Saturday 15 May 2021

Artistic Expression for FMS

My latest box of Stampin' Up! things arrived this week. I broke out the first suite, Artistic Expression, and looked for inspiration to give it a whirl. The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches fitted the bill perfectly.

Here's a sneak peek at this beautiful new suite: stamps, dies, Specialty DSP and an ephemera pack consisting of gold die cuts and iridescent, self-adhesive sequins.

So here is my first play with this suite, using the sketch. I've used part of the foliage die cut as the vertical banner element. I added in some background stamping as well as an abstract flower and leaves which were stamped and die cut.

I also took the chance to try out some of the new In-Colours again: Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

To finish, I added in some of the self-adhesive iridescent sequins from the Ephemera Pack.

Expect to see more of the most amazing  suite - it's got a lot to give, I think!

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  1. The gorgeous foliage die is so perfect for the banner, Jan! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  2. I love this new set! Your design is lovely and fits the sketch perfectly! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  3. Totally love that set and your interpretation of the sketch is awesome. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. Just love this card. Those leaves are so pretty and I love that beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. This set caught my eye too Jan - something a little different from SU. I like the banner style arrangement you've made with the stamps and die cuts. A beautiful card! Vicky x