Wednesday 10 July 2024

CASE a Team Member for AWOW

Welcome to a new hop with the crew at Around the World on Wednesday. On the second Wednesday of each month, the team put together a thematic hop to give you some inspiration for your own crafting. We love it when you try out something new or CAS(E) one of our projects. The team is truly international, with members from each time zone of the world that Stampin' Up! operates. You're with me, in New Zealand - the first place in the Stampin' Up! world to change the date. đŸ˜€

This month, our inspiration is to CASE another team member: ie Copy And Selectively Edit.  I was fortunate to be paired up with the wonderful Leonie Stuart from Australia. We're team mates both here and at Colour INKspiration. I've long admired her work, so one of the great pleasures of this challenge was to scroll through her blog and Instagram to decide which of her lovely designs I'd use.

After much deliberation, I settled on this beauty which was made for a challenge for Colour INKspiration to farewell the retiring 2022-2024 In Colors.

Leonie and I agreed that we would surprise each other with our CASE by not sharing details before the reveal but would add in at least one thing, as you see here:

In a happy note, as we were planning how we'd do this CASE project we discovered that we both like playing Words With Friends online, so have started a run of games. đŸ˜€

Anyway, here is my interpretation of Leonie's card...

As you see, I kept very much to Leonie's layout but used the Simply Zinnia bundle. Instead of being a celebration of a retiring set of In Colors, I've made this a celebration of the new 2024-2026 In Colors instead. I kept the idea of using a die cut shape for the sentiment but stamped, rather than embossed, it.

Originally, I was going to use a strongly coloured background as Leonie had done but, in the end, kept to Basic White. Like the original, I kept the card base and card front the same colour. I omitted the bow but added In Color Shimmer Gems instead. My addition was to emboss the background. I used the Zinnia embossing folder.

Although the result is quite different to Leonie's original, I think the link between the two is still clear. If you're stuck for inspiration, why not find something in the catalogue, or online, to CASE? 

Next up on the hop is Leonie Stuart. I can't wait to see what she's done with a past project of mine!

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  1. What a fabulous CASE Jan ... I can see why you were attracted to Leonie's lovely bright project and I love that you used a different set of In Colours. Gorgeous card. xxx

  2. Love, love, love this!!!! Such a lovely CAS(e) of Leonie. So glad that you two are having fun playing word games now! xx

  3. It's great that we've chosen a predominantly white colour scheme compared to the original card, which was very strong and colourful. It gives it a calmer feel that really brings out the colouring! Well done!

  4. Beautiful card. Love the pretty and colorful zinnias. Great CASE of Leonie's card.

  5. What a pretty card, that background EF is a showstopper - and such a great CASE of Leonie's card too!