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Artisan Wednesday Wow - Feb2

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Welcome back to my blog! This week  the Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team is featuring a new set of projects using supplies from the Spring Catalog in our blog hop. You might have just arrived from Jeanna’s blog. If not, go back and look at her cute project!


I decided to start with a couple of cards using the Feel Goods stamp set. I really like this set…love the fonts, love the sayings, love how it looks when it is stamped. It makes a great focal point. So, I got this idea from a picture of a park sign that I have hanging in my loft. I decided to see what a greeting from this set would look like hung from above like a park sign would be. And, with chalkboards being so trendy, I had to use that as well. I started with a rectangle of Basic Grey card stock, stamped the greeting in Versamark Ink and then embossed it in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next, I cut a rectangle from woodgrain pattern of the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper, and used a craft knife to cut out the middle to make a frame. Before attaching the frame, I stamped the floral sprig from the Tiny Tags set in Whisper White Craft Ink. I set the ink with a heat gun (so I could move on without smudging it). I glued the frame down, and then drew in a border with the white pencil from the Watercolor Pencils set.


The card is made from Whisper White Card Stock, with the chevron pattern from the Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper attached to the front. The wood skewer is cut to size, and attached with some Mini Glue Dots. Then, I attached the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also wrapped Linen Thread around the skewer twice and through the sign twice to add to the look and to keep the skewer in place. And, that’s all she wrote for card #1.



I got the idea for card #2 from the greeting itself. Have you used the Canvas Creations sheets yet? You have to try them…they are a lot of fun. I stamped the greeting on a scratch piece of paper that I had die cut into a 3” circle. I picked a point under the word “Sunshine” for the rays to emanate from, and drew a point there. I drew one line through the point that divided the circle in half, and drew 4 more lines through the point trying to make them as even around the circle as possible. I cut out every other section using a craft knife. To stabilize it for sponging my ink, I taped it back into the piece of paper that I had die-cut the circle from. I laid it over a 3” circle die cut from the Canvas Creations sheet, and sponged Daffodil Delight Ink from the outside of the rays to the center. I wanted to leave the inside with less ink for a gradient effect and so the greeting was easier to read. I stamped the greeting onto the inked canvas with Early Espresso Ink. I held it down for a few seconds so as much ink as possible would transfer to the canvas.


I die cut one more 3” circle from a square of Daffodil Delight Card Stock, and I cut it and another piece using the Window Frames Dies. I paper pierced around the frame piece using the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. I adhered the canvas piece to the full Daffodil Delight piece, and adhered the other frame piece over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The card front is Whisper White again, with a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock under a piece of the Not Quite Navy pattern from Parker’s Patterns DSP. I wrapped those two layers with the Natural 7/16” Trim Ribbon and tied the ends with Linen Thread. Then I mounted the greeting over the top with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Well, that is all for today. You will find the supplies listed below. I’ll have some more Sale-A-Bration samples to share with you this week. You’ll want to join us again next Wednesday as we feature another hop with all new projects! And, don’t forget to click the logo below to get to Sarah’s Blog for the next stop on the hop. You won’t want to miss her beautiful scrapbook page and see what she did with the Designer Builder Brads. Thanks for stopping by!

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Feel Goods, Tiny Tags

Versamark, Whisper White Craft Ink, Early Espresso Classic Ink

Whisper White Card Stock, Daffodil Delight Card Stock, Basic Grey Card Stock, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper

Accessories & Tools:
Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, 3" Circle Originals Die, Linen Thread, Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon, wood skewer, Watercolor Pencils, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat