Monday, 5 September 2016

September CASEplorations

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's time to start off the September CASEplorations Challenge over at STAMPlorations. This month we are taking inspiration from one of the CAS Stamp Girls as we invite you to CASE this stunning card by Ksenija Risova from Sweet Kobylkin.

Ksenija posted about her card on her blog here, if you want to check it out. Have a look, what can you see?

  • cups/mugs
  • coffee, tea or any other type of hot drink
  • CAS
  • red, orange, yellow with a touch of blue
  • kraft card base
  • white splatters
  • fish tail banner
  • catchy sentiment
Here is what I made of it ...

  • mug
  • stayed with the hot drink theme
  • red, orange and yellow in my focal image with a blue faded outline for dimension
  • splatters in my brown Brusho background
  • the fish tail banner became a die cut tag
  • created my own catchy sentiment

here are the steps:

  1. create brusho background by sprinkling some brown brusho powder on your craft mat, spritz with water and mop up using a piece of watercolour card
  2. die cut the small tag from the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies
  3. stamp the mug and hearts from the Sketchy Coffee Cups set in black Memento ink and colour them with alcohol markers
  4. die cut the Hugs CUTplorations Word Die from black card
  5. create a 'in a mug' sentiment and edge with black
  6. attach your tag using a heart shaped brad to the brusho base and layer on a red base card TIP!: Use a matching alcohol marker to colour your brad, if needed
  7. attach the sentiment and finish off with with a couple of white sequins
Here is another look at my finished card ...

Hope you feel inspired to put your own spin on Ksenija's card and join us at CASEplorations. You can link your finished project up here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

That's it from me for today. I shall be back soon with more projects to share.
Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
STAMPlorations Stamps: Sketchy Coffee Cups

preview-stamplorations-luggagetags hugs-worddie


  1. Great sentiment! This is one yummy card!

  2. Awesome, love the background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. I love your card!The background is fabulous and love the mug on the tag!

  4. Monika, this is a fabulous card! So warm and full of love! I really enjoy the colour scheme and the background you created. BTW I've never tried mopping brushos with a piece of paper. I like the effect you reached, I should try it. Thank you for this hint ;)


Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX