Sunday, 17 April 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - CASEing Brian King

Hello and thank you for joining our fantastic team on our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This month we are blessed to have Brian King from Stamp with Brian joining us! His projects are simply elegant and beautiful and it is an honour for him to not only join us, but for us to CASE one of his cards for our theme! In case you are not sure, CASE stands for Copy And Selectively Edit..... we take a card or project and use it to create our own. This could be the colour pallet used, the stamp set used or perhaps the sketch. Today, I have pretty much chosen all of those!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Nicole Spicer - or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

Once again, I found it really difficult to choose just one card from the amazing cards Brian has made, so I looked more into the theme I wanted and searched on that. This then led me to this beautiful wedding card. I love Brian's classic design and the colour pallet, though with the Designer Series Paper I used, I did make one change to the original!
The thing I love about Brian's card is the way the layers make it look like you have art framed within the art!

So here is my card! I absolutely loved Brian's card so when I was planning my CASE, I wanted to try to do the opposite - reverse the colour order.

And here is a snap shot showing the colour pallet I've used on my card. It is such a classic colour combination, which is probably why I love this Designer Series Paper - Timeless Elegance.

Tips and Tricks
  • I have embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder to look lovely and glossy against the designer series paper. 
  • I have matted all my layers with Sahara Sand cardstock. I really think this is in keeping with Brian's style.
  •  The stamp set Brian has used has since been retired, but I loved the Mr & Mrs sentiment. To my delight, Stampin' Up! have this beautiful set called 'For the New Two'. It is such a pretty set with a few different sentiments and images.
  • I have used Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim but this item is RETIRED. It could be replaced with Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim as a currently available item.

 Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Remember to click on the person listed under me - Nicole Spicer - to continue your journey on this blog hop.

hope you have enjoyed my card today! Please leave me a message if you can, I love hearing your comments! Have a wonderful day!

Til next time,
Nicole x


  1. Love the sentiment you've chosen!

  2. I absolutely love your color scheme and you have used my fav. DSP ever. Angexxx

  3. Very elegant Nicole ...fantastic card!

  4. I love this card Nicole....looks fantastic

  5. Gorgeous card and great CASE of Brian's card Nicole! xoxo

  6. gorgeous card!!! love your dsp great case xx

  7. Gorgeous card Nicole - the crochet trim makes an elegant accent. :)

  8. Beautiful, Nicole! These colors and images work so well together - your project is a delight. I'm so thrilled to participate in this hop with you and your team! Thanks!

  9. Really elegant. I'm a little scared to use Sahara Sand but your card encourages me to give a go.

  10. Beautiful card Nicole. Love the lace DSP.