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Swirly Bird | Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Mikaela Titheridge

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Mikaela Titheridge from the UK. I have been a long time follower of Mikaela, love the retreat/workshops, and her projects, well... WOW. Chosing a project to CASE - Copy and Selectively Edit was hard, as there are so many of Mikaela's creations that I love! I decided on the below card, I was drawn to the colours and the technique - Ghosting:

I've not tried the Ghosting technique before, I must admit I was intrigued! In a nutshell, this stamping method requires you to first stamp with White Ink, then when it is dried stamp your colour over the white image, but slightly off setting your stamp so that you create a shadow as well as a white line. 

I decided to use Swirly Bird as it is a photoploymer set and it would be easy to see where to stamp my colour once the White Craft ink was dry, here is what Mikaela's card inspired me to create:

I was a little scared when stamping with the craft ink, here is what the card looked like before colour was added - the stamping is a little patchy, I think some re-inking may be in order for my craft pad. 

I also stamped the small flowers and leaves on a strip of Crumb Cake, and after stamping with colour die cut with the Swirly Scribbles thinlets, then mounted using Dimensionals or mulit purpose glue. I kept with a Purple colour theme, I really like contrast with the Crumb Cake base 

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Want to make this project? Here are the supplies used:

Stamp sets/bundles:
White Craft, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Crumb Cake & Elegant Eggplant
Adhesives, Embellishments etc:
Tombo multipurpose glue, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Bone Folder

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  1. Look who's got her Mojo back and big time!! Truly gorgeous Sue xx

  2. AMAZING!! This is a stunning card and what a fabulous technique. That is really really beautiful Sue.

  3. Omg this is so soft and beautiful! Love it Sue! Definitely need to try this technique!

  4. Wow Sue I just love how the colours have come together....gorgeous!!!!

  5. I really love your card! Stunning! xx

  6. Wow! I definitely need to try this!! :)

  7. Your card is such a fantastic example of the technique! Just beautiful!

  8. Beautiful! Love these cards! The prettiest cards I have seen made with this stamp set!

  9. wow, what a neat card and technique,

  10. What super kind words Sue and a fabulous card. I love the Ghosting technique and you've showcased it so well here ... and even used my most favourite 'Thank you' stamp that we have. I love that font. Thank you so much for taking part and inviting me to join you all. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your team for this short time and seeing what of my work has inspired you to keep crafting xx

  11. What a beautiful card and terrific new technique! I love your color palette too!

  12. I love this card. I have never attempted the Ghosting technique but you have inspired me to do so, plus I have had such a time using the Swirly Birds set. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  13. Beautiful card with great colors. The layout is lovely. I must try the technique to truly see the technique affects

  14. Wow what a great card! You made me fall in love with Swirly Bird all over again. Love this new technique (to me too) that you demonstrated. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  15. You make Wisteria Wonder look easy peasy! Beautiful case x

  16. I just love the colors you have used and how I think you've used dimensionals as they just look like they are popping off your card. Awesome Job. Angexx


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