Sunday, 31 July 2016

Crazy Crafters July Blog Hop with special guest Tami White

Hello and welcome to our July blog hop! We are in for a treat as we have the multi talented Tami White as our special guest!  She is so inspirational and highly creative. I love watching her video tutorials and she makes it so much fun and easy to create stunning cards. She has so many fabulous ideas! As part of the blog hop we are CASEing one of her cards and that is "Copy And Selectively Edit". :) 

I have chosen to Case her fun and amazing "Penny Spinner Card" using the Shooting Star set. I was immediately drawn to this set when I saw it in the new catalogue for it's spinning effect. It's such a novelty and looks so much fun to give to someone and has that interactive appeal. Tami's video made it so easy and fun as always to create this card, as I wasn't sure how to make it at first. 

You can on click  the picture below to see how Tami made this amazing shooting star card. Tami has the best tips on how to make this and it works so well!

I had so much fun playing with this set that I decided to make three cards and showcase what you can create using all the cute images and sentiments from the set. The Shooting Star set comes in a  bundle with coordinating framelits dies which makes it a breeze to use.

Here they are:

Aren't they just adorable? All three cards have been ink blended for the background with white heat emboss and makes it pop with ink resist. I have inserted all the circular die cut pieces so it's a whole background. It also makes it easier to line up the middle circle as this is crucial to get the even spacing for the coin or washer to spin in place.

I have used fun foam on the back of the panels and have used  two five cent coins to create the spinner mechanism. 

To give dimension and interest to the main images  that is the bee, Moon, Earth and Star, I have added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter and used a clear glossy accent to give it that extra raise.

I have stamped the images with black Stazon ink and have used watercolour paper as I have used an aqua painter to colour in each image.

Ink blending for the outer space galaxy background.  :)

You're sweet as can bee

Ink blended colours: 

Background: Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy

Images: Daffodil Delight, Peeka Boo Peach, Smoky Slate and Basic Black

Shoot for the Moon!

I have used Night of Navy cardstock for the front panel and adhered that on to an A2 top folding whisper white cardstock.

I have ink blended the Night of Navy cardstock with Night of Navy and Black Memento inks just to darken it a bit and give that night sky. It also makes the stars pop even more.

The sentiment has been white heat embossed on vellum and I have wrapped this around the front panel and tucked in the excess as it's a great way to cover up the adhesives.

You're out of this world!

I have ink blended the background using Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry inks and came in with black memento ink around the edges to give that outer space galaxy look using the stars from the set.

You can just see the five cent coin underneath the star. I totally agree with Tami that they are like a toy once you see them spinning around. I could just keep doing it all day hehe. I hope you enjoyed these cards and found inspiration. I highly recommend this set - you'll have so much fun making them and the creativity is endless. 

Thank you so much Tami for sharing your wonderful video tutorial on how to make this spinner card. You're an absolute inspiration and love your work! 

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 Tami White's cards. Currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida - so check the list to see who is up next. Enjoy!

Here's a short video of the Spinner cards in action! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Cheers! :)

Products used:

• Shooting Star Clear-Mount Bundle - 142350 

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Serene Thankful Thoughts

Happy Friday! Today's card has been created for a customer order wanting a Thank You card to give to a male recipient. In order to fulfill the brief, I had been intending to use the fabulous Thankful Thoughts set with the Serene Scenery designer series paper and was highly inspired by this week's Global Design Project sketch challenge as well as a card by Bruno Bertucci that he made for our June blog hop with France Martin. 

Here is Bruno's card that I have 'Cased' for his ingenious layout with the window front panel: 

Layout influenced by:

Please make sure to check out the creative projects by the talented design team. I always draw so much inspiration from their gorgeous designs. Hopefully you'll also be inspired to take part. :) 

Here is my card incorporating the influences from Bruno's card front and GDP sketch challenge.

I started with an A2 top folding card in thick whisper white cardstock. The window panel has been die cut using the Project Life Cards & Labels framelits dies and just the perfect size - love the rounded corners. I have die cut this twice so as to sandwich and cover the adhesive of the window sheet that is in between.

The beach/waves is from Serene Scenery dsp and makes a superb focal point and sets the tone for this card. This has been adhered to the card spine similar to Bruno's card, it's like a page on it's own and you can see the pattern on the back. As you can see, the Thank You So Much sentiment has been white heat embossed on the dsp. I originally had the sentiment stamped on the window sheet with White Stazon but did not look as crisp as white heat embossing on paper.

To add to the beach look, I have used the greenery images from Pop of Paradise set that have been fussy cut and copper heat emboss for the pineapple. The leaves are stamped with Emerald Envy and Cucumber Crush and were left overs from my Pop of Paradise card in a box, you can see the post here. I have also used Very Vanilla thick bakers twine for a natural textured look.

On the inside of the card, I have used another photo from Serene Scenery dsp with this soft muted sky background and has been adhered on the back of the card. I have white heat embossed the sentiment on vellum using the same die cut window panel from the front.  The same greenery elements have been added as well and it perfectly covers up the adhesive for the vellum. I hope you enjoyed my card and found inspiration. Both Thankful Thoughts set and Serene Scenery dsp are just fabulous to use and the photographic dsp is just breathtaking and makes a perfect background for the sentiments. 

This card has also been entered in tonight's Crazy Crafters team project highlights. Be sure to check out the creative projects by our team and remember to vote for your favourites.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Cheers! :)

Products used:

• Thankful Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 141522

 • Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack - 141642

• Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine - 138411

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Pop of Paradise - Thank You Box Card

Hello and welcome back! Today's card features the fabulous Pop of Paradise set as a box card! I love making these specialty box cards and adds such a wow factor when completed. The black and white bold stripes from the coordinating Pop of Pink specialty designer series paper looks so striking against the bright colours of the flamingos and foliage. The base card is Basic Black and is an A2 size card when folded flat.

There's a lot of fussy cutting gone into making this card but so worth it when you see the final results. It creates such a great scene with the flamingos free standing against the tropical leaves.

The flamingo's have been stamped in Flirty Flamingo and then stamped over the top with Basic Black Stampin' write marker for the legs and beaks. I found the MISTI tool very helpful for this two step and multi stamping and can go back and stamp again to get a more defined impression. The pineapples have been stamped twice and masked each section to separate the colours. The body is stamped with Daffodil Delight and Cucumber Crush for the leaves. I have used stampin' dimensional to have them raised. 

The tropical  leaves are stamped in Emerald Envy (palm leaves) and Cucumber Crush for the smaller one. I have made a Thank You card and the banner sentiment has been gold heat embossed and just adds that elegant pop of colour. To further accentuate the gold, I have loosely looped around gold metallic thread on the back and added three gold metallic enamel dots randomly. 

Here are more photos of the box card front in various angles:

The back of the box card: 

More fussy cutting... The flamingo has been mounted with foam dimensionals and has been arranged with the tropical leaves, pineapple and the gold heat embossed hello sentiment. The circle sentiment has been punched out using the 1'1/4" punch and has been mounted with foam dimensionals. For the remaining space I will add a personal greeting on vellum and place over the striped background and will have a sheer transparent layered look when placed on the top. To cover any adhesive on the vellum, I will use gold metallic dots.

I have entered this card in the following card challenges:

Both challenges are perfect to showcase the Pop of Paradise set and Fussy Cutting!

Please check out the creative projects from the talented design team from both card challenges and hopefully you'll join in the fun too!

I hope you enjoyed this card project and found inspiration. The Pop of Paradise is such a fun set and works perfectly for this 3D box card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Cheers! :)

Products used:

• Pop Of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 141581

 • Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper - 141648

• Metallic Enamel Shapes - 141678        • Gold Metallic Thread - 138401


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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Feather Together - Black and White

Hello crafters! Hope you're enjoying the weekend. I've been playing with the new Feather Together stamp set and thought it would be great to use in this week's Stamp, Ink, & Paper Black and White Challenge. It's a fun and interesting challenge and be sure to check out the creative projects by the design team and hopefully you'll be inspired to join in the fun too! Here is the banner:

The Feather Together is such a fun set and the feathers has so many creative possibilities. For my card, I have used the feathers as a custom made designer series paper by alternating the position. The set is a two step stamping where you can build the feather image and I have just used the fuller feather image. To go with this theme, I have done black reverse for the images for contrast using white heat embossing on black. I have trimmed this panel and adhered this on the Basic Black card stock.

The sentiment is a rather interesting one and just love the font combination. I have added the smaller feather version from the set to tie it to the background and concept. The paneled squares have been created by using the new layering squares framelits dies. I have used silver foil paper for the outer panel for that metallic wow factor allowed in the challenge as well as silver sequins. On the inside of the card, I have just made two rows of the feather pattern to tie the design together and have space to write in a personal message. It's been stamped in the positive version using Basic Black Archival Ink. I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. The Feather Together is a great set with many other greetings that can be used for various occasions. Being a photopolymer set makes it easy to use. The creativity is endless and just love this colour inspiration. :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

Products used:

• Feather Together (Photopolymer) - 141597
• Layering Squares Framelits Dies -  141708

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Artistically Asian

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week. My box of goodies arrived this week and I'm excited to share and showcase these new creations featuring the new Artistically Asian set together with the Vertical Greetings set. After seeing so many gorgeous cards using this set, I just had to have a play. I especially love Asian art and was just perfect.  It's such an awesome set with so many creative possibilities.

Both these sets couldn't have arrived at a better time as it was perfect to use in this week's Global Design Project #45 - Colour Challenge. It's also a special colour challenge, that if your card is selected you become a guest designer for the following colour challenge. Sounds like fun! Be sure to take a look at the creative galleries and would be great if you joined in too. So many great inspirations from the design team. 

Fortunately, no one has used this set as of yet to enter in the challenge. So glad to be the first one in the gallery to show this hehe.  I have made four cards to show the diversity of what can be created using the fabulous colour challenge. Pairing this set with Vertical Greetings is just complimentary with having the same vertical alignment of the sentiment and 'Thank You' is the most appropriate one to pair up with "Friendship" Japanese kanji character.

I have used the Friendship symbol or Japanese Kanji character in the set and have paired this with the corresponding sentiments "Friendship multiplies joy and divides sorrows". Thank You seemed to be the most appropriate sentiment to go with this character and fitted in nicely.

Here is the meaning of each symbol that are in the set:

The following cards have all been inspired by Asian art Chinese/Japanese style using the Bamboo depicting silk screen painting. A combination of A2 top folding and side folding portrait.

For the card below, I have used ink blending for the background and masking to create the sun. The circle is die cut from the new Layering Circles dies - the second smallest circle in the set, using post it notes. 

The Thank You has been white heat embossed and that is from Vertical Greetings. I just love the way it's positioned and is in keeping with the Asian calligraphy, "Friendship/Thank You" characters. 

I have also used the Labeler Alphabet for "J" to depict the stamp or signature of the artist that you see on Asian Art paintings. I have gold heat embossed this too just to make it look authentic hehe.

The card base has tone on tone stamping of the bamboo with Smoky Slate. The inside of the card uses the same elements. It's all one layer too using ink blending and masking with Post it notes.

This card has ink blending for a pop of colour with a white heat embossed image of the plant and sentiment.

This card has an acetate window panel for interest and allows you to see inside the card.

I hope you have enjoyed these new creations and have been inspired. The creativity is endless with both sets. I have also entered these cards in tonight's Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights. Please take a look at the creative projects and vote for your favourites. :)

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend. Happy Crafting! :)

Products Used:

• Artistically Asian (Clear mount) - 141781
• Vertical Greetings (Clear mount) - 141876
• Labeler Alphabet (Photopolymer) - 141936
• Layering Circles Framelits Dies - 141705

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