Wednesday, August 17, 2011

C.A.S.E. Challenge at H2H

Who did I C.A.S.E. {copy and share everything} on the Heart 2 Heart blog this week? Pamela O'Connor's card caught my eye. She says her "style" is a reflection of her love for color, stamping and distressing. I can't agree more!

I took her circle card design and made it square. I stayed in a similar color family. I tend to pull colors from the Autumn palette quite often. It is my favorite season after all! I created with lots of distressing. My techniques include sanding, edge distressing and inking. I also love that several of Close To My Heart papers already come with a distressed look. My customers are shocked if I ever do a project that does not include some form of distressing!! Finally, last but not least, the stamping! I love our open and closed images, but especially the open because I get to feel more like an artist when I pull out my water brush and color in the image.




The stamped image I chose is from the new Pair-a-Phrase stamp set that you can get for free in celebration of National Stamping Month. Please see the right side bar for more details.








4 comments:

Haley D. said...

Cute idea to use the silverware with "thanks"! I like the design and colors of your card, plus your attention to detail. Great CASE of the H2H Designer's card!

Sharli said...

Great card Amy - I love the color balance and the silverware is definitely the focal point - looks wonderful!

Pamela O'Connor said...

So cool to see your interpretation of my card. Love the square card! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Susan Lower said...

I like the silverware, that was such a neat idea!