Sunday, 22 October 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Guest Stamper Jenny Hall

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

Stamp Ink Paper's Tic Tac Toe Challenge card by Jenny Hall at www.jennystampsup.com for scrapbooking, cardmaking, video tutorials and more! As I looked through Jenny's blog for a card to CASE, my oohs and aaahs must have been audible!  I was like a kid in a candy shop - I just couldn't decide so I've combined elements from two cards!  Click on the images to learn more about Jenny's cards.

I've combined the layers and Swirly Snowflake Edgelits from one card with the circle and banner ideas from the other to make a Christmas card in elegant but non-traditional colours.
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Christmas card using Swirly Snowflakes dies and Seasonal Bells stamp set

Much as I love it, I sort of regret using the Year of Chear Specialty Designer Series Paper on this card because I lost the gorgeous simplicity and clean lines.  On the other hand - I think it's OK to be a bit over the top with Christmas cards!

I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock for the base card since the DSP is gold and white but I do think I would prefer the combination of Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.
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The centre of that snowflake is crying out for some bling - which I added later!

I applied some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Gold Foil cardstock before I cut the snowflake, which made it much easier to stick to the Early Espresso circle (which was cut with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits).

My last critique of my card is that I forgot to put some bling in the centre of the gold snowflake until after I'd taken the photos and was looking at them when writing this post (too late to correct the situation and take more photos!).  

Ah well - I've disappointed myself but it'll spur me on to do better next time I hope!

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'Til next time
Stephanie



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12 comments:

  1. Wonderful, wonderful, Stephanie! No surprise that you've chosen my most favorite Stampin' Up! color of Early Espresso. You've done such a great job for this challenge and I am truly honored to share this with you.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! Your comment means a lot to me.

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  2. I think this non traditional Christmas card is PERFECT Stephanie. Love the touch of gold and the mixed metals combo. It all ties beautifully x

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    1. Thank you, Kim! You're very kind and I feel a bit better now!

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  3. Nailed it!!! Awesome job on this beauty of a card!! Love the touches of gold on the brown looks great.

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  4. Love your non traditional Christmas colour palette Stephanie. Gold combined with brown works so well together.

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  5. What a very clever CASE Stephanie, and a beautiful Christmas Card.

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  6. Really cool twist on Christmas colours but I think it works well! xx

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