Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Lisa Curcio

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Lisa Curcio. Lisa lives in Florida, USA and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 18 years. She was ranked number 39 in the Global Top 100 Demonstrators this year! Congratulations Lisa!! She is also very active with the Stampin’ Up! sponsored Ronald McDonald House Charity in her local area. Our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Cindy’s blog by clicking on her picture.

We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Lisa’s designs today. I chose to CASE the card below. I was intrigued with the “separated V-cut” design and loved the huge WOW factor despite it’s simplicity.

My card uses the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalogue. Here’s a closer look at the Stamp Set images:

Greetings from Santa Stamp Set. Images © Stampin’ Up!

I chose Emerald Envy cardstock and paired it with some Designer Series Paper from the Presents & Pinecones pack. I thought it would be fun to change up the fancy cut used by Lisa on her card. I started with a piece of DSP half a centimetre narrower and shorter than the white panel, die cut a circle from the centre and then cut “channels” at random angles, just making sure that they were even in width.

I split the naughty or nice image across the three spaces left by my fancy cut. The snowflake cluster image and the Santa’s list image were then added and the two DSP panels were mounted onto the white panel using Foam Adhesive Strips. Some silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment scattered across the front and another Santa’s list image stamped inside completed this card.

TIPS: 1. When adhering raised panels (particularly when using DSP), ensure you add enough Foam Adhesive Strip in the centre of the panels to prevent them from “sagging” in the middle. 2. To stamp part of an image as in this card example, use Stampin’ Write Markers to colour only the part you want to use.

Just a reminder that the products from the new Occasions Catalogue will be available to order from January 4, 2017. If you live in Australia and you’d like one, you can order your copy here. If you can’t wait that long to order from the catalogue, you can join, purchase them on December 1, and get 20% discount.

To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Lisa and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today.
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