CASE Study Challenge #147

Hello friends!

It is time for our last CASE study challenge of this month, which also means saying goodbye to our current muse Lisa Spangler. I am glad I started off CASE Study with her, as I had such a good time CASEing her cards!

We will also be saying goodbye to our June guest designer Lynn Mangan who has delighted us with her beautiful work!

So without any delay, here is our last inspiration from Lisa:


Absolutely love the effect of not-too-blended distress inks! (I just realized that now, must try it sometimes!)

When I first saw this card, my thoughts were to do any one of these:

  • create an interesting background, or
  • Use triangles, or
  • Use distress inks in a cool way, which is easy because Distress inks are just awesome 🙂

I decided to use triangles as I haven’t done much with them. Here is my take:


I printed out triangles and used them as template to cut colored card stock. I arranged them on a rectangular die cut using repositionable adhesive, then ran it through the die to cut the border triangles.

On the card base I used the same rectangular die to emboss the frame, then popped the triangles using 1/8″ thick foam adhesive. Love those thick pop dots; they give such an interesting dimension!

I wish I could tell you that this card was my first try. It wasn’t. First I had made a white on white card:

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I liked the white-on-white, but the sentiment was so off! I realized that after I had taken the picture (more like hundreds of pictures), edited and all. So I decided to color the triangles, which I did with Copic markers, and then used a label maker for the sentiment. But I wasn’t happy with the results, so I made another colorful card, this time with larger triangles. Again, I wasn’t happy with my color choices.

I decided it was time to turn to Pinterest, and as I was skimming through my Color board, I found this cool tea bag assortment!

Source: packaginguqam

How cool is this? I think if I had this I would just save it! I was instantly drawn to the color scheme and tried to use a similar palette for my card.

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I didn’t have the exact color card stock so I had to modify some with distress inks. The colors of my triangles still aren’t the same, but I was pressed for time so couldn’t experiment any farther.

Did I mention I love how high the triangles are? 😀

I hope you can play along! Make sure to visit CASE Study blog to see what the rest of the team came up with.

Amy Wanford | Andrea Ewen | Debby Hughes | Clare Buswell | Iwona Palamountain | Jean Martin | Jeanne Jachna | Lynn Magnan (GDT)Maureen Merit | Maureen Plut | Silke Ledlow | Teneale Williams

Thanks for stopping by!

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