Dec 042017
 

Hey there, House friends!

Cheri here with a new Project of the Week for you!

If you’re a card maker, you have probably had moments when you can’t find your mojo and a card creation is nearly impossible to create. I’ve had a few of those moments myself (okay…more than “a few”). When I can’t find my mojo, I use someone else’s and look through online card postings until I find something I find inspiring and use that as my “jumping off point”. In other words, I “Copy And Share with Everyone”…CASE…someone else’s card.

In the card making world, it’s a compliment to have your creation CASE’d, and it’s customary (and appreciated) to give credit to the original card if you post yours online.

I find tons of inspiration right here each and every week when I see what the Rock Stars have created for each of the many challenges we have during the month. That said, my POTW for you this week is to show you cards I’ve CASE’d from three of these talented ladies.

First up is one I CASE’d from Patti’s October TicTacToe challenge. Isn’t that the cutest card?

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I took Patti’s card and created this one. The CASE part here is I used the same stamps and while my card is a bit different from Patti’s I used hers for the inspiration for mine. (My regret is I didn’t put googly eyes in the background. I loved that touch she gave her card). Stamps used are RI#2307-E “Trick or Treat Ghost” and RI#2316-G “Boo”. The ghostly circles/orbs in the bg of my card were made by dipping a pen cap into white pigment ink.

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Most of us don’t copy the original card to the very detail, we often change it up, but use the original as a starting point.

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This is a card Shirley made for an inspiration challenge back in January. I needed a birthday card for my brother, and thought this would be a fun card to CASE and make for him. Stamps used on both Shirley’s card and mine are from the Holy Crap stamp collection. On my card I also used RI#2710-D “Sm. Pine Tree” and RI#2709-I “Large Pine Forest”. I also added some borders around the bottom layer.

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The last CASE example I have for you today is this card made by Heather.

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I kept pretty closely to Heather’s great card but thought it would make a fun Christmas card by just changing up the colors and a few details. We both used RI#5116-I “Cat Sitting Sil” I changed the sentiment using RI#8909-G “Magical Christmas”, and added a die cut snowflake in place of her floral.

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There you have it for my POTW for you. I hope you’ve found some inspiration and will be encouraged to CASE cards of others when you’re at a loss for inspiration…just give them credit if you post them online.

Thanks for stopping by!

  3 Responses to “Project of the Week ~ CASE’d Cards”

  1. What fun, Cheri!!! I love seeing how you took a bit of inspiration from three very different designs, and created your own masterpieces! Great job, dear friend!!!

  2. What fun casing other DT members – but making them your very own. Great job with the tutorial.

  3. Fabulous, Cheri! Similar, but also so different from each of the cards you CASE’d. Thanks for picking one of mine to work with; it is one of my favorites.

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