This challenge had me stumped. I had to CASE, or copy, the featured card. CASE actually stands for something but my brain is blank right now. :) The design of the card is simple, straight forward and so pretty. But I was stumped as I didn't have any PTI flower images. So I let it percolate in the back of my brain. And as is usually the case something came bubbling up when I least expected it.
I'm delighted by the final result. I printed the background text on the computer, lined my card up over the text on the printer paper and put it back thru. Viola! Background text that coordinates with my theme. Then I stamped the candy cane image from TT: Christmas on top of it, colored the stripes on them with red Spica. The focal image is from the Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers Set colored in with R46, shaded with R39 and the white colored with the clear Spica. Stitched the image to some red scrap paper laying on my desk and tied a red satin bow. One of my favorite things to do with bows is to add a safety pin to it. Putting the safety pin thru the bow gave me a perfect opportunity to use the Friendship Jar Fall Filler label image with the matching jar label die and stamp a sentiment from the Holiday Filler set.
While my finished product doesn't include the beautiful flower images or even the soft ink distressing I think it does show that good design is good design no matter what. You can change out colors, images and even elements (my pin & label rather than the original button) and you'll still have a good result.
And now that I've played a little today, I'm okay with getting some work done. *sigh* First more dishes from yesterday - one thing about having men over vs. women over for a dinner is that they don't do the dishes for you! and then I'll be trying to crank out more stuff for the Holiday Boutique. Hoping to get a calendar or two done.