Sunday 13 August 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Martha Inchley

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Martha Inchley - we are thrilled to have Martha join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.  As a member of the Artisan Design Team, Martha is the source of much inspiration!
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 have turned the design onto its side and replaced the bow with some shells.
#crazycraftersbloghop, So Many Shells, Color Theory, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
So Many Shells with Color Theory paper
My plan was to make life easy for myself and use the Color Theory paper to reproduce the strips of paper in Martha's card.  In my mind the ocean effect would be enhanced by using the Ruffled 3D embossing folder.  In reality, it looked like a confused mess!  Faced with the choice between starting again or finding a way to rehabilitate the existing mess, I used my Stampin' Trimmer to remove the white stripes and glued the remaining strips to my Dapper Denim base card.

I'll admit that I struggle a bit with two-step stamps (we all have our own strengths and this is not one of mine!) but I was quite happy with the results.  For the largest shell I used a mixture of Calypso Coral and Early Espresso.  The two scallop shells are Powder Pink and Soft Suede.  For the spiral shell I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and the Sea Urchin is Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede.
#crazycraftersbloghop, So Many Shells, Color Theory, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine card despite the flash of pink in the shells

I stamped the greeting with Soft Suede ink onto a piece of the Color Theory paper and hand cut the banner end.
#crazycraftersbloghop, So Many Shells, Color Theory, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I made some more shells for the inside of the card

I used similar shells to decorate inside the card except for this large shell I combined Powder Pink and Soft Suede. 

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

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  1. We all have our days with 2 step stamps, sometimes I line them up first time, others I resort to the Stamp-a-ma-jig...... I have a control freak in me, hahaha

  2. I just love the inside of the card! I like the outside too, lol but the inside is gorgeous and makes me think I ought to do more inside card decorating. Great CASE.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. Well, at least it feels like Spring at the moment!

  4. Wonderful card Stephanie. Great job with the images and layout. The seashells look very life like. :)

  5. Beautiful card Stephanie. I love the Blue DSP.

  6. Great masculine card Stephanie. Love how you've embossed your strips of paper to give it a water feel.

  7. Great Card Stephanie! I love how you rotated the layout and your 2 step stamping with your shells turned out perfectly :) Thanks for letting me hop with you and the crazy crafters :)

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Martha, as well as the inspiration! And thank you for hopping with us - it was such fun!

  8. Oh I love the ruffles through the shades of blue & paired with the shells, just lovely! xx