Case Study #155

Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Challenges, Friendship cards, Hero Arts, Stamping | 14 comments

I haven’t played along in a challenge for ages –Β  and what a better way than with Case Study #155 where the Muse is one of my all time favourite card makers – Jennifer McGuire. Here is her inspiration card.


I was drawn to the banners, but created one big one, instead of smaller ones. The background stamping also emulates the diagonal feel that is on Jennifer’s card.

You fill my thoughts

And while I was at it, I decided to try another Jennifer idea and make a card that was not the norm – the banner lifts open to write your message underneath. I can’t find a link to where she showed this idea, but it made such an impression on me I wanted to try it. The main focal point was a little time consuming as I placed all those individual pieces back into the die cut, but I love the result!

You fill my thoughts - detail


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Expressions for You stamp set, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern woodblock stamp

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card, Hero Arts Folded Notecards/Layering Papers – Daffodil, Cerulean, Pool and Tide

Other Supplies: Simon Says Stamp ‘You’ die, Simon Says Stamp Delicate Dahlia die, Cuttlebug, Copic Marker B04, MME Enamel Accents

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Such a fabulous card!!!

  2. Absolutely stunning! I LUV the focal die cut – you’ve more patience that I have at the moment! πŸ™‚

  3. This is so beautiful and clever Marion! Such a crisp clean design and the colors are perfect together!!!

  4. Love this! I have that die, but it challenges me. Now I’ll have to get it out and try again. πŸ™‚

  5. Terrific card, Marion – love the way the banner lifts. I embedded an intricate die once – note I said “once” – LOL. It is definitely worth the effort though πŸ™‚

  6. I love love love how you pieced that die back together with the different shades of blue. So pretty!

  7. Such a gorgeous card, Marion. The dahlia is stunning! I love the idea of the message under the banner–very clever!

  8. I LOVE how you used the dahlia die!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

  9. Congratulations on win, Marion! Your card is gorgeous… I love that Dahlia die and the way you used the banner.

  10. Congrats on your win over at CASE Study!! Fabulous inspired card~

  11. Wow! Your card is stunning! Love the colors and the design. The layout really shows off the beautiful dahlia. Congrats on winning the CASE Study challenge. Well deserved!

  12. Such a great winner! Love all the ‘Jennifer’ elements you popped in. That die cut flower is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study πŸ™‚

  13. I adore this one, Marion! The filled in flower just pops and that lift-up banner is genius against the stamped card base!!

  14. P.S. Oops, forgot to say congratulations on the well-deserved win!!

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