Artisan Design Team – Ornate Garden Blog Hop

Hey Everyone

I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you.  The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have had the pleasure of getting to play with the Ornate Garden Suite.  The Ornate Garden Suite is an early release from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. Demonstrators are able to get their hands on these gorgeous products from the 3rd March as part of the preorder.

As you can imagine, as soon as I saw this suite had flowers, I couldn’t wait for my order to arrive.  Any level of crafter can make these samples. The beginner crafter will be able to practice their colouring with blends and the avid crafter will enjoy the layering and adding many of the pretties available in this suite.

The pretty designer series paper I’ve added to both of my cards is from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Initially I thought that these papers were Calypso Coral in colour, but no, I was wrong – it’s Terracotta Tile.

My first card has been created with the single daisy image from the Ornate Style Stamp Set as well as from the main flower image.  My daisies have been stamped with Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Daffodil Delight Blends.  I also took my dark Smoky Slate Blend and added definition to the centre of the daisies.  I purposely left the centre of them uncoloured to give them a more realistic look – kind of like the sun is reflecting on them.

I took one of the edgelit dies from the Ornate Border Dies and created a border using Whisper White Cardstock.  I then added a strip of ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon.  There are two ribbons in this ribbon pack – Old Olive and Terracotta Tile.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set.  To finish off this card, I added a Gilded Gems Embellishment.

For my second card, I coloured the main image with a combination of blends – Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.  The leaves have been given a quick colour with Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate Blends. I fussy cut this image as I enjoy the time spent slowly cutting around the lines.

I then took another border die from the Ornate Border Dies and layered it under the DSP.  I added Dimensionals under the DSP and raised the DSP pieces up so that the border is a feature. I added three adhesive backed Gilded Gems Embellishments to add some bling to my card. I kept the sentiment simple as I wanted to let the flowers shine.

As a demonstrator, you get early access to Ornate Garden Suite products. During preorder, products are limited to one per demonstrator for non-consumable items and two per demonstrator for consumable items.

The next hop on the Ornate Garden Blog Hop is the talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set: Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Blends – Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight

Other Products: Ornate Garden Ribbon, Gilded Gems Embellishments, Ornate Border Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.



10 thoughts on “Artisan Design Team – Ornate Garden Blog Hop

  1. Your colouring always amazes me – whatever you do looks perfect. Love that pretty border slipped in behind in white. Looks great!

  2. Beautiful cards, Narelle! Love the colors you chose, especially the Smoky Slate you added in! Stunning! 😃💕

  3. I like your first card, (Sorry, I don’t like yellows!). Its still beautiful, I just like the second card better! I love your use of color on this card. Beautiful!!!!!! The use of two die cuts also shows what is in this suite! I love you being in the Artisan Blog hop, everyone has so much to share! We love you all! I’m really sorry, I don’t like yellow flowers, but I do love the way you gave your flowers depth!

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