Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Case Study Anniversary blog hop...

Hello again!
I'm back with a couple of cards to share with you today in honor of Case Study's 4th anniversary. We have a little inspiration train for you, so I hope you'll check it out and see if there's anything that inspires you along the way. I made a couple of stamped "faux stitched" cards. I was first inspired by this photo and loved the stripes on the kraft. And this one with the stripes in the corner. That's where my cards began...

On the striped card, I used Papertrey Ink's Background Basics: Super Stripes stamp set. I decided it wasn't quite showing up as well as I wanted it to with just white stamping ink, so I heat embossed the stripes with white embossing powder to make them brighter. Next, I added a stamped stitched flower from Melissa Phillips' Regency Era stamp set from Stamp-a-Faire (if you missed out on a kit, they'll be available again in October!). Zing embossing powder was used to create the pink and blue stamped flower.
Aren't those flowers cute? I couldn't wait to try them. Love the stitched look without actually taking the time to stitch...

The colored Zing embossing powders look neat on the kraft cardstock. I need to play around with some of the other Zing colors I have also! The "Thank You" and sentiments underneath are stamped with Big & Bold Wishes by Papertrey Ink.

Now... it wouldn't be a fun blog hop without prizes, right? How do you win? Leave a comment on each of the blogs, and make a card inspired by any of these ladies' projects they are posting today to be entered to win as well! See the Case Study blog for more details.  :)

Danielle Flanders (me!)

P.S. I've set up a separate Facebook page for my designs, and would love for you to stop by:  Danielle Flanders' Designs. You can also find me on Pinterest (dflanders), Instagram (daniflanders) and Twitter (@daniflanders).

119 comments:

Lindsey said...

Danielle, these are beautiful! I'm sort of dying to get that stamp set (thanks for the tip about it coming up for sale in October). I adore the softness of these cards. Everything about them just works so perfectly together.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

fabulous job!

Harriet Skelly said...

These cards are fabulous - I love the stitched flowers!

Melissa said...

Beautiful Dani! Your work makes me happy :).
Melis

vinita jain said...

Love the impact of stitched flower on a Kraft sheet, What a wonderful take!!!

Gina said...

What a lovely effect the coloured embossing powders give on the kraft, so pretty!

Bea said...

beauty

Joeann Isaac said...

OMG Danielleeeeeee I absolutely adore this card. I'm a huge fan of your style and this is so soft & whimsical. Gorgeous xx

Connie Cox said...

As a former cross-stitcher, I love the cross-stitch detail on your cards. They are simply beautiful xxx

Marianne said...

Gorgeous! I never got around to using the Regency set, but I think that is about to change...
I did have a lot of fun, though, participating in my very first SAF event, and have managed to add a nice number of cards to my pile.

Marianne said...

Gorgeous! I never got around to using the Regency set, but I think that is about to change...
I did have a lot of fun, though, participating in my very first SAF event, and have managed to add a nice number of cards to my pile.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Those colours are just gorgeous on Kraft!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Love the classy pairing of muted pink and aqua, with neutrals. Fantastic layout too, especially on the striped card!

Annheidel said...

Such sweet cards! The pastel-embossed flowers are just perfect.

Dori Shelton said...

Wow!! So elegant and unique. Love the white and Kraft together.

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. The pastel embossing on the kraft background is so lovely.

Kathy S said...

Love the pale colors and how that works with the vintage feel.

Sweet Kobylkin said...

Danielle, love your card as always! Your projects have some special colour combos usually. I follow you on Facebook, please share your projects more often there! Thanks for inspiration, I'll try pastel EP on kraft CS

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love your style, which shows through so beautifully in these cards. Gorgeous palette!

joy said...

Love this pretty embossing on kraft! Great stamp set, too.

Deepti Stephens said...

Stunning cards!! :)

Carolynn said...

Really, really pretty! And one layer!!

hellerlittle said...

wonderfull pastel inspirations. I adore the softness of these cards. Everything about them just works perfect together.
CU hellerlittle

BunnyD said...

The embossing powder does give the raised effect of real stitching! Great idea! Pretty cards!

Silke Ledlow said...

Danielle...I'm a huge fan and your inspiration card is another fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in the celebration! Hugs ~S~

icardeveryone01 said...

Gorgeous Danielle... I must stop by more often!
=] Michele

Beth H. said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combinations!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the look of the stitching
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

sharrilou said...

Looks like cotton candy. Yummy!

Susi Kelly said...

I really like the soft colours with the kraft - a lovely set of cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards. Love the soft pink and blue with Kraft.

Angela said...

I love these cards! Can't wait to get the stamp sets!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Love the embossing on kraft! Such sweet cards!

Diana K said...

Pastels on Kraft = stunning.

Karen said...

So soft and lovely; just beautiful cards!

Becca Whitham said...

Oooo...love the embossed flower over top of the embossed stripe. Hmmm, my brain is spinning! :)

~amy~ said...

super pretty...love all of the heat embossing!

Patricia J Stanley said...

Love the embossing on the craft cardstock. Elegant but simple. Love the neat clean look of your cards. Beautiful

Yukari Y. said...

Wow! Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the soft pastel colors on the kraft cardstock!

Anonymous said...

I love the embossing. Such pretty inspiration.

Debbie S

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

This is so soft and pretty.

conil said...

Amazing, soft and sweet. Gorgeously executed.

Bev Wilkinson said...

Love the embossing on kraft CS! Tfs!

Beastybunny said...

I love kraft card stock! And the use of the pastel embossing is gorgeous!

Holly Saveur said...

gorgeous..I follow you on Pinterest too now...

LauraJane:) said...

Swooning! These are so feminine! Good to know some of the SAF 2014 sets will be for sale soon:)

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card!!! very soft colors... love the image..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Shannon said...

Love the colors of this card and that stamp!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome cards ! loved the light colored embossing on kraft base :)

Irene Grau said...

What a lovely, vintage look. I instantly thought of "grandma's house." Thanks for sharing!

Petti said...

Lovely card!

Nora N. said...

What a beautiful card!! I love how you used colored embossing powders. The stitching looks so real!! Fabulous design!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the soft sweet pretty colors. Beautiful!

Janet said...

Ooohh I love this stamp set! Stamping on kraft paper just makes your card pop!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these! The colors are amazing on the kraft!

Cherie C said...

OMGoodness what beautiful cards and what a neat stamp set!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous soft colours on Kraft - love it! And the corner stripes too:-)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous soft colours on Kraft - love it! And the corner stripes too:-)

Kathryn A said...

Terrific cards! (Now, that's my kind of stitching!!)

Anna Natalia said...

Danielle, your cards are always so pretty. I really like the colors that you chose.

aaga said...

So gorgeous, these colors look fabulous on craft. :-)

Lauren Moore said...

Such clever cards, and I love how the embossing really makes the details stand out.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty!

Dawn said...

What a sweet card, Danielle! The soft colors are a wonderful addition. ♡

Betty Keefe said...

love the design with the stitched flowers!

Dorothy Kovak said...

These are so sweet and lovely. I love the cross stitch stamps and the colors you used.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors you used! The designs look fabulous embossed!

Amante del Papel said...

awesome, sweet and so feminine cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! LOVING the INSPIRATION for today!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Yoonsun Hur said...

Ahhhhhh... It is like in dream! So lovely pastel colours all over here! Amazing.

Hussena said...

Both your cards are so gorgeous and elegant ..Love the Kraft with white and pastels combo ..definitely giving this a try !!!

Karen M said...

Love your gorgeous cards xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow, it's amazing how great the pastel colours look against the kraft! Beautiful design!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Pretty pastels against the kraft!

Carol L said...

I love the warm, home-spun look of cross stitching on your cards! The pastel colors look so pretty on kraft! Love these:)

cm said...

I love cross-stitch, and seeing similar images on your card has me beyond delighted! Absolutely gorgeous!
~c

Tess Hackett said...

I like the embossed stitching on the kraft paper. The pearl also add to the cute shabby chic look.

Cindy C. said...

How lovely!! Love the stitch flower stamp, and the soft colour on kraft looks fabulous!!

Suzy Girl said...

You are the bomb! Gorgeous card

Ruby N said...

wow these came out really nice!

Karen L K said...

Nice cards. The pastels look nice on the kraft!

Rochelle Sodipo Washington said...

So dainty and feminine!

Patty said...

I love the soft colors on the kraft background with a hint of black

Barbara said...

Beautiful and I love the pastel colors on the kraft. Love the cross stitch look of the design!

DoofyJEss2 said...

What a lovely card. Those embossing powder colors are wonderful!

Cloud's said...

Gorgeous Creation!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Danielle! Your cards make me want to go out and buy coloured embossing powders!

Ga Studio said...

Stunning creation ! Great detail and creative idea. Love it !

Mei N said...

Cool project. Gorgeous and beautiful made. Thanks for sharing.

JayTeeZeHang said...

Wow stunning! Fabulous project! Oh I so in love with the stitch flower, the colors combination...all of them! Great detail!

Pallavi Iyer said...

Both your cards are fantastic.Love the cross stitch stamps and the heat embossing looks beautiful.

Pia S said...

Love the softness of these cards, the colors are beautiful with kraft and I love the layouts too!

Lydia said...

These are just so beautiful . I love love love them

zehra said...

These r gorgeous, love the embossing

Elena C said...

Danielle, Those flowers remind me of my Mom...(she loved to embroider)...beautiful cards.

Katuan said...

wow... only emboss card :) !

Anonymous said...

I love your cards and got a kick out of the inspiration photo - it's funny what gets our creativity going. I have the SAF kit and can't wait to use that beautiful stamp from Melissa. thank you for sharing.

Lisa Ann Bernard said...

Grat color combo and love the embossing!

berryblue said...

I just love your white embossing on kraft! I need to try that soon! This whole month of Inspiration has been wonderful!

Kate said...

Love the muted tones and the white embossing powder on the kraft. Beautifully executed too - not a speck out of place.

Amber Hight said...

SUPER gorgeous!! Love those soft colors against the kraft, it's really striking!!

Kelly Flaherty said...

So very lovely.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! Gorgeous colors and I love the embossing!

Megan McDonald said...

these are brilliant, I love the look.

Jasleen said...

Such elegant and beautiful set of cards! Love stitched flowers on the kraft BG.:)

Sandy said...

Love that cross-stitched look. Awesome idea.

Carol McCready said...

I love those pastel colors on the kraft paper.

Beautiful cards.

Sofia said...

Love the colors and the embossed stitches for that handmade feel, great job.

Debbie said...

Love your cards, Danielle! The embossed images look great on kraft. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sabrina Radeck said...

Wonderful inspiration! Thank you! Love the card!

Thordis said...

Your cards are just stunning! Love the soft colors on the kraft :)

Katka said...

Beautiful cards. The pastel embossing on the kraft background is gorgeous.

Hannah said...

Loving the stitched flowers and the pastel colours on kraft cardstock. Am going to start following you on facebook, pintrest and instagram x

Jill Vickers said...

I really like the combination of the pastel colours on the kraft cardstock - very nice!

Crafty Gio said...

Your work is so pretty!! Beautiful.

Denise Gutshall said...

Your cards look so lovely with the pastel colors -- something I need to try!

Maria Giselle B. said...

I love your card! The colors and the stamp set are gorgeous. I haven't tried stamping over a heat embossed area yet. Maybe I'll give it a shot, too!

Mary-Anne V said...

such a pretty and soft card...love those embossed images.

Lucinde said...

Love those soft embossing powders!