Sunday, June 05, 2016

CASEplorations with Shelly Kurth

We've got a new case of CASEplorations for you, and a new regular slot.  The first of the month tends to be crowded with new challenges, so we've moved CASEplorations to the 5th of the month to spread the load.

Our muse this month is Shelly Kurth with this pretty congratulations card featuring an embroidery hoop die (also reminds made of a gold ring).  You can see her original post here.  Plenty to CASE - the gold hoop, circle background, flowers, congratulations theme, great starting point for a shaker card.

So what did I do?

I found this watercolour background in my stash, and that was my starting point for a deconstructed version.  I die-cut a circle from the watercolour background, stamped the SKETCHED: Rose on mixed media paper using Distress Inks, then dragged the colour in with a wet brush.  Before adhering the circle and rose to the card, I spattered the card with Distress Inks.  To finish off, I added the sentiment (from The Birds and The Blooms) at an angle.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see how the rest of the design team have CASEd Kelly's card, and play along with us for a chance to win.  The winner chosen by the design team will receive a $15 gift certificate to the shop or a 3x5 stamp set, and two runners up will receive a $5 gift certificate to the shop.


  1. So gorgeous, so unique, so Shirley!! What's not to love?! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Gorgeous card...just love your beautiful rose!

  3. Shirley your rose is outstanding! So feminine, and beautifully water colored!

  4. Another Shirley-bee fabulous creation!!! That flower isgorgeous!!!

  5. Beautiful! Love your "found" background Shirley. Perfect to show off that gorgeous rose. xx

  6. gorgeous card the look and the beauty!

  7. The rose is beautiful! The depth that you created with your shading made me think that you added some sort of paste to the image. Gorgeous card Shirley.

  8. Hello Shirley,
    unusual, beautiful card! I love your interpretation of this challenge. Special!

  9. Elegant and so lovely, Shirley ... that beautiful rose is fabulous against the delicate background! Hugs, Anita :)