Sunday 4 June 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Holly Stene

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

To research for this Blog Hop, I delved into Holly's blog posts and was enjoying the experience so much that, before I knew it, I was back to September!  At that point I decided I must call a halt to looking and start creating!   

Since Holly had gone to the trouble of creating two cards for her project, I decided to follow suit and made a masculine and feminine version although, it has to be said, they look quite different.
Colorful Seasons Bundle, Vintage Leaves, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Colours and design elements make this card suitable for masculine recipients

The masculine card starts with a Cajun Craze base onto which I layered some Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper and a strip of Wood Textures paper.  

I overlapped a couple of circles cut with the largest circular Stitched Shapes framelit from Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze cardstock and added some leaves.  The largest leaf was heat embossed in gold onto Basic Black cardstock with an image from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and cut out with the matching Leaflets framelit.  The remainder of the leaves are stamped in versamark with the detailed image in the Colourful Seasons stamp set and heat embossed with Copper, Gold and Silver onto Silver Foil, Basic Black and Copper Foil respectively before cutting with the matching die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The final addition was the little bow using stretched out Copper Trim.

TIP:  Purchasing the stamp set and dies as the Colourful Seasons Bundle gives a saving of 10%

The "For You" greeting is from the Tabs For Everything stamp set.  I stamped it with Basic Black onto Crushed Curry cardstock then punched it out with the 3/4" circle stamp and layered it, offset, onto Cajun Craze cut with the 1" circle punch.
Colorful Seasons Bundle, Vintage Leaves, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The Autumnal theme continues inside the card
The greeting inside the card is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the two-step leaf from the Colourful Seasons set is stamped in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze (which I stamped off first to reduce the intensity).

Daisy Delight Bundle, Swirly Scribbles, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A bright a cheery card using the Daisy Delight Suite of products and a Swirly Scribble

The feminine card starts with a Crushed Curry base (left over from my indecision as to which colour base card to use for the masculine card, if I'm honest!) to which I added two layers of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and a strip of Pool party cardstock to which I added some Night of Navy lines drawn with a Stampin' Write Marker.

To echo the swirly motif of the paper, I cut some Night of Navy cardstock with a Swirly Scribbles thinlit.  I also cut just the centre of the thinlit from some Pool Party cardstock.

I stamped two daisies in Old Olive onto Whisper White cardstock using the Daisy Delight stamp set and watercoloured with Daffodil Delight and (a tiny touch) of Night of Navy ink.  Once cut with the matching Daisy punch, I layered them together and added a Gold Faceted Gem to the centre. 
TIP:  Purchasing the stamp set and punch as the Daisy Delight Bundle gives a saving of 10%
Daisy Delight Bundle, Swirly Scribbles, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A stamped version of the daisy appears on the inside of the card

I used the same greeting inside the card, this time stamped in Night of Navy ink and reproduced the flower in the corner by stamping once with the Old Olive ink, rotating the stamp and stamping again (re-inking inbetween).

I hope you've enjoyed these cards and I welcome your comments. 

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  1. I really love both cards Stephanie, I love how you have layered your leaves and the Daisy just pops off your card. Well Done. Angexx

  2. Love your cards Stephanie, the Daisy is my fav - your colouring is amazing!

  3. Love both your cards Stephanie. Great colours and layering of both leaves and flowers - just perfect for both genders. :)

  4. Such a great CASE Stephanie.....that daisy just pops

  5. Great cards and I especially love the colours in the masculine version. Might have to CASE that one!

  6. Your daisy card is so pretty Stephanie, but your masculine card really hit me! LOVE IT.....Well I love them both, but the masculine has the WOW really happening lol xx

  7. Great CASE Stephanie. Love all those layers. You've inspired to me keep trying to use DSP in my cards #loveitchopit

    1. Thank you, Kirsten! DSP is such a quick, easy way to ramp up a card!