CASE design challenge | So Suzy Stamps

Hello crafty friends,

I have some brand new So Suzy Stamps inspiration for you today!  If you love fairies I think I have just the card for you.  This time around I wanted to create a magical, dreamy and colorful cloud background for the fairy to float upon.  Always happy to share ideas for creating handmade cards.  I hope my tutorial is helpful to recreate this look.  And believe it or not one of my special tips on this post is how HAIRSPRAY was part of the process.

On the left side (below)  is the first card I created for So Suzy as part of the design team.  Our challenge this time is to CASE that card using different stamps.  The similarities between the two cards are that the background is created with Distress Oxide and there is a lot of embossing on the backgrounds.  The stamp I used is a solid image so I decided to just emboss it.  

I used a cloud stencil to create the background.  starting at the top of a plain white piece of cardstock I alternated 4 Distress Oxide colors,  using an ink blending tool and moving the stencil down about an inch between colors.  You don't want to completely cover the white as it keeps the result from looking too flat.

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As you can see off to the right side of my card (the stamp) is actually facing the opposite direction.  If you'd like to see more about how the mirror image stamping works I have a video tutorial (different project but the concept is the same).  I used the mirror image rubber in the Misti stamping tool to flip the stamped image from it's original orientation. (I used Versamark ink on the fairy stamp, then stamped down on the mirror image rubber before pressing the cloud background down on the wet ink).  Here's what this looks like:

Press the paper face down onto the ink and rub the paper very firmly to pick up the ink.  I used gray paper to make it easier to see how it works rather than using the actual ink blended background.

On the bottom of my card I used a cotton ball that I had pulled apart.  I put some Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick down on my craft mat and pressed the cotton on top of it to pick up the color.  After gluing down the cotton at the bottom edge I used scissors to trim off along the bottom to give it a cleaner edge.  In order to keep the cotton from fraying as much I covered the rest of the card with a piece of plastic (except for the cotton) then sprayed some hairspray on the cotton.  After it dried I checked and it seemed to do a great job of holding it.  I rubbed on some Sugar glitter paste around the star swirl stamping with my finger for added sparkle and shine.

So there -ha ha, even hairspray can accomplish miracles in the craft room and I bet you have some on hand lol.

The sentiment was stamped onto vellum with Versamark ink, then I added white detail embossing powder and heat set it until melted.  I fussy cut the vellum into an overall cloud shape (no die, just me and my scissors lol).  I added a little of the Distress oxide Worn Lipstick around the edges before gluing it down.

This month at So Suzy there are a whole bunch of special sales going on - some are only during a certain week and others are all month long during April 2018.  I added the images to show you what you will see when you visit the So Suzy store.   If you place an order this month, you have the opportunity to get the designated FREE stamp  with every purchase (picture below).  All you have to do is adde the free stamp to your cart when placing an order.

Thank you very much for stopping by today!  If you'd like to leave me a comment to let me know if you like what I'm doing (or make suggestions for things you'd like to see in the future) please leave a comment.


  1. Gorgeous card Teresa! The fairy is so cute and I love the pretty clouds xx

    1. Thank you Mandy - I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment! :)


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