Sunday 11 February 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Allison Okamitsu

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Allison Okamitsu - we are thrilled to have Allison join us again this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.  We last hopped with Allison a couple of years ago and what a pleasure that was!  So it's incredibly exciting to have another opportunity to CASE the work of such an incredibly talented lady!

If by some chance you're not familiar with Allison's work - it's worth clicking on the thumbnail of her card to the left to visit her site so that you can see more of her beautiful work and be amazed by her incredible accomplishments!

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.
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My CASE of Allison Okamitsu's card - suitable for a teenager
This is my CASE of Allison's beautiful, bright and cheery card.  It's a little bit more subdued and I had a teenager in mind.

The base card is Night of Navy followed by a layer of Sweet Sugarplum paper from the Petal Garden Designer Series Pack.  While we're on the subject of papers - I cut a couple of little strips from a piece of the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and put them either side of my Brusho background.

The Brusho background was a bit of an experiment.  I sprinkled Red, Blue and Yellow Brusho Crystals onto a folded baby wipe and spritzed with water.  Then I sort of swiped it randomly over some Watercolor Paper (at the same time I also experimented on a piece of Glossy White cardstock and I'll show you that piece soon).

I stamped the shoe image with Basic Black ink onto a piece of the background that I had trimmed off and then used a small brush with some Smoky Slate and Whisper White Craft Ink to finish the colouring and shading.  I fussy cut the shoes (but I drew the line at trying to cut out the laces!) and adhered them to the oval panel cut with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

The oval panel is cut from Smoky Slate cardstock and sponged with Pool Party ink.  I then sponged a border with Whisper White Craft Ink.

The greeting from Guy Greetings is White heat embossed onto Night of Navy cardstock and cut with one of the dies from the Bunch of Banners Framelit set.

Behind the focal panel is a piece of the luscious Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon.

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'Til next time!

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  1. That background is amazing! So perfect for a teenager. The layout and colour choices are just so perfect. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Perfect teenager card! I thought that even before reading your post. Nailed it Stephanie!

  3. This card is just perfect for a teenager. Night of Navy and Sweet Sugar Plum are 2 of my favs and work so well together. The shoes look great too with the mixed colours in the background and of course your stunning brusho effects. Well done.

  4. Love your card Stephanie! Night of Navy is my all time favourite colour.

  5. WOW!! i love the brusho effect and all aspects just gel together so well Stephanie - a great card for any teenager or big kid at heart xx

  6. Love your experimenting Stephanie. Your background looks amazing. Beautifully sets up those sneakers x

  7. Great card & great idea using that sentiment. Love it xx

  8. Fab card Stephanie. I really love the rainbow sneakers :)