Sunday 11 February 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Allison Okamitsu

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

We are hopping with a special guest - The amazing Allison Okamitsu from Canada.

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

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

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

Here is my version:

I just loved Allison's layout, so I chose the lovely flower stamp from the Petal Palette Stamp set (available in the Occasions Catalogue) and using Memento Black Ink, stamped it in the corner of my Very Vanilla cardstock.

To colour my image I have used Alcohol Markers (I used my retired Blendabilities in Melon Mambo & Old Olive), however you could colour the image using what ever colouring method you like.

So as to not cover up too much of the pretty roses, I ended up stamping my sentiment (also from the Petal Palette stamp set) onto a piece of vellum and then cutting it out using the label framelit from the co-ordinating Petals & More thinlits.

I was pretty excited as I used a technique for my sentiment that I've been meaning to try for a long time - any colour heat embossing and it was sooo easy :)

Here's how to do it if you'd like to give it a try: Ink up your stamp with Versamark and then (with the Versamark still on the stamp), ink up your next colour (I chose Melon Mambo) and then stamp on to your cardstock. Apply some clear embossing powder and heat. All done! It is so easy and I think it looks really lovely on Vellum.

To help hide the spots of Tombow used to adhere my vellum piece, I added a couple of Melon Mambo enamel dots. Then just because I felt the card needed a little something extra, I added 2 more to the top of my card.

A simple but pretty card. I hope you like it.

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You too can make this ....... 
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Petal Palette Bundle (Clear 145974)

Petal Palette Bundle (Wood 145973)

Petal Palette Stamp Set (Clear 145788)

Petal Palette Stamp Set (Wood 145785)

Petals & More Thinlits (145655)

Stampin' Blends Collection (147475)

Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock (106550)

Vellum A4 Cardstock (106584)

Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock (119980)

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (126948)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)

Versamark Ink Pad (102283)

Brights Enamel Shapes (141680)

Embossing Buddy (103083)

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130)

Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool (129056)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

SU Snail Adhesive (104332)

Blendabilities - Melon Mambo & Old Olive

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  1. Simple and sweet. I love your blending, it makes the flowers look amazing.

  2. Oh so pretty, Kirsten! And you have reminded me that I should do more with vellum - it's very effective!

  3. Your card is gorgeous Kirsten!! The use of white space is effective and draws your eye to the flowers and sentiment. Less is definitely more in this card. Well done!

  4. Gorgeous card Kirsten! I love the colours on the flowers.

  5. Kirsten I love the simplicity of this allowing its beauty to shine....lovely card xx

  6. Simply stunning! What else is there to say!

  7. Great card! Love how you've done the sentiment xx

  8. Very stunning, love the sentiment on the vellum!


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