Sunday 17 April 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Brian King!

Oh my Gosh! Oh my Gosh! Oh my Gosh! I love Brian King!

How lucky are we, that we get the chance to blog hop with the lovely Brian King! Brian is really so lovely & very generous with his time. Brian has already given our team the most amazing webinar with all sorts of tips & info to help us get the best out of our blogs & posts.

Today we are excited to be CASE-ing Brian King (Copy & Selectively Edit), who is also joining us on this hop! How exciting! Stay tuned for lots of layering lol :P

I hope you find great inspiration from all the projects in this hop. You may just be starting the hop here at my blog (Jessie Holton) or you may have come from the previous person on the list. Be sure to click on the next person in the list to continue your blog hop adventure casing Brian's work.

I think Brian has a really defined style, that looks simple but actually has a lot of layering & thought put into it. I love Brian's cards! Here are some of my favourites, I found it too hard to just pick one! 

These cards just speak to me with their elegant charm & soft pastel colours. I love the look of the central panel with all it's layering and the clean and simple (CAS) designs. I find it really hard to know when to stop when creating a CAS card. Brian is the King of CAS! haha! I'm so punny :P

I've decided to do a bit of layering & the CAS look but use a completely different colour scheme for a more masculine look. Here is what I've come up with. Brian, I really hope you like it! And thank you for all the lovely comments you leave from my entries into Challenges that you're a part of, I really appreciate it! xx

I have used the Guy Greetings stamp set inked with Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla cardstock & cut out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch. I have then gone around the outside of the circle with my Dauber using Sahara Sand ink. I have layered the Going Places Designer Series Paper with Basic Black & Mossy Meadow cardstock & a strip of scrap from the same DSP. I have also tied some string from my stash & stapled it to give it a more masculine feel.

My mother in law loved this card & asked for a bunch of them, so here are all the cards & one inside pic. I matched the insides to the fronts:

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For the black world map card in the bottom corner, I have also used the white heat emboss powder & the Washi Label Punch for the sentiment on the front.

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  1. Just lovvvvvvvvve all your cards Jessie. Well Done. Angexxx

  2. Wow Jessie these are such a great idea....great job

  3. Fabulous cards for guys Jessie! xoxo

  4. what a wonderful masculine card!! great case jessie!! xx

  5. Wow! Amazing cards for guys Jessie. :)

  6. Great masculine cards Jessie! They're always a challenge for me! x

  7. Wow - what a lot of cards! And they all look fabulous. They make a great set!

  8. Jessie - so many great takes on this simple and elegant card! Love each of them. I'm so thrilled to participate in this hop with you and your team! Thanks!

    1. Thanks Brian! It's great having such a generous & lovely person to share with us xx

  9. This is a great way to make a set of cards for gift! Note taken.

  10. always looking for great masculine cards to CASE... thanks for sharing!

  11. Great cards Jessie! I always find masculine cards a bit tricky, thanks for all the inspiration.