Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Dawn Griffith

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper Dawn Griffith! This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Dawn.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Gail Davidson, or may have come from the person previous to me.  Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.  We are thrilled that Dawn said yes to playing along with the Crazy Crafters this month.

I have followed Dawn’s blog for a long time.  She joined Stampin’ Up! on 7 October 2003 and started her blog in 2006.  Her team is called the Glitter Queens.  For those of you who know of her, you’ll know how upbeat she is and how her enthusiasm shines through in every blog post and every video.  You would probably also know too, that Dawn loves unusual cards, the colour purple (her fave is Wisteria Wonder) and ….. GLITTER!  Lots.and.lots.of.glitter.

With that being said I chose to CASE this card from Dawn (from her blog post on 18 May 2012) – the Double Peek-a-Boo card.  When the card is closed there are two images in circles on the front, but when you open it, the magic happens!  A slider panel inside the card moves across to reveal two more hidden images.  Here’s the link to Dawn’s blog post which also contains a video.  It’s one that I’ve made before, but I’m “Doin’ it like Dawn” today!  Dawn, I hope you like it!

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And here’s my card:


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I’ve kept Dawn’s basic design but added a couple of tweaks – and LOTS of bling and glitter!  To stop the narrow internal slider panel from catching on the images that show through on the front of the card, I added two panels of Window Sheet to the two back panels (so that the slider panel is sandwiched between them).  I also added a 1″ strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the back of the slider panel to give added detail and finishing to the card’s appearance from the back.

For the card front I stamped the gorgeous flourish image from the First Sight Stamp Set in Versamark, sprinkled with Heat & Stick, heat set, sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and heat set again.  I think I got more glitter on myself, my work surface and just about everywhere else than I did on the card, but the results are stunning!  Believe me, photographs do not do it justice!


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The inside was stamped with the same image just using Versamark ink to give a tone-on-tone look, and then given the glitter treatment with Clear Wink of Stella here and there.

The small floral image is from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and coloured with markers in Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz.  It so adorable!  The sentiments, stamped in Perfect Plum, come from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set (yes, it’s been around since 2012 cos it’s an awesome set!).


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The white circles around the images were punched using the 1 3/8″ and 2″ Circle punches, and I used the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the decorative holes.  These were then smothered in Clear Wink of Stella and adhered over the front and inside images.

The final adornment was a double serving of 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White, and, I couldn’t resist – a large Iced Rhinestone!

As I held the finished card in my hand, I smiled to myself as I heard Dawn say “Oh, my gosh!  It’s so cuuuuuute!!!”  Thanks Dawn for entertaining and inspiring so many of us over the years!

If you love these colours as much as Dawn, please feel free to save this colour snapshot.


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And if you like to keep all your information in one place, you can pin this picture which includes the products used on today’s project:


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I love hearing from you.  If you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment below.  As always, you can purchase supplies to make today’s project from the supply list below.  Please use the Host Code during checkout to receive a thank you gift from me (unless your order is over $250 then you become the host and receive Stampin’ Rewards).  Have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 




46 Responses

  1. Nicole Bonar

    WOW Gail this is stunning .. you have also certainly done your research on Dawn 😉 it was a great read and your project is just LOVELY!

  2. Juan Ambida

    Oh my Gail! This is so beautiful and elegant that Dawn will be so proud! Love this card fold, the colours and detail are exquisite, 🙂

  3. Sue Vine

    Stunning Gail. I know what you mean about Dazzling Diamonds, I think my craft area is still recovering from the Christmas bling!

    • GaGa Papercrafts

      Thanks Sue! Yes, I don’t use loose glitter all that often, but at least it’ll bling up the craft room until the vacuum cleaner finds it all! xoxo

    • GaGa Papercrafts

      Thanks Missy! It is so gorgeous and sparkly in real life, and the slider feature is awesome! If you give it a go, make sure you post a pic. xoxo

  4. Nicole Spicer

    Oh Gail, that’s such a sweet card! I love your CASE of Dawn’s card.

  5. Rosalie Desmond

    Lovely Gail! All that sparkle on top of a beautiful design, what more can we ask of a card!

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