Friday, 8 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 204 - Case It


This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which this week is casing the card below made by Kath.  I used Kath's layout, card base and floral main image and embellishments for inspiration and used products from Stampin' up in their Marina Mist, Old Olive and Pacific Point colourways.

 

The main image is Awakening by Penny Black which is my favourite stamp at the moment.  It was coloured using Marina Mist, Pacific Point and Old Olive markers and then spritzed with water before being stamped on to white card.  To create a decorated strip for the band behind the main image the stamp was spritzed with water again and restamped. This was repeated until the stamp needed to be coloured again.  The edges of the topper were distressed and Marina Mist ink was sponged over them.  Stitching with green metallic thread was added around the edge to create an extra frame.

The ring frame was cut using Grand Nestabilities and because it was having to sit on top of uneven layers an additional ring in white was cut, the edges sponged with Marina Mist and then the two were layered to make a stronger frame.  I wanted to add embossing to the blue ring but as I don't have any of Grand Calibur embossing stencils I felt a bit stuck until I discovered that the barrel of the Fiskars ribbler was wide enough.  The Birthday Wishes sentiment is from Stampin' up's Sincere Salutations set inked with Marina Mist ink, stamped on to a faded image from the Awakening stamp and die cut and layered using a Nestabilities Labels Four die. 


The plain card stock is Stampin' up's Marina Mist, Pacific Point and Old Olive and the patterned paper is from their Brights Collection in the Designer Series Papers.

The flower embellishments were made using a flower X-cut Embossing Silhouette Punch and an L-Em stamen punch.  For each one two flowers were punched from Marina Mist card and Marina Mist ink was sponged around the petals before they were scrunched and then the flowers layered.  The stamens were punched from Pacific Point card and a green pearl from Hobbycraft was added to the centre.  The vine leaves were cut from Old Olive card using a Vine die from Quickutz.  The ribbon used was also Old Olive.

I wanted to add green brads to the corners but didn't have any in a matching shade of green so I coloured round silver brads with a Pear Green Promarker and this gave the shade I wanted.  They take a little while to dry but I'm keeping this in mind for future projects where I want matching brads.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Thanks for reading
Liz xx

24 comments:

  1. Stunning card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Monochromatic Challenge.

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  2. beautiful card liz...love it in blue......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

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  3. beautiful card liz...love the blues...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

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  4. This is stunning Liz love your take on Kath's card! Hugs SUsan x

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  5. Gorgeous card Liz. The image look lovely in blue and the backing papers look fab too.
    Lorraine x

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  6. Stunning card Liz, gorgeous colours and I love all the extra details you have added to your card x
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

    Jenny xx

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  7. absolutely stunning liz.really love your blue colours and gorgeous flowers and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  8. Stunning card Liz - fab image and the colour scheme really pops. Thanks for joining in this week's penny Black Saturday Challenge
    Pauline x

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  9. Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. LOVE your CASE--fabulous using the same image for the bg panel!

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  11. What a gorgeous card! So happy you shared at CropStop this week!

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  12. Your case it card is beautiful, love the blue, it looks very sophisticated. A x

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  13. What a lovely card Liz. Love your choice of colours and design
    Eileen x

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  14. Really pretty card! Love the monochromatic blue theme with that layout. Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.

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  15. GORGEOUS work! I love your use of color! Just beautiful! Thank you so much for joining the RRR challenge!

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  16. Love the detail....
    Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog
    Veronica

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  17. gorgeous card liz,i love how you have cased this and added your own flair ,syunning colours too
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

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  18. Your card and colours are soo Beautiful Liz. I saw this on Make-it-Monday..Loz

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  19. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our "Monochromatic" challenge! WTG!

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  20. Loving the flowers and the colors you used for your cards. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  21. Wow Liz these are beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop layers challenge.
    Teresa xx

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  22. Thanks for joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com

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  23. another gorgeous card, saw it on MIM - not sure whether you saw my comment about your last weeks entry being my POTW
    I can see why you like this stamp at the moment.
    Sandy DT MIM

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  24. Beautiful card very striking colourway. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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