Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Paula Dobson


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, today we have the super talented Paula Dobson from New Zealand joining us special guest! What makes today so great is that we get to CASE a project and hop along with Paula - Awesome! We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. The full blog lineup below will help you move along to see all the projects.

so love Paula's style, I spent quite some time viewing her amazing work, then I found it, here is the card I decided to CASE:



There are so many aspects of this card I adore, the colours, the sunset, the layers, but what most drawn to was the sponging technique - I'm normally a clean lines kinda girl, but I really liked the rugged hills and foreground and those sunset layers, what I was inspired to create:


I created the mounds of snow by tearing paper, yes you heard right, I didn't cut I, tore the paper! I've used Smoky Slate and Soft Sky for sponging snow using the torn paper as a mask at the base of the beautiful trees from Thoughtful Branches  - I didn't ink the stamp to the bottom of the trees so it looks like the snow is piled up high. To create the Gold edging I used Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder around the edge of a piece of card stock - here's a here is a picture from a card I made last year to give you a visual of what the embossed edge looks like before all the layers are put together


 Emboss the edge of a layer of cardstock to perfectly match you embossed sentiment!


One of the reasons I love doing this is that border then perfectly matches the embossed sentiment. I love the combination of Gold with Always Artichoke - makes for an elegant Christmas Card don't you think?

I would love it if you could pin my cards! Make sure you hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible ideas and creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog - Sue Vine, check who is below me and that is where to head to next! Thanks for hopping with us.





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18 comments:

  1. You have created a beautiful scene Sue :") I also love tearing paper & here it has certainly helped to make the snow mounds realistic. Awesome CASE x

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  2. Love all the details Sue! Lovely card. I haven't tried the embossing powder on edges. It's a good idea.

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  3. Your card is gorgeous Sue.....I love the idea of embossing the edges....very clever

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  4. I LOVE you card! The scene really has the soft sky, watery sun, snowiness that reminds me of childhood Christmases.

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  5. Really, really lovely, Sue! Great colour combo & the snow is so real! xx

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  6. Loving the snow and how you have sponged them in Sue, just love it.Angexo

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  7. What a beautiful card. That layer of gold is superb.

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  8. Gorgeous card Sue. Love how you've embossed the edge of the layer under the trees, what a great idea :)

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  9. WOW Sue ... nice I will have to remember the heat embossing frame trick I always just seem to go straight for the foil this would make it so much more economical :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Gorgeous card Sue. Love all the details especially the gold embossed edge/frame tying in with the sentiment. :)

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  11. Hi Sue! Your card is divine!! I love the lovely snow scene you have created with your gorgeous sponging! The gold embossed edges frame your artwork beautifully. Thanks you so much for your kind words on my work. I t was my pleasure to hop with you xox

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  12. Beautiful snow sponging...Great card

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  13. Great Christmas card, love the gold border idea, looks quick and easy to shade and stamp and complete the card.

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  14. I love the embossed edges. What a great idea!!

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