Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are focusing on the Stitched All Around Bundle (#148373/#148374) on page 17 the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I focused on the beautiful sentiment in this stamp set and then... Related Stories ...

 

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop Featuring the Stitched All Around Bundle

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are focusing on the Stitched All Around Bundle (#148373/#148374) on page 17 the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

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I focused on the beautiful sentiment in this stamp set and then pulled in the detailed dies that comes in the bundle. Look how amazing the frame is when used with the embossing mat.

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I just love those adorable little stitched hearts...aren't they just precious! The colors on this card are Poppy Parade, So Saffron, and Bermuda Bay.

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... with some Silver Metallic Thread for an accent (#138402).

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I have a second card for you today! It has the same colors, but has a totally different look when used on Smokey Slate cardstock.

 

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I used the Subtle Embossing Folder (#143706) to add some texture to the background and the 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (#146912) adds just a touch of softness.

 

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I just amazes me how this color combo just pops off the page. Be sure to add this fabulous bundle to your next order.

 

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Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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2018 Artisan Design Team

Cathy Caines - In The Cat Cave (Canada)
Charlet Mallet - Painted Orange (USA)
Connie Collins - Constantly Stamping (USA) <- you are here
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots (USA)
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter (UK)
Jennifer Frost - Jennifer Frost (Australia)
Jenni Pauli - Paulines Papier (Germany)
Jessica Winter - kunterbuntestempelwelt (Austria)
Kayla Macaulay - Love, Kayla (Australia)
Kim McGillis - Kim McGillis Papercrafting (Canada)
Lauren Alarid - Crafty Little Peach (USA)
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Stampin with Liz Design (The Netherlands)
Rhoda MacPherson - Pretty Creative (UK)
Sarah Lancaster - Pirouette Papercraft (France)
Susan Wong - Stampin Susan (New Zealand)
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel Einfach (Germany)

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Global Design Project #GDP150: Sketch Challenge

It's time for another great sketch challenge this week at Global Design Project. It is hard to believe that we have had 150 challenges. WOWZERS! While I haven't participated every single week, I do my best to join in when I can. The guys and gals on our team are so incredibly talented and it is such an honor to be associated with every single one of them.

GDP150For today's sketch I was tempted to put three strips of designer series paper on a card front, add a flower, and call it done. My life is super chaotic at the moment, so there would have been absolutely nothing wrong with that. But then I decided to brainstorm just to see what I could come up with. Here is the end result...

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Seriously, if you look at the sketch, it looks a lot like a picket fence...so I just had to go there! The detail I got by using the Pinewood Planks 3D  Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the fence posts is amazing. I wanted the fence to be center stage, but still needed to add some interest, so I used a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP for the background and then just built the fence on top.

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The flowers and bird are from one of my favorite stamp sets, Petal Palette, and the greeting is from the Rooted in Nature set. Everything is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.

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I added to the foliage by stamping, coloring, and die cutting two sets of flowers. One I left whole and the other one was cut into bits and tucked behind to fill out the design.

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We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

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Blended Seasons Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Part 2

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Welcome to very special Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are featuring the Blended Seasons Bundle featuring limited-time products only available until August 31 while supplies last.

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The Blended Seasons Bundle is perfect for crafting in any season, in any part of the world! The bundle features the beautiful Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Stitched Season Framelits Dies and the beautiful new Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2, including some of Stampin' Up!'s brand new colors!

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I decided to explore different ways to use the watercolor pencils other than the obvious ones. For these vibrant flowers I first colored them with a base layer using a Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends marker. I know that seems a little like cheating, but I think of it as using your pencils to their fullest potential. Real Red Stampin' Blends are on the way, but until then I  was able to layer Real Red watercolor pencil over the markers to brighten them up a little. Then I added shadow using the Cherry Cobbler from the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. I did the same thing with the leaves except I started with the Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends and then layered Garden Green watercolor pencil over top. The key is to color lightly and then continue to build color until you get the look you want. Take your time...it works best if you let the pencil layer "rest" for a few minutes between layers. The end result is different than either coloring medium alone. Together they make a great pair.

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I literally cut the sentiment in half and then stacked the greeting for a different look. This is a great way to extend your possibilities and you can always line it back up the way it was intended.

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For the card base I used Real Red cardstock (#102482) and added some fun plaid from the  Under the Mistletoe DSP (#146921).

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I used the two largest Stitched Season Framelits to create frames. I cut one from Basic Black cardstock and one frame from Whisper White. I love how these framelits add stitching to the inside and the outside of the frame.

Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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Fancy Friday Blog Hop...Take Us to the Tropics

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Oh My Goodness! I didn't realize how long it has been since I participated in the Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I sure have missed these amazing gals. Truth be told...I have been so incredibly busy that I just haven't had time to stamp as much as I would like, so I decided to make an extra effort to participate in this month's hop. The Fancy Friday team consists of some of the most talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators around...all current or past Artisans. If you are hopping with us, you should have just arrived from visiting the fabulous Dani Dziama.


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There are several suites in the Annual Catalog that have a tropical vibe, but sadly I don't have any of them. However, I do have some of the gorgeous Tropical Escape 6"x6" DSP (#146916), so I opted to work with that as my focus.


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I wanted to kick the background up a notch so I added an ombré effect to the DSP by using a sponge brayer to layer on some So Saffron ink. I concentrated most of the color toward the bottom and got lighter as I moved toward the top. It really makes a bold statement and adds a much-needed pop of color.

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For the sentiment I stamped the greeting from the Stitched All Around stamp set (#146632)in Jet Black StazOn Ink on Whisper White cardstock. I used a frame from the Foliage Frame Framelits (#146353) to die cut the sentiment and then layered it on the gorgeous frame from the Stitched Labels Framelits (#146828) cut from Basic Black cardstock.


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The flowers are stamped in So Saffron ink using the Falling Flowers stamp set (#139556) and I used the Dark Calypso Coral Blends marker to color some clear rhinestones for the flower centers. Finally, I added some Mint Macaron and Call Me Clover leaves die cut with the Foliage Frame Framelits.

This card also works well with the card I made this week for Global Design Project, so if you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to scroll down and check that out as well.

I can't wait to see what the other Fancy Friday team members have created. Be sure to hop on over to visit my amazing friend, Sylwia Schreck.

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Global Design Project #GDP148: CASE Challenge

This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing one of my cards. 

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It doesn't matter how often it happens, it still feels very strange to be the focus of a CASE challenge. For my new card, I decided to focus on the basic layout with a prominent sentiment and add in some flowers.

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My favorite thing about this card is the color combo. I used Smoky Slate, Gray Granite, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade and So Saffron on a Whisper White card base. The card front is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder (#143706).

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The flowers and leaves are from the Falling Flowers stamp set (#139556). I know I have used it quite a bit lately, but I really love it and it is extremely versatile. I used the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (#146828) for the frame and I die cut the top layer with the Foliage Frame Framelits. The sentiment is from the Stitched All Around stamp set (#146632).

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I added some Clear Faceted Gems (#144142) to the flower centers for a subtle touch of glam.

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 We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

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If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Have a blessed day!

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