Each blog hop will be open until the next midnight of the following Tuesday (so, August 12th in this CASE!) and there are sponsors and prizes set up for playing along! You must comment on all blog posts along the way to be eligible for prizes from
Waffle Flower ♥ Serendipity Stamps ♥ Penny Black
The winners will be announced on the CASE study blog the following Wednesday.
My inspiration came from this artwork I spied on pinterest:
I love the girl, holding her cake, with stuffies at her feet, the blue doily frame around her and the bunting in the background. I pulled out a dear lizzy stamp that my friend Wida sent me and got busy:
Do you see the art-print elements pulled into this card? I combined stamp sets from a few different companies: the bunting from lawn fawn, the scribbled circle background from PTI, the fox and sentiment from avery elle. They all work together so perfectly.
I think the trick to combining stamps from different companies is to pay attention to the width of their stroke - the dear lizzy stamp has a heavier outline, so I chose to pair it with the avery elle stamps, which also have a bit of uneven whimsy to them, so they work especially great together. The thinner-lined circle scribbles are in the background and in a lighter color, so they don't compete with the main stamps.
There's more to see on these blogs today, and a special thanks to Chupa for having me along with this amazing list of card-makers:
Elena Roussakis (that's me!)
I hope you decide to play along this week! CASE any of the projects you see along the hop!