Sunday, 8 May 2016

Crazy Crafters May Blog Hop - CASE-ing Dena Plummer Rekow



Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Dena Rekow - we are thrilled to have her join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

This awesom split card by Dena was my inspiration.
Click on the image to link to her blog

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 on this blog hop.

I found it hard to decide on a project to CASE because Dena has just so many great cards on her site!  Eventually I chose the split card because they look amazing and I've never made one before!

Well, let me tell you - they're addictive!  They come together so quickly and easily and they're FUN!

So then I was faced with another decision - which one of the many I'd made to include here in the blog hop!  Eventually I chose this coppery beauty!  I'll show you the others in future posts.




SU, You've got this, split card, fun fold, watercolouring, out of the box technique
The copper heat embossing works so well with this image!
 
This is my favourite paper in the new DSP pack Affectionately Yours.  I love the elegant richness of the copper foil with the Crumb Cake background and I wanted to use lots of it so that it could really shine!  As the Crazy Crafters say these days #loveitchopit - if you love a paper - rather than hoard it and hide it away - let it have it's moment of glory and then buy more! 

I used one of the Botanical Builders dies to split my card.  I couldn't bear to waste any of that gorgeous paper, so I used the leftover bit on another card - which I'll share here on my blog soon - keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot it!

I heat embossed the flower from the You've Got This stamp set with the new copper embossing powder - I'm so in love with that!  You'll see in coming days that I've become quite obsessed with making things copper!

I used some Early Espresso ink to watercolour the flower and then used one of the Lots of Labels Framelits and the out of the box technique to cut it out.  I layered it onto some Early Espresso cardstock cut with a larger framelit from the same set before adhering the panel in place to hold the two pieces of the card together.
    
SU, You've got this, split card, fun fold, watercolouring, out of the box technique
The watermarks add a little interest to the inside of the card

I then added a layer of Cajun Craze to the inside of the card and stamped it with Versamark.

Thank you, again, Dena, for your inspiration and so generously sharing your creativity.

I had several cards sitting in the kitchen, waiting to be photographed when a friend of mine came over for coffee and to make her very first card ... ever!  I have to admit that my heart sank a bit when she said she loved this card and would like to make one like it.  I thought about the heat embossing, the split card, out of the box technique, water colouring, precision die cutting ... and was worried about the outcome.  For no reason, as it turned out! 

I have her permission to show you just what an amazing student she turned out to be.  This is Victoria's card - remember... it's the first card she has ever made!
   
Stampin up, #thecraftythinker, split card, You've Got This, Sneak Peek new catalogue
Not only did she excel but, in my opinion, she has exceeded the teacher!  I really like that she cut a wider split in the card.  And how well does the gift that she's pairing with it go with the card!  You are amazing, Victoria!

I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 
Thanks for taking part in 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 of seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration they contain.

'Til next time.
Stephanie
 


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32 comments:

  1. What a clever way to do one of Dena's split cards!! WOW!

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    1. Thanks Kylie. I think Dena has also done something similar - so not too much kudos for me!

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  2. Awesome card Stephanie. Love it

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  3. Stephanie, I just love your card--the copper is just stunning!! Well done! Thank you so much for having me join your hop--such an honor!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Dena. I really appreciate you taking the time to do that. Thank you, once again, for your constant source of inspiration and for joining us on our hop today - it really was you who honoured us!

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  4. Fabulous Stephanie! So rich looking. Love the split with the botanical framelit too. And your student did an amazing job for her first card. She should be demo-ing!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Gail. Thank you also for complimenting the lovely Victoria on her card - as it happens, she became a demonstrator that day! I can't wait to see her next card!

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  5. Love this copper beauty, I can't wait to get my hands on that embossing powder!

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I'm sad that we didn't all get to play with the copper - and I feel a tad guilty for using it so much! ... but I can't help myself!

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  6. Wow Stephanie just wow!! This card has so much gorgeous detail!!!

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    1. Thank you, Bree - I think the gorgeous DSP and that glorious copper do most of the heavy lifting.

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  7. Oh Stephanie .... just WOW!!!!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Stephanie. Detail is exquisite with the copper and just love your leaf border. Have to try out that gorgeous copper embossing powder. :)

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    1. Thank you,Juan. I really appreciate your comments.

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  9. Wow that DSP is a total knockout on this card. Great CASE!

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    1. Thank you, Fiona. To be honest, I think that DSP would be a total knockout on anything! I'm so sad that I've almost finished it ... but you know what Kylie says
      " #loveitchopit "!

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  10. Copper, copper,copper!! Yes, definitely on my next order. Such a beautiful card, as always! I ordered this DSP as my pre-order after I saw another card of yours and I'm so glad I did it.

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    1. Thank you, Satomi! And you're welcome to use some of my copper until yours comes in!

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  11. Great card Stephanie. I love how the copper shines.

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  12. OH MY GOSH Hopping along and BAM! hit in the face with this deliciousness! A sumptuous and rich card Luuuuurve it!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I really appreciate your comment.

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  13. Just stunning!!! Love the copper looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Carolina! I agree - copper is beautiful!

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  14. Gorgeous card Stephanie. Love all the colour, and your watercolouring looks fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Watercolouring and copper - my two favourite things!

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