Sunday 8 July 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Linda Cullen

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 Linda Cullen from the United States of America.

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

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

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

I had a great card idea come to mind when I saw Linda's card layout, and I wanted to give some love to a returning stamp set in the new Annual Catalogue: Dragonfly Dreams.

With this idea and stamp set in mind, I went searching for a colour challenge to help me decide which colours I should use.

Now I wanted a bee & honeycomb on my card so needed a challenge with yellow. And this weeks ColourInkspiration #36 challenge was perfect (if not a little tricky with the greys, but I think I made it work).

The colours in the challenge were Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Basic Gray & Silver Foil.

Crazily I don't have any Silver Foil, so to add silver to my project I have used some Metallic Thread and Silver Emboss Powder.

Here is my version:

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You too can make this ....... 
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Dragonfly Dreams (Photopolymer 142924)

Hexagons Dynamic TIEF (143231)

Layering Ovals Framelits (141706)

Silver Metallic Thread (138402)

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131)
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Stampin' Write Markers: Crushed Curry
Tools: Big ShotMagnetic PlatformClear Blocks, Scissors/Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

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  1. aww that's so cute, love how you fussy cut the honeycomb, it looks fabulous

  2. This is adorble Kirsten! Your background looks fab fussy cut and you have used these colours to perfection! I kept checking out your bee, did you stamp it first a then fussy cut one too and put place over the top? Otherwise thats some freaking AWESOMELY fantastic fussy cutting of those antennea!

    1. Thanks so much Kim. Yes I am crazy.... I totally fussy cut that bee and his antennae - thought I was going to lose one of them at one point ;)

  3. Your card is wonderful! Love those colours - yes, you made them work - and that clever honeycomb!

  4. Wow this is stunning Kirsten! I love what you have done with the honeycomb and that embossing folder, how genius! x

  5. Love the colour palette, Kirsten, you've made a lovely card. Can't wait to try this embossing folder, just ordered it this week.

  6. Such a darling and stunning card!!

  7. Hi Kirsten - I love the what you did with the card. The bee from the Dragonfly Dreams is one of my favorite. I love the idea of cutting up the honeycomb. Linda

    1. Thanks so much Linda. And thank you for all the inspiration and for hopping with us :)

  8. Sometimes a ribbon just won't do. You give me inspiration with your band cut from the honeycomb. It's genius.

    1. Thanks so much MarvAlix :) You are right, ribbon doesn't suit all cards and this was a fun way to add a little something to the card without using ribbon.


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