Sunday, 11 February 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Allison Okamitsu

Hello and welcome to our Crazy Crafters Special Guest Blog hop - today we have the amazing Allison Okamitsu from Canada joining us - so exciting!  Allison is very talent and has been an Artisan team member on 3 separate occasions (living my dream), and has many, many Stampin' Up! achievements, you may be familiar with her blog Nice People Stamp

Deciding which one of Allison's amazing creations to CASE was a challenge, I decided on the below - I liked the stamped edge and thin edge layer with the raised focal point in the centre.

Here's my CASE of Allison's beautiful project:

I used the gorgeous Petal Palette Bundle which contains 15 stamps and 10 framelit dies -  for my project I've used 2 of the smaller floral stamps to create the border, and coloured them with Stampin' Blends - all too often we forget about the smaller images in our stamp set, and border stamping is a great way to utilise them! The sentiment and banner framelit die as well as the cute little bird are also in the bundle.

Next was to create the centre , I die cut the foliage, and stamped and cut and coloured the bird with Blends too. My sentiment wasn't popping as much I liked, so I created a fine edging using Basic Black die cut labels, lastly I adding rhinestones and a Petal Passion  embellishment to the Organza Ribbon bow.

I made the sentiment banner pop by cutting additional die cuts in Basic Black, and then cut them in half and layered behind the stamped sentiment to match the thin layer around the border stamping.

So, sit back and take your time to hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog, Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craft Spot, check  where to head to next in the list below. Thanks for hopping with us. 

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project - I've made a quick tutorial on making this project for you to view - be sure to check out how I created the edge around the sentiment die cut, it really makes it pop!

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  1. Beautiful! I love using stamps as a boarder, it’s just so effective. Lovely colouring with the blends.

  2. Stunning! That's an awesome CASE! You've included so many little details and they're all just perfect.

  3. Sue your take on Alison's card is stunning. Love how you have put this card together with the gorgeous border and cute bird as your focal point. Totally nailed it. Well done.

  4. Lovely soft and delicate card. Beautiful!

  5. Love your take on Allison's card Sue! So beautiful!

  6. Sue your card is gorgeous I love the colour combo..such an elegant card. Well done xx

  7. Perfect CASE Sue. So feminine and pretty. Love the detail on the bow x

  8. So lovely, the little sprigs are the icing on top! xx

  9. Sooo delicate and pretty Sue! Just wonderful!

  10. Very pretty Sue. Love your bow topped with the metal embellishment. That little blue birdie is so adorable.


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