A Blended Bloom CASE for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be the guest stamper for today’s Crazy Crafters Blog Hop.  What an honor!  Not only am I hopping with my friends from “down under” (Kylie Bertucci and her amazing and talented team from Australia), but the entire group is CASEing cards that I’ve made.  How cool is that?!  I’m excited to see which cards they’ve chosen to CASE – but I’m just as excited to see the projects with their twist.

After you have absorbed all the wonderment of my post, I hope you’ll hop to the next person on the blog hop list – a full list of the participants is included at the bottom of this post.  You don’t want to miss it.

When you CASE (Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Selectively Edit) a card, you aren’t recreating a card in its entirety – you are taking one or more elements (colors, layout, stamp set, embellishments, technique) and creating your own card with that inspiration.

Here’s the card I chose to CASE – a modern twist on Vintage Leaves that I shared in November of last year.  I was really happy with the technique and balance of colors in this card:

Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s my CASE of that card:

Blended Bloom, Timeless Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • CASEing the Technique.  You might think I snipped the entire flower and glued it to the white panel – nope.  My way was so much more fun.  I stamped the flower on a piece of Thick Whisper White and lined up the stamped image in the plastic cutting arm of my Stampin’ Trimmer.  I cut a straight line to the top, picked up the cutting blade and the cut straight down from the bottom of the flower.  Last, I fussy cut the petals to the right of the cut line. What a fun way to create a unique look!
  • Blended Bloom.  While this beautiful bloom is designed for watercoloring or painting, I decided she looks just fine as a modern, stamped image.  The off-center placement of the flower against this 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ square panel helps to boost the modern feel of this card.Blended Bloom, Timeless Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination.  My Vintage Leaves card pairs Cherry Cobbler and Tangelo Twist – an intriguing color combination that works because it almost doesn’t work.  The colors clash a bit but them meld at the last minute.  The same is true reds and aquas are combined – and if you follow me, then you already know how much I adore that combination.  If you like this color combination, too, feel free to save this:  Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Pool Party, Basic Black

Stamp Sets:  Blended Bloom, Timeless Love  Papers:  Real Red, Basic Black, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Real Red, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll hop along to see the other projects on this super-fun hop.


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  1. I adore the bold colours of this, and your sneaky half snip technique. I’m challenging myself to incorporate it into a card sometime soon. Thanks so much for hopping with us this month!

  2. I love your colors Brian, and the layout of the cards are awesome. Just love it. Thank You for joining us on our blog hop this month. Angexxx

  3. Love your style Brian & this is no exception….adore the cut out piece.

  4. I adore your card Brian! You really should do flowers more often. Thank you so much for hopping with us tonight! xoxo

  5. Such a great card Brian…..Thank you so much for blog hopping with us again….it’s always so much fun.

  6. Oh wow!!! I lovvvve this card and the technique I really need to try this one
    Thank you for blog hopping with us 💜

  7. I just love the Pool Party /Real Red combo. Thank you for all your inspiration, and so thrilled to be hopping with you tonight

  8. Wow Brian, I do love this technique.

  9. Oh Wow, what a stunning card, as usual! I love it! A very underused stamp in my collection which I think I might have to dust off! Thanks for hopping with us!

  10. Awesome card Brian! So much fun hopping with you this month and so cool CASEing your work. We all enjoyed it so much – thank you for all the inspiration you have given not only me but so many creative people around the world.

  11. Very cool! Love the idea for the hop…..have to check it out!

  12. I love the original card and also love your CASE! Thank you so much for joining us on this hop, it really has been an honour. And CASEing your work was really enjoyable!

  13. I absolutely love it. Your color choices are over-the-top !!!! Wow ~ what a great card!!!! You always know how to make somebody smile…

  14. Love this creative snipping and cutting ! Video is a must to fully lay out your cutting tactics !! Great card ! I want to case this myself and guess I better order this big flower just in “case” it goes into retirement .

  15. Thank you for hopping with us-always an inspiration. Enjoy your vibrant and clean approach-as demonstrated in your card today.

  16. I love this card, the colours and design is fantastic!

  17. HI Brian, Your card is very creative and beautiful! I love to look at the hops, but there is no listing at the end of the blog. Am I missing it?
    Thanks, Helen

  18. I can’t. I just can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this.

  19. Awesome to be blogging alongside you!!! Great card and love the technique too

  20. Two lovely cards . . . but the new version (of your version) is a simply stunning bloom and the colors are lovely!

  21. I agree with you, this technique is FUN!

  22. Love both of your cards Brian. The newer one is just fabulous with the modern feel arrangement. Love it! Thank you so much for blog hopping with us – you’re truly inspirational! 🙂

  23. I love the creativity in both cards Brian especially the partially snipped out flower. What an honor for the blog hop to CASE your wonderful cards. Can’t wait to see what the others have done.

  24. Love this card Brian! Thank you so much for hopping with us. I certainly will be CASE-ing more of your work. Cant wait to meet you in the future.

  25. Love this card! Thanks for the tip on cutting the flower! And thank you for hopping with us!

  26. I love how you partially cut the stamp image. Thank you so much for participating in the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, Brian. You don’t know how excited I am to see your name on my blog. I feel like I’m dreaming. It was so hard to choose only one design to CASE because I love all your designs.

  27. Kirsten Aitchison

    Wow Brian, love everything about this card. I never would have though to use that colour combo, but it works so well. And that technique! I’ve gotta try half fussy cutting an image for myself. I foresee another CASE in the near future 🙂 Thanks so much for hopping with us, it was such an honour for my first blog post to be a hop with you.

  28. WooHoo…. Beautiful Card…

  29. Brian, love your CASE card and your new “fussy cutting” technique. I think I’m going to join in the fun and CASE Brian King very soon!

  30. Awesome cards Brian…..Thank you for allowing us to CASE you and join us on our blog hop

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