Sunday, 10 September 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Stesha Bloodhart

Image may contain: text  Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Stesha Bloodhart - we are thrilled to have Stesha join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her . 
 
Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty Bundle for Tic Tac Toe Challenge 001 #tttc001 by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha BloodhartWhether 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 was inspired by the rich and elegant black and gold in this card and changed it up a little to create this card.  However, it should be said that creating cards whilst in the grip of the flu might not be a good idea! ... I kept losing the plot and stuffing up!
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Gold embossed Embossing Paste makes for a very glamourous background

To create the decorative top layer of the card, I started out by cutting a piece of Post It Note with one of the Sweet & Sassy framelits to make a mask.  I then used one of the Pattern Party masks and Embossing Paste to make the dimensional background.  

This is where I lost the plot!  I completely forgot that I was intending to sprinkle the wet embossing paste with gold embossing powder (in all of the minute or two it took to spread the paste!) and I removed my mask and allowed the paste to dry.  Oh well, no problem, I thought, I'll just use some Versamark.  But, I forgot to re-mask the heart area before placing the mask back over the pattern and patting with the Versamark pad and sprinkling on the embossing powder! 

Oh well, I thought, no problem, I'll just brush off any embossing powder that's where I don't want it.  The theory was good but, no matter how much I brushed, I couldn't remove all traces of that pesky gold.  Eventually, I decided that I could live with the faint traces of gold pattern within the heart shape!

The gold centrepiece is cut with the Lovely Words Thinlits and Sweet & Sassy Framelits from Gold Foil Sheet.  I had remembered (a win!) to put some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the gold card before I cut it, which made it really easy to stick to my card front.

#cardmaking, Lovely Words, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party, Black & Gold card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The inside features the same stencilled pattern using Basic Gray ink fading  out
For the inside of the card, I used the same Pattern Party mask and some Basic Gray ink.  The decorative strip at the bottom is made from three little off-cuts (waste not, want not!).   As you can see, I made this card for my husband for Father's Day  last weekend (the greeting is from the Guy Greetings stamp set).

#cardmaking, Lovely Words, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party, Black & Gold card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Here's a close up of the decorative strip made with offcuts rescued from the bin

So the big lesson I've learned here is to not try to be creative whilst feeling under the weather - best to curl up with a hot toddy and a good book!  However, hopefully, you can look past my mistakes and see the card's potential!

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

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Thanks for visiting
'Til next time
Stephanie



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10 comments:

  1. Amazing card Stephanie, loving all that gold. Really love have you've used the embossing paste to mirror the acetate pattern on Stesha's card.

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

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  2. This is soooo gorgeous! Love the heat embossed embossing paste & the faded out grey diamonds on the inside are fab xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessie! Your nice comments must be medicinal - I'm feeling better already! xx

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  3. Beautiful Stephanie, I was thinking how did you colour the embossing paste gold!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. .... a more long-winded way than originally planned!

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  4. Love your card! Love the embossing powder added to the paste. I have done dazzling diamonds before but not the paste.
    The gold specs on the heart are perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Stesha - for the lovely comment, the inspiration and for joining us on this blog hop!

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