Thursday, August 7, 2014

CASE study, 4th anniversary blog hop

I am so pleased to be part of the CASE study 4th anniversary festivities!  As they celebrate their 4th birthday, the CASE study team is bringing you special blog hops each week of this month, comprised of past muses and the design team (past and current.)


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:

 CASE study's 4th anniversary blog hop

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.

CASE study's 4th anniversary blog hop

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!

♥.

112 comments:

  1. Omgosh that girl with the bunny ears is so cute. I just love how you've incorporated all the elements to make such a sweet card!

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  2. I love your version so much better, it's so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this lovely card!

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  3. OMG!! I love yours much better too! ADORBS!!!

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  4. Oh your card is adorable and I like it better than your inspiration piece!

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  5. Elena, this is adorable! I love all the different companies' products you've combined.

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  6. Lovely card and love the mix of stamps.Thanks for the tips about mixing different brand stamps.Helps a newbie like me.

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  7. wow, I am so in love with the card! well done! you are a masking queen

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  8. Adorable card love the soft pastel cards :)

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  9. Your card is adorable! Love your colouring :)

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  10. WOW, amazed at the stitching pulls it all nicely and sweetly together!!!

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  11. So adorable. I love the combination of the stamps. Will have to start paying more attention to the strokes in my own stamps and mix and match. I love the look!

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  12. Oh my goodness me, this is fabulous! Perfect colouring and great combination of elements to evoke something far better than the original inspiration!! And now I need that cute girl stamp too!!

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  13. What an adorable card this is ..just love it !!

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  14. loving the soft tone in this card. the girl really cute too! :)

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  15. So pretty & wonderfully coloured :) Hugs Bev x

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  16. this is so very pretty - I am sure the recipient will be delighted

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  17. I just love your pretty card

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  18. Beautiful card. I really like the colors :)

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  19. Super cute! Elena, your point about combining stamps from different companies is a great one - similar width of outlines, similar style makes such a difference to the final outcome! This card is gorgeous!

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  20. Oh so sweet! Thanks for the tips for joining stamps from other companies!

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  21. adorable use of stamps - love your coloring, too!

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  22. Super cute card, this style I love the most!

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  23. Gorgeous.. Love the banner and swirl behind her. Just love it!! Wow!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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  24. She's adorable! So full of personality. Lovely coloring too!

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  25. Absolute sweetness all over this card! Love it!
    ~c

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  26. Elena what a great stamp lesson!! Your card reminds me of everything old that is new again in graphics... Love it!
    =] Michele

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  27. Great one layer card, too cute!

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  28. So adorable. I love the little girl and the fox!!!

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  29. Such an adorable card! I definitely see the elements from your inspiration piece!

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  30. A very cute card indeed, love the circles behind the sweet image, great take on the Pinterest image :)

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  31. Your colouring is amazing on this sweet card and I LOVE how you used the PTI Circle Scribbles image as part of your background.

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  32. What a cute card - I love your use of multiple stamps.

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  33. Love your card as always! :)

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  34. So enjoy seeing cute done so well!!

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  35. What a great CASE of your inspiration! So fun, Elena!

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  36. Holy cow...this is just the sweetest card. Don't know who it's going to, but I know they're very lucky.

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  37. Fun...love the scribbled circle background, thanks for sharing! :)

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  38. I love how you switched up the manga image! Your sweet girl is delightful and colored beautifully!

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  39. Adorable card, your coloring is awesome!

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  40. Darling card! Love the soft colors and the layering! Sweet stamp!

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  41. OMG, this card is just too precious!

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  42. everything worked so well - love the card - thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  43. What a sweet image!! Love the soft colors you chose!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  44. Such a sweet card! Just delightful!

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  45. Darling take on the inspiration photo.

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  46. Aww - what an adorable image and your coloring is perfection!

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  47. Very cute! I love the little fox you added!

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  48. Love the stamps you combined to make this sweet card!

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  49. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and informative post here of how your mix stamp images from different sets and companies. Your card is so sweet and full of great elements.

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  50. Wow, this is incredible!! The little girl is so sweet, love how she is coloured in. All of the different elements work so well together. Brilliant card!

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  51. Love your inspiring card and I am loving this blog hop. Thrilled to have found CASE STUDY even if it is 4 years too late! ;)

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  52. Your card is adorable - love it xx

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  53. Love this sweet card. Fantastic!

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  54. What a sweet card Elana. Love the super cute image, the banner and circles in the background... great coloring.

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  55. This card is adorable!! I love the cute image!! Beautiful card!!

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  56. So cute! I love how you paired the girl with JJ's stamps! Perfect!

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  57. Aww, how cute! Beautifully executed card from your inspiration piece!

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  58. Cute card and thanks for the tips on combining stamps from different companies.

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  59. So loving your card, what a cute image. Hugs
    Hazel xxx

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  60. These are so adorable, I love these images and you really made them stand out. Thank you

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  61. Fabulous card & inspiration Elena!

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  62. Aww I love your inspiration and your CASE to it. I love the stamps you used, so beautiful

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  63. Your card is adorable and so was your inspiration piece.

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  64. Sweet card...thanks for the tips for combining stamps.

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  65. Great job, love the cute girl, the banner and the colors. TFS.

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  66. Such a precious card! Your selection of mixing different stamp sets worked so well with each other... Perfect flow and beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Love your unique take on your inspiration piece, down to the blue framing around the girl. So fun!

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  68. Such fun inspiration from everyone! Love your card - so sweet!

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  69. Fantastic card. Great combination of the stamps. The main image is just so sweet.

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  70. love your inspiration and how you turned it into the card, the blue circles are great

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  71. You are the queen of absolute cute! This card is so adorable-- I love how you used the circle scribbles!!! Perfect! Kate

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  72. I love I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. You've done such a great job of bringing the design together from so many places.

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  73. Such a cute card. love how you have 'translated' all the element ontomyour own card. Esp. love your scribbled background to bring in the oval shape. So clever!

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  74. A beautiful card and a lovely combination of stamp sets! Perfect!

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  75. I really like the way you've combined stamps from different companies! I really enjoy doing that myself--it is a fun challenge and isn't always that simple! Thanks for sharing your work here today!

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  76. Very cute. Love the background.
    Myrna

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  77. Love your style of combining so many elements

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  78. Aww, this is so sweet! Love the layers, and the scribbled circle background.

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  79. What a lovely girl card! So sweet!

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  80. beautiful creation!! such a perfect coloring... lovely image..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  81. Aww, your card is too too precious!

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  82. So adorable and love the cute little fox!!!

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  83. What a cute card. Very nice with the banner behind the girl and the fox and flowers really add a lot.

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  84. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your Design and the way you turned that print into your own card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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