Sunday 12 August 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Guest Stamper: Alison Solven

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

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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.

If you pop over to Alison's blog (as I hope you will), you're in for a treat ... it's chock full of beautiful and inspiring projects!  To the left you'll see the card of Alison's that I chose to CASE.  I love the layout, the minimal colour scheme, strip of embossing and overall clean simplicity.

So, this is what I've done with it!  It will be for a dear friend who adores owls - either for Christmas or her birthday.   It was difficult to capture the depth of the embossing and the beautiful coppery glow in the photograph!
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The owl (from the Still Night stamp set) is stamped with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint

The first obvious difference is that I have used the Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder on a separate strip of the Granite Gray cardstock for those goregous textured leaves.

I decided to experiment a bit with the Shimmer Paint and sponged some of the Bright Copper onto the stamp with a Sponge Brayer.  I was really pleased with the effect.  It's a water-based paint and so rinses off very easily.  I'll be sharing more results of my experimentation in future posts.

I cut the owl and the branch with the coordinating Night Owl Thinlit Dies (available with the stamp set as a bundle with a saving of 10%) and I sponged the branch with some Gray Granite ink to darken it just a little so that it would show up against the background.
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The beautiful owl may be either a birthday card or a Christmas card
Products from the new Holiday Catalogue (Sales Period: 5 September 2018 to 2 January 2019)
Still Night Bundle (Still Night stamp set and Night Owl dies)

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  1. Gorgeous Stephanie, I just got this set - Love how you've used it!

  2. Oh I love that owl but so far have resisted buying it. You are making me want it even more! Thanks for having me on your blog hop.

    1. Than you,Alison! I love that owl and have been using it quite a bit! Thank you also for joining us on this hop and for your amazing inspiration. It was an absolute joy to CASE your work!

  3. Great case,Stephanie! I always admire your creativity.

  4. Great CASE, love the coppery detail of your owl

  5. Lovely clean and simple card, Stephanie! Awesome CASE and I love that owl, too!

  6. OH, MY, WOW, Stephanie, I adore your card. Your interpretation of Alison's is spot on. The sleek, elegant touch just beautiful. The owl looks majestic sitting there on his branch among the background leaves.

  7. I love how you used the shimmer paint for the owl - really makes him look very special!