July 01, 2015

STAMPlorations - July CASEplorations

Greetings everyone!  Today is the day to start a new CASEplorations!

And this months CASE is someone we all love and admire!  It's one of our own, Tenia Nelson!  Tenia is an amazing card artist and never fails to inspire.  She's also very supportive, visiting blogs and leaving some love.  :-). This is her awesome card we are CASEing...

Wonderful isn't it?  And as Tenia would say, don't you just LURVE it?!  I'm always in awe of her ability to combine so much colour and funky layers so well.  Her cards are just plain cool.  I'm afraid I'm no good with layers anymore.  I'm addicted to my one (sometimes two) layer cards.  So I attempted to capture the bright colours and fun designs instead.  Here's my CASE...

I loved those colourful circles and that one lone chevron called out to me.  So, I incorporated them and the bright, bold colours into my card.  First I taped off a strip and using the circle Christmas tree stencil  (it's the only circle stencil I had) and sponged on spiced marmelade, mustard yellow, and mowed lawn Distress inks, blending them.  Then I removed the tape and moved it over to protect my circles to stamp my chevron in dusty concord Distress ink.  I removed the tape and then stamped my sentiment in dusty concord too.  I stamped arrow pattern pointing to the sentiment in broken china Distress ink.  Then I stamped two small butterflies in broken china and fussy cut them out. I attached them to the card with some foam dots.  It's a bright and happy card, don't you think?

I used the following STAMPloration stamps sets:

I hope you'll come over to the CASEplorations Playground and join us in CASEing Tenia's card.  Or if you'd like you could CASE my card or any of the DT girls cards. It's totally up to you.  If you do link up you could win a prize!  Hope to see you there!

Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
AAA Cards - paste and/or stencils

Virginia's View Challenge - 100% Stamping. I did use a stencil for the circles but other than that the rest is stamped.  :-)


  1. Fabulous, love how you captured the joyful brightness of Tenia's card!!! xxx

  2. You've cased Tenia's card wonderfully and yep, I LURVE it!

  3. And....yes I LURVE it!! :)

  4. Absolutely fabulous card and I lurve it too! You've captured the essence of the CASE card but managed to keep yours perfectly CAS. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

  5. LOVE the stenciled dots!

  6. The stenciled dots and the butterflies look beautiful, I like how beautifully u incorporated the colors together !

  7. Super cool CASE, Kim! Those dots are great! I also want to thank you for playing with us at ATSM!

  8. AWESOME work, Kim! Love your stamping and use of stencil :) So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge!

  9. Perfect! Such a wonderful composition and colors. Thanks for joining us at aaa cards challenge!

  10. Both such great cards!! Love the bright happy colors!!!:)


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