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Monday, March 28, 2016

CASEing Kim

I'm a follower of Kim's blog - Cupcakes, Cards and Kim - and she's the designer to CASE in March over at Happy Little Stampers. I love visiting Kim's blog as she gives me much inspiration, especially when it comes to color combinations.

I loved her colorful card to CASE, I was inspired by the layout and went for a Christmas theme, using a poinsettia die from Memory Box. I cut it out using silver mirri card. The white base was embossed, then cut into panles and stitched in place using silver metallic thread. I heat embossed a sentiment in silver and added white pearls. Trying to keep my Christmas cards flat and non heavy (therefor no frills) to keep postage costs down.

This card is for:
Happy Little Stampers - March CASE
ABC Christmas Challenge - Frills or no frills (no frills)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - #68 Use your stash (pearls) 

43 comments:

Marina said...

I think I can glimpse you in the mirror card! This is such a lovely , elegant design - great idea to die cut from mirror card - I think I need to steal this idea. I love the (snowfall?) embossing, on the panels. This card is quite unusual and yet still Christmassy.

Kathyk said...

This is so elegant, thanks for entering it over at the Rudolph Day challenge

Kathyk
GDTM-Rudolph Day challenge

meg said...

Stunning card Pia, love the fact that you only used white black and silver it's really effective

Marlies said...

A beautiful stylish Christmas card. I like the stitched up pannels too, a very good idea. hugs, Marlies

Viv's Visuals said...

Just lovely Pia! x

Laine said...

So very elegant, with stunning detail.
Laine
xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow! This CAS is super-elegant, Pia! The panels you stitched with the silver metallic thread look gorgous with the embossed snow! And the silver metallic poinsettias are so classy!! Very harmonious and stylish card, any detail is just perfect, as the pearls on the bottom!
I pinned it
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524482134040/

scrappymo! said...

Oh, Pia! This card is stunning. I love your CASED card. The embossed and stitched panels look lovely and the mirri card diecut is gorgeous!

I think I will have to CASE you next!I have pinned your gorgeous card.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and so elegant card, beautiful paneling again;-))m

Lau W said...

Great great !!! oh this is wonderful !
xxx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Pia..so elegant, and a fabulous design with the stitching and silver..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Heidi Stamps said...

What a great and useful layout! Your card is fab!

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card Pia, love the black and white and the lovely die. Fabulous design and EF.

Kath x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, such a fabulous CASE - such a different feel from the original and an elegant design.
Pauline
x

Joan said...

Lovely elegant card with a great colour combo

Joan said...

A very elegant card with a lovely colour combo

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous case[ing] of the original card Pia. Love the delicate and classy appearance of the stitching and the gorgeous 'glass like' looking flowers. Amazing card.x

Monika Reeck said...

I will tell you
STUNNING
you did not take the colors from KIM card but you make your own
wooooww
I never did this Pia
you are so clever
adorable poinsettia and the bg with that snows so real love it
and love your christmas card in black and white (so unusual Pia) and nice sentiment too..
Hope you are ok..
big hugs
Monika

Lisa S. said...

Fab Christmas card Pia! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

LesleyG said...

Stunning creation for a special someone xxx

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful, elegant card, I love it!
Jane

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely Pia, looks very stylish and I love the texture.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, I love the way the background is sewn together.

Sue xx

Loz said...

Beautiful card Pia..Loz

Donna said...

Absolutely love this card Pia, it is so stunning, like the panels in the same color to make your design stand out and your stitching is perfect!

Patricia St Martin said...

Great take on Kim's card. Love the panels and the sewing give it a nice touch. Like the embossing, poinsettia die works wonderful You did a great job.
Hugs Pat

Sue said...

Hi Pia, this is a beautiful card - I love the stitching and the Christmas features look gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Sue...xxx

Tammy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Pia, I love the silver poinsettias and your fabulous stitching!
Tammy x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the different sized panels and die-cut poinsettia
Carol x

Michelle said...

Beautiful take on Kim's card Pia. Love the silver flowers and stitching and the gorgeous embossed sentiment. Hope you and your family had a lovely Easter. Michelle x

Karen Steele said...

This is a stunning card Pia! Fabulous design and colours and the stitching are superb :-)

MaryH said...

You've got some splendid CAS & color inspiration from Kim. SHe's always stunning with her cards. I love the corner die & how you've used it. (have the die but NBUS). It must have been a bit tricky to inlay the petals back into the framework with the mirror paper. Love the silver thread stitching in the design layout...that is inspiration for sure. The entire card is just superb and I think this might be one of your best ever!!! TFS & Hugs

Kim Heggins said...

Pia...this is one amazing card and I am so flattered that you took the time to case me. What an incredible honor! I love your take too with those pretty flowers for Christmas! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers.

Mimi said...

I can tell all the time you put into this (you might have made it quickly-- would've taken most crafters hours, or in my case, days!) This is great bear's it has a modern feel resulting from the colors, but the stitching softens it. Beautiful CASE.

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card!! Love the elegant look. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Pia! I love all the beautiful textures on this card. The stitching gives it a "homespun" look. Have a great day!

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! The stitching looks fabulous and I love the poinsettia cut from mirri board, never seen that before - it looks amazing! Xxxx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Stunning CAS creation. Love it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow a beautiful Christmas card Pia. Love the stitching and the metal embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly, please join us again soon. Meg

Mandy LaCroix said...

GREAT card! I love those panels! Wow!
Thanks for sharing it over at the ABC Christmas Challenge! :)

sally said...

Lovely card!

Sally

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant CASE Pia!! TFS. Shaz.x

Asha said...

The simplicity of this card is stunning! Beautifully crafted, Pia.
x Asha