Hello and welcome back to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. 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 our Pinterest board here. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I just know you loved her beautiful project as much as I did.
This week we are sharing the projects that will be posted to the Stampin' Up! Facebook page this coming Friday. Our focus for this month's projects were the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper as well as the Sunburst Sayings and Balloon Celebration Stamp Sets. I love all of these products, but especially the Shine On paper and the Sunburst Sayings stamp set and Sunburst Thinlits Die. These things were on the top of my wish list, so I was excited to get them for free in my Artisan box of goodies!
When I decided to make a card set and a box to hold them, I went looking around the internet and found this fabulous tutorial for a card box by our very own Valerie Moody! Even though the box is sized for cards a little larger than the standard size in the U.S. of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", there's a nice amount of room in the box for fancy cards and matching envelopes!
I used both sides of one of the sheets for the box. The bottom portion is the silver clouds patterned print and the top part is the Bermuda Bay striped print. I cut a Daffodil Delight sunburst as well as vellum, and layered them together with some Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim and Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine. For the top part, I cut a 2" strip of daffodil cardstock, and cut both ends with a label die. Then, I pierced the greeting, and stitched it with the same Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine. It's tied on to the top lid with Daffodil Delight 1/4" cotton ribbon.
The first card has a piece of the same striped Shine On paper as a layer onto a Whisper White Thick Cardstock base. I cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with the Sunburst Thinlits Die, and spritzed it with Watermelon Wonder ink. That is layered over the Watermelon Wonder pattern from the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper. I stamped the main greeting on Crushed Curry Cardstock, and stamped the small dot pattern around the edge of the circle. I stamped the second part of the greeting onto white, and cut it into little strips. This is a fun way to make a greeting more interesting.
Both greetings were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Some Crushed Curry enamel dots complete the front of the card.
I even decorated the inside of the card with the same patterned and stamped papers. The matching envelopes all use the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack with the Envelope Liner Dies.
For this card, I started with our Kraft Cardstock for the card base. Next, I cut a rectangle of Shimmery White Cardstock, and spritzed it with Pool Party Ink. Next, I cut pieces of Crushed Curry Cardstock and Vellum Cardstock with the Sunburst Thinlits die. The vellum later is stamped using the curvy line from the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set. I layered these pieces together, and over the spritzed piece. That was all adhered to the card front.
Next, I stamped the main greeting in Basic Gray on Crushed Curry Cardstock, and cut it out with the circle punch. I stamped the second part of the greeting onto another piece of spritzed cardstock, and cut it into a banner shape. I also trimmed a piece of the silver cloud pattern from the Shine On paper, around the clouds. I layered all of these together on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Some silver sequins complete the card front.
This time I got fancy on the inside too! A strip of the silver cloud pattern, another piece of spritzed shimmery cardstock and a yellow sunburst cut after with a circle die. This was stamped in Basic Grey with the birthday greeting.
Last, but not least, I though it would be fun to show the sunburst peeking out from under the silver raindrop pattern. So, I layered together a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock and the Crushed Curry polka-dot pattern from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack cut with the Sunburst Thinlits Die. Next, I cut the raindrop pattern at the diagonal and adhered it to the cardfront with Stampin' Dimensionals. The greeting was stamped onto Crushed Curry cardstock, punched with a circle punch and also adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I added some Bermuda Bay Sequins, Rhinestones and the Iced Rhinestone Embellishments to complete the card front.
I got a little fancy again on the inside of the card. I added the raindrop patter, Bermuda Bay Cardstock and the additional greeting on a banner shape.
Well, that is all for today. You'll find the full supply list below. You'll also want to click the button below to move on to Michelle Long, and her beautiful project! Thanks for stopping by.