Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Hearts Come Home with Brusho Background

I was originally going to include this card in the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Lisa Curcio but then realised that it bore a marked resemblance to this card that I made last year!

With the benefit of the Brusho Crystals for the background and the Frost White Shimmer Paint, I like this one better though!

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A single layered Christmas Card with a Brusho sunset background and stamped black silhouettes

This is a single layer card using Shimmery White Cardstock.  I carefully masked the edges before I started the background, to leave a nice white frame.

Once the background was dry and I had removed the masking, I stamped the houses, trees and Santa with black ink.  TIP:  I used my Stamparatus when stamping so that I could re-ink and re-stamp as many times as necessary to obtain the ink coverage and depth of colour that I wanted.

I then used the same method to stamp the moon and stars with Frost White Shimmer paint.

With a small brush, I painted the chimney smoke with some Frost White Shimmer Paint.

I then used a black Stampin' Marker to connect the row of houses with a hill.

The Merry Christmas greeting is from the Star of Light stamp set.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Christmas In The Woods

This is a card that uses up leftovers on my table!
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Simple but elegant Christmas Card with no stamping

I cut the tree when I was playing with ideas for another card and decided I needed to use a different colour cardstock.  The decorative two-tone circle is left over from this card.

I just added some Frost White Shimmer Paint and some ribbons!

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Stephanie

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Friday, 26 October 2018

Still Night Owl in Copper and Crumb Cake

This card is a CASE of a card I made a little while ago.

I still had some of the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint stamped owls on my desk and also some more negatives left from cutting out the branch in the Night Owl Thinlits die set.

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The base card is Granite Gray with layers of Basic Black.

One of the Granite Gray layers is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder which is not large enough for the square layer.  Simply emboss as much of the layer as possible, then move the cardstock across and place the top acrylic pad in such a position that it will not emboss the edge of the folder in the middle of the layer.

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Stephanie

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Delightfully Detailed Brusho and Poinsettia

This is a card of leftovers and rejects! ... But I think they work together quite well!
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A leftover poinsettia and rejected Brusho background working together to make a fun Christmas card

Behind the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut panel is a Brusho background that was a reject for this card.  It came out too strong and too stripey but works really well behind the laser cut paper.

The leaves for the poinsettia were left over from this card.  Since they're all the smaller leaves, it's a smaller flower.  I used the exact same technique to make the flower, as described by the amazing Jessie Holton (a fellow Crazy Crafter).

I used Stampin' Markers to ink up the label and sponged the edges with Poppy Parade ink after punching the label with the punch in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.

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Stephanie

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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Jenny Hall

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Welcome 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.

August Be Inspired Blog Hop Halloween explosion box card created by Jenny Hall at www.jennyhalldesign.com for #cardmaking #explosionboxcard #stamping #stampinup #jennyhall #jennyhalldesign #jennystampsup #toilandtroubledsp #cauldronbubblebundle #halloweendiy #halloweencraft #halloweenkeepsake #artsandcrafts #teachergift #kidfriendly
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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.

It's well worth paying a visit to Jenny's Blog, if you haven't already, because it's bursting at the seams with amazing projects that are bound to inspire.  So much so that I had enormous trouble deciding which to CASE!

It's been a long time since I made an explosion card - so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make a special Christmas card for my husband.  I was particularly taken with the way Jenny has made her elements 3D so that the scene can be viewed from any angle.

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A 3D Christmas woodland scene - the inside of the explosion box card
I wanted to create a woodland scene, so I added another 12" square layer inside my basic box but trimmed and folded in the corners rather than removing them altogether.

I then masked and stamped each section separately using black ink and the Winter Woods stamp set.
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I masked and stamped each section separately with the Winter Woods stamp set
The sparkle doesn't show up that well in the photograph but I added some hills to each of the main sections cut from Glimmer paper and cut a 3 7/8" square of Glimmer Paper for the base of the card.  Before I attached this base to the box, I cut slits in appropriate places through which I slipped the Window Sheet strips holding up the deer and tree.

Each deer has two layers with the strip of window sheet sandwiched between that anchors the deer to the base.
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The winter woodland scene can be viewed from any angle
For the tree, I cut the tree from the Christmas Staircase thinlits three time and adhered the edges together to form a sort of teepee effect.  I then cut a bunch of the pine branches from the same die set - I think I used five or six per side.  I randomly brushed on some Frost White Shimmer Paint to those branches.  After the tree was positioned and the base firmly glued to the box, I adhered the branches to the tree, one side at a time, starting at the bottom and overlapping a bit as I worked towards the top.
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This Christmas explosion box is made from 12" square Real Red cardstock and an A4 sheet of Shaded Spruce

I decorated the outside of the box with the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and decorated the lid with a Foliage Frame label cut from Old Olive cardstock and assorted foliage from the same die set cut from Silver Foil.
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When placing the elements inside the box, leave sufficient space for the corners to fold in

I used the Labels To Love stamp set with Shaded Spruce and Real Red inks on the Layering Circles die cut that I adhered to the centre of the frame and then added a bow made from Real Red Mixed Satin ribbon.
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The top of the box

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Stephanie

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop - Technique: Punch Art Sheep

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Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  Today we are sharing techniques. I've done some punch art.

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.

This card is for some dear friends - a young couple moving to Queenstown in New Zealand.  I just had to put some sheep on the card!  I've also made a rough attempt at the Remarkables.

I haven't done a lot of punch art in the past but at the moment I'm really enjoying bending my mind in a different direction - looking at the shapes of punched and die cut pieces and wondering what else they could become.
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Punch art sheep and a hint of the Remarkables makes a card with a reference to Queenstown!

So this is how I made those sheep.  If I'd planned the rest of the card before I made the sheep, I would probably have used those smaller cloud shapes for the tops of the heads too.
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"Ingredients" for the punch art sheep

Start with the white scalloped circle and glue on the face and legs.
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Stage 1 of the punch art sheep

Then add the ears before covering the ear joins and square head with some of the fluffy shapes - either the clouds or blossoms.

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Stage 2 of the punch art sheep

I used the smallest circles in the Cookie Builder Punch for the whites of the eyes.  Once the sheep were in their final position, I used a black marker to finish the eyes so that they're looking at each other.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be sharing Christmas projects! I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

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Stephanie




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