Sunday 28 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Wendy Cranford - Jars of Love

Hi Crafters!

Some exciting news for you today! It's Blog Hop time!! Today we are CASE-ing (Copy & Selectively Edit) Wendy Cranford, who is also joining us on this hop!

I hope you find great inspiration from all the projects in this hop. You may 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 Wendy's work.

I am so excited to show you Wendy's card & my case!Here's Wendy's card:

Oh I just melted I thought it was so sweet! Here is my case of it & Wendy, I hope I've done you proud! Click here to go to Wendy's blog post for this card & she's also got a YouTube video there for you to watch.

I started off with a Night of Navy cardstock base, layered with Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White. I have sponged the bottom quarter of the Whisper White cardstock with Crumb Cake & the rest of the piece with Daffodil Delight. I have then used the largest splotch from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set & the stars from the Made with Love stamp set all over the top half with Versamark & set Clear Heat Emboss Powder with my Heat Tool.

Next, I have added the sponged layers of Flirty Flamingo, Elegant Eggplant & Night of Navy up to the top. I have also added the bush in the bottom corner from the Jars of Love stamp set in Crumb Cake. 

For the jar, I have used my Big Shot to die cut the fireflies in Daffodil Delight & the jar  in Whisper White, both stamped with Momento Black. I have also used the jar framelit to cut a Window (acetate) sheet and a piece of Vellum for the back of the jar. I have heat embossed the lid with Gold before die cutting that, too. I have added the fireflies & Gold Sequins (pulled off the Trim) inside the jar & sealed with a single strip from the Foam Adhesive Strips.

I have also heat embossed the Gold sentiment onto Elegant Eggplant & used the Sweetheart punch before layering it with some Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon. And I have added a few dots here & there with the Gold Wink of Stella pen all over the front of the card.

I have also flicked the inside of the card with the Gold Wink of Stella pen & stamped the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant & the bush in Crumb Cake & then sponged over both with Flirty Flamingo. The inside of the card is also layered with Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White cardstock to match the front.

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Here's my video tutorial for the card:

I have also entered this card into the Crazy Crafters Project Highlights for this week. You can see all the entries & vote for your favourite from 6:30pm AEST, Friday 2 September 2016.

Please jump, skip & hop along the list to enjoy everyone's cases of Wendy's beautiful work!

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  1. WOW Jessie This is a fantastic card, loving the background technique. Angexo

  2. Loving everything about your card Jessie...including the inside being just as pretty as the front x

  3. Makes me think of hot summer nights. Lovely.

  4. Great CASE Jessie, love the sponging effect on the background and the embossing just finishes it perfectly

  5. LOVE it Jessie! Your sponging is gorgeous! xo

  6. I'm mesmerised! Love the shading and all the little touches!

  7. Oooh Jessie, a pot of Gold. Yes it would light up my life too. You have done a magnificent job in CASEing Wendy's card today. Your sponging is fab too. Adoring your card. :)

  8. Wow Jessie, this looks great, love the colours you have used for the background :)

  9. Jessie! You did a great job CASEing this card. I love it! Thanks so much

  10. What a beautiful card. I love how you created the night sky. It's really gorgeous and perfect sponging.... I love everything you did for this card.

  11. Gorgeous card the colours

  12. What a delightful card! Your colours are on point! Well done and thanks for sharing!

  13. Gorgeous card Jessie. Your sponging background is divine as well as all the textural elements. Brilliant case, was almost going to to this card too hehe - LOVE it! :) xox

  14. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colours.

  15. Such a beautiful card! Love the purple colour.

  16. I love the colours you have both used. So striking