CASE Study #175

Have you been enjoying the inspirations from our Muse Donna Mikasa?

I know I am.  Ready for another?
I really just wanted to replicate this card, it's THAT perfect, but
I did manage to veer away from the original a bit.

I used most of Donna's elements...the angled card front, gold sequins, a graphic background & a die cut word and came up with something completely different...a masculine birthday card.  It's not nearly as beautiful as Donna's, but I think it's going to make a perfect birthday card for my hubby next month. 

A side story, Doug & I have desks that face each other and we work at them together a lot.  Doug always has his laptop open which creates a bit of a barrier between our desks.  The boys think it's so funny that I make all of Doug's card while he's sitting at the table with me.  They walk over ask me what I'm making and then they run away giggling, then they come back and whisper, "I can't believe Daddy doesn't know you are making his card."  It's like they are in on some BIG secret :)

I digress...

Make sure your stop by each of the DT's blog to see how they were inspired!
Then head to your craft room and link up to CASE Study.  I can't wait to see what you make!

Stamps: Distressed Diamonds (MFT) Mon & Dad Sentiments (Lil Inker)
Ink: Fine Linen (PTI) Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso (SU) Fine Linen (PTI)


Greta said...

Great case--love your version!

Lynn said...

Love the visual of you creating across from your hubby! His card is the subtle background and the fabulous die!

~amy~ said...

really love your take on the inspiration!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this Mo! You did a great job creating a masculine card.

Nonni said...

Your card is lovely, the earthy colors look great! Thank you for choosing my card for HM from last week's CASology gallery. I'm thrilled!

Lisa said...

SUPER card Maureen! Love the story and I can just hear those giggles!!

The Apple Crate said...

This is a great masculine card! I haven't really been a fan of the angled card fronts, but I love what you did with it here!

Laura Davis said...

What a sweet card, perfect for dad!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you opted out of all the bright colors and focused on some of the other details.