Case Study #44

Posted by on June 18, 2011 in Challenges, Distress inks, Embossing, Happy Birthday Cards, Hero Arts, Stamping | 15 comments

Seeing as Jill Foster is this month’s muse at the CASE Study Challenge Blog, I couldn’t resist having a play along. Jill is one of my all time favourite card makers. I love the colours and vibrancy of her cards….it sings volumes to me!

So here is her card…

And here is my take. As you can see I used the same red/orange in the background and the same layout.

And a close up showing the background detail. I clear embossed the Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design stamp over the top of my distress ink background. I had to do a lot of fussy cutting around those flowers, which are coloured in with Copic markers.


Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp set (CL449), Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design (CG245), Waltzingmouse ‘Teeny Trees’ stamp set for ‘Birthday Wishes’ sentiment
Ink: Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Scattered Straw
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured DL single fold (cut to size), X-Press-It white blending card
Other Supplies: Copic Markers, American Crafts clear embossing powder, blending tool, kitchen twine, chipboard tag, foam dimensionals.

That’s all for today folks. Thanks for stopping by,


Update June -11:
This card won at CASE Study!


  1. Holy Moly! You hit one out of the ballpark here! I love your background and your coloring on those flowers is stunning! Really beautiful card! HUGS!

  2. OMG! Your inking is FABULOUS!!! What a fabulous card! I love the embossed background design too – fab idea for adding even more detail to a wonderfully CAS card!
    Thanks so much for joining us on CASE study this week!

  3. I found your website through the HA Flickr site. LOVE your work…thanks for the awesome inspiration.

  4. Oh wow – this is stunning! The background is amazing and the poppies are gorgeous! Fabulous card Marion.

  5. This is stunning Marion and the embossed background is gorgeous!

  6. Absolutely beautiful Marion!!! Your embossed background is awesome and (as usual) your flower is coloured perfectly! Fantastic take on the CASE.

  7. Your background is absolutely amazing, the perfect backdrop for the stunning flowers!! I must add these flowers to my stamp collection!
    Thanks for wowing us at CASE study this week! 🙂

  8. Oh my those flowers are just spectacular! I love the warm colors and the beautiful embossed background! Fabulous work! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!

  9. Wow, this is stunning!!!

  10. YYYYYAAAAAAYYYY!!!! Congrats on your well deserved win at CASE!!!

  11. Mmmm mmm mmm mmmmmmm!
    SO well done and your CASE win is SO well deserved. Congrats 🙂
    Have a great day,

  12. Such a beautiful card! Congratulations on a well deserved win!

  13. Congratulations on winning, your card is simply amazing.

  14. Gorgeous card!!

  15. Absolutely stunning card.

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