Sunday 26 June 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - France Martin

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

We are hopping with a special guest - The talented France Martin aka Frenchie.

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

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

I chose this card because it is using one of my favourite stamp sets, I just love the flowers from this set. And..... I am a bit of a pretty patterned paper hoarder ...ahem... "collector" (I am sure a lot of you out there know what I am talking about), so I need to find ways to start using my papers and this card fits the bill. To checkout Frenchie's card in more detail click here.

Because I love this stamp set so much, I couldn't choose which image I wanted to use so I ended up making a card for each stamp in the set.

Here are my versions:

Melon Mambo

Calypso Coral

Daffodil Delight

Wild Wasabi

To create my cards I started out by stamping all the images from the Remarkable You stamp set on some Whisper White cardstock. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for the 3 flower images and Garden Green for the leaf/branch image. I then chose my colour schemes based on my Blendabilities markers collection - I went with Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi. Using the Dark, Medium & Light markers in each colour set, I coloured my images. I used the Medium Wild Wasabi to colour the flower stems.

Once I'd coloured my images, I searched my vast collection of stamp sets for some nice sentiments. The sentiments helped me decide which shape I would use to cut out each image. I wanted each card to be a little different so I went with a square, circle, rectangle & oval. To cut out the square, circle & oval, I used the relevant framelit set, magnetic platform & big shot. And to cut out the rectangle, I used my paper trimmer.

Once cut out, I stamped the sentiment on each using the same ink colour as the Blendabilities markers used, except for the leaf/branch image where I used the same colour ink that I stamped the image in (Garden Green). 

My sentiments all came from different sets. The sentiment on my Melon Mambo card came from the retired Floral Wings stamp set, the Calypso Coral sentiment came from the retired Simply Wonderful SAB stamp set, the Daffodil Delight sentiment is from the current Butterfly Basics stamp set and the sentiment on my Wild Wasabi card came from the retired Good Greetings stamp set.

I love to use up my scrap cardstock (another thing I like to keep, all on the off chance it will come in handy), and I found a few strips of Whisper White that were all the same width (4.5cm) so they helped me decide how wide my DSP strips would be. So I then went to my Designer Series Paper stacks and found my matching colours. I chose a different DSP pattern for each card. I cut a 4cm strip of each DSP and mounted it on to the Whisper White strips using Snail adhesive.

I prepared 4 card bases using the matching coloured cardstock for each image and then mounted the white & DSP strip to the matching card front using Snail adhesive. Lastly I mounted the cut out images on top using more Snail adhesive. All finished!

I really like the boldness of these cards and I may need to make lots more, as I have a very large DSP collection that I would like to make a bit smaller ;)

I can't choose a favourite, I love them all.

Which is your favourite?        (if you can choose just one :) )

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create these cards:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock (119980)
Calypso Coral A4 Cardstock (124392)
Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock (121680)
Wild Wasabi A4 Cardstock (111850)
Designer Series Paper Stack - Brights Collection (117155)
           - Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (130135)
           - Calypso Coral & Wild Wasabi
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (126948)
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad (126983)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad (126973)
Melon Mambo Blendabilities Markers (130994)
Calypso Coral Blendabilities Markers (130996)
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers (130998)
Wild Wasabi Blendabilities Markers (133624)
Remarkable You stamp set (Clear - 139894 / Wood - 139891)
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set
          (Clear - 138816 / Wood - 138813 / Photopolymer - 137154)
Floral Wings Stamp Set (Photopolymer - 139169)
Good Greetings Stamp Set (Clear - 135017)
Simply Wonderful SAB Stamp Set (Clear - 139128)
Squares Collection Framelits (130921)
Ovals Collection Framelits (129381)
Circles Collection Framelits (130911)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)

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 creations.

If you enjoyed my cards, 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.


  1. Just love how you have used this stamp set Kirsten - great project. Angexxx

  2. Wow! I love all these cards Kirsten. Great CASE of Frenchie's card. xoxo

  3. Fantastic CASE and awesome colours, sUCH bold, fun and HAPPY cards x

    1. Thanks so much Kim. I really like my bright colours :)

  4. Amazing coloring thanks for playing we all of us

    1. Thanks so much France. And thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us. We are all very honoured :)

  5. Love them all. Great cards.

  6. Absolutely Stunning! I love bright colours and clean lines, great CASE

    1. Thanks so much Sue. Brights are definitely my fave :)

  7. WOW!!! I love these flowers and they layering on your cards really shows them off! #inlove

    1. Thanks so much Carolina. I was really happy with how they all turned out :)

  8. These are such a great set of cards, I love the monochrome looks with the bright colours! xx

    1. Thanks so much Jessie. With how these turned out, I think I'll be using more bright single colour combos in the future.

  9. I just love these cards, so bright and cheerful.

  10. Gorgeous cards - bold and colourful! :)

  11. These are all so stunning Kirsten! I love your style. Pinned them already, I have a feeling you are going to get lots of repining.

    1. Thanks so much Kylie. Always excited to get comments like this from you, our amazing creative leader :)

  12. Great job you colour choices....I seriously need to get this stamp set and stop putting it off

    1. Thanks so much Vicki. This is one of my absolute favourite sets - don't hold off any longer, it is awesome :)

  13. Wow! Total wow! I love the cleanness of the style.

  14. wow these are striking. love them

  15. Beautiful cards - love the vibrant colours!

  16. Beautiful cards. I love the choice of colors you used.

  17. Very well done. Love all the colors.

  18. Beautiful designs and great coordination of the papers. I have to go with the calla lily. No matter what color you make it. . . . it wins hands down with me. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much CM. I love Calla Lillies too. I decided to go with yellow for that stamp because I really love the Yellow Calla Lillies I have growing in my garden.

  19. So clean and classy! I especially like the Coral and Mambo ones. Prob cuz I like those colors, but I also really like the circle shape.

    1. Thanks so much Michelle. Melon Mambo & Calypso Coral are a couple of my favourite colours too, they are so versatile. And I agree, the circle really frames the flower well :)


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