Artisan Team Blog Hop – Frosted Foliage

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Welcome to my blog and the newest blog hop the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are sharing.  This month we are featuring projects created from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  The bundle I’m featuring is the Frosted Foliage Bundle.  This bundle consists of the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set and the Frosted Frames Dies.

Each of the design team have created projects using various products from the Holiday Catalogue and for a twist, we are creating projects outside of the suite colours. For this twist, I’ve used papers from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper pack.  I also added some Pool Party Cardstock for a pop of colour behind the berry branches.

The berry branch images, from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set, have been stamped with Black Memento Ink (my go-to ink for everything).  My Cherry Cobbler Blends gave the berries a very quick colour but the fussy cutting maybe wasn’t so quick….. The first card has a Pool Party leaf and Whisper White snowflake cut with my Frosted Frames Dies. You can never have enough bling on any project, so I added a rhinestone to each card from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack.

The tags I’ve created have been cut with my Frosted Frames Dies – a really quick way of creating some interesting tags that you can’t find in a shop. I added the background stamp of snowflakes in Pool Party Ink to the tags and stamped the sentiment in Black Memento Ink over the top.  For some prettiness, I added some Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon tied together with 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.  Pool Party snowflakes with Noble Peacock Rhinestones in the centre finished off the right amount of embellishments I needed for them.

The next hop along the way is my talented friend Rochelle Blok.  Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.  You’re going to love what she’s created!


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, Woven Thread Designer Series Paper, Pool Party Cardstock

Stamp Set: Frosted Foliage Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler Blends

Other Products: Frosted Frames Dies, Noble Peacock Rhinestones,3/16″ Braided Linen Trim,Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon

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Just Add Ink #472

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It’s time for another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge:

My initial thought was to create a Christmas Card.  In the end I’ve gone with what isn’t a Christmas card at all……sometimes that just happens 🙂

I started with two different papers from Woven Threads DSP.  I then chose Free As A Bird Stamp Set and coloured my birds with a combination of Ivory and Crumb Cake Blends.  For the leaves I chose Lovely Lipstick and Old Olive Blends.  I then fussy the image out and layered it on a strip of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, Crumb Cake Cardstock and a sentiment.  To finish off my card, I added three rhinestones from my Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

Here’s my take on the sketch:

I can’t wait to see what you create with this weeks sketch.  If you’d like some inspiration for the sketch, head over to Just Add Ink and see what the Design Team have created.

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Morning Magnolia Thrown Together

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On the weekend I decided I’m the messy cardmaker ever.  Some of the Artisan Design Team filmed their craft spaces for us to view – which were totally amazing by the way.  I was in awe.  My room however, was totally putrid and I was too embarrassed to show it.  A clean up then followed……for about 1/2 hour and then I got bored.  So instead of putting things away, I decided to create a card from a magnolia image I had laying on my desk as well as some DSP cut offs.  That was much for fun than cleaning! Cleaning can wait for another day right?

The rectangles of designer series paper I used are from Garden Lane DSP and Woven Threads DSP.  The amazing magnolia image is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.  I gave the petals colour with my Petal Pink and Crumb Cake Blends and the centre with Daffodil Delight Blends.  The leaves have been coloured with my Mint Macaron Blends.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. I added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a piece of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim. Pretty quick and easy as I already had everything stamped, cut out and ready to go.

Here’s the card I created:

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Freshly Made Sketches #394

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It’s Wednesday! That’s means we have a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  The fabulously talented designer of this weeks sketch is Jennifer Timko!  Take a look at her wonderful sketch:

I couldn’t resist using my Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder again.  The texture it creates is sooooooo very effective and I find I don’t need to add a whole heap to my card to take it to a level of “fullness” that I like.

The flowers I’ve used on my card are from the Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped these flowers in two colours – So Saffron and Crushed Curry Inks.  The leaves are also from this stamp set.  To tie in with the colour scheme I was going for, I stamped them in Smoky Slate Ink. The centre of the flowers have been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

I was determined to use this sentiment (also from Beautiful Friendship) on my card, so to make it work best, I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and placed it across my card.  The strip of DSP I’ve used is from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  The DSP has been matted with Crushed Curry Cardstock. Under the sentiment I added a piece of Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards with this weeks sketch. Head over to the challenge and see for yourself.

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