Sunday, 17 April 2016

You've Got This - Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - CASEing Brian King






Hello and welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with a special guest. This month we are hopping with the illustrious and wonderful Brian King! I have had the pleasure in making Brian's acquaintance through participating in the Global Design Project and he's been such a wonderful and kind person to leave such positive and uplifting feedback - it makes it so rewarding to play along every week. As part of this blog hop we are CASEing one of Brian's cards. I was influenced by two of his fabulous cards and wanted to combine both into one and here they are.








Both of these great cards are taken from Brian's blog: http://stampwithbrian.com/page/22/
They both appear on the same page, so it made an easy reference. Stamp set used are Timeless Textures & You've Got This.

What I love about these two is cards is not only do they look great but the design is almost interchangeable with the fantastic framing. Just by changing up the stamp image and sentiment gives you an entirely new look. I also love the stamp sets Brian has used and also Brian's clever idea to use the Timeless Textures set to make your own DSP. 

This is my card showing the influences from both cards. This was such a fun card to make and quite a refreshing change, as I normally just use one or two layers at most. It's like a collection of mini artworks framed and layered in an aesthetically pleasing way. The completed card feels sturdy and robust thanks to the reinforced framing and quality of the products make it look amazing!









To change it up, I have chosen to use blushing bride as the main colour scheme with the exception of pear pizzazz and daffodil delight that are used on the flower. I have followed the same process as Brian with creating the flower by stamping on the relevant coloured card and fussy cutting it out. For my flower, I have mounted it on with Stampin' dimensional to raise it up. In Brian's fashion, I have used the Timeless Textures set, to use as my own custom made DSP and appears pretty much on each panel. To do something different, I have white heat embossed the flourish image just to give some interest in the background. It's such a great set and gives an instant vintage and nostalgic feel to the card. 

I have also used the sentiment from the same set and love how it is conveyed symbolically in the flower blooming out of the frame that "Good things are going to happen"... This has been white heat embossed on basic black card and the frame is made using the Tags and Label framelit dies and placed to best advantage.







I have decorated the inside of the card by carrying over the same elements and built up layers with the Timeless Textures tone on tone stamping.  I hope my case card is on par with the Brian's great cards and hope you have found some inspiration as I certainly have.

Make sure you continue to hop all the way around and see all the amazing inspiration from the Crazy Crafters team. You are going to love what our team have come up with using Brian's cards. Currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida - so check the list to see who is up next. Enjoy!












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36 comments:

  1. What an awesome job you have done Juana, well done. Angexxx

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    1. Thank you so much Ange - I truly appreciate your lovely compliments. :)xx

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  2. Oh Juan I love it! AND you chose one of the same cards I did + used embossing !!! Great minds ...Love the cut out details x

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    1. Thanks so much Kim. What a coincidence - so true and great tastes! hehe. All props to Brian for his amazing detailing. :)

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  3. Beautiful work Juan....I really love how you embossed the background

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    1. Thanks so much Vicki - it unifies the layers. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sue - love the soft pastel colours. :)

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  5. Stunning! And this is coming from someone who is not keen on blushing bride.

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    1. Thanks so much Rose. It's a nice muted shade of pink and works well with this vintage timeless textures set when contrasted.

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  6. Just beautiful Juana! I love the way you (like Brian) analyse every element on your card. And the inside of your card is always beautifully finished. Great job! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Gail - I truly appreciate it. We try our utmost best to detail where possible hehe and also I was following a pro and master hehe. The inside needs as much love and attention too. :)

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    1. Thank so much Nicole - it's greatly appreciated. :)

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  8. I always look forward to seeing your creations-another great card x

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa - I appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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  9. ANOTHER stunning card! Your work, as always, is beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie - I truly appreciate it. Your work is also beautiful! :)

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  10. Stunning as alwasys! Love all the layers and the soft colours work against the black.

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    1. Thank you Carolina - all inspired by Brian's card. :)

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  11. Juan!!!!!!!!!! This card should win an award for something. It's absolutely, draw-dropping amazing. I love it. Your use of Timeless Textures is incredible. Thanks for all your kind words. I'm so thrilled to participate in this hop with you and your team! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Brian - it means a lot. I'm so glad you love it! It's such an honor to case your wonderful cards and learn new things, all the inspiration came from you. You're truly amazing and thank you so much for joining us in our hop. :)

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  12. Such a pretty pink card, Juana! And your new watermark is cool too! Xx

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    1. Thanks so much Jessie - love this shade of pink. So glad you like it - it keeps evolving. I'll stick with this one for now hehe. Thanks for the compliments :) x

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  13. I first thought which DSP is it? and realised you created it with stamps. Wow, you are so talented, Juan.

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    1. Thanks so much Satomi - I can't take all the credit hehe, it's all thanks to Brian for his inspirational techniques. :)

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  14. WOW Beautiful CASE!!! I especially like the inside :-)

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    1. Thank you Karen - I appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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  15. Beautiful card Juan. So bold and still soft at the same time.

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    1. Thanks so much Kirsten for your lovely compliments. :)

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