Sunday, 20 March 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop: CASE Allison Okamitsu

Today the Crazy Crafters are hopping with Canadian Demo, and Artisan Design Team member Allison Okamitsu. And what better theme than to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of her gorgeous designs! If you have visited Allison's Blog (nicepeoplestamp.blogspot.com) you would know that picking just 1 design to copy is a real challenge! In fact I am so inspired by Allison's work that I have CASEd her before (see this post)

But I finally decided that I would use this design for the inspiration for my project:


I love the gorgeous blue Bermuda Bay cardstock (a colour I dont often use) set against neutral tones, as well as the way this card showcases 2 of the great Sale-a-Bration sets. The What I Love flower outline makes a great background design!

Here is my take:



I used Basic Grey as well as Basic Black ink to create my background. The black flowers are actually highlighted with Wink of Stella... which is super tricky to photograph!






I actually "finished" the card and put it aside prior to adding the fussy cut flowers. But my husband saw it and said "I think that needs a few small flowers, just sort of around the words." If you look at the original, it appears my husband and Allison think alike!

I have used two subtler shades of blue on my border (Pool Party and Lost Lagoon) as well as the bright Bermuda Bay sentiment. The flowers are from the Birthday Bouquet paper series.

Here is the line up for the rest of the blog hop, make sure you check out all of the fabulous blogs!

Thanks for visiting!
Love Em

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*shop during sale-a-bration (more here

*join during sale-a-bration (more here

*shop with my hostess code (more here)




18 comments:

  1. One of my favourite SAB stamp sets, great card Em

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  2. WOW love how you cut out the sentiment thats card making dedication!

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  3. Fabulous interpretation Em! I love how you've used Bermuda Bay for the sentiment, giving an outline effect. Brilliant! xoxo

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  4. I can't believe you cut out that sentiment - it looks AWESOME! Great card Em!

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  5. Wow, that's great! So much fussy cutting!!

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  6. Very nice.....gotta love fussy cutting

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  7. Awesome take on Allison's card Emilie! I am impressed with your fussy cutting techniques on this card. The vellum is a great way of creating a different layer.

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  8. Wonderful fussy cutting of sentiment Em. Love the card

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  9. Love all the layering & background stamping! Xx

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  10. It's a great SAB set huh, you've showcased it well.

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  11. Awesome! I'll be so sad when that stamp ends after a Sale-a-bration!

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  12. Great card and I love the vellum idea, really adds depth to the card

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  13. That snipping is quite amazing! What a fun card!

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  14. Hello Em! Look at all the fussy cutting! I love it!
    xo Allison

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