Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Folk Art Thank You - CASE Study #172

The inspiration photo for the CASE Study #172 challenge isn't really folk art, but that's what came to mind when I set to creating a card for this challenge.  Through all of December the challenge photos have been pulled from Cath's posts the Moxie Fab World blog.  Even though Cath has moved on from the MFW blog, she is still inspiring me!  Take a look at this week's photo.
After admiring all of the tiniest details in that photo (there was so much to see), I was inspired by the tiny flowers, the colors and the doily.
I glued together 3 die cuts to create this thick white, pinked square.  I added dots with a white gel pen, to mimic the dots bordering the pieces (are they cookies?) in the inspiration photo.

I mounted the kraft square with foam tape, over the paper doily, for some added dimension.
I pulled out a stamp set from Clear & Simple Stamps, that I hadn't used in a while.  This set has so many tiny floral images that were perfect for the effect I wanted to create.
This was one of those times when the card that I planned in my brain, actually turned out exactly as I had hoped.  Such a rare occurrence!

Thank so much for taking a look today!

Supply list ~
Card stock: white, kraft (PTI)
Stamps: flowers (Clear and Simple Stamps), think big favorites #2 (PTI)
Ink: island indigo, gumball green, raspberry ripple, summer starfruit (Stampin' Up!)
Die: clear cut stackers pinking squares (WPlus9)
Other: signo white gel pen (Uni-Ball), white embossing powder (SU), paper doily (Hobby Lobby)


  1. Congrats on your card in top 3 - I have these dies and just love making cards with them. This card is so beautiful - so folksy and delicate!

  2. Such a pretty take on this challenge, Susie! I love the inspiration and am hoping to play along, too! Happy New Year!

  3. I love the effect of stacking the die cut. Always wanted to try that! And the stamping is fabulous

  4. This is so beautiful, Susie. You added all the details in the photo and your stamping is pure perfection. I love it!!!

  5. Such pretty folk art, Susie!
    Thanks for studying with us at CASE Study! :)

  6. Oh wow! Great take on the inspiration - you nailed this! Gorgeous stamping!


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