Hi crafty folks,
Today I am sharing a project that I have made by CASEing someone. To CASE someone means to be inspired by their work and to make it in your own style, (or even recreate it exactly the same!). CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything.
As with other creative mediums, there is always going to be an element of reproduction of work. In some negative cases, just copying and taking full credit for the whole design or concept.
When CASE’ing someone else’s work, it is always polite – and professional – to give credit where credit is due and name the person who inspired you.
Today I am going to do just that; I have CASEd two projects from a good friend of mine, who also happens to be my Aunty 🙂 Her name is Donna and she is a talented creative artist.
Here are the original pair of cards that I decided to CASE:
I love all the cards that Donna has made me but these are two of my favourites and are always on display.
I have wanted to CASE these two projects for quite a while. So, I grabbed my supplies and just got to it:
As you can see, the cards are very similar but I have added my own twist to them.
For this card, I wanted it to still essentially be a one layer card. I decided to create the scene on a slightly smaller – than the base – panel of white card and created a border with score lines. This is something I do to add extra depth and dimension on one layer cards. I added this panel onto the card base just using glue. This achieves the layered look I wanted without the bulk.
I chose similar colour inks and a scene silhouette stamp and recreated the cards main image. I added a Black stamped sentiment, which I chose to add in a different location to the original.
Now for the second card design:
For this card design I chose my colour palette by first picking out the card colours that I wanted to use. I then matched the inks that I would be using to the card I had already selected.
In the above images the first card on the left was created by my daughter, (15). The two I made used different supplies to each other. The ‘you warm my heart’ card was made with Stampin’ Up! supplies, whilst ‘The beauty of nature…’ card used supplies that were a free magazine gift. Both cards achieved the look that I wanted with great results.
CASEing cards is a great way to both learn what your own creative style is like and to also kick-start your creative mojo if you find yourself stuck in a creative slump.
Here is a side by side photo of both sets of projects:
Cards made by Donnna. Cards made by me.
I hope have enjoyed todays blog post and thank you for stopping by!
Take Care and Happy Crafting!