Artisan Team Blog Hop – Perennial Essence Suite

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The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping again today.  We have beautiful products to show you from the Perennial Essence Suite.

Perennial Essence Stamp Set consists of gorgeous flowers and leaves.  One of the things that I love about the flowers in this stamp set is that there are flower petals that can be punched out with the matching Perennial Flower Punch, flowers with a solid image and flowers that are perfect for watercoloring.  I’ve created cards with each of the different flowers for you to see.

The first card has flowers on it that were made by stamping the image twice, giving them a light colour with Bermuda Bay Ink and then punching them out with my Perennial Flower Punch. I then adhered them together at different angles to create the flower. The centre of the flowers were given a watercolour with Crushed Curry Ink.  The larger leaves were stamped with Smoky Slate Ink and these were punched out with my Leaf Punch.  The smaller leaves were given a light watercolour with Bermuda Bay Ink.  The DSP I’ve added to the background is from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I am totally in love with the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, so I made sure I added some to my card.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from this stamp set – it really makes me smile when I read this.

The next card I created has a background created with my Tin Tiled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. I brayered Petal Pink Ink over the folder before embossing.  The flowers I’ve used on this card are the solid image stamp.  I actually tried quite a few colours before I settled on Bermuda Bay.  I think they’re quite striking in this colour.  The centre of the flowers have been stamped in Crushed Curry.  I’ve used the same leaves and ribbon as my previous card and added some Basic Pearls.

My final card showcases the largest flower image and one that I like to watercolour.  Again I’ve used Bermuda Bay Ink and Crushed Curry Ink for the centre of the flower. For consistency to my cards, I’ve added the same leaves and the ribbon as my previous cards.  The main feature on this card is the pretty DSP in the background.  This gorgeousness comes from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the cards I’ve shared today.  I know you’re going to love what the whole team have created.  To continue on the hop, click on the next button below to take you to my super crafty friend, Rochelle Blok’s, blog.

 

 

2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stamp Set: Perennial Essence Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Bermuda Bay Ink, Crushed Curry Ink, Smoky Slate Ink, Petal Pink Ink

Other Products: Brayer, Tin Tiled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder, Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, Perennial Flower Punch, Basic Pearls, Leaf Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Punches

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #466

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Welcome to another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to create a project using the following inspiration pic:

I went with using the theme and colours from this fabulous pic for my card.  It’s never too early to start on your Christmas card stash because the festive season comes around in the blink of an eye.

My Christmas card featured berries and background stamp from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. The leaves that go with my berries were cut with my Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I also used the Merry Christmas To All Bundle to create my sentiment.  Because I like pretties, I add a strip of Real Red Ribbon under the sentiment.  The strip of black and white striped DSP was laying on my never-ending pile of offcuts.  This DSP is from a retired SAB DSP pack called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I added this for a contrast between the Whisper White card base and the Sahara Sand Cardstock.  The panel of Whisper White Cardstock has been embossed with my Script Embossing Folder.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied inspiration for you.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #397

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the super talented Kim Singdahlsen.  I used her fab sketch to design a 1st birthday card for my great-nephew Cooper.

I’ve had Animal Outing sitting on my bookcase waiting to be inked up for a while now.  I knew straight away that it would be perfect for lil Coopy boy and his birthday card.  It turned out to be super perfect as my niece organised a jungle themed birthday party and my card fit the theme – without me even knowing the theme!

I gave each of the animals a quick colour (and a mean a very quick watercolour) and punched out the images to fit the circles from the sketch.  The embossed sentiment is also from this stamp set.  I fussy cut the sentiment and layered each one next to an animal. I added some strips of Smoky Slate and Mossy Meadow Cardstocks. I then added a Mossy Meadow leaf and some Linen Thread to finish off my card.  In the end it was a really quick and easy to create.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches has designed awesome cards using this weeks sketch.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #394

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It’s Wednesday! That’s means we have a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  The fabulously talented designer of this weeks sketch is Jennifer Timko!  Take a look at her wonderful sketch:

I couldn’t resist using my Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder again.  The texture it creates is sooooooo very effective and I find I don’t need to add a whole heap to my card to take it to a level of “fullness” that I like.

The flowers I’ve used on my card are from the Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped these flowers in two colours – So Saffron and Crushed Curry Inks.  The leaves are also from this stamp set.  To tie in with the colour scheme I was going for, I stamped them in Smoky Slate Ink. The centre of the flowers have been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

I was determined to use this sentiment (also from Beautiful Friendship) on my card, so to make it work best, I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and placed it across my card.  The strip of DSP I’ve used is from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  The DSP has been matted with Crushed Curry Cardstock. Under the sentiment I added a piece of Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards with this weeks sketch. Head over to the challenge and see for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Magnolia Sympathy Card

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I’ve been away for the weekend but managed to unpack quickly, pretend to clean and get into my craft room.  The card I’ve made is for a friend who has recently lost someone dear to them.

This is my first time inking up Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set. This stamp set can be purchased in a bundle with the matching Magnolia Memory Dies.  I’ve chosen the magnolia buds stamp from this set and the little leaves as well.  The buds have been given a watercolour with So Saffron and Sahara Sands Inks.  The leaves have been given colour with Old Olive Ink.

The pretty DSP I’ve used on the card base is from the matching Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  I then stamped the Whisper White Cardstock background with the script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink.  I created a Whisper White frame with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. To make this frame into more of a rectangle, I cut through the middle of it and covered up the joins.  I’ve angled this frame and layered my sentiment, flowers and leaves around it.

Under my sentiment (also from Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set) I’ve added an Olive Olive edgelit cut with a die from Morning Magnolia Dies.  On top of this edgelit, I’ve added a strip of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim as it was too pretty not to use on my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #462

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week – sketches are my favourite and I always refer back to them when I’m in need of some inspiration to start a card.

I’ve used DSP strips with gaps in-between each one to create the panel shapes from the sketch.  The designer series paper I’ve used for the background and the panels is from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.

The flower that I’ve lightly watercoloured with Pool Party Ink is from a new-to-me stamp set called To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. The leaves are also from this set and have been given a VERY light and VERY quick watercolour with Old Olive Ink.

I may have actually gone rogue with this sketch….. Instead of just one square on my card, I decided to add two and off-centre them.  I also created frames with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies rather than a solid square.

I wanted a birthday sentiment as those are the cards I need the most.  For this card I’ve used the “happy birthday” sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To finished of the card I added three sequins from Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created amazing cards using this sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #393

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Lee Ann Barrett.  I just love her creations and love her sketch just as much.

The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Love What You Do.  I’ve coloured the flowers with Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose Inks.  The leaves are coloured with Bermuda Bay Ink and the solid leafy stem is stamped with Rococo Rose Ink.  I’ve fussy cut all of the flowers and leaves.

The Pool Party Cardstock background is embossed with my newest embossing folder called Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.  I am loving the texture of this one and I have a feeling it will feature on a lot of my cards.  I gave the Whisper White Cardstock a bit of background stamping with Pool Party ink splatters stamp from Artisan Textures Stamp Set.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Love What You Do Stamp Set.

I couldn’t resist adding a strip of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon. How pretty is it?  Because I could, I added some White Bakers Twine strips and a bow to add to the bouquet of flowers.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle