I love the CASE the Designer Challenges at Global Design Project. We get to make a project that’s inspired by the work of one of the designers. This week we are CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit or Copy and Share Everything) a card by Allison Okamitsu, my talented Canadian friend. We can create a project inspired by the layout, colors, theme, stamp set, technique… Here’s my card:
- CASE 1 -Background. I love the way Allison stamped “for a great” all over the background of her card – it creates a gorgeous backdrop for the “friend” diecut and the perfectly placed bow. I love a good background, and I’m crazy about word-filled backgrounds. Allison’s project inspired me to use this fun page from Spooky Night to create a background that supports the focal sentiment of my card. Here’s a look at the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper:
- CASE 2 – Layered Ovals. I think I cut out every oval shape we have to find a unique layering for the sentiment on my card. I tried black ovals behind the focal oval. I tried scalloped ovals and the oval from the Lovely Words Thinlits. Nothing seemed to work for me because I wanted to mimic the white borders I used on the outside of the card. In the end, I found that a white oval layered on a white oval gave me the border I wanted without distraction. I added a little bat from the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies to fill the space to the right of the sentiment from Creep it Real. What fun!
- Quick and Easy? When I started to make this card, my craft table was completely cleaned off. All stamp sets were tucked away, all ink pads were nestled in their ink pad slots. All was good. I knew this card would be quick and easy, so…by the time I was done, it looked as though heavy winds had made their way through the Fungeon (my craft room). Here’s the “after-craft”:
Stamp Sets: Creep it Real Papers: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Seasonal Tags 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.
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