June 18, 2013

CASE Study #145







The month Lisa Spangler is the Muse at CASE Study.
I have been a fan of Lisa's for a long time when I first discovered her through the Hero Arts blog.
Here is the fabulous card we studied this week.




I stamped a large pattern on cream cardstock and embossed in white and then sponged with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.




Cardstock:  Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Design Block - Stencil (Hero Arts) Flower Friends (Simon Says Stamps) Beautiful Butterflies (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate(Papertrey Ink) Soft Cantaloupe Mid Tone (Hero Arts) Shabby Shutters (Ranger) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
other: cork, foam tape, white embossing powder

31 comments :

Joyce said...

This is so amazingly beautiful. Your white embossing is so pretty and serene, and I love the look of that sponged ink. Something about butterflies makes them perfect for all sorts of soothing cards.

Lyndal said...

Fab embossing & love the stamping on cark Tracey :)

Beverley said...

Lovely card, beautiful paper. Hugs Bev x

Janet Zeppa said...

Very pretty Tracey. Love how the inking fades out.

Lynn said...

Oh la la...the touch of inking on the embossed background is gorgeous! So glad you played along at CASE Study.

Karen B. said...

This is Pure gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

Love all the texture Tracey!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the fading out sponging - clever idea and so much interest!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...wow, your card is just stunning! So soft and sweet but that butterfly seems to set the tone of your card, like Joyce said, serene. I am going to have give this a try too. Just gorgeous!

Bev Gomez said...

Hey Tracey, first of all your card is so beautiful. I love it and thank you for the nice comment on my Hexagon card. So sweet of you! Hugs, Bev

Marlou McAlees said...

stunning card Tracey!! :) xx

Jen said...

Stunning! I love the subtle sponging amid the embossed images.

Lisa said...

Tracey this is gorgeous, VERY WELL DONE!!!

Arlene said...

Great embossing details Tracey! Love the color combo as well. :)

Marybeth said...

Love the way the embossed background turned out! love the faded green too, beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Tracey! This is gorgeous! I love the embossed background and how you sponged only part of that! And the color of that butterfly is gorgeous! So perfect against that background!

Kara said...

Really pretty. Love how you chose to only color a portion of the background!

Cathy Weber said...

I really love that sponged look Tracey. I really need to try it and i also love that you stamped on cork!

Wida said...

My sponging never looks this smooth. How did you sponge it?

Lesley said...

What an amazing card, Tracey! WOW! Love the look you created with the emboss resist. Very pretty!

Greta said...

Wonderful CASE, Tracey! Love your choice of colors, too!

Gillian R said...

Wow this is so beautiful

Jean Martin said...

Tracey this is fabulous! I love it! :)

wandaguess said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning! I love the soft green ink - gives it an ombre feeling. Soooo pretty! I'm so glad you shared this and now I need to pin it! :-)

Sharron said...

Really lovely, the embossing is so pretty and I love how you sponged just part of the background! The butterfly is a perfect accent!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Tracey! I love the white embossing and how you inked over part of it-- so lovely!

Kelly Griglione said...

Another great idea! Having the shading go from white to color is so interesting! And perfect for a sympathy card.

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, I have this Hero Arts background stamp and LOVE what you have done with it here! Ths is GORGEOUS!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the gradient feel, what a great idea.

Barb Murphy said...

a gorgeous example of how detail can dress up a card but not take it over. perfectly cas design!

laughadaisy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Tracey. I love it! So, so pretty.