Hi everyone! We are back with our monthly Squirrel Stash Bash! We took a break last month – a lot was going on so we decided to skip the month of April. If you have been hopping along, you have just come from the wonderful Bory. My squirrel sisters and I hop every month with a different theme and we encourage each other to use supplies we haven’t used in a loong time or have just squirreled them away thus the name of our hop!
This month we will be CASING each other! If you are not familiar with CASE, there are two meanings, Copy And Share Everything is one but there is another meaning Copy And Selectively Edit which is what I will be doing in this post. I will be CASEing Marie.
When I CASE another creator, I used the the acronym C.A.S.E. to break down all the elements in the card or project so it would be easier to me to “selectively edit”. C is for Color Palette, A for Approach or Techniques used, S for Sketch and finally E is for Elements of the card.
If you have been following us, the Squirrel Sisters, then by now you know that Marie LOVES to create Christmas cards! She makes them all year round! Occasionally, she does make non-holiday cards. I will using two of Marie’s beautiful cards and use them as an inspiration on my project for this month.
I was so inspired by Marie’s gorgeous stitched card that I wanted to give it a try myself. So this is the technique or approach I will using for my card. I also decided that the floral element of her card was something I could use in my project as well.
As for the color palette and the sketch or layout, I loved this one that Marie created of a non-traditional christmas card. I also love that she added gold details and the sentiment is in gold as well.
For this card project, I used the Stitched Flowers dies from Spellbinders. I used to cross stitch a lot when I was still single and I have a TON of embroidery threads that I have just hoarded, So I pulled out a few colors of thread that best matched the color palette of Marie’s christmas card. I chose two shades of pink and green, light and dark shades.
I did some simple stitching and following the embossed lines that are already in the die cuts. Then I backed each element with mirror gold cardstock. I also cut out some leaf clusters which was also included in the same die set.
For the background, I used the Concord & 9th Stitched Vines cover plate die which matched perfectly with the stitched flowers.
The sentiment “thanks” is hot foiled using the Spellbinders Glimmer Machine. The sentiment is from the Bold Glimmer Sentiment set also from Spellbinders.
I matted the card with the same gold mirror cardstock and finished off the card with gold baubles from Trinity Stamps.
I hope you were inspired! Hop on over to Marie’s blog and show her some love!
‘Til next time!
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