Sunday, 23 October 2016

Crazy Crafter's September Blog Hop with Special Guest - Bibi Cameron



Hi everyone, and welcome to another fabulous Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop. This time we are CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) the famous Bibi Cameron, a UK Stampin' Up Demo!! If you have arrived directly to my blog, then make sure you go back and see the other amazing talent on this list below so you don't miss any inspiration from this hop.

Click here to go to Bibi's Blog and see all the other amazing things she has created :)


Now with so many cool ideas on Bibi's blog, is was hard to choose a card or project to CASE as I wanted to pick so many!!! In the end I went with a card that Bibi created using the balloon punch, but took the idea or concept to create my own version. Here is the card that Bibi created:



I totally loved the concept of stamping a background and then creating another level above with the same image - isn't it effective!!!

Here is my CASE of the card:



Firstly, I used some new DSP - It is called Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP for short). It is just magic, with a white embossed pattern on each sheet that really pops when you sponge ink over it. As you can see in the photo - I used two colours for this background. Emerald Envy and Cucumber Crush.



Now, originally I stamped the leaf from Thoughtful Branches across a cut out leaf using the Thinlit die. However it really didn't work in the same way that Bibi managed to do it? Maybe because the leaf is smaller or the shape is too defined (I'm not sure) but it didn't have the same effect. So in the end I removed the leaves and created some more and attached them to the bottom right hand corner of the card. This looked much better and appeared more clear! I decided to attached some of the new Burlap ribbon across the leaves for a rustic look and then finally a sentiment. But again, I stamped out a sentiment and it look weird covering up the bottom part of the leaves. So I had a brain wave - I had purchased some Jet Black Stazon Ink and some acetate sheets. BINGO!!! My solution to my problem. A sentiment without covering up too much of the background. I love how this came to together and although it ended up being quite different to Bibi's card, the end result was still pretty cool!!





Inside the card, I used some of the left over sponged cardstock from the front to cut out some leaves using the Thoughtful Branches thinlit die. This added an extra dimension to the card and some interest to the white interior.

Well, I hope you liked my take on Bibi's card and draw some inspiration from this card or from some of the ideas and techniques that were used to put together this card.

Now, don't forget to continue hopping through to the next person on the list so you get to see all the amazing creations from the one and only 'Crazy Crafter's' Team.


Oh, here is a photo of the products I used to create this card:


Happy Hopping:





26 comments:

  1. What a brilliant use of the DSP!! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Kaylene. It's my favourite DSP!

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  2. Love the colours and the effect of the embossed DSP being stamped as well as inked!

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  3. just love it all - how awesome. Angexo

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  4. Really gorgeous! Love the layers you've created xx

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  5. WOW! Louise. This is absolutely stunning!! LOVVVVVVE IT! xo

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  6. Awesome card Louise. Love the stamped leaf pattern and what a great idea about stamping the sentiment on a window sheet to prevent covering up the detail underneath - LOVE IT, must remember this tip TFS :)

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    1. Thanks Kirsten. It all comes together through trial and error and lots of experimentation.😀😀😀

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  7. Awesome card Louise. Love the colours and the ink blending over the embossed dsp - cool effect! Great experimentation with a fabulous mixed media effect - love that you stamped the sentiment on acetate. :)

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    1. Oh thank Juan. This comment coming from you means a lot as you are a guru of card making and design!😀😀😀

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  8. Wow - that's awesome! The resist, sponging and stamping work so well together!

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  9. I love the usage of the original sketch. I'm wowed with your creativity and all the elements you have use and how you have layered the die cuts and ribbon. TFS. Hugs x Bibi

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    1. Thanks so much for the inspiration Bibi! Still want to try and create a card similar to the one I cased of yours. Just loved how your balloons sat above like that. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  10. Wow what a super effective card! TFS.

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  11. What a clever idea Louise. Just love it!

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  12. Very clever idea Louise....the green looks great

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    1. Thanks Vicki! Greens not usually a colour I'd grab but it worked for this card!

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  13. I just love it!! I'd love to CASE your card. Great idea to stamp on the Irresistibly Floral paper and sponges it.

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    1. Thanks so much Satomi! you're more than welcome to case! Would love to see what you come up with!

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