Ethical Question: Casing vs. Copying
I am a stamper who makes cards to sell on Etsy and at local craft shows. I love to get ideas from the other artists on splitcoast and pinterest. Lately I have seen a lot of people talking about using other artist's work for inspiration (i.e. caseing), but not copying.
I really don't want to be doing anything unethical, but I see so many great ideas that I want to use. How much do I have to change a card to not be "copying" it. For example, is changing the paper and sentiment enough? Can I replicate a layout I like?
Again, I'm trying to make sure I'm not doing something unethical.