Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 5


Today marks the half-way point on our Artisan Finalist Blog Hop.  Five projects down, five more to go.  Today I’m going to share another card with you:

Artisan ButterflyI thought this card was very true to my style.  For the butterfly, I die cut a piece of cardboard and then applied some Whisper White craft ink with a sponge dauber.  I then glued down some of the Glass Stampin’ Glitter on the butterfly.

Here’s the inside:

Artisan Butterfly InsideNext on the blog hop is Breelin Renwick’s blog, or you can work your way backwards and visit Wendy Weixler’s blog.

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Enjoy your Wednesday night!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Vintage Verses (Sale-a-Bration), Oh, Hello
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Island Indigo, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Victoria 5/8” Crochet Trim, Island Indigo 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, 7/8” Scallop Circle punch, Silver Glass Stampin’ Glitter, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, cardboard (from a SU cardboard box), white acrylic paint, sewing machine

Perfect You — FabFri11

Yea! It’s time for another Fab Friday challenge! Mindy has a great sketch for us this time around.

I used one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets and designer series papers for this one.  I used a sponge dauber to add Rich Razzleberry ink to the Flower Trim (I LOVE that stuff!).

Perfect You

I hope you’ll have time to join us in this challenge (you have two weeks).  Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Vintage Verses
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp
Embellishments:  Flower Trim, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Finishing Touches edgelits

A Bright Secret Garden

A Bright Secret GardenIt is fun using bright colors in the middle of winter.  I’ve used a lot of yellow on this card, and I don’t usually use this color very much, so it seems really bright to me.

I’ve been wanting to watercolor lately, so  I thought this would be a fun stamp set with which to play.  This is a great stamp set, not only because it has matching framelits, but because you can watercolor with many of the stamps or you can just stamp on colored or patterned paper.  Very versatile!

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Secret Garden, Vintage Verses (available Jan. 22)
Ink:  Staz-on Black, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Regal Rose
Paper:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Tea for Two dsp
Embellishments:  Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Secret Garden Framelits, 3/8″ Designer Printed Brads, Curly Label punch

A Sneak Peek at Posies & More

Pop-up Posie

Here’s a card with a bunch of sneak peeks for you.  I used some products from the new Spring catalog, which will be live on January 3rd, and some designer series paper and a stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog, which will be available on January 22nd.

The beautiful flower was made using a new kit, called the Pop-Up Posies Designer kit.  It includes the precut paper flower pieces and the embossed Crumb Cake tag.  The kit also includes some other goodies, which I didn’t use on this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Vintage Verses (available Jan. 22)
Ink:  Island Indigo
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (available Jan. 3), Sycamore Street dsp (available Jan. 22)
Embellishments:  Needlepoint Border embossing folders (available Jan. 3), 3/8″ Designer Printed Brads, 1/2″ Circle Punch