Friday 1 April 2016

Happy Little Stampers - CASE the Designer Challenge - April

I can't believe its April already??!!! It seems like Christmas was just a few weeks ago and now I'm whizzing towards Winter.....buggar! The good news is that its time to CASE a new designer for the Happy Little Stampers - CASE the Designer  challenge. This month we have an incredible card by the always creative Joyce of Cards by the Sea: 

Isn't this card gorgeous??!! Joyce is so good with your colouring and she has those fabulous Altenew flower stamps I would love to own myself.

You don't have to use Happy Little Stampers products to play along and you have the chance of winning a $15 discount at the HLS store too! 

I love Joyce's card so much I couldn't help but copy the design but decided to use something else instead of a flower:

I don't think I've ever made one of these cards where there is only partial colouring but have been dying to give it a go. I started off by working out where I would die-cut the rectangle and stamped the butterflies in the corners. I then die-cut the rectangle from the card front and also twice more from some white CS. I cut a panel of white CS and adhered to the inside of the card front to give something for the inlaid panel to stick to.

I coloured the butterfly areas on the die-cut and glued the rectangles together. They were then inlaid back into the card front. I stamped the sentiment in black and added a few pink sequins for a bit of shine.

The butterflies are from Happy Little Stampers 'Butterfly Birthday' and the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays 'Truth is'. The stitched-rectangle die is from Pretty Pink Posh as well as the small pink sequins. The larger sequin is from Neat and Tangled.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

You have until the end of April to link your projects to the HLS CASE the Designer challenge. And if you need any help with inspiration, the rest of the Design Team have CASE'd Joyce's card too over on the blog. Looking forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. Hello Shona!
    Your card is stunning!
    Love your design and coloring!

  2. I absolutely adore this card. Butterflies work so perfectly with this technique, and yours are perfectly placed and perfectly colored. Love this sentiment and the sweet little sequins you added. Thanks so much for CASing my design with your amazing card.

  3. I've CASE'd Joyce's technique before, but will do it again, happily! Shona I LOve your butterflies, even partially colored!! xx

  4. Oh my goodness....Shona, this is simply fabulous! I have those sweet butterflies and can't wait to give this one a try. YOU are AMAZING!

  5. What a beautiful card. I love cards that use this technique, what ever it is called. Your butterflies pop right off the page.

  6. My jaw is still on the floor where it dropped when I first saw your card. It's just a stunning CASE of of the inspiration card. Those butterflies look amazing on that raised panel. Gorgeous.

  7. Wow, this card is so beautiful! LOVE it! Åsa xx

  8. This is gorgeous! The pinks and purples are fabulous!

  9. This is beautiful, Shona! I love it and am Pinning it to CASE later! :)

  10. This is so beautiful!!! I love the beautiful butterflies and touch of color!

  11. I love your take on Joyce's stunning card, Shona! You did her proud with these beautiful butterflies!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Such a beautiful card, Shona! I love this so much. :-)

  13. Gorgeous butterfly card, I think I would like to try this sometime.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  14. Your butterflies look amazing, Shona!!! Such a beautiful card!!!