Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Georgia Giguere

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Georgia Giguere. Georgia lives in the United States and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 15 years. She was ranked number 63 in the Global Top 100 Demonstrators this year! Congratulations Georgia!! Our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Georgia’s blog by clicking on her picture.

We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Georgia’s designs today. As I was browsing her blog, I had a really difficult time choosing which one to CASE – there were so many gorgeous cards! After a loooong time, I finally decided on the card below. I loved how simple but beautiful this card was. Having said that, I got a bit carried away with my design and added quite a few more elements but I was pleased with the result.

Here’s my card:

I’ve used images from three stamp sets. I told you I got carried away! The pine trees in the background and the little branch with the pine cone on the foreground trees are from the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set. I’ve used two images from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set to make the silhouetted “undergrowth” at the bottom. The sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set.

I also used a fair few colours: Old Olive and Always Artichoke for the grass, Garden Green and Early Espresso for the background trees, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky for the sunrise sky, Soft Suede for the pinecones, and Basic Grey for the undergrowth foliage and shading on the trees in the foreground. I also used a combination of Tip Top Taupe and Early Espresso to “fill in” the notches on the trees. The green hue on a couple of the trees was caused by ink from the stamped trees seeping into the debossed areas when it went through the Big Shot. A happy accident I think – I actually like the effect. It looks like lichen is growing on the tree trunks. What do you think? I added a touch of Cherry Cobbler to the berries on the undergrowth plants as well.

The card base is thick Whisper White, the layer and banner are Soft Sky and the front panel is Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe and clear heat embossed it, then created a banner end using the Triple Banner Punch and adhered it with dimensionals.

TIP: Use extra adhesive when adding panels that warp due to embossing. I like to use Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape for an extra strong hold.

To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Georgia and the rest of the Crazy Crafters.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day.

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.

The Occasions Catalogue is full of exciting new stamp sets and card making supplies, and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure has a gorgeous selection of rewards you can claim for free! For each $90 spent between 4th January – 31st March 2017 you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!

You can view them online in PDF format here:
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Not only can you get the great $169 deal, but you can also choose any two extra stamp sets up to $179 value to be included in your Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit. That means your delivery will have anything up to $414 of product for $169! How good is that?!

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During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure for every $90 you spend (before shipping and handling).

There will also be another set of limited-time items coming on 21 February so watch out for those!

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