Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Spot Creative Challenge #131 - CASE the Designer Challenge

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's Creative Challenge over at the Spot.  This weeks challenge is a CASE the Designer Challenge and we are CASEing the work of Sara Levin the Artful Inker.  To play along with this challenge you just have to pick one of her projects and CASE it.  Case means to copy and share everything or Copy and selectively edit.  I picked a beautiful Fall themed card that Sara had design to CASE today.  I will share the card that was my inspiration and the challenge image just a little later in this post.  But first here is the card that I cam up with.  

Below you will find the inspiration that I picked for my card today as well as this week's challenge image.  You can click on the challenge image to play along with us this week.  I also linked to Sara's blog post for the card that I picked to CASE.  

Sara created this beautiful card using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and some wonderful Fall colors as well as a few other Fall themed product from both the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the August-December Mini Catalog.  On my version of Sara's lovely Fall card I used the Love of Leaves Stamp Set as my background images in the same colors that she used.  I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, and Mossy Meadow inks the same way that Sara did.  

I did change the format of my card to a portrait style card.  I stamped the leaves in the colors listed above minus Crumb Cake, and Mint Macaron going around my 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I keep the Gold Hoop Embellishments that Sara used on her card also and two of the pumpkins that she watercolored and die cut using the Autumn Essentials Dies but instead of using the large pumpkin from Harvest Hellos I choice to add the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set instead.  I attached the Gold Hoop Embellishments with Mini Glue Dots before adding the pumpkins and the leaf that I watercolored using Mint Macaron Crumb Cake and Pretty Peacock Inks with my Water Papers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

I matted the card front onto a Pretty Peacock mat cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" to my Crumb Cake card base..  I then heat embossed my hello sentiment in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a strip of Pretty Peacock Cardstock the same as Sara.  I also added the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack under the heat embossed sentiment.  I hope that you will play along with us this week over at the Spot. I love Sara's card and I think you will have fun CASEing her this week as well.  If you need any of the supplies that I used today you can find them im my online store by clicking on the item in the shopping list below. 


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Out with the Old and In with the New!

New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  

If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.

The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  

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