Hello everybody, I'm so excited to take part in this month's Crazy Crafters Blog Hop as we're CASE-ing the multi talented Allison Okamitsu, our special guest. I just love all her work! they're all so beautiful and amazing. The gorgeous card above is the card I have CASE'd for this blog hop. CASE is an acronym and means to Copy And Share Everything. Her card is so pretty and love the way it's been presented and especially love the stamp set used, Birthday Blooms which is in the new Occasions catalogue.
Here is the card I created. I have used the thinlits circle card with an additional flap so that it opens out like in Allison's envelope card with a belly band. I love the colour pallet and softness of Allison's card and how she has used watercolour, my all time favourite medium to work with. The flower images have been stamped with Stayzon ink on watercolour paper and watercoloured in with Stampin' Up refill inks in Melon Mambo, Bermuda bay and Pear Pizzaz creating a blended soft wash with bermuda bay - turquoise. I have used the coordinating Birthday Bouquet designer series paper with the white tiny dots on mint macaron for the front panel.
The belly band has been created using thick vellum and used the cute frame from Tags and labels framelit dies. The smaller flowers are from Birthday Blooms stamp set and have been watercoloured. The sentiment "Celebrate You" is from Suite Sayings stamp set.
I have also appropriated Allison's clever used to white emboss on black the sentiments 'Friend", Happiest of Birthdays To You and have applied it to 'YOU' in Celebrate You.
As you open the card it opens up like a screen with the cascading blooms in the soft watercolouring. The tiny dots accents are also from the Birthday blooms. To follow Allison's card I have also added the baker's twine bow on the front and this is from the Occasions catalog and coordinates well with the mint macaron dsp. I hope you like the card and that celebrates the beauty of Allison's gorgeous card.
All items I have used are from the Occasions catalogue and any purchase over $90 will earn you a FREE product in Sale-A-Bration which ends soon, so place your order in now so you don't miss out on this great special. Please send me a message if you have any queries or would like help to place an order. Thanks. :)
The products used:
• Birthday Blooms
• Suite Sayings
• Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
• Thinlits Circle Card
• Stampin' Up! Ink refills, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz and Bermuda Bay
• Stayzon Ink
• White emboss powder
• Watercolour paper
• Basic Black card
• Whisper White Thick card stock
• Baker's Twine combo pack
Please take a look at the list below from fellow Crazy Crafters who have CASE'd Allison's beautiful cards who have been greatly inspired by her endless creative talent.
Thank you for stopping by and hope to see again soon, Cheers! :)