Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Case Study Challenge #132 - Die Cut Clover

Oh have I got something fun for you today!! Time for your weekly dose of craft inspiration from CASE Study Challenge Blog.  Our muse this month is  Julie Ebersole from Paper Trufflez blog!   And can I just say Wow!  I think she will totally get you thinking outside the box here!  Case is my favorite place to see a new technique or to look at an old one in a whole new way.  It's taking me a while to embrace my C&S side but I am getting more comfortable with it. 

That doesn't mean you have to be C&S to do this challenge - that's the beauty of CASE!  Study the inspiration photo and run with whatever grabs you!  Maybe it's the colors, the die cuts, the butterflies, or how about those colorful inky spots?  For me it is C&S envy.  This is a style that has always put me on edge - it's so hard for me to embrace the clean negative space on the design - so that is what I focused on here.  I mean how cool are those die cuts and yes... I admit even those colorful inky spots .

I decided to make a St. Patrick's Day card - maybe it's living so near Chicago and hearing about the river being dyed green this weekend - or could it be all that green fans were wearing with their Black Hawks gear at the game this past weekend?  I had to play around with the spots - of course I could have searched Julies blog - but thought it would be good experience for me to play with some of my own goodies and see what they can do.... Mister NO too controlled, Copics NO - can't achieve the different size spots effectively.... so what did I do?  I used my water brush of course.  Just a little more squeeze makes the dot a little bigger.  Using more or less watercolor paint changed the shade of the greens from light to dark.  When I was done I used my embossing heat tool to dry them up - worked like a charm!  (How Punny!!)
Still need a little more inspiration?  Check out what the rest of the CASE DT did with this one - you'll be glad you did - it's always fun to see what each member focused on - I'll give you a hint... those butterflies were really popular with the ladies!!!

Oh and our new guest designer this month is Brandi from Yankee Belle Stamper.  Welcome Brandi!    If you'd like to be our next designer play along and add a "GD" after your name on the link.  You just never know!!  See you at CASE Study!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope I see you over at CASE!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Celtic Heritage, Bitty Banners
Ink:  Stampin Up! Gumball Green
Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream, Stampin Up! Gumball Green
Dies:  Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Memory Box Lucky Leaves
Heart Pin:  Ribbon Reel
Sakura Koi Watercolors Paint and Brush


Cathy Weber said...

I almost fell over...this doesn't look like the Jeanne Jachna I know made this card! It is CAS mastery! I don't even know if that is a word, but you did such a good job with this the watercolor dots and the cute shamrocks with the tag and stickpin (now that reminds me of you!)

~Tammy~ said...

A fantastic St. Pat's card! Simply perfect!

Marybeth said...

Love your CAS, pretty St. Patties Day Card! Enjoy the fun green weekend. I have one made for WMS

Renee said...

I love you when you play with your CAS side...
the results are just as fabulous as your fru-fru's :)

Brandi said...

This is so cute! Love the little stick pin and droplets of color! Cute!

Deborah Frings said...

Where's the ribbon?? Absolutely beautiful! Clean, simple and gorgeous. I love the spatter pattern. Great card!

Sharron said...

Fabulous, Jeanne--I just love seeing you CAS beauties! I ordered these clover dies, thinking they would be here before St. Pat's day but of course they are due tomorrow! Love cards with negative spaces!