CASE Study #92

simple, CAS styling with lots of bling! 
I know CAS does not normally entail lots of bling….but those beads pack
a punch in small doses.  My card is based
on the CASE Study Challenge this week.  Here is the original inspiration photo by Agnieszka.


love how she showcased the letter M for Mother’s Day.  My birthday card stash is getting depleted,
so I first thought of HB for Happy Birthday. Design
Team member Debby Hughes
mentioned using beads on her card.  Light
bulb went off!  I have tons of beads that
I have owned for over a decade, unopened! 
Since I am on a mission to use my stash, this was the perfect
opportunity. Here is a closer look at my bead detail-

photos do not do them justice.  In real
life, they shimmer and shine!  All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

D1400 Birthday Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

1386 Black Cardstock

Retired Raspberry Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento

Glass Beads by Gary M Burlin

Z1104 Clear Sparkles

RV17 Deep Magenta Copic Sketch

Design Tips-The font is from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the negative image and popped the layer up from my cardbase.  I colored my clear sparkles with the Copic Sketch to match my color scheme.  The Raspberry cardstock was retired many years ago from Close To My Heart.  I failed to purchase a reinker for this pad….and after 14 years of use….my Raspberry Ink pad has bit the dust.  If anyone wants to part with a Raspberry Reinker, let me know!  I hoarded the cardstock away…..sadly not the reinker!

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to StampsColors:
White, Black and ?

Anything Goes Challenge – Colour
Combo Black with one another

Aud Sentiments ChallengeAny

Black and White
plus one other colour

Paper Pretties – Bold, bright colors

Shelter Challenge
 – Bling

Southern GirlsDie-cut
or punch

Tip Tuesday
 – Dig out the old-EVERYTHING on this card is
over a year old!

It Tuesdays
hoarded supply (Beads, Raspberry Cardstock)

for stopping by!

15 thoughts on “CASE Study #92”

  1. great cards allisa… these micro beads make great impact..thanks for joining us at aud sentiments, good luck..Pauline x

  2. simple, stunning, and beautiful 🙂 totally lifting this ideal too 🙂
    thanks for playing along with Southern Girls Challenge

  3. Fantastically done, Allisa! I love that idea with the beads, and may have to use it myself since I also have tons of unused beads. Thanks for entering our "Black, White, & 1 bit of Color" challenge at Lexi's Creations this week. Hope to see you playing again and again.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. Beautifully crafted, simple and so very elegant. Love the use of the beads. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Black,White and One other Colour' challenge!

  5. Really cute little stamp and love the design! Thanks for sharing a Tip for us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again next time!
    Tammy Louise

  6. Absoluetly FABULOUS card! Love all about it!

    I too am working on using up my supplies:0)

    Glad to see you playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)


  7. I kept the beads corralled from the get go. I opened the jar inside a container and pressed them into the adhesive before removing the card. The last thing I need is thousands of little beads on the loose!

  8. Totally Fabulous cards! sorry can't help with the reinker but Great TOP TIP!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time! Don't!!! forget to check out tomorrows Posts!! hugs Samantha :0)


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