Monday, January 30, 2012

JAI #102 - Kathy Tanner Tribute

Coincidence is a funny thing. I was looking around for some inspiration for boys birthday cards, and I was going back through the archives at Stamping Still (Kathy Tanner's blog). Not trying to give her a big head, or anything, but I love Kathy's style and I think her cards are just gorgeous. Hers is one of the first blogs I turn to for inspiration. I found this card, and thought it was a perfect CASE for my theme. Imagine my surprise, when later on I head over to Just Add Ink and see their theme for this week is CASing Kathy!  It's taken me a few days to get to, but tonight I finally did it! Here is my version of Kathy's gorgeous inlaid embossed card:
I think I may have to re-do the Elebration stamp - I'm not quite happy with my dodgy stamp placement (note to self - you bought the damn Stamp-a-majig, USE IT!!), or even dodgier watercolouring ;)

So that's it for me for this month! Head over to JAI and see what the other creative minds have done with Kathy's creations :)


  1. Okay..... You can't see it but my head IS getting bigger! LOL. Thanks Lou, you're sweet :)

    Your card is really cute! I love the colours you've chosen and your elephant looks gorgeous. I think you're being too hard on yourself, your colouring looks great!

    I'm so glad you've found some things on my blog that you like enough to case. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

  2. love your case Lou, good effort, i manage fine without a stamp-a-mig and if i had one i would never use it ....

  3. Cool - what a great card for a 1st birthday. Very cute. Chantell JAI

  4. I love the inlaid embossing technique. Your card is so cute and I love your colouring of the elephant. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week Lou.

  5. Yep I agree with Kathy - you are being to hard on yourself. Your colouring looks fine! and I love the heart inlaid embossing - a delightful card to celebrate a first birthday. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.