I so love when the Global Design Project hosts a CASE the Designer Challenge – every four weeks we get to make a project inspired by our favorite Design Team Members. What do I love more than playing along with the CASE the Designer Challenges? I love when I am the featured designer. 🙂
It’s such an honor to play along as a designer for this amazing challenge site – I have loved contributing my cards for the past 60 weeks and have enjoyed seeing what you make. My ears will be really perked up this week as you share a project that’s inspired by me. What fun! It’s a super-busy week for me, but I’ll be tuned in! Here’s my card for this challenge:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that features my Bear Hugs card that inspired my Snow Place card:As you can see, I chose to CASE this layout – you might create a project inspired by the colors or stamp set or sentiment. The choice is yours! Did you miss the original post for this card (or just want to see it again)? If so, you can click here to see it.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Snow Place. While I could have added almost anything to the bottom, right corner of this card while CASEing my layout, I decided to stick with an adorable animal. This penguin from Stampin’ Up!’s Snow Place stamp set has been a favorite of mine for a long time. His almost-expressionless face makes him perfect for any card. This set pairs perfectly with the Snow Friends Framelits Dies – if you don’t have them, you need them. Oh, that’s right, I said it. You’ll enjoy playing with these images – I promise.
- Textured Background. The small panel that serves as the focal point of this card is Soft Sky with beautiful Soft Sky snowflakes. The snowflakes were cropped from one of the stockings in the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Die. I cropped out a bunch and glued them to the Soft Sky base before adding the tag and penguin. The paper looks like it’s texture embossed, but it’s not! This is a cool technique I fell in love with last year and shared in several projects . Click on the photos to read more about these projects (including a video from Mom here):
- Baby Blues for Christmas. I love non-traditional colors for Christmas. After years of beautiful blues for the winter holiday, though, blue has become pretty traditional. We’ve seen Pool Party, Night of Navy and Island Indigo used with great success. Soft Sky seemed like a natural here to convey to cold, crisp winter scene that accompanies this adorable penguin. If you like these colors together, save this for inspiration:
Stamp Sets: Snow Place, Oh What Fun Papers: Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (Soft Sky), Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies, Snow Friends Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by today!