Sunday 3 November 2013

Welcome to our very first Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!

Welcome Everyone!
I'm so excited to be part of the very first Crazy Crafters Blog Hop.  Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoy our virtual hop where you will either learn great techniques for your paper crafting projects or enjoy a chance to win some blog candy!
Everyone that joins my newsletter will receive a 6x6" paper pack and everyone that comments on this post will go into my draw to win a set of 6x6" papers, a Stampin' Up! Pen and a Tote Bag!

You should have just left stop number 3 on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

My card creation is made with Stampin' Up!s Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (pg 91 of the Annual Catalogue) and features 3 of the new In Colours - Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Canteloupe.  Regarding Dahlias is truly my favourite stamp set so far, the detail in the Dahlia flower is so gorgeous and the whole set is very versatile!
 I must admit I got a little excited while creating and totally took this challenge to a whole new level! I have created the same card 3 times - so there is something for everyone - a Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced version.
So without further-a-do here is my card creation(s)
for the hop!

"Hello, You Dahlia" INTERMEDIATE card
Using the "Negative Stamp Technique" with 2 Inks - Strawberry Slush & Crisp Canteloupe
"Hello, You Dahlia" BEGINNER card
A single Stamp on Technique with Strawberry Slush
"Hello, You Dahlia" ADVANCED card
This is my take on the traditional Negative Technique
Using Circle Framelits to add layer on layer in Strawberry Slush & Crisp Canteloupe
I wanted to carry through the Dahlia theme in my card and so I created a simple background by stamping the Dahlia image in Coastal Cabana ink.  To soften the background piece I inked up te image and stamped off before stamping the Whisper White background. I used my Circle Framelits with the Big Shot to cut out the Dahlia and adhered with some Sticky Strip some of the gorgeous Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim to the edge of the circle and popped it on the card with foam dimensionals. 
This versatile stamp set comes with 4 greetings and I have chosen 3 of those for my cards today which I stamped directly onto the background piece in Black Staz On ink - made much easier with my stamp-a-ma-jig to get it just perfectly straight! So there you have it, the same card made in 3 beautiful ways.
In a rush?? Try this even simplier idea! However you choose to use this set the finished project is still gorgeous!
Left: Super quick design cards
Right: Inside writing panel of all the card designs
Some of the finer details up close...
Tricks of the Trade:
I love to share my secrets and techniques with my followers, here's a few tricks I used on creating these cards.
Make the most of your scrap pieces, here I cut 2 flowers from a scrap piece of Whisper White. 
Creating the 'negative technique' - Once cut out, align one cut out on top of the other, trim the top layer to a semi circle as shown in Intermediate card above and stick in place with snail adhesive.

 I love layers on my cards so here I have created 2 types of frames out of the Costal Cabana cardstock.  I cut the middle section out of one with scissors and added the scrap piece to my scraps box to use on a later project or alternatively you can use your punches to cut out some shapes before adhering to the card base, either way is perfectly fine,  remember no one can see whats behind your white card front!

Current Stampin' Up! Supplies: 
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush Card Bases, Costal Cabana & Whister White 
Ink: Staz-on Black, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Canteloupe & Costal Cabana 
Stamp Sets: Regarding Dahlias 
Tools: BigShot, Circle Framlits, Stamp-a-ma-jig 
Paper Snips, Foam Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip
Accessories: Strawberry Slush 3/8" (1cm) Ruffle Stretch Trim
Don't forget to comment!  To enter my draw, please leave me a comment at the end of this post with the name of your favorite Stamp set. The deadline for comments is the 7th November midnight. I'll choose and announce a random winner from the comments on the 8th November. The winner must have a Australian address and needs to contact me at within 24 hours of my announcement.
Crazy Crafters Favourites Blog Hop Line Up:
Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards
Carolina Evans at Studio Evans -YOU ARE HERE
Teena Maher at Stamping with Teena
Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama
Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft2
Barb Conroy at The Stamping Queen

Thanks for visiting, be sure to visit my online store and come back soon for more creations from Studio Evans!  The next stop is Teena Maher at Stamping with Teena, stop number 5 on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!


  1. Wow Carolina this is awesome, so many different ways and a technique that I have never seen before Loving it!

    1. Thanks Tamie! I'm glad you've learnt something new love your feedback :)

  2. You are so clever CE. I love that stamp, now I have to get it!!!

  3. Oooooh I love that stamp set awesome card

  4. What a great blog hop post! Many thanks for the level of detail you've gone into and the tips and techniques offered. I love the stretched ruffle trim around the circle, you've given me lots of ideas to try.

  5. WOW I have that stamp set and have never ussed it..You have given me inspiration

  6. Great technique, very interesting, love the card colours, very pretty.

  7. Awesome cards ,thanks for showing the different techniques

  8. Great card. I love strawberry slush! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

    1. Thanks Meredith - it has become my favourite pink now too!

  9. Amazing. On my must buy list. Love the colours used.

  10. Love that border of ruffled ribbon. What great cards.

    1. Thanks for visiting the blog hop Sue! Love the ruff!

  11. I have that stamp set, as yet, unused. I am blown away by these cards. Stamp set is coming out this afternoon. The ruffled ribbon frame is great. Love the whole thing. Thanks so much for putting this up.

    1. Thank you Sylvia! Hope you've had a chance to create with this beautiful set!

  12. Wow, Carolina! These are all beautiful. Such great techniques, and colours, to use with this gorgeous stamp set. Thanks for sharing your talent. :)

  13. Great technique Carolina, you have just taught me something new! Gorgeous card!

  14. Awesome card! I love how you have shown three different levels of ability. Something to achieve and something to aim towards. Well done!

    1. Thanks for visiting the blog hop Kirrily - glad you enjoyed them.

  15. Wow. Love your cards Carolina. I've fallen in love with the Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush colours since they've been released. Colours I never thought I would use.

    1. Thanks Julie - the colours have taken over the Studio of late! glad you enjoyed them.

  16. Hahaha - you made me laugh when you said you took this to a whole new level...I completely understand! Love that you supplied a little tutorial, thank you. Swoon on the colour choice, my favs! Louise xx

  17. Cheers Louise - thanks for visiting the blog hop! I can't get enouugh of these new incolours!


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