Sometimes, actually quite often, I get stuck in my creativity. I try to put the vision I have for a card in my head onto the paper and it just doesn’t work. My garbage can is full of cards that did not turn out how I imagined. Sometimes I can fix them by adding something but sometimes it is just a hopeless mess. This is when I turn to Stampin’ Up!® catalogs for inspiration. The artists who work at Stampin’ Up!® make amazing cards so it is a great place to go when you need a little boost. It is called CASEing which mean Copy And Share Everything and it is encouraged to do.
I found this card on page 32 of the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog and got my inspiration from it.
I loved how they cut down the big word die in the Floral Die set which says “”just want to say” and just used the word “just” and then hid the word “I’m” from the sentiment that says “I’m Thinking Of You” under the “j” and then put is on a piece of Basic White cardstock that was cut with a die.
To make my card I also used a piece of the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper on a Basic White card base. I tied a piece of White Baker’s Twine around the DSP three times before adhering it to the card base. Then I added a piece of Vellum on top top of it to soften or blur the look of the bright colors on the DSP. Vellum is a little tricky to add because you can see the adhesive underneath if you are not careful. To help prevent that I took a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive and put in in the middle of the back of the Vellum. That way the die cut covered it. I also added a Glue Dot in each corner to keep it down.
After that, I cut the word “just” from the Floral Gallery Die set in Poppy Parade cardstock. I masked the “I’m” part of the sentiment using Washi Tape, then inked up the rest of the sentiment in Poppy Parade Ink, tore off the masking and stamped it onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock. I cut that out using a die from the Always Dies set. I cut out the background using a die from Hippo & Friends in Basic White cardstock and layered everything on top of the Vellum.
CASEing a card is great but you need to make it your own by changing it a bit. It is a perfectly acceptable thing to do in the world of stamping so don’t be afraid to do it. If you post it online, you just need to give credit to the original artist.
This is beautiful, Susan! I love the way you changed it, and your tips for adhering the vellum.
I love this card Susan. I always forget about adding a vellum layer and that really turns it up a notch. I toss a lot in the garbage, but am so glad that I don’t have regrets about throwing away a bit of paper.
I totally understand not feeling creative! I use the catalog and Pinterest for ideas. After I get going with one that I’ve CASEd, I can usually start finding that creative flow and become more inspired. This card is so pretty!