Monday, July 14, 2014

CASE Study and a Die-Cutting Challenge

Hello all!

Today I have a quick card to share that I made for the CASE Study Challenge blog. This month's muse is the always-amazing Shari Carroll. Her card for this week is incredible - lots of intricate die-cutting, some butterflies, and a lovely color scheme. I tried to incorporate some of these elements into my card:

I decided to break out some great Simon Says Stamp products I've had for a bit but haven't used until now: the wonderful Butterfly Drift die and the Butterfly Friends stamps and matching dies (for the sentiment). I cut out the die about 5 times and then glued them all together to make it dimensional. I LOVE this technique but it can be time consuming...and gluey. =) I inlaid the patterned pieces inside the outline. One of the things I loved about Shari's card was the patterned paper scattered among the die-cutting, so this was my take on that. I liked the butterflies so much that I actually considered not putting a sentiment on the front...but I like the extra pop of color from the die cut piece. 

With all this die-cutting I realized my card also qualified for the Virginia's View challenge this month, which is all about die-cutting. This is a newer challenge blog that I've been following since the start but this is my first time getting a card done in time to enter! It's a really fun blog with lots of cool guest designers and inspiration. Check it out!