Oh, I love when the Global Design Project hosts a CASE the Designer Challenge. It gives me the opportunity to make a project inspired by a project from another design team member – both a lot of fun and an honor. This week’s projects are inspired by a beautiful card by Janneke de Jong, my talented friend from the Netherlands. Here’s my card:
- CASE (verb) \ˈkās\. 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. While Janneke’s sweet card is starkly different from my silly-sweet Halloween card, there are quite a few similarities. Let me draw a couple of comparisons for you:
- Like the inspiration card, my card features a focal point on an oval.
- Like the inspiration card, my card showcases a lot of purple. Was the color scheme an obvious similarity?
- Like the inspiration card, my card is layered with simple components.
- Sneak Peeks of Treats and Tweets. My card features two new Halloween stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog – Takeout Treats (which is part of a bundle that makes adorable takeout containers) and Trick or Tweet (a sweet assembly of animals in costumes). The sentiment is from Takeout Treats – here’s a look at this bundle: Trick or Tweet is perfect for the sweeter side of Halloween – nothing at all spooky about these adorable animals in decidedly un-spooky costumes. Here’s a look at Trick or Tweet:
- Build-an-Elephant. From the moment I saw these two stamp sets in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog, I wanted that costumed elephant to sit upon this blocked sentiment. It wasn’t until after I had stamped and colored my rotund mammal that I remembered I wanted the pumpkin treat container in his trunk. I was too afraid to stamp directly on the colored elephant, so I stamped on scrap paper and cropped it out. Here’s a closer view:I stamped the elephant’s trunk on scrap paper and stamped the pumpkin handle over it (lining it up with my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig). I colored the trunk and pumpkin and snipped it out. That gave me to trunk overlap I needed. Trick – or treat? 🙂
Stamp Sets: Trick or Tweet, Takeout Treats Papers: Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Smoky Slate Combo, Rich Razzleberry Combo, Light Pumpkin Pie) Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, 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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