Crazy Crafters March Blog Hop with Allison Okamitsu

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Canadian demo Allison Okamitsu's beautiful creations first popped up on my radar when I came across this beautiful Advent Box project.  So I'm really excited to be in a blog hop honouring her.  

I chose this card of hers to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit, in this instance) because I loved the coloured-in vellum.  Here's my card based on hers: 

Fiona's Notes:
  • The little bumblebees are stamped on one side of the velum and then coloured with markers from behind.  This creates a stand-out black with subtler colours coming through the paper.
  • The little heart accent is clear so I stuck onto Daffodil Delight cardstock then snipped it out and stuck it on with glue.
  • Although it's hard to see in a photo, I ran my new Wink of Stella pen over the black cardstock behind the sentiment.  When you see the card it shimmers subtly and really makes the sentiment stand out.
Stamps:  Baby Bumblebee, Itty Bitty Banners  Inks: Stayzon Black  Papers: Whisper White thick, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Vellum  Accessories: Stampin Write Markers, Itty Bitty Accents, stampin dimensionals, Wink of Stella pen

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Blog hop line up:

Thanks so much for hopping by,

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  1. Such a super sweet card! Love the flying bumblebees!

  2. Such a super sweet card Fiona! And the little yellow heart accent is just adorable! xoxo

  3. Awwww Totally adorable Fiona! What a sweet card. Perfect for a new baby.

  4. Amazing card-love the vellum technique and the use of colours on this card.

  5. So cute and sweet card. Love the vellum stamping and colouring :)

  6. What a sweet interpretation of Allison's card, Fiona! Your bumble bees are adorable and sweet.

  7. Such a delightful card for a baby. So pretty.

  8. Hello Fiona! That little bumblebee is adorable. I love how you've coloured them.
    xo Allison

  9. Very cute! I have to let you know that Allison is Canadian, not American.

    1. OOOOOPS!!! Thank you for pointing that out, I'll fix it right away.