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.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #christmascard  #cardmaking  #rubberstamping  #shimmerpaint , Christmas Card, Xmas card, Beautiful Baubles, Merry Christmas To All, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
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!

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  1. Hey, Stephanie, snap we have cases the same card. I must say yours is so stunning as usual I will add.
    I love how you have used it as a Christmas themed card with traditional and non traditional colours with the extra thought as you always put into your cards with the softer lighter colours to match the deep colours. Just beautiful

    1. Thank you, Christine! I always appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments and the time that you take to do that. It doesn't go unnoticed. xx

  2. Great minds think alike hey Steph.....Love what you have done with this card....Great CASE

  3. Absolutely beautiful... love the details on the bauble with the embossing and the shimmery paint! Looks like a beautiful cloisonné ornament with a touch of mother of pearl - swoon! Thanks for the inspiration, Stephanie! xx