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.



Colour Q Challenge #105 & Create with Connie & Mary #170

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I’m combing two challenges with my next card – the colour combo at Colour Q Challenge and the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.

What do you do when your order didn’t arrive when you expected it to, and you don’t have your new DSP you thought was coming?  Make your own DSP with a background stamp. The flourish from my new favourite set of the moment – Established Elegance – came in really handy and finished off my card for me.

This card was awarded a Top Pick at Create with Connie & Mary.

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Black Stazon, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip Re-Inker
Stamp Sets: Notably Ornate, Established Elegance, Array of Sunshine
Other Products: Button, Linen Thread, Seam Binding, Scallop Edge Border Punch
See ya


Stamping 411 #222 & Our Creative Corner Challenge – World Card Making Day

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Happy World Card Making Day! The challenge at Our Creative Corner this week is to create a project inspired by a country other than our own.  I’ve chosen France because when I think of anything french two things come to mind – elegance and vintage.  For the layout I used the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 as it felt very elegant too.  Instead of the oval shape, I’ve used a rectangle shape as it gave me a chance to use my Notably Ornate stamp set again.

This is what I came up with:

I made the Stampers Showcase at Stamping 411.

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Artistic Etchings, Notably Ornate
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired), Antique Brad, Circle Punches

See ya


CASE Study Challenge #49

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I found my Little Leaves Die! – I thought it was gone forever and was about to buy another one.  I’ve been looking for it for about 2 weeks and I eventually found it where it was supposed to be (not sure how that happened!).

Anyway back to the real reason I’m here.  The card below was made by Dawn Woleslage for CASE Study Challenge.  We get to CASE her cards for the month of July and put our own spin on them.

This is my entry for the week:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets: Notably Ornate, Punch Potpourri, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Sincere Salutations
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Little Leaves Die, Brads, Button, Twine, Boho Flower Punch

See ya


Sense of Time Workshop

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I held  a workshop in January at my Aunt’s house – thanks Bev! – and thought I would show you the photo of one of the cards we made.

This was one of the cards I made for my Aunt for having the workshop at her house.

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See ya


Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray DSP
Ink Used: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets: Notably Ornate, Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations, Sense of Time, Elements of Style, Short & Sweet
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brad, Brad, Circle Scissor, Scallop Circle Die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Two-step Bird Punch

CASE Study Challenge 31

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Today I’ve decided to enter the CASE Challenge 31.  I’m a roll with challenges at the moment.  My son played footy today so I quickly came home, fed everyone and then sat down to whip up my card.

Every month there is a CASE study muse and this months muse is the very talented Julee – this is her card below that we use for inspiration.

This is my take on Julee’s card.

Thanks for stopping by

See ya


Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Baja Breeze DS Paper (retired)
Ink:Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Stamp Sets Used: Notably Ornate, Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations, Elements of Style, Tiny Tags
Other products: Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Tiny Tags Punch, Hemp Twine, Brads, Jumbo Grommet