Do you have trouble coming up with new ideas for cards? Well, try looking at one of the cards in the catalogs and then changing the stamp set and colors. This is a great way to start your creative juices flowing or to get out of rut if you feel like you keep doing the same thing.
Today, I found a card in the Sale-a-Bration catalog on page 5. I changed the papers to Park Lake Designer Series Paper and decorated my card with flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set, but from a design aspect, it’s the same general card. There’s really no shame in copying like this. Stampin’ Up! encourages it and so do I. It’s called CASEing (Copy And Share Everything.)
For my card, I added a fun background layer. I used the Dictionary background stamp. I inked the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and then placed the stamp upside down on my workspace. I gently placed my card stock over the stamp, and then used my fingers to haphazardly rub from the center out, without going all the way to the edge. This technique produces an uneven, vintage look. Then, I sponged the edges.
My banners range in size from 1/2″ to 3/4″ wide. I used both a Banner Punch and Hexagon Punch to make the “Vs” on the ends.
I colored my flowers with Blendabilites Markers in Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder and Rich Razzleberry. I also colored the borders of each flower with Soft Sky Blendabilities.
I punched out the small flowers using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and Park Lane Designer Series Paper. Before adhering the flowers, I worked the ends with my fingers so the edges rolled.
The greeting is from the Sale-a-Bration set Simply Wonderful.
Supplies used on my card:
So try CASEing your next card. No one will ever know!