CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi friends!  CASE Study is celebrating 3 years of challenges and as a former Muse (March 2011), I've been invited to celebrate in today's blog hop!  If you're just popping in, you'll want to head on over to the CASE Study blog to start from the beginning.   If you've already been hopping, you should have just arrived from Julia Stainton's blog.

The theme for the blog hop is Inspiration, and in the spirit of CASE Study, I chose a papercrafter I've been admiring as of late as my inspiration.... Dana Fleckenstein of Pixels & Glue.  I love her "this & that" approach to card making, which is always fresh, interesting and simple, but with more dimension and embellishment than traditional CAS cards.


To keep my own style present in the card, I added in a bit more mixed media than the original I was CASE-ing.  (You can see a pic of Dana's card below.)  And of course my beloved Soft Sky had to make an appearance.  I saw sequins, tags, butterflies, a one word sentiment and stenciling in the original, so I added all of those things in, along with a little flair of my own.  The butterflies are made with the All Aflutter Die Set   I cut three copies of each size of butterfly from book paper, then glued the centers together, fluffed them out and added sequins and liquid pearls for the butterfly body.  There's also a bit of dry brushed paint on each butterfly, left over from doing the stenciling on the card base and sentiment panel.  The fly. sentiment is from the Wings of Love set and I accented it with a little pre-made banner embellishment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have time to hop around to all the hops - there's so much eye candy to see and a chance to win some fab prizes if you comment on all the stops.  Check out the CASE Study blog for all the details.  Next up on the hop is...  Torico.

by Dana Fleckenstein

Enabler's List
Stamps: Wings of Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, basic black, crumb cake (SU!), Key Lime (BoBunny)
Ink: black, pool and white paint (Martha Stewart)
Accessories:  All Aflutter Die Set, Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), polka dot basics ribbon collection (Verve), Pinking circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), corner rounder, Chicken Wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug), bubbles stencil (Studio Calico), onyx liquid pearls (Ranger), Fact & Fiction Flags & Banners (BasicGrey), sequins

104 comments

  1. So many fun elements here, Julee. Love the BG, the chicken wire embossing, pinked circles and the layered butterfly is wonderful! Great color combo too :)

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  2. Absolute perfection, both the inspiration and your take! Love love LOVE the texture you always have on your artwork. Many thanks for joining us for the Anniversary celebrations!! <3

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  3. Love it all ... the layers, embossed chicken wire, soft printed paper butterfly!

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  4. Great take on the inspiration.
    Love it all xxx

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  5. This is fantastic, love all the little details

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  6. Great card, fun colour combination and I really love your layered butterfly.

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  7. What a great card! Love the idea to cut the butterflies from book paper!

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  8. Fun card .Good use of the inspiration photo. I love all the texture , especially the butterfly . Thank you for sharing .

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  9. Such a fun card. I love your take on Dana's cards.

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  10. So cute! Love how you have taken a beautiful card and put your own, fantastic twist to it!

    Nandini
    http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.in/

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  11. Julee: Oh such a cute card!!..The butterfly looks really pretty!!

    Hopped from http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.in/!!

    Love
    Divya
    http://pinkpapercastle.blogspot.in/

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  12. This card is beautiful. So much creativity on one small piece of card stock!! TFS.

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  13. Julee, this is beautiful!! I just love the soft butterfly and all the little details.

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  14. Wow, your card is beautiful! That butterfly is amazing, Julee! Both your and Dana's cards are fantastic!!

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  15. Congrats on the third anniversary over at case study challenge. Love the inspiration card you've choosen and really love your take on it. What a great piece of art.

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  16. Beautiful card,loved the use of sequins and the background is lovely.

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  17. love all the different textures and colors in your card. so pretty. love the pic in the post below of the boys!

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  18. Beautiful colors and just love that butterfly

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  19. Love, love, love your take on the ispiration photo! Pretty color palette!

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  20. Super card. I love tags and the chicken wire embossing looks amazing.

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  21. Awesome CASE-ing. Love the butterflies.

    Love the colors.

    I've been wanting some Verve stamps for long, and unfortunately international shipping costs are too high :(

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  22. How pretty!! I love the butterfly and embellishment.

    An'Jenic-

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  23. I love the colors you used on your card!

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  24. So beautiful! LOVE that color combo - and your textures are gorgeous!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  25. Love everything about this card. So much to look at and such wonderful elements!

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  26. Marvelous embellies - LOVE that butterfly and texted banner!

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  27. Love all the beautiful embellishments you put on your card. The card is beautiful!

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  28. I am positively swooning over this, Julee! Every little detail is absolute perfection! Love the inspiration piece by Dana and your take on it!

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  29. Love your beautiful take on the inspiration card! So many wonderful textures! Love it!

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  30. STUNNING - and I LOVE that you've infused your own amazing style with that of the artist who inspired you. Your colours and images are just so, so eye-catching! Thanks for sharing your inspiration that, in turn, inspires us!
    c

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  31. I love the colors you worked with - the blues are so calming and the stenciling so subtle. I love the text paper for your butterfly, too! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  32. Fabulous, especially that beautiful butterfly!!

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  33. Love your butterfly technique. This is a WOW kind of card.

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  34. Love the blue and orange and the texture on your tag.

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  35. Love all the fun elements,the BG, the chicken wire embossing, pinked circles, the layered butterfly and the color combo wonderful! TFS.

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  36. I love the chicken wire embossing. I really need this! Love the colors you used.

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  37. Amazing! The touch of texture is perfect.

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  38. Lovely card! The layers and dimension look so pretty. Love the butterfly!

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  39. Well golly. I don't know what to say except AWESOME. Lovely colors and terrific end result.

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  40. Fun card! All the elements are so cute and quirky but I especially love your newsy butterfly ^_~

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  41. Such a great card! I love that chicken wire!

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  42. Lovely card; especially like the chicken wire embossing on kraft cardstock.

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  43. Love this. :) I love that layered butterfly and I love that pop of orange on the aqua. I need to try that combo sometime. :) Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  44. I always adore your cards. your color sense, style is awesome.

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  45. Beautiful! love the use of the mask, the dry embossing and that gorgeous butterfly!

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  46. Ha ha, thanks for reminding me to use my embossing folders! This is something I seem to forget!

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  47. Love this card and your style! Very creative!

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  48. Whoa beautiful!! I love your take on the butterfly, just gorgeous!!

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  49. Just beautiful...I love the orange and blue combination, so stunning.

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  50. Love the chicken wire embossing on this card. And don't get me started on that butterfly! What a fun and beautiful card!

    lauraannsbreakfastpizza.blogspot.com

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  51. Lovely collection of elements; beautiful card.

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  52. As another soft sky lover, I can say how lovely your is. Wonderful layers and texture.

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  53. Such a beautiful CASE of Dan's card! I love all the layers and pretty colors!

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  54. I love your color combination!

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  55. Lovely card Julee. The colors are so pretty and the circles look great in the background... nice textures!

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  56. What's not to love about this pretty card?? I adore everything about it! Great job.

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  57. Love the many details - particularly the embossing. The colors are great.

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  58. The colors and shapes are so cool.

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  59. OMG! That sums it up really!!

    AWESOME job on the CASE study Anniversary blog Hop!!

    -Kimberly

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  60. I love the eclectic feel of this card and the colour combo is so unusual and effective!

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  61. Also just bought me some verve, I am glad I found your site and verve as I saw a stamp I forgot where it came from, and it was yours!!! The adjust her sails one, just bought it YAY!

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  62. Really, really love this card. I love that embossing and all the layering. Stunning design.

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  63. Really, really love this card. I love that embossing and all the layering. Stunning design.

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  64. Very nice card... love the blue background, kraft embossed area and butterfly.

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  65. So many adorable elements on your card!

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  66. Your card is wonderful. I think I may have to make a couple of purchases - I especially love the chicken wire embossing folder. I thought you might have used chicken wire and painted it!

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  67. Loved your inspiration card, and I love that you were able to create an equally amazing card that pulled from hers but still stayed true to you. Sometimes "I" get lost in the process. This is fantastic.

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  68. Everything about this card rocks! (I'm a sucker for some chicken wire embossing!)

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  69. What a beautiful background. I love the butterfly. Beautiful card.

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  70. Ooh love the color choice especially that blue!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  71. Julee, your card is beautiful. Love all the different textures, colors & design. What a fun Blog Hop to see all the inspiration sources and results!

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  72. I like the treatment you gave the butterflies; they turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration with us!

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  73. Beautiful card ! Rich color and lots of texture love it.

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  74. Wow! I love your card. The background is absolutely fabulous and all of the individual elements are great altogether! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  75. Brilliant card! I love all the embellishments and especially love the background colour, its gorgeous!!

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  76. I can't remember if I left my comment or not, so I'm sorry if this is a double-up!! I just love this card and really love the background colour. A very inspiring card indeed!!

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  77. I just love the bookpaper butterfly - I will definitely be casing that idea!

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  78. Julee, what a beautiful card! Love the texture and dimension you have going on it. Thanks for lifting mine, I'm flattered :)

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  79. Love. All of thecolours Julee and that chicken wire background adds such an unexpected element!

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  80. such beautiful colors and I LOVE how you made your butterfly! I also love your stamps and want to thank you for always providing such wonderful customer service and great products!

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  81. Love your card! Love the way you made the butterfly!

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  82. Perfect re-interpretation of Dana's card Julee - gorgeous!!

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  83. Amazing colors, amazing elements! Love that layered butterfly, and the chicken wire embossing is perfect here. This is a very fun card. Bev

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  84. Oh Julee, I love everything about your card, starting with your lovely Soft Sky card base, great elements and that butterfly is fabulous. Love how you did the layers out of book paper. TFS

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  85. WOW!! I am LOVING your Creation!! Such a FUN take on the Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  86. This is so pretty, love the color combinations and beautiful details on it .:-)

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  87. WOW!! You do have fun don't you?!! Love all the elements of your fantastic card!!

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  88. love each individual element, the chicken-wire, the black that makes it pop...all of it is fun!

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  89. This is so pretty :) love the colors

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  90. Love your this and that card:)

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