"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A CASE Study @ The Play Date Cafe...

Happy weekend everyone!  In my corner of the world it's a three day weekend for my kids and my older one is very excited about that! 

From my post title I hope you figured out that my card is for the combined CASE Study & Play Date Cafe' challenges.  Yes... this week those two fabulous challenge blogs have joined forces to bring us a fantastic challenge and fantastic prizes.   The amazing sponsor of the challenges is Layers of Color Art stamps... a company located here in my home state of Washington!   With Layers of Color being the sponor I just couldn't pass up the chance to use my somewhat neglected LOC stamps.   



Because I'm a simple cardmaking gal... I well... simplified things a bit while still keeping to the overall design of February CASE study muse Eva's card.  I used two different LOC clear stamp sets (Flutterescent & Nature Walk) and one of their newer cling stamps Victorian Frame.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things set Polka Dot Greetings.   I colored the flowers with the Copic markers:  R46, R89, Y17 & Y19.   Because I went very simple with the card I didn't use any patterned paper.  I added some interest by stamping the flourish from Nature Walk on the card base using Versamark ink.   I stamped the flourish on cream cardstock with Memento Bamboo Leaves, trimmed it out and applied some Old Paper distress ink. 

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft & vintage cream; Stamps:  LOC Nature Walk, Flutterescent & Victorian Frame; MFT Polka Dot Greetings; Ink:  Memento Bamboo Leaves & Tuxedo Black; PTI True Black;Ranger Old Paper DI,  Copic makers; Spellbinders dies

13 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Barb said...

It is so beautiful, Rosie! Love the subtle stamping in the background and your gorgeous flowers!

Heather Maria said...

Wow wonderful card, Rosemary! I love your design and combination of stamps! Beautiful soft bg too! Enjoy your long weekend:)

Andrea Ewen said...

Just like your title, "Beautiful"! Gorgeous sentiment panel and wonderful floral adornment. Love how the leaves flourish around the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at both the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study challenges!

Elise said...

What if I just called this card "LAYERS OF FABULOUSNESS!" - 'Cause THIS is positively luscious, Rosebud! Could you BE anymore amazing? {Maybe - but when it happens, I'll have to find a whole lot more adjectives! hee hee} It looks to my like a super crafty day was had my my friend, Rosebud! Yipeeee!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I must have that Victorian frame! I never heard of LOC stamps before. I will have to Google that. Beautiful card, beautiful use of our colors, and thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

Julie said...

Fantastic card, everything is so balanced!! Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study.

Michelle said...

Rosemary,I want this card!!:):) It is gorgeous! I love the subtle stamping on kraft! Beautiful frame, dragonfly and flowers!!!

Nana Connie said...

I love the simplicity of your design!! Perfect rendition based on the CASE Study. Such elegant flowers.

Ruby said...

What a pretty card, I love the frame you've done in the centre all framing everything so beautifully! Thanks for playing along us in our combined challenge with the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

ps - love the fresh spring feel to your blog too, it was a pleasure to visit :)

Libby Hickson said...

Oh so pretty, Rosemary! Love the gorgeous flourishes & frame! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

It is just beautiful how you've used those leaves to surround that frame. thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh I love how you combined vintage elements with a CAS style! Amazing card! Thank you so much for joining us for our special challenge this week!