Bonjour ! Copycat Compliment

My very favorite designer, Becca Feeken (www.amazingpapergrace.com), did a card the other day and I immediately recognized the paper she had used.  It is one that my sister and I love and I grab a couple of pieces whenever Hobby Lobby has it on sale.  Neither Michael’s nor Joann’s carry it.  Thank goodness for Hobby Lobby!

As always, her card was breathtaking.  Knowing I had the paper and tools necessary, I wanted to CASE it (One meaning for CASE is Copy And Share Everything; the other is Copy And Selectively Edit which makes more sense to me but I can’t find a confirmation on one or the other.)  If anyone knows for sure, please let me know!

The part I definitely get is the “Copy” part and I definitely know that one must be courteous and give credit where credit is due. Here is Becca’s card:   

I didn’t have that stamp nor did I have any organza ribbon and I was in a rush to make a birthday card for my grandson’s wife.  So I did it my way with what I did have.  I even did the tiny sliver of red background around the flower portion and around the pink and white gingham which is the other side of this 2-sided paper by My Mind’s Eye.

It’s a very basic card, actually.  I have a different lacy die that I used with white paper just as Becca did.  I used a triple-pearl pin and little pearls on the card along with my own thing which is some glittery Ranger Stickles.  And I did have some sheer pink ribbon and one little rosebud rather than the three very tiny ones on the original card.  I put my “Happy Birthday” sentiment on the decorated inside of the card.  Too bad I didn’t think to take a photo of the inside before I sent it off!

It doesn’t have that “Becca” feel to it but I am working in that direction bit by bit, day by day…  except the days where I get in a Steam Punk mood!  With the two cards on the same page, I can see that Becca puts greater space between her layers which, in part, gives it her “wow” look.  I will have to be more aware of that because I really like it.  I hope Anie will like my rendition!

I love to hear from you…  Blessings and Hugs to all.

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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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4 Responses to Bonjour ! Copycat Compliment

  1. Dana Braun says:

    This card is gorgeous….and so is its presentation….love the soft pink checkered material in the background. You’re a real pro, girlie!

  2. And you are my dear friend who comes at me from the total opposite political viewpoint. There is room in the world for all of us and it’s so nice that this is true or I would have missed out on knowing you. Thank you for your continued support of my artistic efforts. It means so much…

  3. Hmph . . . Nice, very nice. I’ll be making my own version of this card very soon Sister dear.

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