It’s time for another CASE the Designer Challenge with the Global Design Project. There are so many places to find inspiration for the projects 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 Spring-perfect card by my over-the-top, talented friend Allison Okamitsu.
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.
Here’s my card:
If you’d like to read more about Allison’s project, click here to see her original post..
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Springtime Impressions. Without trying, you can see how I was inspired by Allison’s card, right? The bright colors and the butterfly might be a little hint. While Allison showcased the Butterfly Gala Bundle in her bright-and-cheery card, I chose to showcase a different butterfly bundle – the Abstract Impressions Bundle from the Annual Catalog. Don’t get me wrong – you NEED the Butterfly Gala Bundle, but you also need this one:While I love the stamp set and the coordinating dies, I wanted a smaller sentiment for my card, so I reached for the beautiful “you are loved always” from Vibrant Vases, a wonderful and versatile set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog.
- Alternate Use of the Dies. While I love the triangular shape of the floral die-cut from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies (it’s perfect for tucking into the corner of a card base), I wanted to do something a little different with these dies. I ran the die through the Big Shot with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back – that allowed me to easily glue them down to a piece of Coastal Cabana. If you’d like to see my step-by-step tutorial for using these Adhesive Sheets, click on the picture below:I glued the flowers onto this piece of cardstock and then snipped around the edges:The die-cut flowers serve as a perfect base for my sweet butterfly and sentiment. Here’s a closer look:
- Gorgeous Spring Colors. Allison showcases Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana on her card – how could I NOT make my card with these bright-and-cheery colors?! Their names, alone, are a summer day. While she used Crumb Cake as a neutral ground to her bright colors, I layered in some Smoky Slate. If you like this combination of Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Vibrant Vases Papers: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, 1-1/2″ Circle punch, Layering Circles 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.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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