Here is a link to the Featured Stamper's original card: Wish Big
And here is my card:
When you CASE a card for this challenge, you are asked to change at least two elements. I chose to make several changes while still following the design of the card. I used her layout almost identically and I matted the card front to a white base card, just as the original card maker did. The original card had pink and blue and a "wish big" sentiment. I wanted to make a love-themed card for Operation Write Home, so I used heart papers and a "love" sentiment. I used a slightly different border die and a Nestabilities label for my sentiment. The original card maker used a flourish of rhinestones and I just used a small row of them, as that's what I had on hand.
I dry embossed the sentiment panel after cutting it with my Nestabilities. I just love how a little detail like dry embossing can take a basic shape up a notch. But no matter how hard I tried, I could not get those rhinestones to sparkle in my pictures! You'll just have to trust me that they are clear rhinestones and they add just a touch of sparkle and shine to this card.
I always find it very challenging to mix patterned papers, but these hearts were similar enough that I thought they would work together and complement each other. It's fun to stretch outside of the box of my usual style and borrow someone else's ideas for a card!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamp: Hope Is... (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle (Tsukineko)
Tools: Big Shot (Sizzix); Nestabilities Labels Eighteen (Spellbinders);
Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border (My Favorite Things); rhinestones