Wednesday 17 April 2013

CAS Pansies Happy Birthday Card - Inkspirational Apr CASE Challenge

This week at Inkspirational we have a CASE challenge for you and we'd like to see your versions of this very stylish card made by Hannelie.


Silhouettes and monochrome combos are favourites of mine and I could have taken a whole load of inspiration from this beautiful card.  I really love the layout and pretty lace so I chose those elements to CASE for my version.  The card measures 5 1/4" square and I kept to a CAS design.  I've used the Violet Border stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry who are kindly sponsoring our April prize at Inkspirational - please check the challenge blog for details.  Many thanks to my sweet friend Lesley for the loan of the stamps!  

I die cut a white circle and stamped the foliage directly to the circle and stamped the sentiment.  I stamped the pansies separately, stamping three times before re-inking, fussy cut them and glued them on top.  I stamped two lace borders, fussy cut them, glued them to the card front back to back and covered the join with Old Olive ribbon.  I layered the white circle onto an Elegant Eggplant mat and popped that up.  I added a bow and applied Star Dust Stickles to the flower centres to finish off the card front.   

Here's the inside and the envelope.  More lacy goodness and a couple more of those sweet pansy flowers!

Please check out the other projects from the rest of the DT, they're sure to have some fab inspiration for you!  I hope you'll join in with our Inkspirational CASE challenge, I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your interpretation of Hannelie's lovely card!

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry 'Violet Border' set, SU! 'Made for You' set, 'Viola's Lace' wheel & 'Gossamer Lace' stamp, Penny Black 'Lovely Day'
CS: PaperMania white square card blank, SU! Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Always Artichoke & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Plain circle Nestabilities dies, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Star Dust Stickles

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sandie said...

Love these flowers and the colours you have used. The green ribbon is a perfect contrast x

Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous - love the colours you have used too - Jacqueline xx

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Ruth! Great use of the flower stamps, and the green accent of the ribbon is stunning!
- Shauna

Mynn xx said...

STUNNING, Ruth! LOVE your use of the sponsor's images! The lace is amazing, too. What company makes them? HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

Pia S said...

Your stamped lace border really looks like real lace! I love the green and blue color combination you've used for this beautiful card!

Marina said...

I love your interpretation of the CASE and your pansies are gorgeous.

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