Sunday, 8 May 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Dena Rekow




Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special Crazy Crafters team blog hop.

We are hopping with a special guest - The amazingly creative Dena Rekow.

The theme of this blog hop was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Dena's cards.


Here is the card of Dena's that I chose to CASE:


I loved the simplicity and boldness of this card. It stood out in the crowd and grabbed my attention. To checkout Dena's card in more detail click here.


Here is my version:



I decided on Basic Black cardstock for my card base. Instead of using washi tape like in Dena's card, I glued down some randomly cut strips of black and white designer series paper so that the white would show up on the black card base. The designer series paper I used was part of the retired Back to Black series from the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! catalogue. 

To create my flower I used the same 3 framelits as Dena, which are part of the Botanical Builder set. This framelit set is fast becoming a favourite of mine. For my flower I chose Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White cardstock. I added a little sparkle to the centre of the flower using the retiring Dazzling Details.

My sentiment came from the Remarkable You stamp set. I stamped the image using Versamark and then heat embossed using white embossing powder.

By using Tempting Turquoise for the flower, I find my card a little softer than Dena's. I might have to recreate the card using Melon Mambo instead, which I believe would give it the same boldness as Dena's original. 

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create this card:


Basic Black A4 Cardstock (121688)
Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (108598)
Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Back to Black designer series paper (133700)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Remarkable You stamp set (Wood - 139891 / Clear - 139894)
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625)
Dazzling Details (124117)
Versamark Pad (102283)
White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)
Heat tool (129056)

If you would like to purchase or see any of these items in more detail, just click on the relevant link above.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

If you enjoyed my card, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.

34 comments:

  1. Awesome job, Kirsten!! I almost picked this card, too ;). I love what you did--your card turned out wonderfully! Thank you so much for letting me join your hop--I'm so honored!!

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    1. Thanks so much Dena. Your original truly is a great card and it makes such a statement. I am glad you like my take on your card. I am super excited to be hopping with you :)

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  2. Oh Kirsten!! wow!! You have done an incredible job with this card. Adore the colours and the dramatic black background. Great take on Dena's card.

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    1. Thanks so much Kylie, this means a lot coming from you :) I think I like black as a base now, may have to make some more.

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  3. Love your card, so striking! Xx

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  4. What an awesome card - the black is so dramatic!

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  5. Wow! What a standout CASE of a standout card Kirsten! Love it!!

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  6. Stunning, I love the black with Turquoise - I am always afraid of this colour, don't know why, you have made it look so easy. I may just have to use this colour combo in the near future I think!

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    1. Thanks so much Sue. The colour combo worked out so well, I will definitely be using it again :)

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  7. Great work Kirsten love how you've cased this the black is so elegant

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  8. Beautiful. I love the blue against the dark background. Stunning.

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  9. WOW what a standout piece. Totally in love with your CASE!

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  10. Great case! I love the dark background.

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  11. Really pretty. I love your choice of colours. Great CASE.

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  12. Wow! Stunning in black with the pop of turquoise - so sophisticated. Excellent Case Kirsten!

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  13. So very dramatic! Love the boldness Kirsten x

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  14. Love your CASE Kirsten. The black version works on soooo many levels, perfect choice with the Turqouise flower!

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    1. Thanks so much Carolina. I think I've found a new fave colour combo :)

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  15. Gorgeous card. Love, love, love the colour combo.

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