Hello and welcome back! Hello and welcome back! It's time for 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. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. 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 stunning project as much as I did.
I got the idea to use some of the shapes from the Flourish Thinlits Dies to create some Christmas cards. I think the flowers look like snowflakes in silver, and the branches look wintery in gold too. So, that was my inspiration for these cards.
I started with adding some Pool Party ink onto a block, adding water, and applying that to a square piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. I also splattered it with more Pool Party ink using my Aqua Brush. Next, I adhered the Silver Foil "snowflakes" and some silver sequins. The greetings are from Oh What Fun Stamp Set, and are layered using the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies. I cut a piece of the snowflake pattern from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper, and notched both ends with the Triple Banner Punch.
The greeting is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, with some Silver Metallic Thread underneath. The card base is Pool Party Cardstock as well, and this is a 4" x 4" card.
See the great shimmer of the Silver Foil Paper? I love that stuff.
My next card was created in the same manner, but using Flirty Flamingo as the main color. I used Gold Foil Paper and gold sequins for the shiny elements, and the music pattern from the This Christmas paper.
I also used Gold Metallic Thread behind the greeting, which is again popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Now that I'm looking at these, I realize I should have made some fabulous matching envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board and the same patterned papers! I think I'll go do that right now.
So, I hope you aren't sick of seeing holiday cards in the summer. If you're reading this from the South Pacific, you could change out the greeting and use this card now! I hope you'll keep going around the hop, as Michelle Long and her amazing project is your next stop! You'll find the supplies listed below. Thanks for visiting today.