Hello there! I'm glad you joined me today for our next 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.
This week is our open project, where we can use any of the supplies from this quarter's selection. I decided to make a couple of cards using the Moroccan Nights Stamp Set and the Thoughtful Banners Bundle.
I stamped the frame for the greeting in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in copper too. This greeting is punched out with the Classic Label Punch. I used small strips of the patterned papers from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper, and a little bit of the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon to complete the card. Love that stuff!
Ok, on to the next card. This one is mostly Thoughtful Banners. I used Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim Inks and the solid rectangle image to make an ombre effect from top to bottom of the cardstock panel. I stamped the blue first, and kept stamping down without reinking 3 more times. The green was stamped and then stamped up 3 more times, ending on the last blue image so the colors mix a bit. Then, this was repeated at the bottom of the Whisper White Cardstock Strip. The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig makes this easier than stamping free-hand. This was mounted on a piece of the Emerald Envy print from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper. I stamped the greeting on a Vellum Cardstock strip, and wrapped that around the strip. I also added one wrap of the Emerald Envy Baker's Twine above and below the greeting.
You can get a closer look at the greeting here. I stamped a small motif stamp from the Moroccan Nights Stamp Set in Sahara Sand ink on the Sahara Sand card base. I think this one would work well as a masculine birthday card, don't you?
Well, that's all for me today. You'll want to move on to Michelle Long and her fun project for this week. Don't miss the rest of the hop too! Thanks for stopping by.