August 14, 2014

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop week #2

Hey, Hello and Hi dear friends,

Welcome to the second week of CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop.

Last week was so much fun with plenty of past designers and muses participating. I am sure you have enjoyed hopping and got inspired. Did you play along too? This week is no different. We have a big lineup of designers participating in the blog hop. I am one of the lucky one on the list. Yay!

 Now, you should have come from the gorgeous and talented Maureen Merritt‘s blog. If not, I have a list of designers participatig later on in the post.

My CASE muse today is Laura Bassen. I LOVE her style of clean and simple card with vibrant colours which make big impact. I am a huge fan of her. Her videos are so much fun not just to watch how she does her cards but to listen to her chat. I enjoy all her videos. There is this card of Laura’s below which she recently made for Simon Says Stamp using the new SSS stencil.  I am CASEing this card today. Here is Laura Bassen’s card here on her blog. 

I cannot take my eyes off the beautiful colourful background. What an impact it makes on the card?  Then the simple combination of die cut and stamped sentiment completes it all. Brilliant. Inspired by that, I made mine.
Thanks card
I have created the similar vibrant colourful background using Funky Floral stencil from MFT and distress inks. I trimmed the card panel about 1/8″ smaller than the card front. I had this white frame on my desk. This is the negative after die cutting the centre rectangle using PPP die. I mounted this on the stenciled panel using foam adhesives. I die cut few of the big Thanks, a die from Simon Says Stamp using black cardstock and one from black glitter paper. I stacked and glued them for some dimension. I then adhered it across the frame. Finally, I have a few 6mm and 4mm Onyx sequins scattered and glued. Here is a closeup.
Thanks card closeup!
Hope I have inspired you to try some vibrant colourful background using stencils. Your next stop is to the queen of CAS style cards Donna Mikasa‘s blog. And here is the list of designers participating in the blog hop.
Why I am giving you the list of designers is because I want you to leave comments on all of them. Why again? There are a few fantastic sponsors giving away prizes. And you will be eligible for the draw to win only if you have commented on all the blog. So make sure you leave your comments on all the blogs. Comments open until midnight following Tuesday.
Here is the list of sponsors:

 Poppy Stamps

Pretty Pink Posh
The Twinery

You can also play along with us. CASE Study Blog has a linky. So if you are inspired by any of the designer’s cards and want to CASE them, please do and link your project. If you have a muse/inspiration of your own, CASE and enter your project. We love to see what you have done. 
Happy Hopping and have fun!

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  1. You've CASEd Laura's card beautifully, it is so vibrant and positive! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. WOW…. what's not to love? Laura Bassen inspiration, beautiful colors, the amazing MFT stencil and the lovely SSS die! SO pretty!

  3. I loved the fun colorful background !WOnderful card !

  4. Love the original and your twist on it

  5. I love your bright bold background and how you incorporated Laura's “look” & that sparkly sentiment is the perfect touch!

  6. One word – perfect 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  7. PERFECTION!!! So much awesomeness, from the inspiration to your take on it! You rock 🙂

  8. Very bright colors!I love this card!

  9. WOW, your card just blew me away. I love the wide white frame with the rainbow watercolor peeking out on all sides. The sparkly die cut is the perfect finishing touch.

  10. Your card is so bright and positive, as always!!)

  11. Wow!! what a brilliant take on Laura's card ..I am a huge Laura Bassen fan myself and I so love the way you have interpreted her card into this gorgeous creation !!

  12. Love Laura's card and love your equally you did a fantastic job of casing 🙂
    Kate xx

  13. beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  14. Wow! You always make beautiful cards Gayatri.. Love them a lot.. 🙂

  15. Gayatri, you are perfect as always, love your bold and bright style! Your take on Laura's card is so perfect. Thanx for inspiration!

  16. What a great card to case! Your bold stencilled background is beautiful! I think I might be casing you!

  17. Lovely colorful backgrounds and beautiful cards 🙂

  18. That white frame is so pretty with the colorful and fun background. Love the size and prettiness of the sentiment font!

  19. FABULOUS card & inspiration Gayatri – LOVE the bold colours!

  20. Beautiful! I like your card!

  21. Love the colors and the white frame!

  22. Beautiful CASE of Laura's card! I love your selection of the florals and your big bold and sparkly sentiment!

  23. Gorgeous! i love ink and stencilling!

  24. This is just gorgeous, Gayatri! LOVE it!

  25. love your take…that flowery rainbow back ground is fantastic!!

  26. So beautiful… love your glittered sentiment on the fun colorful background 🙂

  27. love the colors
    a very beautiful card

    Barb Housner

  28. Beautiful vibrant colors – very pretty.

  29. Oh gosh! Your card so stunning! Fabulous card! I super love the glittered black big THANKS!

  30. Love the background on your card, just gorgeous.

  31. both cards are so beauitful, the second was my favorite!

  32. So pretty !

  33. Fab case of Laura's card!

  34. Love the card, Laura is a great person to be inspired by!

  35. i love how those words look!!! great backgrounds!!

  36. Great card and inspiration!

  37. LOVE this card, Gayatri! And, I love the inspiration card, too.

  38. Awesome job! Love your piece!

  39. Perfect!! I love coloring background.

  40. Great card…love the HAPPY!

  41. Stunning!!!

  42. Very pretty!

  43. Love how colorful and striking this is! Sure to brighten anyone's day!

  44. Wow – what a gorgeous background! I may have to case this…

  45. Gorgeous! I love that thanks die, and your colorful background turned out awesome!!

  46. Pretty card! I love your glittery Thanks!

  47. Really beautiful work!

  48. I like the simple white frame then a bold, black sentiment! Very nice!!

  49. Oh wow so fun!! Love your bold colors and alphabet background! 🙂

  50. Your card is fabulous; so colorful and the design is perfect 🙂

  51. Love how the black jumps out at you!

  52. Love your cards and the vibrant colors on this one are beautiful.

  53. Your interpretation is stunning.

  54. I have a piece of the floral stencil sitting on my desk, looking almost exactly like this! What way to interpret the original from Laura B….awesome!

  55. I love your card…it's like a 'curly' version of the CAS card!

  56. LOVE the happy colorful background! Your card is beautiful 🙂

  57. Gayatri, this is just beautiful! I love Laura Bassen too! I love how you translated her card. So fun!

  58. Love the teacher die….looking forward to using it!

  59. Love your cards! The bright use of distress inks with black is very sharp!

  60. Such a cool colorful design, and love the design of that sentiment too!

  61. Stenciling is so fun! THanks for sharing your card!

  62. Fabulous card! I love the colorful background!

  63. Love how you placed a frame over the stenciled panel, letting it show outside the edges of the frame. Unique, and the black sentiment really pops!

  64. Love the card. I like the white frame just finishes the card.

  65. Oh! I love our card and I have that stencil. time to craft!

  66. This is amazing! Love it.

  67. Just hopped over from Jennifer M's blog. I'd love to be on the receiving end of that thank you card. I love t,he little sequins thrown in there.

  68. Gayatri I love the funky CASE! I am one of many that loves to try to CASE your style =] Michele

  69. You've done an amazing job using Laura's card. Love them both. That frame adds so much to your design.

  70. What a great background. Love what you did with that stencil.

  71. Love your card!

  72. Love the colors!

  73. Love the white frame you added as well as the script “hello”!

  74. Great colors! Love all the colors! Very vibrant!

  75. I love the way you have cased the spirit of the original card and added your own twist. The background is gorgeous and the white frame rocks!

  76. Very nice!!

  77. nice colorful and love the stencil use!

  78. beautiful colorful card… nice stencil work…
    Moxie Craftie

  79. Fantastic card Gayatri. Love the multicolored background with the dark die-cut word.

  80. Wow! What a bright and lovely card!! That “Thanks” die cut is awesome! Love the glitter!

  81. The rainbow background looks amazing!

  82. I love Laura's style too and you have captured it! Great job!

  83. Oooh what a fabulous happy card!

  84. Love the happy colors on this card.

  85. Oh my! Pretty fabulous cards on display here! Love the rainbow colors!

  86. Very cute Gayatri~

  87. I love the background colors.

  88. Will definitely have to CASE you with this card!! Great Idea!!

  89. I love your card, the frame is brilliant.

  90. Beautiful!

  91. Your card is very bright and cheerful. I like the 3D effect and the glittery sentiment.

  92. Love the stencil background with bright color (how can you not?). The frame was clever idea, it really sets off the background.

  93. What a fun and bright card!

  94. The colors are gorgeous! I'm really loving bright color lately.

  95. Love this card – great colors and love the white framing the flowers.

  96. I love your card. It is so fun and cheerful.

  97. Love how you were inspired…turned out wonderful!

  98. cute cards i love the sentiment in dark color it helps the its stands

  99. A gorgeous card to case, and you've done so with an infusion of your exceptional style and flair! Absolutely vibrant, fresh and stunning!

  100. Wow, the stenciled backgorund is stunning!

  101. Love the bright colors of the background. Makes me want to pick more of these colors.

  102. You've inspired me to use my stencils! Love the background and frame with a die cut!

  103. The card that inspired you is great and your resulting card is soooo awesome, I love the colours and background

  104. I love how vibrant this card is, it is very eye catching x

    Denise xx

  105. Lovely! So lovely as always!!!

  106. Awesome colors! Great card!

  107. This is gorgeous, so colorful and bright

  108. Rainbows and glitter?! I'm sold!! Beautiful take on Laura's card 🙂

  109. Amazing card. So bright and fun. Thanks for inspiring me.

  110. Gorgeous creations !

  111. Beautiful inspiration and interpretation.

  112. I love the way you framed your inked piece! The way you used the inspiration to guide you to make your bright and cheerful card was so well done!

  113. I think you have captured Laura's amazing use of colour perfectly. Love the way the sparkly sentiment pops on the rainbow background.

  114. Can't tell you how much I love rainbow colours at the moment. It's what inspired me to do my last card. You've just given me a few ideas for my somewhat unused stencils. Thank you for sharing xx

  115. Love the colors you used, a really vibrant and pretty card!

  116. The black on the rainbow colors is brilliant

  117. I love how the frame of what really breaks up the color and makes it even more beautiful.

  118. Perfect case! Love the bright colors and the frame.

  119. Superb rainbow inking!
    Love the pop of black!

  120. Fabulous creations !

  121. Love the bright colors…gorgeous!

  122. Beautiful rainbow effect.

  123. WOW,amazing!! I love the beautiful colors and the white frame around it!! The black sequins are a beautiful touch!!

  124. PERFECT take on your inspiration piece…LOVE the colors!

  125. Love your take on Laura's card.


  127. Amazing! Love your vibrant background and the fun word die that pops so beautifully!

  128. so colorful and fun!

  129. Love all the color! And I like the glitter on the sentiment.

  130. This is stunning! Love the brightness with the drama of the black!

  131. Such a lovely colourful card 🙂

  132. Wonderful, love it's so vibrant and positive. TFS.

  133. Beautiful background and lovely colors. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  134. Love the frame and how it brings attention to the wonderful background.

  135. I always love multi-color backgrounds…great cards!

  136. I love it

  137. Fabulous!!!

  138. What a great looking card! The background looks really great and that white frame is a great addition.

  139. Love your beautiful card xx

  140. Such great color; love these cards.

  141. Hi Gayatri, I love the brilliant colours in your card. The stencilling gives it such a happy look. I really will have to try that myself. TFS

  142. Gorgeous card! Love the bright cheery colors!

  143. Beautiful! I so want to try that background as well.

  144. Such a fun background technique!!

  145. Wow, love the inspiration.

  146. Love the colorful background and the glittery thanks.

  147. So vibrant and bold – love the glitter sentiment!

  148. Oh how fun!

  149. Beautiful card!! What wonderful inspiration you had, your card is stunning. Love the rainbow affect and the glossy/glittery thanks. Might just have to CASE this one myself…..

  150. I love how you used your inspiration piece– I actually like how your piece is softer for the color background. Well done.

  151. Absolutely beautiful! The popped frame adds great dimension and shows off the colorful background nicely. TFS.

  152. Nice take on Laura's card. So vibrant and pretty

  153. Very cute and vibrant colours!

  154. Very cute and vibrant colours!

  155. Beautiful! Love the bright colors!

  156. Love all the amazing bright colors with the fun floral stencil! And the big glittery Thanks is just perfect! <3

  157. Love the way you cased Laura's card! Stunning!

  158. Awesome cards! I love the fade of colors!

  159. Hi Gayatri sweetie. It has been so long since I have been here that I hang my head in shame. Lol. No really it has been a long time. I use to visit more often when I was more active in our Hero Arts group but my creative mojo is on vacation somewhere along with visiting blogs. But I have noticed that you are working very hard and doing some outstanding work. I am honored to say that I know that lady when I see your work in published magazines. And today's card really provides reasons as to why your a big hit in the card making world. Love this card today. So bold, bright and crisp. So happy that I dropped by and congrats again on all that your doing to make the paper crafting world a brighter place. Hugs.

  160. love the vibrant background and the white frame !!

  161. Stunning creation, love the effect of rainbow colours and added the white frame on it just rocking, The glittered sentiment is looking very sweet !!! Great Inspiration from Laura's case!!!

  162. stunning card with vibrant colours , lovely …love it.

  163. Such a colourful card, I love rainbow themes.

  164. I love that card Laura Bassen made…and I love your version of it, too! You always use color in such bold and beautiful ways!

  165. I adore the card you picked as your inspiration and you have totally done it justice. Your creation is every bit as stunning and wonderful.

  166. I love your interpretation of Laura's card. You've create a bright and lovely background, and the scrolled thanks is just right.

  167. Stunning card, Gayatri! I love your rainbow stencil background with the die cut layer… WOW!

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