Welcome to my blog! The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have are hopping again with projects created with the Ornate Garden Suite. This suite has been available to demonstrators to buy for a couple of weeks now. But as of 1st April, 2020, customers can now order this suite or any of the products separately! This suite is an early release from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue – so make sure you take advantage of getting your hands on these goodies before the cattle comes out!
This is our second hop creating projects using the gorgeous products from this suite. The cards I made for the previous hop can be seen by clicking here.
My previous projects featured the amazing floral image from Ornate Garden Stamp Set and Ornate Border Dies. This time I wanted to change things up and feature the Ornate Layers Dies with the Ornate Garden Stamp Set.
The products in this suite really are versatile. The samples I’ve created show how you can keep a card quite simple by letting the image be the main focal point and how you can a create a layered and more detailed card by adding diecuts to the image.
The first card I created has a strip of the pretty gold embossed Mint Macaron DSP, from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, along one side. I kept the card pretty clean as I wanted the detailed image from the Ornate Garden Stamp Set do all the work. The flowery image has a variety of blooms and leaves. I added colour to the flowers with a combination of Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Smoky Slate Blends. The leaves have been coloured with my Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate Blends. I tend to use my Smoky Slate Blends to add shadows and definition to creases of the images, but this time I also coloured the smallest flowers with them.
The sentiment I added to my card is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I used the smaller sentiment as I didn’t want to cover up too much of the image. I spent way too long colouring to hide my work! I added a diecut from the Ornate Layers Dies in Whisper White Cardstock under the image. This diecut has been cut in half with just the edges peaking out from under the cluster of flowers. I added some Gilded Gems, three as always, to add some bling to my card.
The second card I created is layered and features die cuts from the Ornate Layers Dies as well as some of the pretty DSP I added to my first card. I like to create cards in ranges and keep them consistent.
I took some Purple Posy Cardstock and diecut the first layer. The die I used gives the cardstock a really pretty frame around the edge. I added another diecut cut with Whisper White Cardstock and layered it under the image. The image has again been coloured with a combination of Blends. The sentiment I added to my card is simple and one that I could give to so many people in my life at the moment. Because of the many details on this card, I only added one Gilded Gem.
I hope you like the cards I’ve created using the products from the Ornate Garden Suite. Don’t forget this is a special early release suite from the upcoming catalogue. It feels a bit spesh to be able to get a sneak peak of a catalogue item this early!
The next hop along the way is the talented Nina Waldschmidt. Click here to take you to see her gorgeous projects or click on the button below.
2020 Artisan Design Team Roll
Caroline van der Straaten
Helene den Breejen
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Purple Posy Cardstock, Highland Heather Cardstock
Stamp Set: Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set
Ink: Black Memento Ink, Blends – Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Black Journaling Pen
Other Products: Gilded Gems Embellishments, Ornate Layers Dies, Dimensionals
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