenah.

I colored the flower in using E08, G99, Y13, Y15, and Y35 Copic markers.

After lining my paper strips along the right hand side of my card I added my black die cut circle (created using Waffle Flower’s Nesting Circles Die set), over which I placed my stamped flower.

I used the Sketched Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp to add a simple ‘hello’ sentiment to the lower left of the card.

To finish it off I added a small smattering of sequins.

Thank you again to Lien for the awesome inspiration and for letting me share your beautiful card here on my blog.

Until next time,

Samantha Ziegenfuß

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  1. I can see why you chose to CASE Lien’s wonderful card…elegant AND cute aren’t often used in the same sentence, and her card fits that description perfectly…elegantly cute. As for your card, I am loving the colors and how that simple black circle makes that gorgeous flower *POP*…so very beautiful, and you certainly captured the elegance. ❤ ❤ ❤ (Now, I may have to CASE both of you. Y'all left me feeling inspired!)

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