Happy Vernal Equinox and welcome to a new week over at CASE Study!
Let’s spring to it and see what inspiration was gathered from our muse Joni Andaya this week!
A little background on her process is needed as it’s not readily apparent from the card. Lovely as it is, once you see how she manipulated the stamped image, you will find her ingenuity even more divine!
So she stamped doubly this lovely image from PTI’s Basket of Blessings, then as you can see, die cut the baskets right out, leaving a lovely border of flowers.
I have commented before how I just love it when I see people re-visioning their products, and this is no exception!
So I, likewise, was inspired to see my products in a new light, specifically the Lil’ Inker’s cover-plate Stitches and Stripes die.
While Joni cut her basket out, I wanted to not only innovate, but pull the basket back into my card. This is the result!
First, I cut the die out of White Linen paper, twice; then, I ran one of the die-cuts through the Lifestyle Crafts Woven embossing folder to add more texture.
Next, I cut this embossed die-cut apart, and wove the individual pieces through the other die-cut. I adhered ends with a little dot of glue, and then cut off the superfluous strips that hung over the edges.
I cut the circle from the center, covered it on both sides (front and back) with larger circle die frames, and then covered that with one of my most best purchases, the PTI wreath die.
In the close-up below, you can see the lovely texture of the Ellen’s Essentials White Linen paper.
Likely you recognize the ever-popular flowers from WPlus9’s Fresh Cut Florals set, stamped with Hero Inks and Memento dye inks. Placement, deciding on color both took me the longest. I can’t tell you how many dies I cut of the different flowers and leaves! Now I have plenty for additional cards!
If you didn’t already know this, here’s a great technique for stamping die cuts. Start by die cutting your small shapes first, then with your inked stamp laying flat on your table, place the die cut upside down onto the stamp. It makes centering and inking so much easier. No more stamping first and then die cutting for me!
Here’s a view of the back.
I have a few more of my woven Easter basket cards in the works using different colors for the background and different scenes (Lawn Fawn Easter Bunny and some jelly beans, perhaps?!); I will be featuring them soon!
This was a trial card to practice the weaving and stamping ideas around the sentiment. I think I prefer the one above, but this one is sweet in it’s own way!
Well, that’s it for me! I sure hope things are blossoming in beautiful ways wherever in the world you are.
I encourage you to play along with us this and every week over at CASE Study. Head over there now to check out what the ladies have created this week, or blog hop through their individual sites below. You will leave with an overflowing basket of ideas for sure!