Sunday, 16 September 2018

Broadway Bound for Foliage Frames

We'll take a little break from Christmas card for a quick birthday card!
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Black & gold is so elegant and sophisticated!  Broadway Bound, Foliage Frames and Darling Label Punch

As a big fan of black and gold, I just love the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper.  It does have lovely bright colours on the opposite sides - but I can't get past the black and gold!

This card started off, like so many, as a leftover sitting on my desk.  I cut the gold Foliage Frame for this card and rejected it in favour of black.  So for this card I merely did a little gold heat embossing, a little punching and cutting et voila!

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Beautiful Shimmery Bauble

While not necessarily Christmas-y, red and black are a dramatic combination that I love - add a little shimmer and it's irresistible!
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A black & red Christmas card with loads of Champagne Shimmer - not traditional but eye-catching & dramatic!
I think this incredibly simple card packs a lot of punch.  The base card is Real Red to which I've added (experimental) strips of Basic Black that have been dripped and spritzed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with some rubbing alcohol.

The greeting from the Beautiful Baubles Bundle is silver heat embossed and then cut with one of the Layering Ovals framelits.  This has been placed on top of a scalloped oval cut from the Champagne Foil Sheet.

The Beautiful Baubles Bundle comprises the Beautiful Baubles stamp set and Detailed Baubles dies with a saving of 10%.

The bauble from the Beautiful Baubles Bundle is also cut from Champagne Foil Sheet (with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back for easy fixing) and adhered to a small scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  I then cut around the outside with my snips.

I made a bow with the Black Cord and added it to the top of the bauble.

There's a lot of champagne in this card - that's seasonal isn't it?!

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Joyous Noel Dashing Deer

This card is a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) of a card I made a couple of weeks ago that you can see here.  I just love the Dashing Deer bundle!
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The Dashing Deer Bundle makes creating stylish Christmas cards really easy!
I copper heat embossed the deer image onto Gray Granite cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating die in the Detailed Deer die set (available as a bundle for a saving of 10%).

The Layering Ovals are cut from Merry Merlot and Gray Granite cardstock and the Gray Granite base card is layered with Merry Merlot and Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Using some Gray Granite ink and a damp paint brush, I added some shading around the deer to made him stand out a bit more.

The new Reversible ribbon is stunning - Merry Merlot on one side and Copper on the other.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Zahra Premji

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Zahra Pemji- we are thrilled to have Zahra 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 through the blog hop.

What attracted me to this card of Zahra's (see left) were the strips of different coloured card, placed together and embossed.  I also thought the layout would really suit a Christmas card.

So here's my version!
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A colourful and playful Christmas Card featuring Shimmer Paint and the Tin Tile embossi
The cardstock strips are Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce.  I attached the 1.5" strips to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and then ran the piece through the Big Shot in the new Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I then adhered this to the Thick Very Vanilla card base and added the bauble, ribbon, label and the word "Christmas" cut from Gold Foil Sheet.
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A close up trying to capture the beautiful finish of the Shimmer Paint
The bauble is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set and I gold heat embossed it onto Vanilla Cardstock.  It has a beautiful shimmery finish (hard to capture in the photograph) because I painted it with Shimmer Paint.  I placed some White Frost Shimmer Paint onto an acrylic block that I use as a palette and added a couple of drops of Shaded Spruce Ink Refill, creating a lighter shade and a darker shade by adding more or less of the ink.  

I also used a little of the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint in a few areas.

I used my snips to hand cut out the bauble before gluing it to the card front.

Both the stamped and die-cut parts of the greeting are from the Merry Christmas To All bundle.  

To soften the empty space, I added some Faceted Dots.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Friday, 7 September 2018

Detailed Deer

This is such a simple card but I really like its classic look.
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A fairly traditional Christmas card in non-traditional colours
To a base card of Gray Granite I added layers of Merry Merlot and Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper and some of the Reversible Ribbon.  I used the Merry Merlot side up for the strip of ribbon and kept the Copper side facing out for the bow.

The Detailed Deer is cut from Copper Foil Sheet.  I placed some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back before cutting so that it was really easy to adhere to the card front.

Something seemed missing, so I added a faceted dot for the eye!

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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