Thursday, May 14, 2020

Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop - All About the Host

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the All About the Host 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. Each team member is showcasing a different host set so make sure you hop all the way through. You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Jan Clothier's Blog. She has made some lovely projects!
Today, we will be showcasing products using host sets from both the Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalog. I had the pleasure of working with the Make A Splash Stamp Set. This set is completely adorbs and if you know me, you know this set is totally my jam!  Here's a look at the set:
 For my first project today, I wanted to create a realistic fishbowl look. I took quite a few sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Sequin Assortment and adhered them to the bottom of my fishbowl. The Take Your Pick Tool comes in real handy for this step. Adding all of the plants and other details made it easy to hide the adhesive behind the vellum.
 Here's a close up of the effect:
My next card uses Pool Party Cardstock. I used my Light Pool Party Blends to create the wave effect in the background. Then I used Pool Party Ink to add the bubbles. For all of my goldfish, I wanted to make them have a realistic shiny fish look so I stamped them in Grapefruit Grove Ink and immediately poured Clear Embossing Powder over it and heat set it. This gave it a shiny glisteny look. 
Here's a close-up of the effect:
Here's a closer look at the details of my second card:
My final card showcases that little crab from the set. I used Rococo Rose Ink to stamp the crab repeatedly in the background and then pieced together a few of the sentiments to make my own. 
These host sets are so much fun and a great way to create stunning projects. I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs. 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 fabulously creative Leah Fedynak

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!

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  1. Beautiful, Lauren! I especially love the way you've created the realistic fish bowl against that soft, watery background.

  2. Another amazing Lauren-style project. I love it!!!! Its absolutely gorgeous, so fresh. Im very impressed how you create the fish bowl - it looks so real.

  3. Stunning projects, Lauren!!! Love your color combos and all of the wonderful layers! 😀❤


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