Sunday, 16 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Billie Moan

It's Crazy Crafters Blog Hop time again and today we're CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) Billie Moan.

If you haven't seen Billie's projects before, make sure you stop by her page sometime and check it out.  I can guarantee you'll come away with plenty of ideas for your next crafty project.

For this weeks card, I decided to CASE this card by Billie.

I don't make many fancy fold type cards so thought this would be a good challenge for me.  It did take a bit longer to make than my usual cards but it was loads of fun and I'm really happy with the final result.

For my card, I used the same dimensions as outlined in Billie's post but changed up the designer series paper and stamp sets and dies.

I used the yellow polka dot paper from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and some of the embossed paper from the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper which I sponged with Bermuda Bay ink.

The flowers and leaves were created using the Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits Dies.  I used Blushing Bride cardstock and Flirty Flamingo ink to create the flowers and leaves were made using Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Wild Wasabi ink.  I also used some Brights Enamel Shapes and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter on the flowers and leaves.

The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink using a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

That's it for me today.  I hope you've enjoyed reading about my card.  Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Also, don't forget to take in the rest of the amazing creations on this blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Mikaela Titheridge

I'm back again for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and today we're CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) Mikaela Titheridge.

There's going to be plenty of inspiration, so make sure you take a look at the rest of the hop, including Mikaela's creation as she has joined in with us.

Today I've chosen to CASE these cards that Mikaela made using the Special Reason stamp set.

I love the combination of So Saffron and Calypso Coral so as soon as I saw these colours I knew I was going to use them on my card.  I also love the flower image so decided to use the Definitely Dahlia stamp set as my focal point.

I wanted to try a few different techniques so have made 2 cards.

For my first card I placed a strip of masking tape across the cardstock, to leave a blank space for the sentiment, and then stamped the Definitely Dahlia stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Versamark.  I then heat embossed the image using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

To create the colour gradient I used a sponge to apply Calypso Coral ink to the centre of the image and So Saffron ink to the rest of the image, blending the colours together until I was happy.

I then stamped a sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

For my second card wanted to try using watercolour so followed the same process as above, expect I replaced the Whisper White cardstock with Watercolour Paper.

To apply the colour, I spritzed some water over the paper and then placed drops of Calypso Coral and So Saffron ink onto various areas and let the water move the ink around.

The sentiment used on this card is also from the One Big Meaning stamp set.  For this card, I did stamp the sentiment onto a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and attach it to the card front as I wasn't very successful with removing the masking tape from the watercolour paper.

To finish of both cards, I layered the card front onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and then attached it to a card base made from Whisper White cardstock

I hope you've enjoyed stopping by.  I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment below.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop!