Sunday, 14 January 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration and Occasions

Hi and welcome back to my blog.

Today the Crazy Crafters have got together to show case some new sets and products from the Occasions catalogue and Sale -a-brations catalogue. Make sure you check out all the amazing creations by the team. I guarantee you will be inspired to create something yourself!!

The card I created for this hop uses a set from the new Occasions catalogue, titled "Fortunate to Know You".

 I have played with this set heaps and stumbled across a card by American demo, Tami White. It was sooo gorgeous I decided to case it.

I stamped the images using memento black ink. I coloured the images using the new Stampin' Blends to create some depth on the cute fortune cookies and the little love heart. I seriously love this set!! I was able to use the blends to also create a slight shadow below the box and fortune cookies. Not sure if you can really see it from the photograph but it definitely adds depth to the images and helps them to look like they are really sitting on a surface (rather then just floating around on the white space). To do this technique I used the Stampin' Blends lifter pen, pictured below. This pen helps to lighten up colours or even erase mistakes with the colours if you go over a line (for example). In this instance, i used the pen in a different way. I used the smokey slate (dark) pen to colour the end of the lifter pen, then quickly colour below the chinese take out box, chopsticks and the fortune cookies. Like I said, the effect is subtle but effective. This technique ensured the colour was ever so slight and not too dark below the images. 

For the heart, I coloured using the dark and light Calypso Coral
and for the cookies I used Daffodil Delight (light and dark) to create the tone.
The chopsticks were coloured using Cherry Cobbler, dark and light
Finally, I used the Pool Party dark and light Stampin' Blends to colour the sentiment (top right).
This card was really easy and simple to make and it was great to be able to use the blends once again to play. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other inspirational creations from the Crazy Crafters.


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