Saturday, 3 June 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Holly Stene

Hi Crafters!

Welcome to Seeds of Thoughtfulness with Lorin Goodchild, and this month's Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Holly Stene!  

Holly Stene is the very creative and talented owner of Paper Joy, and resides in the US with her husband & three children (soon to become four!) Holly has had the pleasure of being part of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Team in the past year, and even designed the Stampin' Up! Banner Blessings stamp set! So it is such a privilege to CASE (copy & selectively edit) one of her card designs.  This is the card I selected to CASE (you can view Holly's card & blog post here):

I immediately fell in love with Holly's creative way of taking one single stamp from the Foxy Friends stamp set and creating an elegant lattice/ quilt look background that is incredibly versatile.  This was the Foxy Friends stamp set & stamp Holly used (photo credit: Holly's Hobbies blog):

Using Holly's background as my inspiration, this was my card creation:

I kept the card simple and relatively versatile so it can be used for a birthday, encouragement, or special occasion.  The colour palette was Smokey Slate, Whisper White & Calypso Coral. I finished it off with silver thread & enamel dots to add a stylish element behind the sentiment.  

This stamp set has been carried across into the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, and I must admit I haven't actually played around with the stamp set until now.  Boy am I glad I did as I love it! This set has a range of cute critters that can be used for baby/ children cards or even adult cards.  And it can also look fabulous if used for wall or framed art pieces for your children's bedrooms! 

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  1. Such a cute card. Well Done. Angexx

  2. How kewl is this! I had to look twice to figure out the lattice - it's amazing!

  3. So cute! And thank you for highlighting that very clever background.

  4. Very cute the foxy

  5. Adorable card and great case Lorin. Love the background and layering. :)

  6. Gorgeous Lorin! Fantastic repeat stamping of you background...No way would I be able to get that so neat hahaha. I love the layering for the background it helps carry through the colour for the fox.

  7. Awesome CASE and super cute card Lorin. Love the background!