Thursday, August 21, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop–Inspiration

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Hey, there, and welcome to the third installment of the CASE Study Challenge 4th Anniversary Blog Hop! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this again this year—thanks to Chupa for inviting me to participate!

The theme of this year’s blog hop is “Inspiration”—we’re sharing something that inspires us in our projects. Here’s my inspiration, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens:

Lacy Pumpkin by BHG

And here’s my card, inspired by that scene:


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I started with a Kraft card stock base, on which I stamped Typewriter Text Background with Steel Gray ink, stamped off once, spritzed the edges with MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist, then sponged the edges with Black Licorice ink. The Orange Fizz card stock panel was actually stamped with some clock faces from MPD Timeless but they all got covered up! The edges were treated the same way as the base. The top layer is Primitive White card stock stamped with MPD Damask Designs and Black Licorice ink, cut with the wonky panel from Blueprints 15 Die-namics and edges sponged. The sentiment is from PI Batty About You, stamped on Primitive White card stock with Black Licorice ink. The tree, cut from Black Licorice card stock with a die from Spooky Scenes Die-namics, was spritzed with more MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist—see that shine? I love it! The bat, also from Spooky Scenes Die-namics, was cut from Black Licorice card stock and is hanging upside down from a tree limb ;-) His eyes are Copic colored clear gems.

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The inside DOES have  clock face and a sentiment from Spooky Sentiments, stamped with Black Licorice ink with an Orange Fizz ink dotted line.

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To sweeten things up a little bit more, we're offering prizes to those who complete the Blog Hop, by leaving the comments on every blog. Today's wonderful sponsors are:

Altenew
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Simon Says Stamp
Paper Sweeties

And, I’m totally in AWE of the company I’m in today:

Tasnim Ahmed
Barbara Anders – you are here!
Julie Ebersole
Mariana Grigsby
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Anika Lerche
Jocelyn Olson
Jennifer Rzasa
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer
Julia Stainton
Julee Tilman

Is that an awesome list or WHAT??!! Be sure to check by the CASE Study blog for more details, but you MUST comment on every blog to be eligible for the prize, deadline is 11:59 pm EST on 8/26/14.

And if THAT wasn’t enough, you are invited to participate in a challenge—more on that at CASE Study blog, too, but it’s open for the same length of time, and the challenge is to CASE any of the projects featured in the blog hop. FUN!

And that’s it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Thanks again, Chupa, wishing you many more CASE Studies :)


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~Supplies~
Stamps: MPD Damask Designs, MPD Timeless, Typewriter Text Background, Spooky Sentiments, PI Batty About You (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper: Kraft card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Primitive White card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Blueprints 15 Die-namics, Spooky Scene Die-namics, MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist (MFT); Copic marker, foam tape

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132 comments:

  1. I love your elegant Halloween card! You've chosen a really fun inspiration pic and cased it so well!

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  2. Fantastic card and I love that tree.. :D

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  3. Love this Damask background and the batty tree! Beautiful inside and out!

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  4. WHat a wonderful take on inspiration pic ! I loved how you have decorated the outside n inside of the card !

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  5. Beauitful. I didn't realise until I read the description it wasn't patterned paper. Great card.

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  6. Both your cards are just fabulous !! ..I so love the background on the first one ..Just amazing !

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  7. What a gorgeous card! I love your own black damask pattern! Awesome!!

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  8. Awesome Halloween card...wow you made a fantastic background! And I love the inside too!

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  9. Stunning use of the damask stamp !!! Love your layering and inside is as beautiful as outside. Your spooky sentiment finishes off this elegant card.

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  10. Although I am not a fan of Halloween and therefore not of Halloween cards, I pretty like your card. Especially your background is amazing.

    Katrin from Germany

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  11. Lovely card and a very clever take on the inspiration.Love the damask and the inside is pretty cool too!

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  12. Ohh. . I totally love the way uve linked the card to the pumkin. . Wat a great idea. .

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  13. Love how you used the picture for inspiration :) Great card.
    Kate x

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  14. This card is gorgeous!!! Love the textures you've created. TFS :)

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  15. Love the inspiration pumpkin- I love how you captured the translucent lace with your damask design. The texture and glimmer on your tree is fantastic too.

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  16. What a fantastic interpretation of that beautiful pumpkin! I love the different layered background.

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  17. That's what I call a "classy" Halloween card. :)

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  18. what a fun Halloween card - I like the idea of your stamping on the kraft cardstock.

    Barb Housner

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  19. The damask design stamp is so beautiful and can work for so many different cards, love it!

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  20. I don't know how you do it Barbara. This card is so elegant but still with that touch or Halloween fun.

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  21. Barbara I'm Bats about your design... and love that BHG pumpkin!

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  22. Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! GREAT use of inspiration!

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  23. love halloween cards and your is just darling!!

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  24. Yeah, glittery trees! Great inspirational use. Love the stamping and the wonky cut of your paper.

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  25. I love this, especially the darling bat! Too cute!

    love Mags B x

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  26. Fabulous! You managed to make a classy Halloween card for adults!! You're brilliant! Love it! And its funny!

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  27. Love how you used the pumpkin as inspiration... the card is so fun!

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  28. Love how you were inspired. Great card.

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  29. Your talent is amazing. Love all your cards and even your blog! Very nicely done!

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  30. I love how your inspiration pumpkin turned into a classy Halloween card. Beautiful creativity!

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  31. Love your cute take on the lacey inspiration!

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  32. Love the black on white damask background. Can't wait to try.

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  33. Your card is so elegant & fun @ the same time. I love it.

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  34. Great detail in the background...thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Cool card, it does look look lace!

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  36. So very pretty!! (love damask!)TFS!

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  37. Absolutely love the card!!! It's awesome!

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  38. Wow, your card is gorgeous. Love the backgrounds on each layer.

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  39. Absolutely perfect for the inspiration! Great card design, Barbara!

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  40. Wow. This is a really great card. Who would've ever thought that a damask stamp would great such a spooky/gothic halloween background!!

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  41. Very elegant card but still lots of fun!

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  42. What a beautiful card Barb. Love the elegant background with the damask images.

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  43. Love this. Gorgeous colours and LO and that bat is so cute

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  44. Absolutely stunning! I love that elegant background. So luxe! tfs

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  45. Love the card and the pumpkin. What a good idea.

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  46. I love your inspiration photo and I LOVE your card!! It is stunning!

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  47. Fabulous card...love that Halloween theme!
    ~c

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  48. I love how the tree stands out with the Mixables mist. And how you showed the inside of your card. Quite often I need "insider" inspiration.

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  49. Spook-a-licious, Barb! Love how you interpreted the inspiration pic into your design!

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  50. Oh my, I love this card. Just fabulous.

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  51. Spot on to the inspiration. I love the damask. Who knew that it would look so great on a halloween card?

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  52. I was sure you made this terrific card with PP - those MFT background stamps are fabulous!

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  53. Wow!! I LOVE your inspiration piece and your card that you created. So cool!!

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  54. Love how you used the inspiration image for your card, looks beautiful

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  55. Wow!what a brilliant Halloween card :-)

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  56. is the first time I see a stylish halloween

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  57. What great Halloween cards. Love how classy and grown up they are!

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  58. beautiful design.. love the colors..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  59. Great Halloween card ..love the shimmery tree and bat..

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  60. Barbara...this is amazing! Who would have thought that a Halloween card could be so pretty?

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  61. Stunning! Beautiful inside and out :)

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  62. A master piece, love how u got inspired . will have to try something like this :)

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  63. A fancy, cool inspiration piece and I love the card you designed, just lovely

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  64. Barbara I like the elegant with the frightful for Halloween. LOL

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  65. Love how you interpreted your Pinterest photo. Very elegant like the lace in the photo.

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  66. I would like to try to make this! I really like it!

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  67. I love your Halloween card!! Love the angled panel!

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  68. LOVE LOVE LOVE your bat card. I really love bats. Just the other night, I was watching a pint-sized guy swoop around near my outdoor lights snagging moths. You go, little fella!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  69. Both elegant and fun, an awesome Halloween card!

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  70. LOVE your fun Halloween card! I just got that set of dies from MFT also, and can't wait to make some Halloween cards! Love how you glittered the tree!

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  71. Ohhhh that sparkly glittery tree!! LOVE! Great cards, awesome hop!!

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  72. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is AWESOME!! LOVE your take on the Inspiration you picked!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  73. Just too cute! Love the hanging bat!

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  74. I love the Halloween theme, and how you drew your inspiration from the great photo - even managing to put a clock face on the inside! The typewriter text background sealed the deal for me! Great card!

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  75. One of the prettiest Halloween cards I've ever seen, Barb! Love this!

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  76. Amazing card, I love how you've distressed all the layers

    Beth xx

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  77. This is a great card. I love it all.

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  78. Great card, love the distressing, the layers and the stamps used. TFS.

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  79. Your card is beautiful! I love that the theme of this month at CASE Study is "Inspiration"! I always love to see what inspires design team members and how they translate it into their work. Your card is awesome…love the colors and layers and sparkle!

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  80. Very cute! LOVE the damask background!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  81. Love your inspiration and your translation... an elegant Halloween card extraordinaire!

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  82. What a good idea with the steel shimmer mist. Who knew.

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  83. I love how you made a love card with a Halloween theme--I'm bats about it, in fact!

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  84. Very beautiful cards! So simple! Thanks for sharing

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  85. Wow, what a clever way to use the "damask" type background.

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  86. Your card looks amazing - love it xx

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  87. Wow this card looks amazing...it is a great take on the inspiration picture.

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  88. Super cards! We do not celebrate Halloween here in Czech Republic, there is no tradition and it is shame. I think that could be so funny for children and crafters as well :-)

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  89. Love all of the texture in your card, Barb; Darling!

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  90. Cute card..love all the papers!!

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  91. Very fun card. Love the upside down bat. :)

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  92. Totally awesome inspired Halloween card Barb! Love the background! Hugs ~S~

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  93. Cool and fun card! What a one-of-a-kind Halloween card! Yeah, I love the upside down bat too!

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  94. I love this! I wasn't going to, but now I want to try and tackle Halloween cards :)

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  95. Wow! How beautiful!!! Love that background!

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  96. Beautiful card! I especially love the effect that you created on the tree - definitely a technique I will try - thank you for sharing!

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  97. What a great Halloween design! Spooky in a cute way! Looks fab!

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  98. Brilliant take on the inspiration. Love the damask look.

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  99. Love the bat hanging upside down from the tree. Cute card

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  100. Wonderful inspiration, Barbara! I love the way you created that cute and fun card!

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  101. Stunning layout and greatly adapted from the inspiration!
    xxx
    Riette

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  102. Gorgeous halloween card. I loved the damask background. Looks elegant.

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  103. Really stunning card! That backgrund is gorgeous!

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  104. love the background and the upside down bat.

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  105. The Damask Design stamp was so perfect for your background--really matches the inspiration piece!

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  106. The background is perfect for the theme! Nice card

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  107. Fabulous card Barbara. Love how you've translated your inspiration piece into a card. That damask background looks wonderful.
    BTW, I finally used the Flourishes pomegranate stamp that I seem to remember buying from you on a card. Would love it if you had a peek (http://marianne-cards-n-stuff.blogspot.gr/2014/08/faux-frescoes-saf-2014.html)

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  108. It was hard to find this post, but I'm glad I did. Great inspiration.

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  109. That's one gorgeous Halloween card. Never thought of using damask background for Halloween card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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