Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stitched All Around - Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Stitched All Around Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Each month our very talented and creative team of designers will be bringing you inspiration, so get comfortable and have a ton of fun hopping along with us. You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Kim McGillis' Blog. She has some lovely projects to share with you this hop.

Today, I will be showcasing the Stitched All Around Stamp Set and Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. You'll just love how these fun products coordinate and add pop to any celebration.Whether it's a birthday, or a shower, or any other special occasion, this set really is the perfect choice. It has beautiful flourished sentiments, elegant stitching, and really lovely images. I just can't stop creating with it!

Stitched All Around Clear-Mount Bundle

For today's projects, I created two watercolored card designs. For my first card, I began with a sheet of Watercolor Paper and used the largest stitched die to create a stitched background for added texture. Then I took my Aqua Painter to create a watercolor wash. I began by laying down a light wash of just water first over the general area that I wanted to add color. Then I took my Bermuda Bay Ink and added some color over the bottom portion of my watercolor background. Then, before the water and color dried, I added some Pineapple Punch Ink to the top part of my watercolor background, making sure that the colors mix in the middle. If you want a more intense color, add more layers of water color but allow each layer to dry before adding any other layers. 

The next step is to create and add your layers. I stamped one of the circular stamps from the set in Black Memento Ink onto Pineapple Punch Cardstock and die cut it out using the largest circle die in the set. I wanted to create a sun/sunflower shape to go with the sweet sentiment so I took the stitched heart die from the set and cut out nine small hearts from Pineapple Punch Cardstock and glued them to the circle.I added a little Silver Mini Sequin Trim and a few sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and that finished off the first card. 

 For the next card I began with another piece of Watercolor Paper and stamped the longest stamp from the set in Melon Mambo Ink, Flirty Flamingo Ink, and Mango Melody Ink in a gradient all over the background background. I spritzed it with my Stampin' Spritzer just to make the colors run a little and then heat set it. I also added a few flicks with coordinating Stampin' Write Markers. I then added a layer of Vellum on top of my background (this will be adhered with the die cut sentiment).

To create the main sentiment piece: 

  1. Die cut with the largest label die from Whisper white Cardstock.
  2. Then take the "Enjoy your special day" stamp and use your Sponge Daubers to add the three coordinating colors in a gradient onto the stamp. 
  3. Then stamp in the center of the die cut.  

To finish off this card, I added some Whisper White Baker's Twine and a few
 thread, some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, and Wood Frames Elements which are sponged with the same coordinating colors as used in the card.

Here's a close-up of my cards:

I had so much fun creating with these products! They were so fun and inspiring! I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs (full list of supplies below). Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to the lovely Linda Van Wely-Zwolle

Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!

2018 Artisan Design Team
Sylwia Schreck

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  1. Do you know why I like your artworks so much? these are like the sunshine. Beautiful and so hearty!

  2. I see all that stitching and doily finishes and I think soft and romantic. I just LOVE how you've taken such a different approach to the bundle and made such fun, cheery, bold projects.

  3. The sunflower is amazing! Love these projects Lauren. Beautiful work.

  4. Mini hearts to make a sunflower? What?? That is FANTABULASTIC! I am totally loving your cool backgrounds too.

  5. Love the Lauren - not surprising there. Lol. Love what you did with the hearts - that's SUPER clever!

  6. How fun did these turn out! Great use of colors! Love these cards!

  7. Such fun fresh cards and perfect watercolouring Lauren. The sunflower is just genius

  8. So fun and fresh! I absolutely love them and the flower with the hearts is just genius xx

  9. Beautiful cards--love that sunflower and your watercolor techniques!


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