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

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Freshly Made Sketches #389

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. It’s my turn to be sketch designer and I always overthink it when it comes to designing my card……I swear I always take twice as long to come up with a card that I’m happy with!

You can probably sense how excited I was when Perennial Essence hit my craft room. Gorgeous flowers that are made watercolouring and solid flower stamps ready to be inked up with your favourite colour.

I’ve lightly coloured the largest flower with Powder Pink Ink and fussy cut the flower out.  I then inked up the medium sized flower with Flirty Flamingo Ink.  The leaves are inked up with Mint Macaron Ink and punched out with my Leaf Punch.  The stamped leaves have been watercoloured with Mint Macaron Ink.  The centre of the flowers is stamped with Soft Suede Ink, fussy cut out and adhered to the flowers with Dimensionals.  I then inked up this sentiment from Perennial Essence with Black Memento Ink

For the background, I daubed Powder Pink Ink  so it gave the flowers a bed of colour surrounding them.  I then took the ink splatters stamp from Swirly Bird and added some Black Memento Ink splashes.

As always, the team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards using my sketch. They really nail every sketch, every week – why don’t you pop over to the challenge and take a look.

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Perennial Essence

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Perennial Essence Suite was one of the first suites I had on my wish list as soon as I saw the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  I adore flowers and even more, I adore flowers and leaves that I can colour.  Floral Essence Stamp Set not only has an amazing flower and leaves I can colour, it also has solid flower images for the times when I want a mix of both – as I’ve done with this card today.

The large flower has been watercoloured with Calypso Coral Ink and then I took my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker to add some definition to the crease lines. The smaller flowers are stamped with Calypso Coral Ink and the centre is stamped with Memento Black Ink.

The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink and cut with the matching Leaf Punch.  The sentiment I’ve used fit my 2″ Circle Punch perfectly. This sentiment has a mix of fonts that I found really pretty – it’s also from the Floral Essence Stamp Set.

I added a strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock across my card and then added some of this gorgeous Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon – this ribbon is so soft and pretty I couldn’t resist heaps of it by bunching it across my card.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background as my card base has a soft woodgrain pattern.  The DSP is from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Here’s what I created:

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