Yesterday I shared a wedding shower project I CASE’d from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. If you missed that project, you can see it here. While I shared details about the construction and makeup of the card yesterday, I want to share a little bit more about CASE’ing today. Here’s a quick video I filmed to convey my thoughts about CASE’ing:
As I mention in the video, here are some tips for effective CASE’ing:
- Find a project you like that someone else made. You can find projects on social media (like Pinterest or Facebook or Instagram), in magazines or catalogs or on blogs.
- Determine what you like so much about the card you want to CASE. Is it the layout, the combination of patterns or colors, the way a stamp set is used?
- Put that project out of view and create you own card with your own spin.
- When sharing the card in social media or in a workshop, be sure to give credit to the source of your inspiration. As I point out in the video, I don’t believe “I found a card on Pinterest” is enough proper credit – especially if the creator’s information is printed on the card you’ve CASE’d.
I always try to teach card making in my blog posts – I not only show how to make something, but I also share my thoughts about why I made certain decisions in the designs of my cards. It’s never my goal to give you instructions for a card you can replicate – I want you to find inspiration to create cards that are you very own.
Here’s the card I showed in the video:Stamp Sets: Hello Life Papers: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Whisper White, English Garden Designer Series Paper Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
If you’d like a closer look at the card I CASED (the bear and balloon), click here.
Thanks for stopping by today!