Sunday, 23 October 2016

Crazy Crafters October Blog Hop with Special Guest Bibi Cameron




Hello and welcome to the Crazy Crafters October Blog Hop. We are so honoured to have a very special guest Bibi Cameron from the UK joining us.  I'm so delighted and thrilled to be CASEing her gorgeous work. Bibi is so highly talented and creative - just love her work!






It was such a hard decision to choose which card to case, and decided to case the gorgroeus card below.  "Watercolor Wings latch card with action wobble spring"

Bibi has really brought this set to life by creating this beautiful card that is also interactive. It's a great opportunity to have a play with this set for the first time and make this interesting card fold. Bibi has a wonderful video tutorial on how to make this card. Please be sure to check it out on how to make it. She has a video tutorial on all her gorgeous creations on her blog and are all so helpful and so generous in sharing. 





Without further ado, here is my card as inspired by Bibi.



I have followed the same watercoloring and colours that Bibi has used for the butterflies in Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron. However I swapped the colour arrangement. I also substituted the wobble spring by using two foam dimensionals stacked on top of each other. This still works well, as the arrangement of the interlocking wings helps to close the card.

Here's the coloring of the butterflies using the two images to build the butterfly. It has been stamped first with the ink and then watercoloured with a brush to soften and blend the edges for a no line watercolouring. 



I have modified the card to be an A2 size card to fit in a standard C6 envelope and the measurements that I have used are marked on the photo above.






Here are all the elements that make up the card with additional details:

• The watercolor background using Gansai Tambi watercolours on Arches watercolor paper in Aqua, light green and light blue. 

• Diagonal Stripe set for the background in Pool Party - stamped  three times for good measure, using Misti tool for a defined image.

I went with the diagonal stripes as Bibi has used this style before with gold on her other cards. It just gives another design interest to the border and oh so stylish hehe.




The assembled card front angle view.

The mini butterflies have been watercolored in on vellum to blend with the main butterflies and adhered with mini glue dots.

Embellishments used:

• Fancy Frost Sequins for similar colours and a single White sequins from the Metallic Sequins Assortment.
• Silver Metallic Thread as inspired by Bibi.
• Silver Metallic Shapes on the butterflies.

The inside of the card:

The two butterflies from the front also flows to the inside which is such a great feature and have added the same elements from the front to the inside. 


The sentiment has been white heat embossed for some ink resist blending in Pool Party, Tempting Turquise and Mint Macaron. A light touch/pressure is all  that's needed for this soft glow and helps to blend the colours easily with minimal ink. A mini round ink blending tool applicator from Ranger helps work smaller areas such as this. 








Inside the card - standing up

Bibi has such a great style and just love how this card turned out. The little details on the butterflies with the silver metallic thread truly makes it special. Thank you so much Bibi for this stylistic inspiration. 


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

I have also entered this card in the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight. Please be sure to check out all the creative projects for more inspirations and remember to vote for you top three favourites. :)  




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











Products Used:
139424 - Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set
141917 - Diagonal Stripe Clear-Mount Stamp

Embellishments:

141678 - Metallic Enamel Shapes
138390 - Metallics Sequin Assortment
142519 - Fancy Frost Sequins


19 comments:

  1. WOW, I love how this card opens and closes! I adore how you have softened this design using the water colouring. This card would make anyone receiving it feel super special. Love the little details from Bibi's card that you have carried through, the metallic thread and rhinestones and the vellum. ADORE !

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  2. this is so soft and lovely Juan, love your CASE!

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  3. Oh Juan! You always manage to create such beautiful cards. This one is just lovely. Great Case. Your butterflies are so sweet and compliment your watercolouring! Great job!

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  4. The layering of the butterflies are lovely Juana. Angexo

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  5. I absolutely love your interpretation of this card and all the artistic extras, there is so much love in it. Thank you so much for your words. X Bibi Cameron

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  6. I love butterflys and of course i loved this card and the colors are so pretty and dainty.

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  7. What a super cute card. I do love your watercolouring so much.

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  8. Amazing card! These butterflies just look like fluttering.

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  9. This is beautiful! I love all the colors you used!

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  10. This is beautiful! I love all the colors you used!

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  11. I love, love, love this card. I am a huge butterfly fan and you really took it over the top with this card. I have seen it on a number of sites and every time it takes my breath away.

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