Sunday 10 September 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Stesha Bloodhart

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 Stesha Bloodhart from the United States, who is also known as Stampin' Hoot.

Stesha was introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2001 and was a demonstrator until 2007 when life got in the way (as it does sometimes). Stesha joined up again when life allowed because she loved the products so much. It is great to have her back as a fellow demonstrator.

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

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

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

Here is my version:

The colour combination used in my card is inspired by the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack - so consists of Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive plus Whisper White and a little Daffodil Delight.

I surprised myself and have stuck to only one stamp set for this card which is the Bunch of Blossoms photopolymer set. This is a 3 step stamp set and I have stamped both the main colour images for the petals and leaves using the same colour and ink strength (so not stamped off). The outline images and my sentiment use Black Memento ink.

For the flower centre, I started with Daffodil Delight for the first colour, then added Crushed Curry (I did try both images in Crushed Curry, but you couldn't clearly see both images). To add a little subtle sparkle to the flower centre, I've brushed on a little clear Wink of Stella.

The petals, flower centre and small leaves were cut out using the coordinating Blossom Builder punch and I fussy cut the large leaves.

I cut the banner edge for my sentiment piece using the Triple Banner punch.

The Dapper Denim background layer is a section of the ombre sheet from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.

To finish off I've added some Berry Burst crinkled seam binding ribbon, that I have looped at each end (which you can see in the photo below).

My card has a very spring time feel to it, which I love. Hope you like it too :)

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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)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad (144083)

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad (131173)

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (126953)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)

Bunch Of Blossoms (Photopolymer 141573)

Blossom Builder Punch (141469)

Triple Banner Punch (138292)

Color Theory DSP Stack (144193)

Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding (144191)

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear (141897)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

SU Snail Adhesive (104332)

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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 15th September 2017)

EDIT: A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for my project. I am excited to announce I placed 1st :)


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  1. Gorgeous card, I love that stamp set, I think it is time to get it out again, thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Love the colour combination and layout of this card! The folded ribbon edges are a really nice touch.

  3. Stunning! Such a gorgeous case of Stesha's card. You are such a talented stamper. Well done.

  4. This is a really sweet card & I love the little tabs of ribbon poking out the ends! xx

  5. Sooo pretty, colour choice is just stunning Kirsten

  6. I am so excited that you picked that card to CASE! It is one of my favorite creations! I love you rendition! The colors work well together! Thank you for CASEing me!

    1. Thanks so much Stesha :) I love your original too. Thanks for the inspiration and for agreeing to be our special guest.


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