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Artistically Inked Best Wishes Card

When cardmaking, inspiration often comes from a variety of places. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or just beginning your creative journey, there’s something captivating about taking an existing design and infusing it with your own unique twist. This is precisely where the technique of CASEing (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) comes in. In this post, I’ll show you exactly what I mean using the Artistically Inked stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

The inspiration for today’s card

Today our focus is on a card from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog on page 115. Using the Artistically Inked stamp set, Artistic dies, and Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper, I recreated this card.

CASEing might sound like a straightforward approach, but it’s a technique that opens up a ton of creative possibilities. The concept revolves around taking an existing card design and using it as a launching pad for your own artistic exploration. It’s not about exact replication, but about drawing inspiration and adding your own personal flair. This technique is not only great for crafters of all levels but is also a fantastic way to discover design elements that resonate with your style.

My version uses two sets of Stampin Blends, Bubble Bath and Gray Granite. The combination of these soft yet sophisticated colors adds depth and dimension, while using the Blends creates a seamless transition between shades.

I also used a different sheet of the Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper for our backdrop. You can see all the supplies I used in the list down below.

The measurements for this card are:

  • Thick Basic White card base- 5½” by 8½” scored at 4¼”
  • DSP- 5½” by 4¼”
  • DSP strip- 2¼” by ¾”
  • Basic White- 2″ by 1¼”
  • Scraps of Basic White for die cutting

I chose to use the two most intricate dies from the Artistic dies set. I cut them from a piece of Basic White and then colored them with my Blends before adding them to my card. The long, gray leaves were cut apart before adhering them with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I hope this card shows you how to draw inspiration from the CASEing but don’t forget to add your own imaginative twists. After all, every creation you make is a reflection of your unique style and creativity.

Take a page from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog, infuse it with your magic, and let the world witness the beauty you create, one handmade card at a time. Happy Stamping!

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