Pinkies Creative Challenge #05 - CASE Your Favourite Designer

Tuesday 12 January 2021 United Kingdom

I love being part of the Michelle Lasts Pinkies team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I was honoured when Michelle asked me to be the Challenge Coordinator for the Pinkies Facebook group last year.

We now have two challenges that take place every month and to keep it fresh, the theme is different every time.  

We are already on challenge #05 - Case Your Favourite Designer. 

I'll admit I've been looking forward to this one. I always aim to create and share original card designs so it was a bit of a treat to choose a beautiful card, recreate it and make it my own.

One of my favourite designers is Teneale Williams and the card I've shown below is not the first card I have CASED of hers. 

Teneale's photography is simply stunning - I always recognise her cards through her papercrafting style and her photography. 

I love the items in the background, which usually coordinate with some of the colours in her card - I couldn't help but wonder if she has transferred all of her ribbon to these wooden or if she puts them together for every card she creates. If you are reading this Teneale, I'd love to know!

For my card, I've used same layout, stamp set, embossing older and embellishment placement as Teneale. I have however changed up a lot of the elements to match my personal crafting style.

Instead of using Calypso Coral, I've used Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape to stamp the flowers. I 'stamped off' with Highland Heather to get two different shades. This meant I had three shades of purple, which was needed for the 3 step stamping.

Teneale selected Mint Macaron for the leaves and I have used Soft Sea Foam, simply because I felt it worked better with the purple tones.

In place of the Champagne Rhinestones I have used the Gilded Gems in gold. I haven't been able to put these down recently! 

I also chose a different sentiment as I need a birthday card for my Aunty. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold so it tied in with the Gilded Gems.

I used the same embossing folder, the Tasteful Textile embossing folder

I didn't have the same stamp set that Teneale used so I had to think outside the box a little to achieve the diagonal stripe on the left hand side. After some failed experiments and further deliberating, I decided to take a piece of Highland Heather DSP from the Subtles 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and cut it on an angle. I'm really pleased with the outcome.

I really encourage you to check out Teneale's blog here. Her work is simply outstanding.

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my version of Teneale's card, I really enjoyed creating this project, especially as I got to use the amazing All Things Fabulous stamp set and Fabulous Florals dies again.

If you have the time, I'd love to know who your favourite designer is? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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