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Sep 14, 2011

Sparkle Creations - Caseing, Elena

Hello! Today as I was browsing my email and blog updates I discovered the Sparkle Creations was having a challenge where you could "case" one of the Design Team members. Since my good friend, Elena (The Red Haired Girl) is on the DT I went to her blog and decided to case her lovely card. You can find it here:
In order to win the prize you have to use Sparkle Creation stamps and since I don't own any that leaves me out of the running but I want to share my card any way.

Elena's card is so soft and dreamy and I wanted to try and keep my card with the same soft feel that she has. I did change colors and images but kept the same layout. I loved her Vellum layer under the focal image so I added one to my card as well. I also used White Embossing for my focal image and sponged on some soft color.

I used a punched border as well but did mine to match the "Autumn" feel of my card.

Now one of my favorite things about Elena's work is her fabulous stitching. So I dusted (and I mean dusted) off my Sew Mini sewing machine and did some stitching on my card as well. I'm not nearly as talented as she is with a sewing machine but at least I managed to get it done without the machine balling up the thread this time around so I'm happy with that even though my stitches are a little uneven in places.

I hope you like my take on Elena's fabulous card. Drop by her blog and leave her some comment lovin. She really does inspire me with her gorgeous work.

Card Details: Stamps: Trees from Gina K (Smile)
Card Stock: Cajun Craze and Whisper White-SU
Designer Paper: Basic Grey - Pyrus
Ink: Amuse Studio - Lichen
VersaMark Ink
Winter White EP (retired SU)
Punch - EK Success
Dotted ribbon (May Arts)
Toffee Sprinkles (AnnaBelle Stamps).


  1. Thnak you so much, Ida! You really made my day and brought a smile to my face.
    Love your card so much! Your border leaf is amazing! You are a wonderful stamper and a very good friend!

  2. Oh, my...that is just lovely Ida!

  3. I love the embossing and your stitching looks great! (I rarely attempt it :)) Great fall card!

  4. Ida, this is so lovely!! Now, I want to case both of your cards!! :)
    Thanks for playing with us and happy to have another Washingtonian sharing her creativity with blogland!

  5. I really like this card ida-your dsp always cathces my eye-guess what I dont have this one (lol)-your sewing is awesome-I dont have a machine or sew so I am always loving the look of sewing on cards

  6. Such a beautiful card! Your stitched line addes the perfect touch to the leaves. Love it!

  7. This is darling, Ida! Cute little trees and a fabulous leaf punch border. Love that! I'll be sure and go check out Elena's card, too. Thanks!