Sunday 16 July 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Jay Soriano - Lovely Words

Hi Crafters!

Some exciting news for you today! We are CASE-ing (Copy & Selectively Edit) the ah-mazing JAY SORIANO, who is also joining us on this hop! Exciting!

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 Jay's work.

Here's Jay's card which I have chosen to case. I really love how this sentiment panel pops against the diagonal one behind it. I love that Jay has used black for the panel, too. It's really bold.

And here is my take on it. I have used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP) with a strip of Black Shimmer Ribbon & coordinating cardstock in Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig. I have cut a circle of Basic Black cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies.

I have then layered the Silver Foil with the Hugs circle die from the Lovely Words Dies with a slightly larger circle from the Layering Circle Dies & put them through the Big Shot at the same time. I have used both portions of the Hugs Die cuts so I get two sentiments from each die cut.

I used the new Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Silver Foil before I cut it & it made life soooo much easier just having to peel away the backing & stick the dies onto the black circles. And I didn't get any glue on the front of the Silver Foil! Hooray! I found the Precision Plate made it easier to I've added a bit of Silver Metallic Thread & the Metallic Sequins Assortment for a bit of bling. My sentiments are propped up on Dimensionals.

On the inside of this card, I have used one of the sentiments from the Big on Birthdays stamp set & I have inked it up in Lemon Lime Twist all over, then 2/3 Emerald Envy & 1/3 Night of Navy. This is a fun Ombre technique for lazybones like me haha! When using this technique, it's important to start with the lightest colour & work your way to the darkest one. You also want to use colours that would naturally & easily blend into each other. To see this technique in action, you can watch my Facebook Video here.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today & that you can hop around the rest of the crew & enjoy our cases on Jay's work. Thanks for joining us Jay, you were a lot of fun to case!

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  1. Lovely cards - very striking with the metal sentiment.

  2. Love how you used the positive and negative of the sentiment die cut, great set of cards Jessie

  3. Great use of DSP Jessie and kudos to you for using the negatives or so called "waste" from the cut outs. I simply adore this DSP ...Perfect!

  4. Great cards Jessie, love the DSP you have used. Angexx

  5. Stunning cards Jessie! Love the use of the negitive of the die cut!

  6. These cards are gorgeous! I confess I got a sneak peek last night while watching your video and was very impressed with the colours, design as well as the frugal use of the die cut negative!

  7. Hahahh love the cheeky greeting on the inside! Great card design interpretation.

  8. Gorgeous cards Jessie. Love the bold design and colour combo with the added bling. This DSP is fabulous, may have to get this one now. :)

  9. Jessie your cards are lovely and I really like the silver discs in the centre of the card and then you used the negatives of the die too which is something I particularly like.
    BUT it is not your fault but if anyone gave my a card with that sentiment I would truly die inside and seriously not take it jokingly either as I cannot see the funny side of it.

  10. such pretty cards Jessie

  11. Gorgeous cards Jessie. Love your use of the positive AND negative die cuts to make the most of the silver foil. Great tip on achieving the ombre look as well ~ Jay

  12. Lovely cards Jessie. Great colours and I love how you've used the negative die cut as well :)