Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan - KatheD@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

adventure of the unintentional CASE

By now, I'm sure you know that I love to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) designs from the many talented card makers in blog land.  I especially enjoy the work of my fellow Stampin' Up!® demonstrators, most notably Watercooler members like Heidi, who does awesome work, and is now a design team member for Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  The current sketch especially got my attention because I had cut, but not used, a Smoky Slate doily while working on something else.  It wasn't quite right then, but I need a sympathy card for a coworker and I thought it would work for that.  I know that I browsed all the samples at PCC, but I only printed the sketch and set it beside my craft space while I worked out my design.  Since my doily is much larger than the one in the sketch, the other elements needed to be adjusted - I swapped out the bow for a (much larger) butterfly and decreased the size of the sentiment panel to compensate.  I also left out the flowers so more of the doily would be visible.  When I finished and sat down to write this and find my links, I noticed that my card is so similar to Heidi's that it could have been an intentional CASE.  I didn't think I remembered any of the specific samples, but evidently this one hooked into my subconscious:

stamp sets - Loving Thoughts (retired), Perfect Papillon (on envelope); ink - Lost Lagoon; card stock - Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon; designer series paper - All is Calm (retired); Big Shot with Butterflies and Darling Doily thinlits and Labels Collection framelits; Pearls basic jewels 

7 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, I love your card. The soft, neutral tones are perfect with your sentiment. What a good idea, swapping out the ribbon with that wonderful butterfly. Your card has some similarities to mine but definitely has its own identity. Beautifully crafted. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's challenge with the Paper Craft Crew.

nutzaboutstamping.com said...

Love your card Kathe! Thanks for having fun with our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week.
Your team member,
Terri
www.nutzaboutstamping.com

Pam Staples said...

Kathe, I love the Smoky Slate doily and how you used it on the card with the Butterfly. So glad you joined the fun and played along with the Paper Craft Crew. We hope you continue to join us for future sketches.

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Kathe, first kudos for mentioning where you got your inspiration from. I'm sure Heidi really appreciated it too! This is a very serene sympathy card. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew this week!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Beautiful combination for your sympathy card, so serene. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn xx

Heather Hopson said...

I love you card too. The colors are really nice and gives me some ideas as well.

Jan said...

This is so elegant Kathe - love your soft colours and gorgeous butterfly - beautiful for a Sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week :-)