Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Garden Lane DSP & Band Together Stamp Set

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Woohoo! It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. I’m always super excited the team gets to share what they’ve created.

This month I’ve created cards featuring the Band Together Bundle as well as the gorgeous Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. This is a great month to buy Designer Series Paper Packs, because if you buy three packs, you get one pack free!  This special is only available until 30th September, 2019, so you might want to think about putting in an order soon.

I like to design ranges of cards using the same products but all with a different look.

My first card has a strip of DSP from the Garden Lane Designer Series pack matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock across the centre of the card.  I tore the bottom of the Sahara Sand Cardstock for a vintage-y feel. I really, really love Stampin’ Up!s Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim (as you can tell as I used it on all three cards!) and I think this works well with the vintage-y feel.  Because I can’t have enough details, I threw in some Linen Thread strips and tied a bow.

The pretty flowers from the Band Together Stamp Set have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and watercoloured with Elegant Eggplant Ink.  I added a heavier touch of ink with my Aqua Painter to the creases of the petals to add depth and dimension.  I then added Ivory and Daffodil Delight Blends to colour the centre of the flower. The stems were also lightly watercoloured with Mint Macaron and Old Olive Inks.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set and is matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock.

For my second card, I added a rectangle of DSP and layered strips of Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock over the top.  And, as you can see, my favourite lace trim is there – it’s all about the details!  The flowers have been given the same treatment and the sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set.

My final card (and I think my favourite layout) has three strips of DSP, a Whisper White Cardstock circle, Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock strips, some Linen Thread and of course, THAT ribbon!  I chose the flower buds image from the Band Together Stamp Set for this card and added some Mossy Meadow leaves cut with my Detailed Bands Dies.

I hope you like what I’ve created!  The next creative Artisan along the way is my friend Rochelle Blok – she creates projects that I’m always in awe of. Click on her name or the button below to take you to her 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, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock

Stamp Set: Band Together Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Ivory Blend, Mint Macaron Ink, Old Olive Ink

Other Products: Linen Thread, Detailed Bands Dies, Aqua Painter, Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Artisan Team Blog Hop -Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

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Welcome to my blog and the newest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring projects using these amazing Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  We’re pairing these detailed sheets with various stamp sets.  The stamp set I’m using is the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  This stamp set is soooooo very pretty and has a mix of flower single flowers and long stemmed flowers.

All  four of my cards feature backgrounds cut from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  These squares are easy to cut out from the sheet and create a beautiful background for your cards.

For my first card I’ve stamped the single flower stamp three times and gave it them some watercolour with Highland Heather Ink.  I added more ink in the crease lines to give definition to the petals. I then added Daffodil Delight Ink to the centre of the blooms with my Daffodil Delight Blends.

The leaves I’ve used are a combination of leaves from the stamp set and also leaves that I’ve trimmed from the laser-cut sheet.  There are so many leaves that you can trim from the sheets with just a snip here and a snip there.  I gave these leaves colour with some Pear Pizzazz and  Mossy Meadow Inks.  The sentiment on this sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship. I layered the sentiment on a strip of Highland Heather Ink – a little bit off centre.

This second card was created with the long stemmed iris stamp.  I had fun colouring these flowers with Elegant Eggplant Ink and Daffodil Delight Blends for the centre.  The leaves have been lightly watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  Again I added a strip of Highland Heather Cardstock under the sentiment.

These background laser-cut outs do all the work on my cards.  I matted this cut out with Highland Heather Cardstock so it shows through the intricate panel.  I then added flowers and leaves as created on my first card.  The sentiment is also from the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.

For my final card, I daubed the background with Highland Heather Ink so it peaks through the cut out. I then layered the fussy cut irises as well as leaves with the sentiment from Rare Blessing Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment, I added a Whisper White Bakers Twine strip and bow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created.  The next Artisan in the hop is my amazingly talented friend, Rochelle Blok. Click on her name or the badge below to continue on the hop.  I’ve listed all the names of the team below if you get lost along the way.

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, Highland Heather Cardstock

Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris Stamp Set, Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set, Rare Blessings Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Highland Heather Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Mossy Meadow Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink

Other Products: Shimmer Detailed Lasercut Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle

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

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop – Carry Over Event

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Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop and our May Carry Over Event. This month our team are creating projects to demonstrate at a class or workshop featuring products that have carried over to the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I think it took me all of three minutes to choose my preferred stamp set for this blog hop.  First Frost Stamp Set is such a beautiful set and so very versatile with assorted sentiments.   Stamp sets with sentiments that cover more than one occasion is great, but when there’s three sentiments – I’m all in and that stamp set needs to be in my next order.

First Frost Stamp Set coordinates perfectly with Frosted Bouquet Dies.  I’ve demonstrated both of these products for my class cards and tags.

 

When I’m planning a class I use the same colour combinations and use the same stamp sets for all the projects I am demonstrating.  Why add more colours and stamp sets to the mix? The more you add, the heavier your load is to carry!

 

The colours I’ve used on my projects are:

  • Calypso Coral
  • Grapefruit Grove
  • Basic Gray
  • Crumb Cake
  • Black Memento Ink for sentiment stamping

 

I designed my cards for the following occasions:

  • Birthday
  • Wedding
  • Christmas

 

To start off this class, I will get the attendees to stamp the following images on an A4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock:

4 large flowers in Calypso Coral Ink

3 small flowers in Grapefruit Grove Ink

2 leaf stems in Basic Gray Ink

1 leaf stem in Crumb Cake Ink

Ink up 4 flower buds by applying Calypso Coral & Basic Gray Markers directly to the stamp, huff on the image and stamp on to cardstock

 

Wishing You All The Best Card & Tag

I used the two framelits to create a frame with Calypso Coral Cardstock.  I kept the centre of Calypso Coral Cardstock frame to use on my Christmas card. I then added a thin strip of Basic Gray Cardstock.  With my 2 ½ inch Circle Punch I cut a Whisper White Circle.  I then layered the flowers, leaves and diecut under the sentiment. For that little bit of sparkle, I added one Basic Rhinestone.

To create the tag I stamped the ink splashes stamp from Swirly Bird Stamp Set. I cut a Whisper White Cardstock circle with my 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, added a strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock and layered everything together.  Because I can’t leave a tag unfinished at the top, I added some Braided Linen Trim and tied a piece of Linen Thread in a bow to hold the Braided Linen Trim place.

 

Congratulations – Wedding Card and Tag

For my second card, I created the Silver Foil frame in the same way as it was created for my first card.  As with the first card, I kept the centre of the frame for my Christmas card.  I added a thin strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock and layered the flowers, leaves and die cut around the sentiment. I then added a Linen Thread and Bakers Twine bow and three Basic Rhinestones. Wedding cards next that little bit of extra bling.

The tag was created with the same background stamp, layering, flower, ribbons and die cuts as my first tag.

 

Christmas Card & Tag

I took my two leftover frames from the previous cards and layered them to my card. I then took some Linen Thread and adhered a strip across my card.  Using the marker direct to stamp technique, I created the four flower buds and cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with my 2 ½ inch Circle Punch.  The girls in my class know that this is my most favourite and most used punch I own.  I then layered the leaf and flowers and added a Linen Thread bow.

To create the tag I added everything the same as my previous tags, except this time the sentiment has been stamped on a 1 3/8 inch Whisper White Cardstock circle. In addition to the Calypso Coral Cardstock, I added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Rochelle Blok is the next Artisan on our blog hop, so be sure to head over to her blog and see what she has created. Click on the button below and you will be taken to Rochelle’s blog.  From there you can check out all the amazing projects the team have created.

 

2019 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 – that’s me

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock, Silver Foil Cardstock

Stamp Set: First Frost Stamp Set

Ink: Calypso Coral Ink, Basic Gray Ink, Black Memento Ink, Crumb Cake Ink, Grapefruit Grove Ink, Calypso Coral Marker, Basic Gray Marker

Other Products: Linen Thread, Frost Bouquet Dies, Braided Linen Trim, Basic Rhinestones

 

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Needlepoint Nook Suite

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Welcome to my blog and a new Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  This month we are featuring projects made with the gorgeous Needlepoint Nook Suite.

 

There are so many pretty colours in Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, but I chose to use an Old Olive sheet as the main colour for my cards.  I’ve combined Old Olive with Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake for my flowers and leaves.

I really like the stitched line image in the Needle and Thread Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped this twice in the background of my first card – once facing upwards and then downwards.  I liked the fullness it gave the background under my flowers and leaves.  I stamped this stitched line in Black Memento Ink.  I then stamped the flowers in Powder Pink and Crumb Cake Inks.  I love buying suites as there is always matching dies to save me time so I can make more cards! The die set is called Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies.

The sentiments for my cards have been heat embossed on Basic Black Cardstock with White Embossing Powder.  The frame that the sentiment is on is also from the die set. I couldn’t resist adding Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons to my cards, as they are just the cutest!

One of the dies in Needlepoint Nook Framelits Dies is a swirly stitched die.  I cut a thin strip of Whisper White Cardstock and placed the die on one side and ran through the Bigshot. I then repeated this process for the other side of the cardstock.  It gave the swirly stitched edge that you can see in my photo.  I then adhered this piece to larger pieces of Whisper White Cardstock to create the base for my flowers and leaves.

The Artisan Team have all created amazing projects that will no doubt inspire you.  The next hop along the way is the fabulously talented friend Rochelle Blok.  Click on the badge below to continue the hop and check out all the gorgeousness of her cards.

Here’s a list of all the Artisan’s names in case you get lost along the way.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Dear Doily Bundle

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Welcome to my blog.  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a blog hop.  This month, my cards are featuring the Dear Doily Bundle from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

As soon as I saw that we were going to use this set, I wanted to create “pretty cards”.  You all know by know that I love, love, love anything floral.  I didn’t know I was going to love, love, love doilies just as much!

For my first card, I started with the the sentiment.  I wanted to showcase how amazing it is and how it can be paired with a second sentiment from the stamp set. I stamped the small doily in Flirty Flamingo Ink on the base of the card. I then layered the large doily in Whisper White and tucked the medium sized Flirty Flamingo Doily underneath the top corner.  I then layered my sentiment over the top.

The flowers were coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Markers. I applied the markers directly to the stamp, huffed on them with my breath and stamped them on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  Normally I would have to fussy cut them out, but luckily there is a die to cut them out.  This die is from a set called Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then cut a strip of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and a strip of Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the second sentiment.  All I had to do then was pop some Dimensionals underneath them to raise them up and this card was finished.

The second card I’ve made shows off the gorgeous flowers from Dear Doily as well as this oh-so-pretty Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon.

For this card, I stamped the large doily stamp in Flirty Flamingo from Dear Doily Stamp Set on the card base.  I then cut a strip of this pretty ribbon and stuck it across my card. I tied a bow on my fingers (I had to remind myself how to do this as I haven’t done it in ages!) and adhered it to my card with a Glue Dot.

I then cut a medium doily with my die set in Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and then the edge die in Old Olive Cardstock. The sentiment I’ve used is also from Dear Doily.  This sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink.

The flowers were also inked up with markers as my previous flowers were done.  Both cards would be great cards to do at a workshop, because even though they look detailed, there really isn’t a lot to them.

The next hop along the way is my very talented and very lovely friend from Melbourne – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle really does create the most gorgeous and elegant cards.  Click on her name above or on the badge below to continue to her blog.

Here’s a full list of our amazing Artisan’s

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Dear Doily Stamp Set

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock

Ink:Basic Black Ink, Flirty Flamingo Ink, Flirty Flamingo Marker, Old Olive Marker

Other Products: Doily Builder Thinlits Dies, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Forever Lovely

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Welcome to my blog!  I can tell you I was more than a little bit excited to be writing this post as this is my first post as a Stampin’ Up!® Artisan Design Member.

The team comprises of myself and 15 amazingly talented and creative crafters from around the world.  I was thrilled when I received the call that I was chosen to be a part of this team.  I realised halfway through the call that I was hopping from one foot to the other with excitement! Lucky no one was passing by otherwise I’m sure I would’ve received more than one strange look….

Take a look at our fabulous team photo!

Now on to my card!  The Artisan Design Team is focusing on the All My Love Suite. From the title of the suite you can probably guess this suite is all about hearts and flowers.  I’ve chosen both of those elements for my card.

My sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick Ink and is from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set.  The sentiment is stamped on a tag that was created with a die from the matching die set called Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies.  The tag creates pretty cutout roses on the corner.  Behind these roses I’ve added a piece of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock to give colour to my flowers.

Behind the tag is a stitched heart in Whisper White Cardstock.  The heart die is from another set called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  Also from this die set, I’ve cut the Crumb Cake leaves that are placed behind the flowers on each corner.

For something different this time I cut up DSP! Shocking, I know!  I’m generally a hoarder of DSP and tend to hold on to it in case I “waste it”.  This year, I’ve decided that I will no longer be a hoarder.  The little flowers and leaves that look like stamped images are actually DSP.  I really love the flowers as they look like embossed Crumb Cake edges with Lovely Lipstick for colour.  I added them to each corner I where I placed the flowers.  I then added a strip of Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ Ribbon with a bit of gathering on one side – I forgot it was a tricky thing to do as it kept falling apart, but I got there in the end.

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Rochelle Blok. Pop over to see her absolutely gorgeous creation by clicking on the badge below or by clicking on her name.  I’ve also added a list of the Artisan Design Team below with links to their blogs in case you get lost.

 

 

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, All My Love Designer Series Paper

Stamp Sets: Forever Lovely Stamp Set

Ink: Lovely Lipstick

Other Products: Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ Ribbon, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle