Welcome back! I'm so glad you could join the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team for our last Blog Hop of June! Today we are featuring all new projects with all new products from the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! You might have just arrived from Jeanna’s blog. If not, make sure you go all the way around the hop to get to her terrific project!
Today I am sharing a set of cards using the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set and the Abc-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set in an unusual way. Geometric patterns in stamps or made with stamps are really hot right now, and I thought it would be fun to use the Sketch Alphabet letters to make some different patterns. I selected the letters O, I, T and U as they are symmetric which makes for easier pattern making. For each card I started by making the pattern with the letters, then stamping the greeting, mounting the pieces on cardstock with a matching ribbon border and then attaching that to a card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I started with a piece of Naturals White Cardstock, and the colors I used are Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana. I chose 3 of the colors for each card in several different combos. The card on the left has the letter "I" stamped in rows alternating Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe, the greeting is stamped in Coastal Cabana, and it was mounted on Crisp Canataloupe with matching Stretch Ruffle Ribbon at the bottom. The card on the right has rows of the letter "O" stamped with Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate and Strawberry Slush, the greeting stamped in Strawberry Slush and then mounted on Strawberry Slush with the matching ribbon again.
Here is the second set of cards. The card on the left has rows of the letter "U" which I turned up and down as I went down the row in a color combo of Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate, greeting stamped in Calypso Coral and mounted on Coastal Cabana with matching ruffle ribbon. (I was originally going to use the greeting "I miss you already" on this card because of the "U", but the other greeting worked better with this design.) The card on the right has the letter "T" which I turned up and down in two columns in Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar, the greeting is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and is mounted on Pistachio Pudding Cardstock with matching ruffle ribbon at the bottom.
I also splattered the card fronts around the edges using some of the same ink colors and my large Aqua Painter. There is an awesome tutorial on using the Aqua Painters to make splatter on the Stampin' Up! Blog here. I used the first technique to get small splatters.
Well, that is all for today. You’ll want to join us again next Wednesday as we feature another hop with all new projects featuring lots of new products from the new catalog! And, don’t forget to click below to get to Sarah’s Blog for the next stop on the hop. You won’t want to miss her lovely project. Thanks for stopping by!