Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Artisan Design Team blog hop, this time sharing our floral projects from the Stampin' Up Facebook page. 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 all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her fresh designs as much as I did.
We had several different flower stamp sets to choose from this month, and my projects today feature the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.
For my first card, I die cut two circle layers from the White Filter Paper, and stitched them onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with my sewing machine. Next, I die cut one large flower, two small flowers and two leaves from watercolor paper. I used my aqua painters and our inks to watercolor them in Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder.
The flower center was die cut form Gold Glimmer Paper, and I added some gold sequins and Gold Metallic thread behind the flower. The greetings are all from the Silhouettes & Script Stamp Set, which is a retiring hostess set.
On my next card, I tried a new technique. I cut a Stampin' Sponge into quarters, and added water to one of the pieces, squeezing it out so it was just damp and not super wet. Next, I squeezed my ink pads so the lid picked up ink from the pad, and then dipped my sponge into the lid. Last, I swiped it over a piece of watercolor paper to get a painted look. I used Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Crushed Curry inks for this. You can dab the sponge on some scratch paper first, to help you get that "dry brush" painted look. I'll definitely be trying this again as it was very easy to do. I stamped the flowers and leaves in the same colors, and then die cut them out.
I cut more flower centers from the Gold Glimmer Paper, and added more Gold Metallic thread and Bermuda Bay sequins. I also stitched a frame cut from Whisper White Cardstock using my sewing machine, over the Watercolor Paper inked piece before I adhered the flowers, leaves and embellishments.
For my last card, I die cut a square from a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stitched around it and adhered that piece to a Thick Whisper White card base. I kept the adhesive away from the inside edge, so that I could tuck the flowers and leaves under the edges of the square. I die cut flowers and leaves from watercolor paper again, and colored them with Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Old Olive inks.
I added small flowers and leaves from Gold Glimmer Paper, and Blushing Bride sequins. I also added more Gold Metallic Thread under the multiple greeting.
Well, that is all for me today, but be sure to keep hopping so you don't miss a thing. The wonderful Michelle Long has a beautiful project to share with you next, so click on the button to get to her. Also, you'll find the supplies listed below. Thanks for stopping by!