Sunday 28 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Wendy Cranford

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

We are hopping with a special guest - The very creative Wendy Cranford.

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

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

I chose this card of Wendy's because I loved the subtle detail created by the clear embossing. I have a jar of clear embossing powder which I have to say I have never even opened, so I was keen to give this embossing technique a try. To checkout Wendy's card in more detail click here.

Here is my version:

My card base uses Whisper White and I created my coloured strip using my Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight ink pads and some sponge daubers to create a random pattern on some white cardstock, which I sprayed with water once I'd finished to blend the colours.

After letting my strip dry, I stamped the large vine from the Falling Flowers stamp set in Versamark and then heat embossed in Clear.

My sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo and comes from the retired Painted Petals stamp set.

The flowers are all from the Falling Flowers stamp set and were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured using alcohol markers - I used the retired Blendabilities in Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. Once coloured, the flowers were cut out using the co-ordinating May Flowers framelits.

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

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (126948)
Pumkpin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (126945)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)
Blendabilities Markers: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive
Versamark Pad (102283)
Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130)
Heat tool (129056)
Painted Petals Stamp Set (Photopolymer 137146)
Falling Flowers Stamp Set (Clear 139556 / Wood 139553)
May Flowers Framelits (140276)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Sponge Daubers (133773)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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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.


  1. WOW how beautiful is that! Superb CASE Kirsten. I love it x

  2. Love how you have made the side panels in your cards Kirsten. Looks Awesome. Angexo

  3. Wow, what a gorgeous pop of colour-the clear embossing is beautiful.

  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS Kirsten! I love everything about your card. xo

  5. Kristen your card is AMAZING, I love the colours and the clear embossing just lifts the colours even more. The stamping and colouring is perfect too.

  6. Just Beautiful Kirsten! Love the colouring and the clear embossing, gorgeous

  7. Love this card, and what a great tip to do the clear embossing on the multi-coloured strip. You've put a lovely spin on this the way you've done it.

  8. WOW - love the bright colours - excellent case of Wendy's card - you nailed it!

  9. I love this bright & cheery card & Falling Flowers is one of my favourites! I love how you've coloured in the stamped flowers xx

  10. Beautiful card Kirsten, love the colours

  11. I love this, the colour combo just works so well together :)

  12. This is a lovely Case of Wendy's card! The colours you chose work well together and give a really cheerful feel to the card. Great job!

  13. WOW. Just stunning. I LOVE the colors you chose and the fact that you added flowers and sentiment. Your card is fantastic. Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks so much Wendy. And thank you for the inspiration, without your card I probably would never have opened my clear embossing powder, now I reckon I'm going to use it all up. I has been an honour hopping with you :)

  14. What a beautiful card! Well done.

  15. Lovely card with awesome colours Kirsten....

  16. I LOVE your choice of colours! I will defiantly have to give clear embossing a go!

  17. Beautiful card and colours. Love the ink sponged clear, embossed panel. Fabulous case! :)

  18. Great case! Love the use of the colours. So bright and fresh.


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