Detailed Deer for GDP212

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 gorgeous card from Manuela Geiswinkler, our talented team member from Austria. What fun! Here’s my card:

Here’s my card:

Detailed Deer Dies, So Many Stars, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas CardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

GDP212When 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 Manuela’s project inspired me. I love the layout of her card and repeated many of the elements on mine – the square center, the object in the bottom corner of the square and the sentiment on the panel beneath. I also pulled in some warm blue tones for my project. What wonderful inspiration!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Detailed Deer. The Detailed Deer Dies are absolutely gorgeous. Even though they pair beautifully with the Dashing Deer stamp set (#151362), I love the silhouette of this leaping deer so much that I just cropped it with Pretty Peacock cardstock and mounted it on a 2-1/2″ square of Pool Party. I had plans to texture-emboss the Pool Party and to add light texture around the square, but I liked the simplicity of it so much that I left it alone. Here’s a closer look at my leaping deer:Detailed Deer Dies, So Many Stars, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas CardAnd here’s a look at the Detailed Deer Dies:Detailed Deer Dies, Stampin' Up! 147915
  • So Many Stars. I didn’t mention this above when talking about the things I CASE’d, but I was so inspired by Manuela’s star-filled card that I also reached for the same stamp set for my sentiment. “May you enjoy this beautiful season” is just what I wanted to say AND the way it’s styled was a perfect accent below my leaping deer. Here’s a look at the must-have So Many Stars Bundle (the Stitched Stars Dies includes 23 detailed dies): So Many Stars Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153016
  • Color Combination. It’s official – I’ve fallen in love with Pretty Peacock. When it first arrived, I knew I would love this aqua tone, but I had no idea how much I’d use it. It’s perfect for Autumn AND Christmas. I’m in awe of how gorgeous this deer looks against the Pool Party backdrop, aren’t you? And Smoky Slate just cools off the aqua tones from the blues. If you like this combination of Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Pretty Peacock as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock

Stamp Sets: So Many Stars  Papers: Pretty Peacock, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Detailed Deer Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, 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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  1. I love the Detailed Deer bundle. Had many hours of fun with it. And the colors are two of my favorites. Good for summer or winter! Love your card!

  2. I love these dies and your color combo is gorgeous!

  3. Sensation in shades of blue!

  4. See you can you that Pretty Peacock with everything! Awesome card and perfect sentiment!

  5. Pretty Peacock is lovely with the gray! Pretty card!

  6. Great laying makes wonderful take on the sketch. That deer die is so pretty in every color. Enjoy your day!

  7. I feel a song coming on, going to call it “the big buck blues!” : ) Very pretty Brian!

  8. Your color combo is FANTASTIC…….Perfect holiday card my friend.

  9. Brian, i absolutely love the colors and design of this card!!

  10. Simply beautiful Brian. I think I saw him running thru my yard a few days ago. All kidding aside your card is so beautiful, I love your color palette.

  11. I have this set and I have just been inspired to use it. Your card is fabulous! I am going to have to buy some pretty peacock.

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