It’s time for another CASE the Designer Challenge with the Global Design Project. There are so many places to find inspiration for the project we make – I love the opportunity to create a project that’s inspired by the art of my fellow team members on GDP. Always a joy! This week we are CASEing a beautifully-layered project by Charlet Mallett, my talented friend and design team member. Here’s my card for this CASE the Designer challenge:
If you’d like to read more about Charlet’s project, click here to see her original post. When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we find inspiration in a project – theme, color combinations, layout, products used – and create our own project by making changes to make it our own. When CASEing, it’s important to give credit to the original designer – it doesn’t take away from your project at all.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Garden Impressions. I was inspired by the way Charlet beautifully layered strips of floral paper in her sweet card. I love the big band of flowers that spans the front of her card and how she smartly layered smaller panels over top of it. While I didn’t completely mimic her design, she inspired me to play with these beautiful layers. While Charlet used the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the fun layers on her card, I reached for the beautiful Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I love these watercolored patterns – the panel of Calypso Coral texture works perfectly with the floral patterns on the larger strip behind it. Here’s a look at the must-have Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: I’ve created similar graphics for all of the new Designer Series Papers – you can see them here.
- “Intentionally” Artistic. I chose one of the sentiments from Accented Blooms for the “thank you” on my card. The stamp is a solid stamp with a negative image – the ink hits the background and not the sentiment. The sentiment coordinates with the Tailored Tag punch and a beautiful floral image that I didn’t use here. Anyhoo…I opened a brand new ink pad of Shaded Spruce to stamp this sentiment. After I stamped it, I realized the pad was a big inky. Instead of wiping some ink off and re-stamping, I kept the “watercolored” look that I got the first time. I think it looks better with the watercolor paper fro the sentiment to not be 100% solid. Here’s a closer look at my “intentionally artistic” sentiment:
- Color Combination. The featured colors I used on this card are pulled from the floral pattern on this Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. To the Shaded Spruce and Calypso Coral, I added large panels (the base and beneath the sentiment) of Crumb Cake. You can never go wrong with Crumb Cake. If you love this combination as much as I do, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Accented Blooms Papers: Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce, Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Inks: Shaded Spruce Accessories: Tailored Tag punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the GDP challenge to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. The challenge goes live at 9am EST.
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