Thursday, October 18, 2012
CASE STUDY - Halloween Wishes
This is week 3 for me playing Guest Designer for the month of October over at Case Study Blog Challenge. Pinch me I'm still dreaming! This is one of my favorite places to play and I am so excited to be featured along side some of my favorite designers! The muse this month is Julia Stainton of Belle Papier! Check out this design she has to inspire us this week.
I was immediately struck by the stamped background - something I tend to avoid more often than not! At the risk of droning on again.. this is what I love about CASE. I'm out of my comfort zone but I'm good with that! It took me a little more time, but I gotta say.. I am happy with my end result. My only regret is that I covered up so much of that pretty pattern that it took me so long to stamp! I liked how Julia took the orange from the umbrella and incorporated it into the stamped background so I threw in a few orange witch silhouettes to match my sentiment tag.
Here's what I learned this week.... heat setting your ink is not for sissies!! I am always looking for a short cut and didn't understand the importance of using a heat gun until this project. I wanted to get my ink seriously dark black so I used Versafine ink - I can't tell you how many times I started over because of smeared ink! I learned my lesson and I proved my point...next time this WILL BE EASIER! The little mask is a Spellbinder die from a new release. Here's the finished card...
Thanks for having a look! I hope you find some time to play. You might win a chance to be the next guest designer for CASE Study. Just link up your creation and put a "GD" behind your name!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Hocus Pocus, Cameo Creations, Holiday Labels No. 14
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink: True Black, Kraft
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Basics Collection "Jargon/ bas 2600", "Docket / bas 2552"
Dies: Cheery Lynn French Pastry, Spellbinder Venetian Accents, Labels 14
Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Stampin Up Tangerine Tango, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Gems: Paper Studio