Shabby CASE Study

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Hi everybody! This month I'm honored to be the guest muse over at the Case Study challenge blog! Each Thursday in March they'll be challenging you to be inspired by and loosely CASE a given card of mine. They usually have some fun prizes, too, so be sure to check it out!

For this week, we're CASE-ing this card I made a while back with the Text Objects set and some dies from TCP.  To read more about this card, you can check out my original post  here.
It's kind of fitting that this is the card we're casing this week.  When I made the original card, I was going through a really rough time and chose the sentiments specifically to remind myself that I am blessed.  And when I sat down to CASE this card, I had just returned from my grandmother's funeral and wanted to give myself a reminder that through everything God is good.  My inspiration came from the subtle text stamping behind the sentiment, the light colors with dark accents and the way the sentiment/die shape looked like a flower.

I started off with a couple Waltzingmouse Stamps, first the tag from Very Vintage Labels No. 4, then I masked off the outer edges and stamped the background from Text-It in Sahara Sand on the tag.  I then embossed over this with the sentiment from Verve's Joy for the Journey set.  Then I did a little sponging and matted on a Labels 4 Nestabilities die cut.

While doing a little organizing, I rediscovered the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die in my stash, and thought it would be a great time to break it out and make a shabby flower.  These Julianne papers from K & Company are so soft and pretty, that I was inspired to add some aqua Oregon raindrops to the center and also highlight the Apron border die edge with them as well.  I also found a bit of transparent film strip from Tim Holtz and added that to the card, too.  I finished off with a little chocolate toffee metallic dream string (so shiny and pretty) from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Okay, so before you run and start the challenge, be sure to check out these inspired creations by the CASE Study Design team...

Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Joy for the Journey (Verve Stamps), Very Vintage Labels No. 4, Text-It (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Julianne (K & Company), Early Espresso (SU!), Cream
Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso (SU!), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Tattered Florals Die, Damask Texture Fades, Film strip transparency (Tim Holtz), Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Aqua Oregon Rain Drops (Pink Hedgehog), Apron border die (The Cat's Pajamas), chocolate toffee metallic dream string (Pizzazz Aplenty)


  1. Gorgeous as always, Julee. Just wish I lived close by so I could come and give you a great big hug. Prayers are with you!

  2. Fabulous card Julee! Love that gorgeous flower and the string!

  3. Gorgeous card. Love everything about it, as well as your original card also. Yes, God is Good. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  4. Julee this card is another beautiful creation. Now, this case was one of my favorites and I did case it at one time. It sold me on that text object sent so I had to buy it. Now, this new cardis so vintage, and I keep looking at those WH label stamps, I probably need that set, and of course I still love that snowflake die that TCP has........ ugh, you are so bad for my wallet! But I love all my visits.

  5. Always enabling, you are!! You find things in your stash and then, I want them!! Gorgeous card!! My friends mother died this week and funeral is tomorrow... thinking of you and her. The only thing you can do (IMHO) is love, pray, remember with joy, and be thankful for the time you had.

  6. Both cards are beautiful Julie! Love the texture you create too.

  7. Gorgeous! So sorry for your loss.
    I'm sure making this beautiful card was good therapy. Take care!

  8. What a fabulous statement this card makes Julee, the colours are awesome and the flower is devine- so glad you found it in your stash! :)

  9. So gorgeous, I love the "shabbiness!"


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