Frosty Moroccan Nights — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

Yesterday we had a special hop — showcasing the Thoughtful Branches bundle, and today we’re back to our regular schedule with an open project hop, where we use any of the products in our latest box.

I decided to use the Moroccan Nights stamp set, but with a different color combo than what the suite features.  I decided to use a color that I love but find challenging to use, Sweet Sugarplum.  I really like most purples, but for some reason when I’m crafting, I rarely use them.  Do you have a color that you usually avoid when stamping?  Since I have totally fallen in love again with Soft Sky, I decided to pair Sweet Sugarplum with this color. It makes for a pretty, frosty look, I think.

Moroccan Frosty NightsI started by making the card.  I stamped the medallion image with Versamark ink onto some Vellum Cardstock, and embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I then cut it out by hand.

Moroccan Frosty Nights CardI then brushed some Sweet Sugarplum ink onto a piece of wet Watercolor Paper using an aqua painter.  Once that was dry, I stamped the splatters using a stamp from Touches of Texture.  The small medallions from Moroccan Nights were also stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Moroccan Frosty Nights Card Close UpI added some pretties — silver sequins, Soft Sky Enamel Shapes, White Perfect Accents (with the white backings peeled off) and Silver Metallic Thread.

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  Some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and Silver Sequin Trim were looped underneath.

I then made a little coordinating gift box using the Gift Box Punch Board.  This box is 2-1/2″ all around.

Moroccan Frosty Nights BoxSome Sweet Sugarplum and White embossed medallions were stamped on the box, and a tag was made from Vellum Cardstock with the Tags & Labels framelits.  I tied some of the pretty Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon into a big bow to finish the box.

You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!

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9 thoughts on “Frosty Moroccan Nights — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

  1. So beautiful! Thank you for showing Sweet Sugarplum with Soft Sky. I, too, skip the purples when crafting (except Blackberry Bliss — *cry*), and I have a really hard time using Sweet Sugarplum. It looks great with Soft Sky!

  2. Between this and your later FMS card with Moroccan Nights – what an amazing contrast!! The same set and entirely different looks. Such a beautiful color combo – I agree with you on purples but you might have convinced me that Sweet Sugarplum is a great color!

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