Saturday, April 4, 2015

CASE Happy Birthday with a few added twists

I really liked the sketch for the Retro Rubber BlogChallenge this go around so I decided to give it a whirl again with a twist of adding a few other challenges.  I saw this great card done by Francesca Ferrari at un Arcobaleno di CoLoRi, and decided to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) with my own version.

It was very simple to put together once I collected the right colors of card stock.  I used 5 colors of purple and violet from the Recollections Purple Passion set.  (In case you can’t tell, purple is one of my favorite colors!)  Martha Stewart’s Double Loop punch is quick and easy to punch several strips that are attached to the base.  The top strip is punched on both edges to give a center card stock area to match the sketch. 

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Inkadinkado Just Saying, which has been in my stash for several years.  I tried several inks before I found the Tsukineko Encore Ultimate Metallic Pink gave good coverage.  Some times polymer stamps do not ink well.  The sentiment is embossed in white embossing powder.  Spellbinders Labels Eleven die cut the sentiment and the frame.  After adhering all the sections together I added a few little gems to bling up the card a bit.

I was inspired to CASE Francesca Ferrari’s card by 
It is also entered in the following challenges:
and of course over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog 
with this sketch



  1. Wow Neva!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love purple shades on your card and Martha Stewart's punch is really awesome! I'm very happy that my card inspired you.... And your version is so cute! : ) Great job!
    Thank you so much!
    Francesca : )

    1. Thank you Francesca! It was a great inspiration, I just had to CASE your card!

  2. Such rich colours and amazing dimension, Neva! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  3. Neva, this is so vibrant and I love the textures! You are on a roll....

  4. Wow Neva! This is awesome, love the colours and all the wonderful layers. Cx

  5. Gorgeous! I love the frilly layers, just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this week!

  6. Such a beautiful card. Love the color shades and the design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck and hope to see you again. Maggie, DT

  7. This looks so special with all the layers and beautiful purple! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  8. You DO love purple! And I LOVE this card! Very pretty!!

  9. Neva, I didn't recognize the sketch until you mentioned RRBC11. This card fits the sketch to the T and is so incredibly creative! I just love it. I stopped by your blog to tell you how much I love your design team member card and upon scrolling through noticed this one too! Wowzers! Both are awesome and so is your scrapbook for the confirmation. Thanks for sharing. Kelly


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