Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - 25 September 2016 - Guest Paula Dobson


 
Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Paula Dobson - we are thrilled to have Paula 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.
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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 on this blog hop.

These are the cards by Paula that I have chosen to CASE - mine uses elements from both of them.

Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Xmas card, Christmas Card, Starlight Thinlits, Candy Lane DSP, Masking, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator
Crumb Cake and Real Red give a lovely warm, cosy feeling to Christmas cards

I used the Starlight Thinlits dies and some scrap paper to create some masks then sponged with Crumb Cake ink.  I removed the masks and then positioned a rectangle of cardstock to create another mask and sponged around it with Real Red ink to create the red border.

There are layers of Candy Cane Lane DSP, Crumb Cake and Real Red cardstock.

The greeting is from the Christmas Magic stamp set, cut out with one of the Layering Circles framelits and edged with Real Red ink.  I adhered that to a larger layer cut from Crumb Cake cardstock with one of the scalloped Layering Circles framelits.  I applied some glue to the Crumb Cake layer with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I adhered a piece of Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbon to the back and then used Dimensionals to stick it onto the card front.

As a final frosty touch, I applied some glue to three of the larger round silver enamel shapes in the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack, sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds and, once dry, applied them to the centres of the snowflake images.

I also made a monochromatic version using Night of Navy ink.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Xmas card, Christmas Card, Starlight Thinlits, Candy Lane DSP, Masking, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator
Silvery touches courtesy of Silver Glitter Ribbon from the Combo Pack and silver Metallic Enamel Shapes
I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 

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'Til next time.
Stephanie
 
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30 comments:

  1. This technique is awesome - totally looking at my dies in a whole different light now!

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    1. Thank you, Carolina. I may have a peculiar mind but it's something I've always look at when I invest in some dies!

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  2. Love the technique Stephanie & I agree with Carolina...looking at my dies in a whole new light! Awesome CASE x

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    1. Thanks Kim! I have also been known to use the die itself (if it's a detailed one) as a stencil!

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  3. Great case. I still haven't tried the masking technique. Will definitely give it a try. Good inspiration. Thanks Stephanie.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa. Well.... you've got a lot of masking fun ahead of you!

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  4. Great Idea Stephanie...might have to have a crack at this one myself.....I love how you used the ribbons too very cute

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    1. Thanks Vicki. I'll look forward to seeing your creations!

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  5. Awesome cards and case Stephanie. Great idea to use the dies as stencils for a custom background - love the effect! :)

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    1. Thanks, Juan. I love to make my dies work for their storage space!

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  6. Beautiful Christmas Cards Stephanie, I just love them. Awesome job. Angexo

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  7. Both your cards are gorgeous Stephanie, but I love the blue one! xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessie. That was my first one and I started to worry that it was a bit too subtle! Glad you like it.

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  8. Very Pretty Cards Stephanie .. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Lovely cards Stephanie. The sponging gives the cards a very soft feel, almost like you've used some vellum.

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    1. Thanks, Kirsten. I can see what you mean - I guess because the edges are darker?

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  10. Stephanie, your sponging is so soft. It really lends these cards a dreamy quality. So very pretty and perfect for Christmas. Thank you for having me along on the hop xox

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    1. Thank you, Paula. It was a great pleasure to hop with you.

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  11. Lovely cards - your sponging is great Stephanie!

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  12. Oh Stephanie! These are gorgeous....and phew masking NOT embossing....woohoo!! You are my favourite xox

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    1. Thanks Deli! So glad you like the masking!

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  13. What a gorgeous effect! What a great alternative way to use dies.

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  14. What an excellent idea! I think I will have to try this myself. Your cards are very beautiful. :)

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