Saturday, March 23, 2013

CASADIA, PDCC#417...a thank you

Hello!  This card was created for a couple of challenges.
A couple of weeks ago I asked Wida Miller if I could join in her CASADIA card chain.  In case you're not a stamper...CASE means Copy And Share Everything.  You copy elements of someone else's card, but put your own twist on it.
If you haven't heard about CASADIA yet, I'll let Wida explain it.
"This story all started when I saw a card Jennifer Rzasa CASED which was made by Laura Bassen. I decided to CASE Jennifer's card. I had a fun idea to start a card chain by CASEing cards, hence the name Case+idea=CASADIA. This page is dedicated to seeing how far the chain can go."

Fun, right???

This is Laura's card that started it all.

You can click HERE to go to Wida's blog "Beachorado".  Just look for the CASADIA tab (or click on the link) and you'll see all of the participants cards and how 1 card evolved into another.
Anyway, a few days ago Wida notified me I'm up next!  I'm just a LITTLE excited.  Eeeck!

I'm CASEing this wonderful card by Darnell Knauss at kjkardkreations.

My card is also going into The Play Date Cafe #174 challenge.  They're using 2 of my favorite colors...purple and green.  Take a look at the gorgeous color inspiration.

This is what I created.

I was inspired by the stripes in Darnell's patterned papers and I wanted to use the same general layout.  I wanted to keep my card clean and simple, so I stamped my sentiment directly onto the patterned paper.  After die cutting the roses and leaves, I used some SU markers to add a bit more color to give the feeling of a little more dimension.

Thanks for taking a look.  And a big Thank You to Wida for letting me join in the fun with CASADIA!

Card stock: perfect plum, certainly celery
Ink: perfect plum, certainly celery markers (SU), onyx black Versafine
Stamps: rosie posie, signature greetings (PTI)
Patterned paper: so sophie-gracefuul 6 x 6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Dies: rosie posie (PTI)


  1. well this is such a cool interpretation of the card! I love it!! I love the look of stamping on PP. you are awesome!!

  2. Wow, Susie, this is a great CASE! Such a beautiful card. :-)

  3. This turned out VERY pretty, Susie! The colors are gorgeous and I love your posies, with the added detail! Love it! Excited for you!!

  4. What a neat creative chain, and your take on it is great! Thanks for sharing with The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Oh wow, your card is STUNNING! The purple rose is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Hi Susie, I've just had a chance to check back in with CASADIA and see how the chain is coming and I see that you followed me. I LOVE your CASE of my card very much!! Wida has created such a fun challenge for all of us!

    Happy Easter!! Darnell

  7. Hi Susie - congrats on your Fab 4 at the Play date cafe - such a pretty card - love the PP and cool idea to stamp directly on it!


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