Sunday 25 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Paula Dobson

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 Paula Dobson.

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

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

To checkout Paula's card in more detail click here.

I really liked how the flowers appear to jump off the card as well as the subtle stamping on the edge of the card.

Here is my card:

To create this card I stamped the lovely fairy images from the Fairy Celebration set onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento black ink. I stamped the fairy sitting on the mushroom image twice. I then coloured my images with alcohol markers, I used my retired Blendabilities. 

After colouring, to achieve the jumping off the card look, I fussy cut the flower heads and the fairy on my duplicated image.

I rounded the edges of these fussy cut pieces to give a 3D look and then attached the pieces with Snail adhesive under the fairy and small pieces of dimensionals under each flower head and the fairy wings. The fairies legs are just dangling.

Using the sparkle stamp in this set, I covered the inside of the card by stamping the image in Wisteria Wonder ink on my Wisteria Wonder cardstock and then adhered my card liner with the fairy at the bottom with some Snail adhesive. I stamped the same sparkle image a couple of times at the top of my card front, and then placed my sentiment over the top. The sentiment (also from the Fairy Celebration set) is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and then cut using the banner from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims thinlits which I shortened and hung over the stepped edge of my card front.

I recently purchased the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and it arrived just as I finished my card. So I decided to add some subtle sparkle using my Wink of Stella.

I learnt the hard way, that you don't try out something you've never used before on a completed project, you should always test it somewhere else first until you have worked out how to use it.

I thought there wasn't a lot of glitter on the brush tip, but it was more than I thought and of course I used it first on my stamped sparkles around my sentiment on the front of my card. I ended up with a bit too much glitter and it wasn't the wink of glitter I was hoping for, so I decided to cover up my mishap with a few flowers I cut out using the Bloomin' Hearts thinlits. I think they ended up looking like they belonged there.

After my Wink of Stella mishap, there was the perfect amount of glitter on my brush tip to add just a wink of sparkle to each of my flowers and the fairy wings on the front and inside the card.

I really love the very subtle sparkle that the Wink of Stella glitter brush quickly and cleanly provides. And now I know how to use it, I think I'll be using this quite a bit now. I've taken close up photos of the sparkled images so you can see how pretty and subtle it is. 

I have also included my card in this weeks Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight.

Click Here to view the projects submitted by the very creative Crazy Crafters Team, and to vote for your favourite projects. (Link goes live 30th September at 6.30pm AEST)

If you love my card, I'd love it if you voted for me :)

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

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock (124389)
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad (126985)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)
Fairy Celebration Stamp Set (Clear 141554 / Wood 141551)
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear (141897) 
Blendabilities Markers:
          Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry,
          Skin Tone Assortment (Bronze, Natural & Ivory), Wild Wasabi & Wisteria Wonder.
Paper Snips (103579)
Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies (135854)
Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits (140621)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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The new holiday catalogue started on 1st September.

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. Love your card Kirsten, and this set screams for the fussy cutting :) It certainly helps bring everything to life. Beautiful x

  2. Super cute!!!! Love the card design and matching inside! love love love

  3. I just love this stamp set. I like the way you stamp sparkles inside of your card. Good case!

  4. Oh so pretty and then the lovely little surprise inside the card too!

  5. You chose some beautiful colours Kirsten.....I love how the flower just pops off the page.

  6. This card is so sweet! Love your fairies & the bright flowers. The fairy dust all over the inside is adorable & the wink of stella just adds an extra touch without being too much! Love love love! xx

  7. Some lovely colors you have used to color your fairies. Well Done. Angexo

  8. This is so pretty. I love the decoupage feel about it.

  9. Super cute .. thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow! Love your card Kirsten. The layout and colouring is perfect! Love all the details and fabulous case. :)

  11. Kirsten, your fairy card is something really special. I love how you have cut front panel slightly narrower and stamped on the back panel to create a similar effect I had on my card. Very clever! Thank you for having me along on the hop xox

    1. Thanks so much Paula, and Thank you for the inspiration. It was super exciting to be able to hop with you :)

  12. This is very pretty - I have a couple of great nieces who would love this!

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  14. I love this stamp set, you have made a beautiful card with it xo

  15. I love this card Kirsten! Fairy Celebration is my favourite stamp set at the moment, and I love how you used the Wink of Stella.

  16. SO sweet, great colouring xox

  17. So pretty, love the delicate stamping on the inside layer, just gorgeous - any girl would be so happy to receive this!

  18. Lovely fairy card. So pretty any little girl would love it. Angexo

  19. This is a really cute card Kirsten. Well cased!

  20. I've just noticed you've left the outside border of the inside fairy's wings white & I love that extra little detail! So pretty! xx


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