Welcome to the final Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team monthly hop for 2020. It's also my final hop. It seems only a moment ago that I was nervously preparing my first ever hop, yet over the course of this year the world has changed in many ways we couldn't have imagined back in January.
This year on the Artisan Team has been fabulous for me. I've met so many people, tried out new products and stretched myself creatively. It's been so lovely to hear from so many of you who have shared this journey with me.
I know that you'll be equally welcoming of the 2021 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design team who will take over after this hop. In case you missed them, here they are.
Here's the links to their blogs and instagram so you can get to know them a little better.
Today's hop is all about the Posted For You bundle, a very versatile combination of stamps and punch that cover a range of occasions.
As you see here there are sentiments for several occasions, along with supporting images. The Postage Stamp punch really elevates the images, letting you create personalised 'stamps'. Of course, being a bundle, it is also a way to stretch your money.
Here are both my projects together. I'll give you some more details about each as we go but each uses a mix of Whisper White, Rococo Rose, Silver with touches of Old Olive and Crumb Cake.
Posted For You Wedding Card
I've embossed a piece of Whisper White using the Scripty embossing folder (another of my favourites) and giving it a narrow mat of Rococo Rose before adhering it to a base of Thick Whisper White. Then I've very lightly sponged the area where I wanted to add the embellishment cluster with Rococo Rose ink and a Stampin' Sponge. This simple technique is a great way to add coordinating colour and to accentuate the embossed pattern.
To create the cluster, I stamped three of the 'LOVE' stamp in Tuxedo Black and using Stampin' Blends to colour them. One I punched out using the Postage Stamp punch. I also punched out a backing in Rococo Rose card. The other two coloured images, I fussy cut.
I stamped two of the 'Special Delivery' images in Crumb Cake and cut them out using one of the small scalloped circles from the Layering Circles die set. I like the way this gave them a postage stamp style edging.
Finally, I arrange those things, along with a piece of Whisper White polka dot tulle ribbon on the sponged area of the card front. The main image is popped up on Dimensionals to add more sense of depth to the design. Three well-placed Basic Pearls in different sizes completed the romantic, wedding card look.
Posted For You Birthday Card
This card uses many of the same ideas but arranged and executed in a different way. Instead of sponging under the cluster to draw the eye, I've repeat stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment in Rococo Rose. Then I've embossed the card front with the Subtle embossing folder before adding it to a narrow mat of Rococo Rose and adhering it to a Thick Whisper White card base.
To create the elements for the cluster, I've embossed the small birds image with Silver Embossing powder and I also did two of the floral stamp. All of them were coloured with ink and water painters. The birds image I punched out with the Postage Stamp punch and this time, I gave it a Silver Foil backing. The two floral images were fussy cut.
As in the first card, I've stamped two 'Special Delivery' images in Crumb Cake and cut them with a die from Layering Circles. This time, I've used the Whisper White polka dotted tulle ribbon wrapped around the card front to back the sentiment, which is white embossed on Rococo Rose card. The banner was cut with the Pick a Banner punch. This time, in addition to adding the three pearls, I've also added a linen twine bow.
I hope you're enjoying hopping around our projects and that something you see will inspire you to give it a go. Next up on the hop is the wonderful Lauren Alarid, aka The Crafty Peach.
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