Friday, September 16, 2016

C.A.S.E.a Card Blog

Remember the old kids game, Telephone? You know the one where a secret is told to the first person in line and then they tell what they think they heard to the next person and they tell the next person and so on and so on.  At the end of the line, the person says what they heard and the first person tells what they originally said and laughter erupts because the two things are nothing alike.  Well today's hop plays that game, but with card making instead of secrets.

This hop is un-like any you've probably ever been too. 

We took one card created by Alicia  and sent it to the next blogger who then C.A.S.E.d the card (copy and steal everything) and sent her card on to the next blogger who C.A.S.E.d it and sent her card to the next blogger.  You get the idea. 

When you are done hopping you'll see how different or maybe how similar the last card is to the first.

You should have arrived here from Amanda Amanda- If you would like to start at the beginning visit Alicia's blog

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Now on with the hop!

We did a CASE train within the CADC team using a different start from the rest of the blog, but you can see the same evolution within the following cards - 
Join this train and see how we go from
 this          to         this

Kimberly took the challenge from the card to the left and created this beauty-

My card reflects the same color palate of blue, green and brown, the butterfly and a "torn edge" from the original card. The flower is a stamp from Penny Black's Blooming Garden.  The colors are Memento Ink Summer Sky and Pear Tart. I stamped the flower randomly on Neenah Solar White Cardstock trimmed to 4" wide. The bottom of the panel is die cut with a Stampendous border die. Next, I trimmed kraft cardstock to size A2 and stamped the sentiment (from Catherine Pooler's SOA Lovely Notes Collection) with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. The floral image is repeated in the bottom right hand corner of the kraft panel. I popped up the white panel with fun foam and added a strip of kraft on the top.  The butterfly is a Kaisercraft wood embellishment decorated with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle and pearls. 

Gracie took Kimberly's card and things started changing with this  stunning card- 
- This card was made using elements from tags I received in tag swaps.  The tags were inked and embossed then distressed.  The small tag was completely embossed with clear embossing powder -looks so nice in person!  The background is faux suede material with adhesive backing I found in a bargain bin at a discount store for 99 cents!  Still had the tag on it for $9.99 -cha ching!.  The green ribbon border is from the tag with the trees.  I love how everything came together! ~ Gracie  

Some more changes and Sue continues with another great card -

 Here is a closeup of the tree detail.
This was tough – some design anxiety as well as time pressure. I decided to start with a kraft panel, where I added distress inks (pumice stone towards the top and peeled paint toward the bottom) with ink blending tools. I stamped the evergreen tree from Stampin’ Up’s Lovely as a Tree stamp set three times with Stampin’ Up’s Old Olive ink. Instead of shine, in the card I was CASE-ing, I went for sparkle, which I added with a Sakura clear glitter pen. I ripped the panel for a jagged edge on the bottom. For the background, I started with a dark brown piece of cardstock and added a bit of interest by adding pumice stone distress ink with an ink blending tool. I attached the tree panel to the background with two brads. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Group Hugs stamp set. I used Memory Box’s Pastry Labels to cut the label and inked the edge with Prima’s chalk fluid edger pad in Dark Bark. I found a piece of random ribbon to complete the card.

Tantalaya is stop number four on this train 
and what a great stop it is.

- I used a stamp from Stampin' Up! Lovely As a Tree set. I stamped on heavy weight vellum with Versamark ink and then used Ranger super fine detail powder in silver. I then scored at 1/2" on the top of the vellum to have a way to attach the vellum to the white card stock and once they were together I then tore the white paper and then the vellum. I used a silver thin ribbon and attached the sentiment on top. I cased the idea of the trees and then I used brads and ribbon. I did however change the color of the card and the direction of how the card opens and I also created an extra layer by adding the gray matte that I attached the ribbon to. Also instead of using only 2 brads I added 2 more for a total of 4 brads on mine.

Robbie takes us closer to Halloween with this cute card -

To make my version of the card before me I used the same stamp set and layout.  All my supplies are from Stampin’ Up.  I began by stamping the Lovely As a Tree stamp on Whisper White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I punched a 1” circle out of a post-it note and added it in the sky.  I then did some sponging using Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, and Memento Tuxedo Black inks.  I cut a 2 ½” x 5 ¼” piece of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I mounted this onto a Pumpkin Pie card base that measured 5 ½” x 8 ½” that was scored in the middle at 4 ¼”.  I then added the tree panel on top making sure to line up the edges and to leave a small border at the top.  I cut the witch out of Basic Black card stock using the Halloween Scene Edglits dies.  I attached her using glue dots.  I cut a ¼” strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock and added it across the bottom polka dot panel.  Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the sentiment and used the Modern Label punch to punch it out.  My sentiment was added using Stampin' Up Dimensionals.  Here is my C.A.S.E. of Tanatalaya’s card.

Finally my card is the last one - 

 Robbie’s card inspired me to use a new tree stamp I had.  I cut a piece of white cardstock and sponged on a circle of Tim Holtz Distress ink in Mustard Seed.  I then added layers across the width of the card in Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire.  I repeated the same layers on a piece of velum the same size as the white cardstock.  I stamped the trees from a set by Tim Holtz called Tree Line with Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black on both panels.  I tried doing it with Vesafine, but that is a pigment ink and it would not dry completely on the velum (even after 24 hours).  I then flipped the velum over to look like a reflection of the tree line and used that instead of the patterned paper on Robbie’s card.  I used twine instead of ribbon and ran it through 2 holes I punched in the card since I couldn’t run the twine under the velum without it showing.  I attached a sentiment from a set called With Sympathy, but I don’t know the manufacturer.  The background of the sentiment was sponged with the Dried Marigold used in the sunset and popped up on a couple of foam dots to fit over the twine.  I had a hard time mainly because I knew what the original card was and what each of the variations were as they came in.  It was very hard not to be influenced by them all.  - Denise

All in all this was a fun project to send around to the designers and see just how the card evolved over time.

Thanks so much for hopping with us! Here's the entire line up in case you get lost:

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Amanda -
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  1. how awesome to see the evolution! such great cards! beautiful job every one! Thanks so much for participating!!


  2. Wow! Every card is just awesome! You ladies are really on fire this month!

  3. WOW!!!! So many wonderful cards, I love all of them.


  4. Gorgeous cards! Loved seeing the progression!! You all rocked this hop!