Sunday 30 July 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Susan Wong

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

We are hopping with a special guest - The amazing Susan Wong from New Zealand.

Susan is a stay at home mum of 4 children and I know what kind of achievement that is in itself, but in addition to this, she has been chosen to be part of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team TWICE! This is something a lot of us aspire to achieve once.

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

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

I thought this card was so adorable and I loved the sponged background behind the rabbit.
To checkout Susan's card in more detail click here.

Here is my version:

My card idea was for a hot air balloon to float over the sponged area. So I have white heat embossed a hot air balloon image from the Lift Me Up set on some vellum. This has been die cut using the co-ordinating Up & Away thinlits.

Using my Bermuda Bay ink pad and a sponge dauber, I sponged a rough circle in the middle of my Whisper White card base.

My sentiment is also from the Lift Me Up stamp set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay.

The hot air balloon has been attached using some dimensionals to raise it off the card.

As a finishing touch and to add a little bling to my card, I included a couple of randomly placed Silver sequins.

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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.

You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

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Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock (140490)

Vellum A4 Cardstock (106584)

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad (131171)

Versamark Ink Pad (102283)

Lift Me Up Stamp Set (Clear 142896)

Lift Me Up Stamp Set (Wood 142893)

Embossing Buddy (103083)

White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)

Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool (129056)

Up & Away Thinlits (142748)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214)

Sponge Daubers (133773)

Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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

I have included this card as my entry for 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 7pm AEST 4th August 2017)



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  1. That's a gorgeous card! What a fabulous use of vellum! Beautiful!

  2. Cute card! Works perfectly for this CASE!

  3. Love this idea Kirsten, Truly a gorgeous CAS card! May I CASE at some stage (not sure when)?? I just now have had a flash of inspiration from this!

    1. Thanks so much Kim. Of course, please CASE away. I too have more ideas to make from this one :)

  4. such a great CASE Kirsten

  5. Love this, and especially the pops of bling.

    1. Thanks so much Fiona. I'm really liking bling at the moment :)

  6. Nailed it! A simple card is always a good choice! Cool idea using the hot air balloon :)

    1. Thanks so much Susan. I find it harder sometimes to make a simple card over a fancy one and know when to stop :) Thank you for all the inspiration and for agreeing to hop with us today.

  7. Gorgeous card Kirsten. Love the design and how you've used the vellum for the hot air balloon. :)

  8. Lovely CASE Kirsten....great job

  9. Love this simple pop of colour! xx

  10. Super cute!!! Great case Kirsten - I love the hot air balloon embossed too

  11. Beautiful card.. I struggle also to do simple but you have pulled it off superbly!


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