Thursday, December 8, 2011

CASE-ing...The Ultimate Compliment



Yep, it's Pam again! Lynell is off teaching classes this week.
Ever heard of the expression to "CASE" someone else's design work? This acronym means to "Copy and Say Everything"...in other words, being inspired by someone's creation to the point of copying it (with slight changes) and being proud to admit that you did not come up with the original idea, but someone else did. If you have ever been on Split Coast Stampers web site, you will see a lot of CASE-ing. As Lynell has said frequently, nothing in art is immaculately conceived. Everyone is inspired by someone else into taking the thought one step further. The cards in this post are the perfect example of this.  The card at the top was created by me for the latest release at CHA Summer in July. I kept it very simple, and went with just the pink and white retro theme. I embossed the Christmas Tree on the white cardstock panel with my Big Shot machine, embossed the Christmas Tree again on Mercart Aluminum and Core'dinations cardstock (both of which were sanded to reveal their underlying color), I added a bright pompom and a sticker sentiment. Done.
The second card was created by Rebekka Behunin, a long time friend, helper, and wonderful teacher of Dreamweaver Stencils products and techniques. Obviously, Rebekka took my card to the next level. Her version uses all Mercart Colored Aluminum in various colors, run through the embossing machine, sanded, and in addition...a machine-embossed sentiment and yummy Creative Impressions' bow and Dreamweaver Stencils 3" pin for extra bling.
The third card by Elaine Benedict, sales rep and teacher for Dreamweaver Stencils, falls sort of in between the first and second card...one main color (red), part Mercart colored aluminum and part Core'dinations cardstock, both sanded as before. Elaine also added the embossed sentiment with a ribbon, plus a star brad on top, and rhinestone accents. When you look at all three cards, you can see the progression. All three cards have their own unique look, and I'm sure like me, the other two artists were pleased to create their own version, and I was complimented by being their inspiration. Somewhere along the line, the tables will be turned, and it will be me being inspired by their work to "CASE" it, in honor of their creativity as well. This week, I'd like to challenge you to CASE something that one of our Dream Team member's (list at right) has created and link your version here on the Dream It Up! blog!

7 comments:

sommrstamping said...

Pam... All three of these cards are fabulous. Thanks for posting these.

Louise said...

CASEing is wonderful isn't it! These are all beautiful, great work ladies!

Wendy said...

Pam, You have piles of creations that I want to "CASE", as well as Elaine's pile! All three of your are fabulously talented!!! I new which one was your card because of the pom-pom!! Great cards Rebekkah, Elaine and Pam!!!

Cherylynn (Second Childhood) said...

Loved the challenge and loved the 3 Ornate Christmas Trees so they were my inspiration in my pseudo-CASEd card!

Laura Drahozal said...

Love all the CASE-ing going on here! That stencil is incredible, too. Elaine, I would never have thought about combining the metals with the Core'dinations! What a great idea!

Lee Kellogg said...

I have such a hard time with that stencil, it is refreshing to see another way to use it. Nicely done

kristi said...

Love all the different combos! Awesome inspiration!

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