I spent a lot of time this spring creating some cards, pages and 3D projects for Stampin' Up's annual Artisan Award contest. Unfortunately, I didn't win. But, I wanted to share my projects with you all. I had fun making them, and was proud of them all. I did wish I could have used some retired alphabets on the scrapbook pages, so I will do so for my personal copies. Anyway, here are the cards for today. Scrapbook pages and 3D projects to follow later this week! Also, I have creations to post from my weekend of paper crafting with Tiff and Janie.
I think this might have been my favorite card. It was inspired by a swimsuit I saw on a TV commercial! As soon as I saw the commercial with the floral pattern and these colors, I wrote it down on a piece of paper so I would remember the idea as I didn't get a picture to remember it by. It uses the Easter Blooms set and matching classy brass embossing template.
Card #1-Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Sweet Little
Sentiments; Ink: Craft Whisper White, Classic So Saffron, Riding Hood Red,
Pumpkin Pie; Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron; Accessories: Crafter’s Tool Kit,
½ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red 5/8” Striped Grosgrain
Ribbon, white thread, Floral Frenzy Classy Brass Template, Empressor Stylus, SU
Lots of Tags Sizzlits
I loved this Kiwi Kiss color. I will miss it as it retired from Stampin' Up in July. Love this stamp set and the matching paper as well.
Demo# 51062; Artisan Award 2009; Card #2-Stamps:
Fifth Avenue Floral, Sweet Little Sentiments; Ink: Classic Basic Black, Kiwi
Kiss, Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker;
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Urban Oasis DSP; Accessories: Aqua Painter,
Crystal Effects, Pink Bead Duo, Crafter’s Tool Kit, black thread, Very
Vanilla/Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon
This one was pretty close to a previously posted card, except I used a current sentiment stamp and reinkers for the water coloring.
Demo# 51062; Artisan Award 2009; Card #3-Stamps:
Echoes of Kindness, Bella’s Bloom; Ink: Classic Basic Brown, Kiwi Kiss, Old
Olive, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red; Paper: Kiwi Kiss,
Watercolor, Bella Rose DSP, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Button Latte, white
thread, Crafter’s Tool Kit
This was also close to a previous post, but I used green instead of blue and current papers. I still like it though!
Demo# 51062; Artisan Award 2009; Card #4-Stamps:
Absolutely Fabulous; Ink: Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write marker, Uni-ball Signo
gel pen; Paper: Basic Black, Raspberry Tart DSP, Bella Rose DSP, Riding Hood
Red Patterns DSP; Accessories: 1 ¼” square punch, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin
ribbon, Pretties Kit, ½” circle punch, Flower Fusion Too, Blooms Again die cuts,
Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Small Grommets Designer Hardware, Stampin’
Last card! I wanted to mimic a Happy Birthday banner like you might put of for a party. This one was a lot of work though. :-)
Demo# 51062; Artisan Award 2009; Card #5-Stamps:
Hand Drawn Bundle, Frames with a Flourish; Ink: Classic Basic Grey; Paper: Hand
Drawn DSP, Confetti White, Going Grey, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories:
white thread, Silver brads, SU Billboard Sizzlit decorative strip die, Fine
Supernova Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals