Sunday, 16 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Billie Moan - Sneak Peek

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Billie Moan - we are thrilled to have Billie join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.

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I've been following Billie's work for quite some time now and she never disappoints.  Her blog is always well-written and informative and I love her B-isms!  I love so much of her work that it was incredibly difficult to narrow down what to CASE.  After much deliberation, I chose this card because it uses masking techniques that I've always loved.

This is a Lever Card - a fold that I love because it's not too difficult to make  but looks quite impressive!
Fun Fold, Sneak Peek, Lever Card, Birthday Delivery, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
This is an image of the Lever Card closed

I used some products from our current catalogue and some that will be available when the new Annual Catalogue launches on 1st June - a bit of a teaser!  The gorgeous little girl is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set.
Fun Fold, Sneak Peek, Lever Card, Birthday Delivery, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The balloon and presents were cut from the Designer Series Paper with the matching framelits

This Birthday Delivery product suite is very nostalgic in its imagery and is just gorgeous!  It's also very clever.  The exquisite Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper contains beautiful images that, in addition to the stamped images, can be cut out with the matching Birthday Friends framelits!

Fun Fold, Sneak Peek, Lever Card, Birthday Delivery, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The ribbon is also in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - Stitched Edge Ribbon in Pacific Point

I made the lever card with Blushing Bride cardstock and decorated it with paper from the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper.

Fun Fold, Sneak Peek, Lever Card, Birthday Delivery, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The balloon and one of the presents is popped up on a Stampin' Dimensional

  • I stamped the girl onto the Whisper White square with Basic Black ink
  • Stamped her again onto scrap paper and cut her out to form a mask (like Billie, I always keep masks that I make in the relevant stamp case, ready to use again)
  • I used one of the Layering Ovals framelits to cut an aperture in a piece of acetate and positioned this around the girl
  • I then used Sahara Sand ink and a sponge to lightly sponge colour into the oval.  I applied more ink at the bottom of the oval to balance it.
  • I removed both masks and watercoloured the girl using Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede and the new Powder Pink inks.
  • I stamped the greeting with Pacific Point ink, added the presents and ribbon and drew in the string to the ribbon with a Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker.

    Note:  I use the acetate that forms part of the packaging for photopolymer stamp sets to make my masks.  I keep the mask for future use - positive and negative spaces ie the oval shape as well as the rectangle with the oval cut from it.

Fun Fold, Sneak Peek, Lever Card, Birthday Delivery, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I only adhered half of the decorated panel
I only adhered half of the decorated panel so that the decorative piece swings a bit free from the card, providing a softer angle when the card is open.

The Birthday Delivery Bundle (10% saving) will include the stamp set, framelits and Designer Series Paper.

If you you'd like the opportunity to order the new products a month early - check out the Join My Team page of my site! 

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

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Stephanie




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32 comments:

  1. I am in LOVE with your card and thinking that I must give this type of fold a go, it looks great!
    I love how you have stamped and watercolored the girl and never thought about masking and then making an aperture mask, what a great idea!
    Loved your post. xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Kayla! I really appreciate that lovely comment!

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  2. Oh what a gorgeous card Stephanie- I love your colouring and that little girl is so cute - great case xx

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    1. Thank you, Leisa! She is indeed very cute!

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  3. Oh that card got better the further down your post I went! I love the fold effect. It fits the theme perfectly.

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    1. Thank you, Fiona! I'm glad you got to the end then!! It IS that kind of a fold though - and quite hard to photograph!

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  4. Wow, this is the one I'd like to learn how to make next time, please!!! So cute.

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  5. Love moving cards! I always get a bit excited when I click on your name as I know i will learn something new from you. Love the ip about using the photopolymer packaging for masks

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    1. Thank you, Carolina, you're very kind! .... and flattering! "Waste not, want not" is what my Grandma taught me! Or .... maybe I'm just a hoarder!

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  6. How clever you are Stephanie...love this card and your fancy fold. This new stamp set is just "the bee's knee's"!...B!

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    1. Thank you, Billie, I really appreciate your comment! I agree - I can see this stamp set becoming a favourite for me.

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  7. LOVE your card Stephanie. This fold is amazing and works so well with the cute little girl, inviting you to see what's inside. Fabulous work and case - can't wait to play with this set. :)

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    1. Thank you, Juana - that means a lot to me!

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  8. This is seriously cute & I love the fun fold! xx

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  9. Stephanie! I LOVE Vintage and I love your card. I can't wait to get this set! Your card has inspired me :) and that fun fold really draws you in...I too keep my mask.. saves making more lol.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! Yes - save the effort for the fun stuff!

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  10. Beautiful - that's one of my favourite folds xx

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  11. LOVE everything about this card. Can't wait to order this bundle. Can you direct me to a tutorial for the lever fold card? TIA!

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    1. Thank you, Rosemarie! Beata has made a good video tutorial for Splitcoaststampers (go to resources or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyJlM6T6eTc )

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  12. What a cute little girl! I love the food you have used to show her off. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Rosalie. I was perplexed at first, thinking I may have left Easter Egg finger prints on the card, but I'm glad it was the fold you liked! LOL She IS very cute and she doesn't talk back!

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  13. Wow, I love this card. You did an amazing job. Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Danielle
    Mrs. Brightside

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! Sending reciprocating greetings from Australia!

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  14. I would honestly like to know if you'd make a video on how to make this card? I honestly don't remember seeing a card made like! It caught my attention! TFS! I'm sorry, I don't know what aperture means?

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    1. Hi Gloria, thanks for your comment. An aperture is an opening or, more basically, a hole. Is it the masking and sponging that interests you or the card fold? I will be happy to dig out my video camera and give it a go for you.

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  15. What an adorable card Stephanie. And such a fun fold - must give this a try.

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