On the CASE: Flower Power!
On the CASE: Flower Power!
It’s time to take CASE-ing to the next level!
I shared last time that CASE-ing a design doesn’t always mean that it needs to be copied exactly. Sometimes you just want to try your hand at recreating something, and sometimes you’re just inspired – by the color scheme, the layout or a technique – or all three! With today’s project, going forward, I won’t always copy a project exactly – sometimes I’ll just take inspiration. But, I’ll share what inspired me, and hopefully you’ll see the similarities as I put my design next to the original. So – on with today’s project!
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Today I’m introducing a new-to-me company – The Stamp Market. I saw some samples out on Instagram and just fell in love! The products are fresh, clean and inspired – and the sample designs reflect that too. It’s a relatively new company (only 2 years old) and is a 2-person team, Amy & her husband along with some support staff and now a few designers.
My project was inspired by one of the first samples I came across. I loved the white on white where you almost don’t see the floral background until it’s angled the right way. I wanted that to pop a bit more, and thought that I could shake up the design a bit by rotating 90-degrees and changing up some of the color.
I didn’t have the exact sentiment either, so I pulled out a similar one from an Altenew set – and kept it on the small side, just like the original.
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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Flower Power (The Stamp Market)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Kraft CS (Lawn Fawm), scraps of Solar White 80lb CS (Neenah), Walnut Cream CS (Bazzill) and Deep Iris CS (Altenew)
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Rock Collection Enamel Dots (Altenew)
Other: Big Shot (Sizzix), Bloomin’ Cute dies (The Stamp Market), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Anti-static bag, Heat Tool, Stamp Positioning Tool (Tonic)
On the CASE Notes
(your step-by-step guide – click on the images to view a larger slide gallery)
- Score the card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish with bone folder. Set aside.
- Stamp the flower power image in Versamark on a piece of Kraft cardstock – larger than the finished image so it can be trimmed.
- Emboss with clear embossing powder. Trim to 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ and adhere to the card base.
- Diecut the flower outline pieces from Walnut Cream cardstock, and the flower head background in Solar White 80#.
- Assemble the finished diecut flower. It just needs a small dot of adhesive at the center of the background flower – then, add the stem, and the flower outline on top.
- Adhere the finished flower element to the card base.
- Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in white on a thin strip of Deep Iris cardstock.
- Trim the sentiment to size and adhere over the flower stem.
- Add an enamel dot or any embellishment to the center of the flower.
How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?
Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – The technique and design behind the original design was pretty straightforward, so it was easy to break down the components and reuse them in a new way. The neutral palette with a pop of color was a great option to bring forward into my own design – shifting the colors a bit to make it my own. Rotating the design 90-degrees brought bigger focus to the background which made sense since it was more visible than the white-on-white sample.
We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing! We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again!
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