Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CASEing Laura Bassen

So, STAMPlorations has a monthly CASE challenge, and Laura Bassen of Doublestick Heaven is their muse this month. Here is the inspiration:

Isn't that a gorgeous card?! I do have that stencil, (which I've yet to use *cough*), but I opted to use the holly stencil instead:

 Here is the inside:

I mixed four different Distress Inks into white embossing paste piles and spread them around the stencil. Once I had it covered, I took my pallet knife and dragged it over the stencil so the colors blended together somewhat. LOVE how this turned out! Once the panel was dry, I adhered it to the card base with foam tape. I wound some gold floss around my fingers and tacked it down with Glossy Accents, then die cut the word Christmas 3 times, stacked and glued them together, and glued that over the floss. the Merry was stamped 3 times to get a nice coating (using my MISTI), then I adhered that also. I added a few clear sequins since I don't have the droplets Laura used. I wanted to continue the holly theme on the inside as well, so I stamped the leaves and berries under the sentiment.

I really love how this came out, and now I want to go and make more embossing paste messes in my craft room! LOL! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I am entering this at STAMPlorations' January CASEplorations challenge
STAMPlorations Anything Goes challenge,
and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencil it

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley; Paper Smooches - Christmas Sampler; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Ranger DI - Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries, Iced Spruce, Gathered Twigs; Memento Luxe - Wedding Dress; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Darice
Accessories: ARTplorations - Holly Background stencil; Dreamweaver - white embossing paste; GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; DMC floss; Darice sequins; Slice die cutter & Noel cartridge
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - Scrapbooker's glue and foam tape


  1. Wow. I love how this turned out too! Those colors and how they kind of blended together are beautiful. Are those blues and reds? Like how you did the two part sentiment and wispy threads too. Thanks for hooking this beauty up in the CASEplorations gallery.

  2. Yep, that is ALL kinds of awesome craftiness right there! The holly stenciling you've done is just gorgeous!

  3. This is so beautiful. I love the holly leaves!

  4. Wow! This rocks, Chris!! Everything about this is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Such a stunning card! Love how you used the stencil. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  6. Fantastic CASE! I love that you chose to go with a Christmas theme. Thanks for joining us over at CASEplorations! :-)


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