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Dare I ask, are you ready yet? Me not so much LOL but I will get there in the end. I have a laid back approach to Christmas; we don’t go overboard on food and festivities but just like to spend some quality time with family and friends :) Even with those quite realistic expectations there is still so much to do!

Anyway back to today and it’s CASE Study time! We are continuing to crush over the fabulous inspiration Cath provided on Moxie Fab World and here’s this week’s:



Intriguing right? At first I was planning on going with some negative die cutting with stamping behind, but then I got the fabulous new Bird stamp from Hero Arts – love! So I stamped him in black on a neutral panel of card and gave him a good spritz with some Heidi Swapp seafoam and Mr Huey’s shine. I’ve only recently got into the mists and sprays but I am loving them! The photo above doesn’t really show them very well but you can see them a bit better in this close up shot.


 I accented the panel with some stars cut from wood paper and a little silver glitter strip with the swirl of silver thread I am also loving at the moment. I dotted the bird’s eye with black enamel accents too then I stitched the panel to green card cut with the new Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frame dies. On there I white heat embossed a sentiment from the new Hero Arts Enjoy Today set.

Please pop by the CASE Study blog to see how the rest of the team were inspired :) Also joining us this month we have two awesome Guest Designers Amy Ryall and Leigh Penner to add to the fun!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts bird, enjoy today, best wishes (heart); Dies – Simon Says Stamp large holiday shapes, postage stamp edge frame, Lawn Fawn into the woods; Card – Simon Says Stamp wood paper, Bazzill taffy, gumdrop; Inks – Versamark, Versafine onyx black, Versacolor evergreen; Mists – Heidi Swapp sea foam, Mister Huey’s shine; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Ranger black enamel accents

  • taheerah - December 19, 2013 - 6:29 am

    I’ve already discussed at length with you all I love about this card. ;-) So, apart from the mists and the postage panel and the thread I love that cute bird and the little stars too!! Everything about this works so well – somehow you take even the unlikeliest of elements and manage to throw them together and create something spectacular!!ReplyCancel

  • taheerah - December 19, 2013 - 6:29 am

    And no – not ready in the slightest!!!ReplyCancel

  • pinnednpenned - December 19, 2013 - 6:51 am

    LOOOVE this so much– colors, composition, that stamp! And I don’t know how you all pull off that nest of string/twine that looks so imperfectly perfect! Awesome. Like your new look of the website too, Debby! Happy Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • sientje - December 19, 2013 - 9:13 am

    Love it! Love the adoreble bird and the splatters made with the glimmermist.ReplyCancel

  • joy - December 19, 2013 - 10:10 am

    As others have said, this card is just perfect! I love that silver thread swirled below the bird and the cute stars, too. I so enjoy your posts, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Pascual - December 19, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love the colours and the composition.ReplyCancel

  • aaga - December 19, 2013 - 11:41 am

    I have to say this card is perfection! I would love to get one like this one and am longing to be able to make one like this some day…ReplyCancel

  • BarbGhig - December 19, 2013 - 8:07 pm

    Another GORGEOUS card, Debby! Your splatters are perfect with this beautiful bird and I love the veneer stars…so pretty!
    Good for you to keep Christmas simple…I admire you for that!ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn Olson - December 19, 2013 - 10:48 pm

    Wow, I am really in love with your card, Debby. Simply stunning! I’m off to pin it.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany Stellpflug - December 19, 2013 - 10:53 pm

    wow Debby! I love this! The color are amazing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Penner - December 19, 2013 - 11:29 pm

    This is gorgeous, Debby! I love your take on the inspiration photo!ReplyCancel

  • popscards - December 20, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Good morning sweetie this is gorgeous I so love your creation, huggles Pops x x xReplyCancel

  • Heidi A. - December 20, 2013 - 7:46 pm

    Dear Debby,
    thanks for all your wonderful ideas. I wish you a very merry christmas-
    greetings from germany-
    Heidi A.ReplyCancel

  • Alice - December 20, 2013 - 8:02 pm

    Had to comment on your card. Aside from the adorable birdie stamp, all the design elements are perfect. Absolutely a perfect and precious card. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Aston - December 21, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    wonderful sparkle on this sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie J - December 21, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Love that little bird! This card is a great design: the stitching, the angles, the thread circles, the image and the colors all work together perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • mypaperepiphany - December 22, 2013 - 10:41 pm

    Your card is adorable! I love the bird! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsy - December 26, 2013 - 11:49 pm

    Beautiful card Debby. Love the sweet bird and the colors you used… the paint splatters and little stars look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Ozawa - January 22, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    Wow, awesome bird card!ReplyCancel

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