Thursday, February 22, 2018

In Any CASE...with Melinda & Melissa

Join us twice a month as we CASE, “Copy And Selectively Edit”, artwork created by the Art Department of Close To My Heart as showcased in the current Idea Books and our Make It From Your Heart How-To Books.

On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, at 7 pm CST, we will direct you towards a piece of art and recreate it using the exact products or others that compliment its initial design. Tips, techniques and assembly directions will be shared in detail to help you recreate them on your own.

As you reproduce the items we have shared, post them on social media using the hashtag #ctmhinanycase. We will randomly search that hashtag and reward those who CASE our items. Winners will be announced on our blogs so be sure to follow us!


This week, I am highlighting this card showcased on page 38 of the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book. If you do not have a hard copy of the book - which I guarantee you will enjoy - you can place an order on my website or contact me directly to obtain one. The products are available through the end of April, as long as supplies last. You can view the online Idea Book through the link.

My partner in CASEing, Melinda, is highlighting a fun technique on her blog. More details are provided below so be sure to stop by her blog when you are finished here. 
I love, that with stamps and inks, you can create any background of your choice - any design and any color scheme. That is what was done on this card, making your possibilities endless. While I tend to stay away from masculine artwork, for no specific reason, I am totally loving the Stargazer product line. And the stamp set is super fun!
The rocket ship was stamped on the main cardstock piece in Pebble Ink. Tip: I should have instead used Linen, or second-generation stamping, for a more subtle pattern as seen in the original card.
To assist you in CASEing this card sketch or a similar design of your own, here are the dimensions I used to create my card.

X7229B Stargazer Paper Packet
X7229D Stargazer Coordinating Cardstock
Z4143 Stargazer Dots
Z4145 Light Grey Ribbon
Z4157 Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Take a moment to check out my partner in CASEing, Melinda's Blog. She is highlighting the bottom card shown in this visual, with the bird, which includes multi-level stamping. You'll want to be sure to check it out

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