Welcome to special Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are featuring the Snowflake Showcase Promotion featuring exclusive stamps, dies and accessories. Demonstrators have exclusive preorder access until the end of Octobers and customers can purchase, November 1-30 or while supplies last.
We were asked to create two cards...one with just stamps and the other using stamps and coordinating dies. Also, some of the team are featuring the Snow is Glistening stamp set (#149742) while others (like me) are featuring the Happiness Surrounds stamp set (#149744).
My first card focuses on using just the stamps. I know this promotion is called the "Snowflake Promotion" but this particular set is extremely versatile so I wanted to show you just how easy it is to create cards any time.
I kept things vivid with a color pallet of Melon Mango, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Granny Apple Green. The striped flower in this set really peaked my interest, so I spent some time exploring the possibilities. I love the look of stamping one direction and then turning it so that the center hatches are at a 90 degree angle.
The sentimens in this set are positive, fun, and uplifiting. I stamped this one and punched it out with a circle punch to create a fun tag embellishment. I added my favorite Linen Thread and some rhinestones to finish the look.
For my second card I focused on using the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits Dies (#149692). This die set is jam-packed with some of the most beautiful snowflakes, but here again, my focus was on creating a more versatile card that can be used year-round. I kept the same color pallet and stamped a variety of colorful flowers and then cut them with the matching dies. This die set also comes with some great "greenery" that can be used in a variety of ways.
I used a Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) to add simple embossed diagonal stripes. Next, I heat embossed the greeting with VersaMark ink and White Embossing Powder on a Basic Black cardstock strip. Finally, I added a few rhinestones to select flower centers and around the floral cluster.
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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