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.


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!