CASEing Connie Collins with Bloom & Grow

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CASEing Connie Collins

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 one of our founding team members, Connie Collins. What fun! Here’s my card:

Bloom & Grow Bundle, Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folder, Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for Connie’s Card that inspired my card:GDP196When 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.

It’s easy to see where Connie’s project inspired me. Like Connie, I added beautiful flowers to the base of a frame with a gorgeous sentiment. I even incorporated the blues of Connie’s beautiful card – what great inspiration!

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  • Bloom & Grow Bundle. The Bloom & Grow Bundle offers some gorgeous floral arrangements and some pretty wonderful sentiments. This collection of flowers gave me exactly what I needed to decorate the beautiful frame on my card.Bloom & Grow Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151069This is such a versatile set – the colors you give to the flowers dictate the feeling of the card you make. Here’s another card I made with one of the flowers in this bundle (you can click on the project picture below to see the original post of this card): Bloom & Grow Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingBy using bright, bold colors, I created an entirely different feeling from the flowers I used on today’s project. I love that versatility!
  • Heirloom Frames. My timing on this project might not be the best because the Heirloom Frames & 3D Embossing Folders are currently on backorder with a “to be determined” expected date. Regardless, you can still order them and receive them when they arrive – they are worth the wait. This amazing mix of dies and embossing folders is part of the Woven Threads Suite in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. Here’s a look: Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders, Stampin' Up!, 152325TIP: The dies cut the frames, and the embossing folders add the beautiful texture. I tried cutting first, and I tried embossing first. By far, the best results came from cutting the frames and then embossing them.
  • Soft colors. The soft, sweet colors of these flowers are even softer against this Soft Suede frame. The mix of Stampin’ Blends (Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Petal Pink and Mint Macaron) made me very happy – such a sweet combination of colors. Here’s a closer look at the finished spray of flowers:Bloom & Grow Bundle, Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folder, Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI chose yellow, pink and blue for my flowers. If you like this combination of So Saffron, Petal Pink and Seaside Spray, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Petal Pink, Seaside Spray

Bundles: Bloom & Grow Stamp Sets: Country Home, Bloom & Grow Papers: 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Seaside Spray), Seaside Spray, Soft Suede, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Seaside Spray, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Mint Macaron) Accessories: Budding Blooms Dies, Heirloom Frames & 3D Embossing Folders, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over tothe 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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  1. Love those “waves” of Seaside Spray! Perfect embossed frame.

  2. Seaside spray exudes calmness. Love how you used it with the other beautiful subtle colors on this card Brian!

  3. What a beautiful card! The Heirloom Frame in Soft Suede is a perfect contrast to the lovely Seaside Spray. Thanks for the Heirloom Frame tip. Haven’t tried those yet, but I suspect you just saved me many moments of frustration!

  4. Love this beautiful card, Brian. The soft colors are so sweet. The Heirloom Frame dies caught my eye when I first saw them. It looks great on your card. I’ll have to remember your tip. Enjoy your day!

  5. Beautiful card my friend……BEAUTIFUL!!!

  6. I love Seaside Spray… favorite new color…..this is gorgeous!

  7. Seaside Spray… it’s a blue and first on my list. An absolutely stunning card, Brian.

  8. That Seaside Spray is one of the most beautiful blues I have ever seen. It exhumes quiet and peaceful all around it. Absolutely breathtaking. Your card for today is gorgeous and I’m so glad I ordered the Heirloom Frames and Dies. You did one fabulous job with this sketch Brian. I love it.

  9. Love your colors and and card..perfect layout..Nor seeing much with the frames so far so thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Oh Brian, what a gorgeous CASE!!! The colors are so beautiful and they go together perfectly.
    Love the frame, it adds such fabulous texture and dimension.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. Those frames are going to be on my next order! Love how pretty they look. Super case of Connie’s card, Brian. The blue is lovely as are those flowers. Your second card is pretty too.

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