Sunday, 20 May 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Jessica Taylor

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Jessica Taylor - we are thrilled to have Jessica join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.
Southern Serenade Cards
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Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey through the blog hop.
  
Jessica has loads of wonderful inspiration on her blog but it was the one to the left that jumped out at me and said "CASE me!" I really like the classic layout and the simple colour palette.

So here's my version.  I kept the embossed panel and the two-colour palette and made only minor changes to the layout.  I haven't included a sentiment at this stage because this is a card that could cover a variety of occasions.
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The returning Coastal Cabana colour is one of my favourites!
I especially love it paired with Night of Navy or Blueberry Bushel.

The base card is Night of Navy and the Coastal Cabana (Yay!! it's coming back!!!  I love that colour!) layer is embossed with the Seaside embossing folder.   The image from the Beautiful You stamp set is watercoloured with Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Petal Pink and Soft Suede inks.


#thecraftythinker #colourpalette , Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy Colour Palette, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White: an elegant, fresh and modern colour scheme

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A classic layout and simple colour palette draws the eye to the stamped image

The stamped panel is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for following our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so click on the next name in the list to ensure that you don't miss out on seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration that they contain.

Thanks for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Friday, 18 May 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop : Favourite Retiring Bundle - Daisy Delight


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  Today our theme is to use our favourite Retiring Bundle from the 2017-2018 catalogue.  

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.
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The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper is used in three different ways in this card!
Whilst the Daisy Delight Bundle is retiring, the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch are continuing into the new Annual Catalogue.  So now is a really good time to buy them (before 31st May) while you can still buy them as a bundle and save 10%.

As well as the Delightful Daisy bundle, I've used the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper in three different ways:
  1. I sponged the circle and diamond strips
  2. I used the lacy oval frame just as it is
  3. The blue and white lattice background was a by-product of a card I'll be sharing in the near future.  While sponging the lattice frame, I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock underneath - two birds, one stone! 
The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper will be available from 1 June in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

The flowers were cut with the Eclectic layers dies and I also used the retiring Lots of Labels dies (although I trimmed them a bit)

The greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

I hope you've enjoyed this this project and I welcome your comments. 

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be exploring the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue! 

I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

Thanks for visiting
'Til next time
Stephanie



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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Theme - 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

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Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.
Our theme this month is the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue - we'll be providing you with sneak peeks!  

I've chose the stunningly beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper, some new embellishments and the soft and luscious Petal Pink colour.
#thecraftythinker  #sdbh  #sneakpeek #cardmaking  #stampinup, SDBH, Sneak Peek, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer,Sydney NSW
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper rescued a bland and blotchy watercolour background
The base card is Bermuda Bay with layers of Very Vanilla and Petal Pink cardstock which is a new colour in the revamped colour collection.

Do you, like me, have some failed watercolour backgrounds lying around in your craft area?  Well, dig it out ..... Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper to the rescue!

This was a piece of Watercolour Paper that I'd spritzed with colour (water and Ink Refill in a Stampin' Spritzer) but I was never happy with the way the colours blended and I also thought it was a bit bland.  So I stuck some of the gorgeous laser cut paper on top and it developed some wow factor!

I added some copper Leaves Trinkets and a Tinted Faceted Button which I first threaded with a length of Natures Twine.  TIP: The Nature's Twine is 3-ply and I removed one of the plys so that it would fit through the button holes easily.

At the time I made the card, I didn't have any new ribbon - so I've used a piece of the retiring Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon.

All of the new products will be available from 1 June 2018.  If you live in Australia, don't have a distributor and would like your own copy of the new Catalogue - please contact me.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed these cards.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer - please see the list below and click on the next person on the list to hop through all of the people to see all of our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

'Til next time!
Stephanie



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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sweet & Sassy Petal Pair

This is a card that I saw myself making in a dream - something that happens from time to time.  Perhaps the creative part of my brain doesn't rest!
#thecraftythinker #embossing #stampinup  #cardmaking , Sweet & Sassy, Petal Pair, Embossing techniques, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A card designed by my subconscious using Sweet & Sassy framelits,
Petal Pair and Simple Stripes embossing folders

I used the Simple Stripes embossing folder with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and then used my Embossing Buddy to remove any residues before swiping the middle lines with my Versamark pad.  I did use some scrap paper to mask off each side so that I wouldn't get Versamark everywhere.  Then I heat embossed with gold.

I'm not really a "hearts" sort of person but my subconscious had specifically selected the Sweet & Sassy heart shape and who am I to argue?!  So I cut the shape, applied Versamark to the edge with a sponge dauber and gold heat embossed before embossing with the Petal Pair embossing folder.

After embossing, I gently ran the Versamark pad over the top and gold heat embossed again.

At this point I realised that my subconscious hadn't quite finished the job so I added the layer of Powder Pink cardstock and matching ribbon!

The Sweet & Sassy framelits are retiring and are available until 31st May or while stocks last.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Serene Garden Mother's Day Card

Hmmm - I couldn't capture this card properly with my camera - it looks much prettier in person!
#thecraftythinker #sneakpeek #serenegarden #mothersdaycad #cardmaking #rubberstamping , Serene Garden Bundle, Sneak Peek, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I had to angle the card to catch the light on the copper
Serene Garden Bundle with Eclectic Layers

I used the new Serene Garden Bundle which will be available very soon (1 June) in the 2018 to 2019 Annual Catalogue.   One of the pieces in the Garden Scene die set creates a beautiful debossed image and I sponged over the top to highlight it.

I hand drew the stem with a Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write marker.

#thecraftythinker #colourpalette #graygranite #blackberrybliss #cardmaking #rubberstamping #stampinup , Colour Palette, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Gray Granite, Powder Pink, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Gray Granite provides a pretty neutral in this berry colour palette
The greeting is from the "Must Have" stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings.  I was very upset to see the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set retire but, I have to say, I think that this new set is even better!  It covers every occasion that I can think of!

To soften the severity of the layout, I used the trellis die from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to cut a failed experiment!  I've been playing with Copper Foil, inks and embossing powder to try to achieve an engraved, patinated copper look ... that's still a work in progress!
#thecraftythinker, #fauxcopperpatina , Graceful Garden, faux engraved copper with patina, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
My rejected attempt at achieving the look of engraved, patinated copper

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This image shows the different in look between my "patinated" experiment and normal Copper Foil Sheet
This project provides sneak peeks of the following new products:
Serene Garden Stamp set
Garden Scene Thinlits 
Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
Faceted Dots
The colours: Blackberry Bliss (returning), Coastal Cabana (returning), Gray Granite
#thecraftythinker #sneakpeek #serenegarden #mothersdaycad #cardmaking #rubberstamping , Serene Garden Bundle, Sneak Peek, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The inside of the card is decorated with the matching images from the Serene Garden stamp set
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Delightfully Detailed Sympathy Card (a sneak peek)

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This card started out with the Sahara Sand frame that I'd made for this card and then replaced with a different colour.
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Keeping the rest of the card simple to let the stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper shine

I simply cut a piece of the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper to size and glued it to the back of the frame with the white side of the paper showing to the front.

I adhered the frame to the base card of Basic Gray. The sentiment is from the Painted Glass stamp set and I cut it out with one of the Layering Ovals framelits.

SNEAK PEEKS FROM THE NEW 2018 ANNUAL CATALOGUE:
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper
Painted Glass stamp set

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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