So, you know how you see something you really like and can’t think of anything you could do to make it better. That is certainly one way to CASE a card you’ve come across. Copy and Share Everything. That was the ‘case’ (haha) when I saw my card today on a post by Brian King. You can see his post here, and since I know Brian, I know he will be tickled pink that I cased him.
About my card
1. For my new readers, you might not know that I have a full time job outside of my stamping hobby. I have a staff of 18 wonderful people, 16 of which are men. I make each of my staff a birthday card that most proudly, I like to think it is proudly, display on the shelves in their office. This means that I can’t, nor would I really, make two of the same card for any of them. Add to those 16 men my husband, father, three brothers, a brother in law and two sons in law and I’m ALWAYS on the look out for masculine birthday card ideas. Brian’s certainly fit that bill with the blue/greens and non-fussy layout. Perfect.
2. I used the star and Yay from the Circle Card Thinlits Die and the yarn ribbon from Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit, a Sale-a-bration item you can earn for free if you purchase $50 or more. Who doesn’t like Free.
3. The whole gradient, or ombre look is very big right now. Going from light to dark or dark to light. I prefer light to dark and did my card that way. The thing about CASE is you can copy exactly, you can copy mostly, or you can just copy a portion. We stampers are very giving that way.
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