August 8, 2011

Just in CASE

What is Just in CASE? Well a card that has been copied is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything). Generally in the stamping community there is a lot of inspiration gathering going on from others. I don't think of this as stealing. I think it is an important way for me to learn new techniques and get ideas for layouts. So this card is very similar to one by Kimberly Van Diepen, one amazing stamper and super star in the Stampin' Up world (at least to me). She moved across country and had a husband deployed to Iraq and still wound up in the list of top 100 demonstrators for Stampin' Up for this past business year. That just amazes me. 

I told you I would share the card for Jennifer's birthday that I made. I really loved the way it came out. The pink flowers were embossed on the dotted acetate (a transparency for you teacher's out there). That is a li tricky because the versamark slides easily. And, my snail adhesive wanted to not stick to the embossed areas and just pull off the powder when I tried to adhere the banner. I ended up using glue dots and making sure they weren't on the embossed areas. The little orange embossed flower is the same as the pink, just trimmed smaller. 

Recipe:
paper: melon mambo, tangerine tango, whisper white, day/night specialty acetate (retired), black
Ink: black, versamark
accessories: embossing power (melon and tangerine), bakers twine, a bright's collection button
stamps: rough type alphabet (retired), sayings and flower from the occasions mini catalog

Thanks for the inspiration Kimberly! Have a great SU year and I hope your prince is home soon!!


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