Hello & welcome to a very special CTC blog hop where all the team members CASE each other. How fun! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! You will have hopefully hopped here from Jess's blog where she has CASED me! Today I am CASE-ing Simone Bartrum. Simone is my Upline "grandma" so to speak, so CASEing her was a little bit daunting!
I loved what Simone did with the Wonderland stamp set recently, so I decided this would be the one to CASE. To refresh your memory here are Simone's cards.
I just love this stamp set & if you follow my blog you will see I have used it lots. For this project, I wanted to try the Northern Lights technique. I have always wanted to go see the northern lights, however, I absolutely loathe the cold - so nope, I shall have to love them from afar.
For my first card, I used sponges & swiped my Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise & Rich Razzleberry inks over the white cardstock randomly. Then I rubbed Island Indigo ink all around to soften & blend the sky. Next I stamped the trees in our Basic Black Archival Ink. This ink is seriously the best black ink I have ever used! Then I added snow with the white gel pen to give it a really wintery feel. You can see I have added a snowflake element just like Simone did too!
I then decided I would like to try brayering to see if I could get a similar look. I used Island indigo, Daffodil delight & Rich Razzleberry inks to achieve the lit up night sky. Well, I was a little out of practice & had to have about 4 tries before I got it just right. Trust me my hands were rather colourful by the end of it!
As you can see, I used 2 different techniques to achieve a similar effect, but I like them both.
Next stop on the blog hop is Simone's blog. I hope she likes my CASE of her lovely cards. I bet she has something fun to share! If you get lost on your hop just stop in at the CTC blog to get back on track.
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