Hello Everyone – Cathy Caines here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.
It’s the time of year when we say goodbye to summer. But in my teens, it also meant that I was saying goodbye to my friends and family as I set off to begin another school year away from home. It’s always hard to leave and for anyone going through their first year, it’s especially tough. If I am speaking to you – you got this. Sure, you’ll be poor and stressed out but everyone around you will be in the same boat. Tap into those around you and try hard to work on finding your true calling. The only way to do this is to think about what makes you happy. Good luck and always remember you can only do your best – nobody expects anything more.About a month ago a lady called me and said that she was looking for a custom card for her grandson who was headed to University in Ottawa, a three-hour plane ride away. She has a special connection with him and wanted to give him the perfect card. She meticulously went over the words she wanted included inside the card making sure to include wise advice such as, “be brave enough to take another path if this one should not work out.” Because she had the perfect words, I wanted to create the perfect card.
I created several cards but I wasn’t fond of any. While browsing my instagram feed, I ran across a card created by my friend in Australia, Teneale Williams. She has always been a huge supporter of Stampin’ Up! and myself so I asked her if I could CASE (Copy and Share Everything) her card. Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves to create something out of the air when there are so many people out there to be inspired by. The biggest compliment that any designer or artist could receive is if someone copied their work so don’t be afraid to do this. However, always give credit where credit is due. Most of all, thank you Teneale for the inspiration on this card and allowing me to share it with all of my Creative Scrapbooker friends.
For my card I used three ‘forever’ stamp sets that are retired: Traveler, World Map, and Go, Graduate. I water coloured the globe image using my Stampin’ Write Markers and my aquapainter. Once it was dry I covered the globe in the fine tip glue pen to dry. I used my nail file and sponged the edges of all the cardstock and patterned paper giving it a distressed feel. When I tied the linen thread around the last piece it seemed to give it a finished look that I loved.
Thanks for dropping by and be sure to let us know if you have any forever stamps and who is your favourite designer to CASE?
Cathy Caines Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador
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I’m So Proud of You Card Designed by Cathy Caines – Supplies and images used are © 2017 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Very Vanilla cardstock, Traveler Stamp set (retired), World Map stamp set (retired), Go, Graduate stamp set (retired), early espresso ink, garden green cardstock, garden green ink, soft suede card stock, aquapainter, fine tip glue pen, ticket tear punch, linen thread, Stampin’ Write markers, aquapainter, Wooden Textures DSP stack, black archival ink, Color Theory DSP stack
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