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!



  1. These colours are so pretty aren't they. I lvoe your take on Mikaela's card Sarah. You have amde it yours and is really beautiful. Resist emboss is a fave tech of mine

  2. Love this Sarah - this is such a fantastic technique and what a great take on Mikaela's card. These were one of the ones I was thinking of CASEing too!

  3. beautiful Case Sarah! love your cards!

  4. Such a lovely idea for Thank You Cards Sarah....the colours are great

  5. These look fabulous - I struggle using yellows and oranges, you have made me think it is worth getting these colours out again. Love both of these! xx

  6. Two really lovely cards, both make your flower really pop xx

  7. You've created two awesome cards! TFS

  8. oooo this is so very striking and just beautifully cheerful. I love it ... and I too loved the colour combination of So Saffron with Calypso Coral. Delighted that you have enjoyed searching my blog for inspiration and for you all inviting me in. It's been wonderful xx

  9. Love these colors and the technique. Thanks for a great idea.

  10. Great colouring tips! Love them both