Thursday, September 26, 2013

CASE Study #159 - Fall Acorns

Happy Thursday!  To me that means it's time for a new challenge at CASE Study Challenge.   I'm really enjoying our muse of the month - Kathy Racoosin!  She's got a great eye for color and interesting ways to use products.  Check out here design to inspire us this week.  There are lots of neat things here - I loved the rounded corner, the pattern of the embellishment repeated in the background, the die cut banner peeking over the edge of the card.   I think this one is easy to see where the inspiration came from! 

I knew I wanted to make a fall theme card and these little acorns were just the ticket.  I carefully stamped them in a row and kept them straight by drawing pencil lines and using my "ink a ma jig" to line things up perfectly.    I liked the glossy look of Kathy's embellishment so I due cut one of my acorns - inked it in purple of course - and added some "glossy accents" to give that epoxy look. The pennant was cut with a border die.  I kept some of the punch outs in tact and backed it with some matching orangy card stock. 
I hope you find some time to play along this week.  You can find lots of inspiration from the CASE Study design team here.   And our special guest teamie this month is Amber Hight
Have a great day and I hope I see you at CASE! 

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink:  Autumn Acorns, Sentiment is from "Nuts For You"
Die:  PTI Autumn Acorns, Spellbinder Tags Trio, Memory Box Piestra Tile
Ink  Memento Tangelo, Morocco, Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum, Elderberry
Ranger Glossy Accents, Button, Button Twine Natural May Arts
Card Stock:  PTI White, Kraft, SU Tangerine Tango


Pauline said...

This is a fabulous fun and quirky little card Jeanne, love these cute stamps and die cuts!

Sharron said...

Love your happy card, Jeanne! The acorns with polka dot tops create such a fun design. Wonderful idea to use the die cut on your tag and I love the purple accents!

Jinny Newlin said...

Cute as can be, Jeanne! LOVE the purple and orange, and your stamping is fabulous!

Marybeth said...

Love the purple acorns! What a fun fall card!

Maria said...

So pretty and colorful! Fab background with all those acorns! Just love that pop of purple!

sue t. said...

What a great fall card! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors!

Joyce said...

This is so fun. I love that you used all the fall images, but did not stick to the traditional colors. What a fabulous idea. Your rows of acorns are so fun and perfectly stamped.

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne...this is so fun! Love your acorn background and those purple leaves are stunning!

~Tammy~ said...

Love the colors! Darling!