Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Make A Splash

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Can you believe it’s May already? I can’t. The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping again.  The team are featuring projects that have been made with Hostess Stamp Sets from the Annual Catalogue.  I sometimes forget to look at these sets, so I have to remind myself to point them out to my hostesses and guests at the start of a workshop.

The set I got the pleasure of playing around with was the Make A Splash Stamp Set. Have a look at these cute lil fishies!

Check out the fun projects I’ve made with this set. My card and gifts cards feature watercoloured backgrounds with fussy cut fish and crab images raised up with dimensionals. I also took my Aqua Painter and flicked Bermuda Bay Ink to create ink splatters over each of the cards.

For my first card I created the watercoloured and ink splattered background.  I took my Heat Tool and quickly dried off the cardstock. Because the fibres in cardstock loosens once wet, I needed my Stamparatus to stamp the fishbowl image with Black Memento Ink. The image didn’t quite come out dark enough on the first go, so I was able to re-ink the stamp still on the Stamparatus and stamp again. This time it was dark enough to stand out against the Bermuda Bay watercoloured background.

I then stamped the plant images with Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut them out. The fish image has been stamped in Crumb Cake Ink and also fussy cut out.  I love my Braided Linen Trim and couldn’t resist adding this under my sentiment. I roughed up the ends of the trim and stuck it down with Glue Dots.  I had an off cut piece of Bermuda Cardstock laying on my desk.  I tore the edge of this and adhered it to my cardstock base. Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off this card.

My little set of gifts cards are 7cm and 7cm in size. I created them with the same watercoloured background and fussy cut images. Braided Linen Trim was also added to these cards, because I’m addicted to it and I couldn’t help it. I added a mix of all the images with the various sentiments in the Make A Splash Stamp Set. These gift cards would be perfect to make at a workshop. They are quick and easy to put together and would wow your hostess with watercolouring and flicked background techniques.

I hope you’ve liked the projects I’ve made and I have inspired you to create your own fishbowl and fish-y themed cards. The next hop along the way is the talented Nina Waldschmidt. Click here to take you to her blog and make sure you check out all the wonderful projects the team have created.

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, Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stamp Set: Make A Splash Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Bermuda Bay Ink, Crumb Cake Ink

Other Products: Braided Linen Trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Country Club Suite & Mountain Air Bundle Blog Hop

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Welcome to April already and welcome to the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  This month the team have created projects showcasing products from the Country Club Suite and the Mountain Air Bundle. I’ve made two cards this month – both with the fabulous argyle print DSP from Country Club Designer Series Paper.

Masculine cards don’t come to me as easy as feminine cards,  However, I was surprised to find that it didn’t take too long at all to come up with these cards. Must’ve been the great products I was working with! 🙂

My first card was made mostly with goodies from the Country Club Suite.  I wanted to show off the wooden elements from the Country Club Elements pack. Even though I wanted to use them all, I only went with two so as to not overload the card. I used the golf club and the argyle type edgelit in my layering.  The two Smoky Slate Cardstock trees have been cut with the Majestic Mountain Dies. The golf ball image has been stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – the photo doesn’t show how glittery the ball is though….. I added a little bit of colour to the grass with my Call Me Clover Blends. Basic Black Twine, from the Country Twine Combo Pack, was roughed up on the ends and layered under the sentiment – the sentiment is also from the Clubhouse Stamp Set. All of my layering is attached to a Whisper White Cardstock die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

When it came time for a second card, I reached for the argyle print DSP again so that it tied in with my first card. I’d planned to run a class with these cards and by keeping the products the same, I won’t have to carry too items along – hopefully I’ll be seeing my class girls together again soon to run this class…..

I also wanted to demonstrate a different style of folded card.  This card opens under the label dies where the Basic Black Cardstock meets the Whisper White Cardstock. The card edges are held together with the tip of the WW die cut and the Basic Black Twine.  I punched two holes on the Smoky Slate Cardstock die with the Label Me Fancy Punch and threaded the Basic Black Twine through them and adhered it to the right side of the card.  The WW die cut has been stamped with the trio of birds stamp from the Mountain Air Stamp Set and adhered to the left side of the card.

Another way I matched this card to the first card was by using the same tree die cuts from the Majestic Mountain Dies. This time I cut them out of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve adhered to this card is from the Golfhouse Stamp Set.


As you can see, the card opens under the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. It’s a really easy fold and the card is held closed by the die cut and knotted twine.

The inside of my card was decorated with a strip of the DSP, a sentiment and the birds from the Clubhouse Stamp Set.  I always keep off cut strips of DSP just to decorate the inside to coordinate with the card front.

I hope you like the projects I’ve created. Make sure you check out the whole hop and see all the gorgeousness the team have created.  The next hop along the way 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, Country Club Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Smoky Slate Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock

Stamp Set: Clubhouse Stamp Set, Mountain Air Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Call Me Clover Blends

Other Products: Country Club Elements, Country Club Twine Combo Pack, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Label Me Fancy Punch, Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush, Majestic Mountain Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Ornate Garden Blog Hop 2

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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

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, 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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Best Dressed Suite & Sale-A-Bration Second Release Blog Hop

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It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Hop.

Sale-A-Bration is an exciting time of the year—and it just got even better with more fantastic products to
earn! More products mean more creative possibilities to experiment with!  Sale-A-Bration would have to be my favourite time of year. For every AU$90 I spend from the Annual Catalogue or the January – June Mini Catalogue, I earn a free Sale-A-Bration item! Who wouldn’t love free product just for doing what I normally do?  Spending is pretty easy with the current catalogues we have.

Sale-A-Bration is available until 31st March and now there’s more items to choose from with a Second Release Brochure. The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have created one project using products from the January – June Mini Catalogue and the second project showcases items from the second release earned during the SAB period.

The card I created on the left has been made with the following items from the Mini Catalogue:

  • Dressed To Impress Stamp Set $31.00.
  • Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ .Designer Series Paper $20.00
  • Best Dressed Tassels $14.00
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock $14.25
  • Petal Pink Cardstock $15.25
  • Petal Pink Ink $13.00.

By buying these products and spending AU$90, you then qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item free.  You can choose your free item from the first or second Sale-A-Bration brochure.

To create my card, I stamped one of the background stamps from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set with Petal Pink Ink.  I then fussy cut a combination of flowers and perfume bottles from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set also.  The sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink. I added a strip of Petal Pink Cardstock under the sentiment to tie all the colours together.  One of the Best Dressed Tassels finished off my card.

For my second card I added a flower from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. This pack of DSP is the item that I earned free for spending $90 before 31st March. As you can see, I fussy cut the flower and leaves directly from one of the papers. This pack of DSP is perfect for the avid crafter! The images and patterns on this DSP are perfect for adding colour to.  You can sponge, brayer, daub or use your Blends like I’ve done.

The flower is coloured with my Petal Pink Blends and the little buds are coloured with my Calypso Coral Blends.  I gave the leaves some colour with both of my Old Olive Blends. The bottle of perfume is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. It’s been coloured with my Petal Pink Blends and Smoky Slate Blends.  You can’t quite see it in the photo, but I also gave some glitter to the lid of the bottle with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I had one fussy cut bloom left over from my first project, so I added it to near the lid of the bottle.  To be consistent, and to tie it in with my first card, I added a Best Dressed Tassel to my perfume bottle.

Dont forget! The Sale-A-Bration earning period ends on March 31, 2020. To get your hands on these products, make sure you get your order in by then.

The next amazing Artisan Design Team member on the hop is the talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog, click here or on the button below.  Make sure you check out the whole hop to see the wonderful designs the team have created.

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, Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, Petal Pink Cardstock

Stamp Set: Dressed To Impress Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Petal Pink Blends, Old Olive Blends, Calypso Coral Blends

Other Products: Best Dressed Tassels, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Peaceful Poppies Suite Blog Hop

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It’s that time where the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping! This month the products we are featuring are from the Peaceful Poppies Suite. I adore ALL of the products in this suite and was able to put my projects together as soon as I received them. The sentiments I’ve used on all of my projects are from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set that comes in the suite – or you can buy all of these products individually.

My first card has been layered with these gorgeous papers from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper pack.  The colours in these papers became the colour combination for my projects.  After angling the papers, I added the basic black embossed circle from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. The embossed pieces from this pack are the perfect addition when you want to add an elegant element without having to get out your embossing powers and heat tool.

My flowers are from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.  I gave them some ink by watercolouring them lightly with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  I took my Daffodil Delight Blends and added some colour to the centre of the poppies.  Under the poppies, I added some Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz leaves cut with my Poppies Moments Dies.  I also cut some Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry die cuts from other dies in the Poppies Moments Dies to layer behind my poppies.

The second card I created uses the same Rich Razzleberry DSP from Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  I added an embossed trim from the Peaceful Poppies Elements.  I really love the effect this piece of edging gives my card.  It matches the embossed circle that I’ve used on this card too.  I added some more poppies and leaves and three sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

For my last project, I created some tags that I attached to a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag filled with chocolates.  The tags are made from the matching DSP to my cards and Whisper White Cardstock.  Both of these tags have been trimmer/hand cut and are attached to the bag with the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding. I added an edgelit and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and layered my poppy and leaves together with the sentiment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve created.  The team have designed amazing projects that will wow you! The next hop along the way 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, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, Peaceful Poppies Elements, Basic Black Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock

Stamp Set: Painted Poppies Stamp Set, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends

Other Products: Poppies Moments Dies, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding, 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Blends on Vellum Tip

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Welcome to my blog and Saturday morning here in Australia.

I’ve got a tip to share with you on how to use your Stampin’ Up! Blends on Vellum Cardstock.  I’ve watercoloured on Vellum Cardstock before with my Aqua Painter, but until recently hadn’t tried my Blends. Because of the slick surface to vellum, I found the result quick streaky and the ink didn’t dry for ages – if at all.

To get around the streaky finish, I did the following:

  • Start with embossing an image on the vellum with Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.  I’ve chosen Painted Poppies Stamp Set for my card.
  • Turn the image over and apply your Blend colour of choice to the back of the image.  I’ve added a light shade over the complete image and then applied a dark shade around the centre of the flower.
  • I then took my Journaling Pen and in a little zig-zag type motion, I added shadows around the centre of the flower.

As you can see with the flowers on the left, I truly haven’t been that careful with my colouring and shading.  When you flip the flower over, you will see the vellum is very forgiving and softens any lines you may have left.  Once you adhere your image to your card, the tackiness is face down and won’t be a problem.  I attached the poppies to my card with Dimensionals which are hidden under the embossed centre of the flowers.

Black, white and yellow is one of my favourite colour combinations and this strip of DSP from Golden Honey Speciality Designer Series Paper makes any card a stand out.  You can earn this gorgeous pack of DSP during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 here in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – From My Heart Suite

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Welcome to my blog and the newest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  This month the team have created projects featuring the products in the From My Heart Suite.  I’ve created a card, mini heart gifts cards and decorated a Heart Foil Tin for the gifts cards. There may or may not be chocolates still in the Heart Foil Tins. Not sure what happens to chocolates after I photograph them. They just kind of disappear when I’m not looking…..

The card I’ve created features images from the Heartfelt Stamp Set as well as one of these sweet Heart Doilies. The piece of DSP I’ve matted with Smoky Slate Cardstock is called From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I gave my Whisper White Cardstock some background stamping with my Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder. Once I set the embossing powder, I layered it over my DSP.  I added one of the Heart Doilies and looped some Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon over a strip of Smoky Slate Cardstock before adding a stamped Heart, arrow and embossed sentiment.  The From My Heart Faceted Gems were the perfect bling-y finish I needed to my card.

I was really pleased with these Heart Foil Tins when they arrived! I can see so many uses for them.  I decorated mine with the same images and doily that I used on my card.  I then took some of the fabulous Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon and adhered it around the lid of the tin.  I then tied the biggest bow I could and added it to the edge.

I would’ve loved to have baked in these fabulous Heart Foil Tins, but I’m hopeless at baking…..so I stuck with creating mini gift cards. To create them, I folded a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock in half and used the smaller punch from the Heart Punch Pack to cut a heart out of the folded cardstock – making sure I left the corner un-punched (is that even a word?) I then inked up the centre of the gift card with stamps from the Heartfelt Stamp Set.   I added heart doilies to the front of the gift cards and decorated them with a stamped heart and sentiment.

I hope you like what I’ve created with these products.  The next hop along the way is the super talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here or not the button below to take you to her blog.

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, Smoky Slate Cardstock, From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set:  Heartfelt Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Versamark Ink

Other Products: Heart Punch Pack, White Embossing Powder, Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, Heart Doilies, Heart Foil Tins, From My Heart Faceted Gems

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Artisan Design Team – Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and the very first 2020 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!  But first, have a look at the gorgeous colours they’ve used in the Artisan picture above. They’re so pretty that I think I may have to combine these colours on a card soon!

The Artisan Design Team are featuring products from the Coordination Product Release. The Coordination Product Release is an exclusive, limited-time collection of products that has everything you need to let you celebrate your creativity. These products are available for demonstrators to pre-order from 3rd January-3rd February.  Preorders are limited to one per demonstrator. By getting your hands on these products now, you can demonstrate to your customers how they coordinate with items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  Let them know that these goodies are available to order from the 4th February 2020 and that these products are available for a limited time, so they won’t want to miss out.

The cards I’ve created feature the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  These dies coordinate with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set which is available to purchase now from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  You might know I’m a fussy cutter, but I’m not now with these dies! From beginners to the avid crafter these dies will make creating cards a breeze.

I had fun with colours and layering with the cards below: 

To create the first card, I daubed the background Whisper White Cardstock with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I stamped two fern fronds on to Whisper White Cardstock with Pear Pizzazz Ink and used the coordinating die to cut them out. I then stamped two Smoky Slate flower images and cut them out with the coordinating die. To add some definition to the flowers, I took my Journaling Pen and added some dots to the centre of the flowers.  I then added the sentiment with a strip of Mint Macaron Cardstock and a strip of Smoky Slate die cut with another die from the set.

For my second card I matted the daubed Whisper White Cardstock with some Smoky Slate Cardstock. I wanted to create a frame with the frame die in the set.  I used my trimmer to cut the centre out of the die cut to create a thin frame.   I then stamped and cut two fern fronds and layered them in the frame.  I fell in love with the butterfly from the stamp set and wanted to use it on my second card.  I gave my butterfly some colour with my Mint Macaron and So Saffron Blends. Lucky for me, there’s also a framelit for this butterfly in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I then added a strip of Mint Macaron Cardstock and a Smoky Slate Cardstock edgelit under the sentiment.

These coordination products are amazing and save you fussy-cutting time – that means you can spend more time creating fabulous projects!  Don’t forget, Demonstrators have exclusive access to these products now, so why don’t you give yourself a little New Years present and put in an order?

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here or click on the badge below to take you to her blog and to continue on the hop.

 

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, Smoky Slate Cardstock, Mint Macaron Cardstock

Stamp Set: Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Mint Macaron Blends, So Saffron Blends

Other Products: Nature’s Thoughts Dies, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dauber, Journaling Pen

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Tiny Keepsakes Bundle & Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle

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The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping for the final time this year.  It wasn’t until I started typing that it felt real and realised that year has gone by in the blink of an eye! I’ve had the BEST time with these fabulous and very creative gals.  We may’ve even had more than a few laughs. Actually, truthfully we’ve had a ton of laughs……mostly at me when Jackie was involved…… For the bottom of my heart I want to thank them all for their friendship, support, love and fun times and also a big thank you to Stampin’ Up! for this amazing opportunity xxx

 

The projects I’ve created for our final hop have been made with the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle and the Tags Tags Tags Bundle.

Next year we have a wedding in the family.  As the best aunt ever, I decided I would play around with wedding favour ideas just in case I’m asked to provide some. If not, then I’ll offload them throughout the year with a Ferrero Rocher inside them.

I’ve created two different types of favours cut with my Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies because I couldn’t decide which I liked best – Crumb Cake Cardstock or Vellum Cardstock.

For the Crumb Cake ones, I added a Whisper White Cardstock tag cut with my Trio of Tags Dies.  I added a sentiment stamped from the Mini Keepsakes Stamp Set on Crumb Cake Cardstock and cut with my 1″ Circle Punch.  I took a strip of Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon and wrapped it around the box and tied a bow on top. Because I couldn’t stop there with embellishments, I added some Braided Linen Trim, a vellum sprig and created some roses and leaves to pretty up my tags.

The vellum boxes have been created in the same way as the Crumb Cake ones. For these ones, I added a Crumb Cake Tag and the sentiment stamped on Whisper White Cardstock.

The roses have been made by punching a Blushing Bride Cardstock 1 1/2″ Circle.  I then used my scissors to cut in a circular motion until I got to the centre of the cardstock.  I scrunched up the circle in my hand to loosen the fibres and rolled it in to shape. Tombow Liquid Glue is the best thing to hold these roses together.  The leaves have also been created with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch.  Once the Mossy Meadow circle was punched, I then used the same punch to cut out three leaf shapes from each circle.  All roses and leaves have been adhered to my tags with the holder of everything – Tombow Liquid Glue.

The next hop along the way is the very talented Rochelle Blok. She has created the sweetest projects that you will want to see.

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

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

You may’ve seen my earlier post with some exciting news for 2020.  In case you didn’t, I shared that I was chosen to stay on the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team for 2020!  Still can’t quite believe it, but seing my photo in the grid below kind of makes it more real!

I’m beyond thrilled to be creating with this amazing team.

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock

Stamp Set: Tags Tags Tags Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink

Other Products:  Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies, Trio of Tags Dies, Braided Linen Trim, Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Tags, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Sprig Punch, Tombow Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Sale-a-Bration 2020 Sneak Peak Blog Hop

Hey Everyone

We have a special hop for you today!  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have created projects using various stamp sets from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Sale-A-Bration pre-earn is finally here from 3 December 2019 to 2 January 2020! This means that demonstrators can earn items in the Sale-A-Bration Shop offering early. For every $90 AUD/$110 NZD or $180 AUD/$220 NZD you spend, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure that matches the level you spent. Demonstrators can even use the pre-order of the January–June mini catalogue and purchase items from that catalogue or any other current catalogue, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products! If you aren’t a demonstrator yet, this is a great sneak peek to see what is in store for Sale-A-Bration beginning 3 January 2020!

The card I created is made with the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set. Before designing my card, I googled waterlilies to get some ideas on colours and how I would use this stamp set.  My initial thought was to use the waterlily stamp and create a flowery/leafy creation, but instead I went with a realistic waterlily pond card.

I started with some Balmy Blue Ink and a dauber.  I daubed until I had a background that I was happy with and that would give my waterlilies and lily pads a watery base.  On my google search, I found that waterlilies can be many colours, so I went with a deep red.  I stamped the outline of the waterlily with Black Memento Ink and coloured the petals with Cherry Cobbler Blends.  To give depth and definition to the flower, I added shadows to the centre of the waterlilies with my Smoky Slate Blends. The leaves have been coloured lightly with Mint Macaron Blends.

One of the best things about this stamp set is that it has reversible stamps! You might be wondering what that is, so I will explain how I used them on this card.  Once you’ve stamped your outline of your image and clean it off, you can turn the stamp over on your block and it will stamp the solid image.  Each of the stamp set images have the reversible solid stamp, so if you’re not a colourer like me, then you can let the stamp do all the work!  I think this card is suited more for the avid crafter with all the colouring, daubing and fussy cutting.  But you can simplify this card using the reversible stamp to colour the image and the matching dies that are also available during the Sale-A-Bration period.
I used the reversible stamp on each of my lily pads to give them Mossy Meadow centres.  Because I wanted a deeper colour for them, I inked up the image and stamped it three times. It then gave me a variance in the ink and a shadowy look on the pads.
I then added a sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set as I felt it matched my card and a single rhinestone from Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration pre-order for demonstrators starts today (3rd December).  This is an exclusive benefit for demonstrators to get your hands on these amazing products early.  For your customers and friends, they will be able to order from 3rd January.

The next project featuring SAB products for you to see if my friend, Rochelle Blok.  I know she has created the most gorgeous card for you to see.  Click here or on the badge below to take you to her blog.

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

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

Stamp Set: Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Perennial Birthday Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Smoky Slate Blends, Mossy Meadow Ink, Balmy Blue Ink

Other Products: Noble Peacock Rhinestone, Dauber

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle