Hello and welcome back! It's time for a special Artisan Design Team blog post, and this week we are featuring the newly released Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and several complementary stamp sets that are on sale for 25% off during the month of November! This early-release set of 12 dies are available now ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog. The dies will be available for purchase after November 30, but the stamp set discount ends November 30. I'm sure after you see all the beautiful samples on this hop that you'll want to grab these new dies and stamp sets for yourself! Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects from this special hop and others using these dies in one easy place, on this Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her spectacular project as much as I did.
The background here is watercolor paper, colored with Crushed Curry ink, and splattered using some Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. This was adhered to a Crumb Cake card base with some Basic Black Baker's Twine as the finishing touch.
Tip: if you want a subtle colored background, spritz a piece of watercolor paper with water and then drop in ink using an aqua brush. You can also splatter a second color of ink over the top for even more texture and color.
For my second card, I used the Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set, also currently discounted 25% during November. This is a great set to go with the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies, because many of the images also have stitching lines themselves. For this card, I stamped the smallest stocking and loop in both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red. The small holly leaf was stamped in Wild Wasabi. The greeting is stamped in Versamark ink onto Garden Green cardstock, and heat embossed in white. I used the same patterned paper stack and dies here to layer with.
I also water-colored in Crushed Curry onto a watercolor paper background, splattered in black ink and adhered it to a crumb cake card base with Basic Black Baker's Twine as the accent.
Tip: You don't have to create a new layout every time you make a card. For my second card, I just turned the layout from my first card 180 degrees. You can even use different shapes to layer with.
Here is the color combination that I used.
With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. Well, that is all for me today. Please be sure to move on to Michelle Long for another inspirational project. And don't forget to pick up your dies and stamp sets now during this promotion! Thanks for stopping by.