Inspired Colorful CASE!

Well, good evening!  I planned to get this post up yesterday, but I’ve been taking the days very slowly and letting whimsy dictate my doings!  A little bit of work, a little bit of play, some fall cleaning, a sunset walk, some cider or wine in the evening… having a bit of time off has been superb. If I’d been a bit more motivated, I may have braved the crowds to catch Soundgarden and Pharrell at the stadium for a free show to kick off the Seahawks season (watch here), but instead we’re watching on our screens, along with some old Temple of the Dog, and Prince. It may take me awhile to complete this post!

Tonight, I want to share with you a fellow paper artist, Rebecca Luminarias, whom I’ve been getting to know over the last few months. I showcased a few of her pieces along with some other card makers in a spring post.  She is an endearing person whose musings and creations I always look forward to at her site Thurston Post.

A few week’s ago, she posted this card:


I was completely drawn in.  That focal point button is exactly the kind of element I love in any kind of art–the one note, chord or riff, pattern or color, sometimes unexpected, yet perfectly placed, pulling the whole ensemble together.

Beyond the button, I just love all the other elements here from the polka dots to the little silver tag, and smile sentiment, but namely that delicious yellow!  I thought about this card and its color-combo for days.

So here is my CASE of it!

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If you saw my last post, you will notice a theme.  I re-engaged the black PTI wreath wrap, which I first featured on this card.

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Using Shape & Tape and Chickaniddy Gold Foil paper, I cut and embossed my camera and the “Smile” sentiment from the Spellbinders Donna Salazar set.  I adhered to a Lawn Fawn journal card cut from woodgrain paper.


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I had a little silver Savvy sprig hanging around, so slipped that in to echo the silver in Rebecca’s card. The blue flower is from Prima, and I punched a little flowered circle from some Maggie Holmes paper for my “button” center. I grabbed a sentiment from My Mind’s Eye “Market Street” pack.

The yellow stripe and grey patterned paper are both from Studio Calico.

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Be sure to check out Rebecca’s amazing website and her Etsy store where she has the inspiration card for sale, along with some sweet paper kits she has designed!  You can also find her at Gossamer Blue and Crate Paper design teams.

I hope to be back here in a few days with some autumn leaf inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


3 thoughts on “Inspired Colorful CASE!

  1. Ok, I had to wait to comment until I could read your post again and give it some proper attention…I’m so touched by all of your kind words and praise, Kate! It means more than you know and I’ve also enjoyed getting to know you and see all of your work. The card you made is beautiful and trendy and fun. Full of details, as usual, and my most favorite part is the polka dot camera. I love that you took so many elements from my card and made them your own, from the journaling card to the flower button to the embossed gold “smile.” Thank you so much for this awesome post!

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