Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Casing Carly

It's a special day at Waltzingmouse Stamps, as it just happens to be the owner's birthday!  So Happy Birthday to Claire Brennan! 

Speaking of WMS, Claire hosted a special party last week and featured the new Spellbinders Grand Calibur!  She showcased many new Spellbinders projects, and then issued a challenge...to case one of the projects featured by her Design Team, and link it up to her blog.  A randomly-selected winner will win a Grand Calibur Nesties die set and also her choice of a WMS stamp set.

Hopefully Carly Robertson won't be mad!  I stole this picture from her blog Paper in Bloom!  This was the beautiful project that I chose to case...


 And here is my card, inspired by Carly's card...


I used 2 sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The pear, sentiment and leaves are from Peace and Plenty, and the bottom pattern is from Pic-Nic Patterns.  I didn't have any cool burlap on hand, but I did have the Burlap Backgrounder, previously made by Cornish Heritage Farms!  I stamped it in brown, and then distressed the edges with a razor, and some tea dye.  The cream cardstock at the top was impressed with the Canvas side of the Linen/Canvas Impression plate by Papertrey Ink.

I needed to add some green, so I chose this pear image.  My card does have a sparkly twist that is missing in the first photo.  So I took a close up shot:


Make that pear a "sugared" one!  I sponged it with ink to color it, and then I coated the whole thing with clear coarse glitter by Martha Stewart.  It's very sparkly in real life! 

So thanks to Claire for the chance to win, and thanks to Carly Roberston for always providing tons of inspiration with her clean and simple style.

20 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

i thought you used burlap at first! wonderful effect you get from stamping! love the sugared pear, too. lovely card!

Kara said...

love the way you captured that sparkle on the pear...beautiful photo!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that FAB glittery pear! FAB card!

Carly said...

Oh this is fabulous! I love it and that burlap background image is just perfect, but the sparkle on that pear totally rocks!!

Belinda said...

Just fabulous! Love the sparkle on the pear!

Laurie Marmon said...

Very cute. Love the sparkly pear!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, this card is beautiful. I know there are lots of elements to comment on, but that pear with the coarse glitter is spectacular!

LeAnne said...

Very cool creations---the pear is delightful! I have some of the MS glitter and have never used it...you've got me thinkin'!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card and great CASE job. Love the 'sugared' pear.

lam said...

Beautiful cards , love the glitter

Pauline said...

Such a lovely card, love the sparkly pear! A fab case of Carly's card, I love the serene colour combo.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is just gorgeous. Love your textured background and that shimmery pear! Great job.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great card. I love your background stamping the colouring on the sparkly pear is superb!

Debgem said...

I really like your card - and the shimmery pear is delicious! ;)

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Kelly! Love the sparkly pear!

Helen L said...

Lovely!! I especially love your sparkly pear (I'll have to try it) and your "burlap" looks real!!!

Julia Aston said...

A great case Kelly! love that sparkly pear!

Jen said...

Again, Kelly, you have bowled me over with your inspirational genius! I love how you manged to create burlap without any flaming burlap! If that ain't clever, I don't know what is. Gotta love the sparkly pear. Just gorgeous.

LaurieJ said...

Beautiful card Kelly! I love your created burlap and the sparkly pear is the perfect touch.

Heidi said...

This is a beautiful card Kelly!!