Friday, 17 May 2019

Stampin' Up! Aritsan Blog Hop - Carry Over Event

Hello everyone and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This month we have a little something different for you. Each of us have chosen a Stampin’ Up! stamp set or tool that is being carried over to the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue and we have designed a project/projects that could be demonstrated in an event or class setting.
I chose to design a class that showcases the Darling Label Punch Box.

This gorgeous Night of Navy and Gold tin comes filled with a 6-piece photopolymer stamp set, the Darling Label punch, a clear stamp block and two Classic Stampin’ Spots in Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove. I've chose to focus on using the stamp set and punch to create these projects a half day class setting.

When creating this box and set of cards I chose to use Whisper White Note Cards as a card base and have used a colour combo of Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Smoky Slate with touches of Gold. I also used some other carry over products, including the Flourish Thinlits and the Beauty Abounds stamp set, however if you wanted to recreate these products in a class with less products, each of the designs can easily be stepped down.

The first card I created for this set was inspired by the imagery on the Darling Label Punch Box tin. One of the stamps in the set has the same flower image as the tin and I just couldn’t resist heat embossing it in Gold on Night of Navy cardstock.

I kept this next card simple by stamping a few bokeh spots from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Smoky Slate on some Smoky Slate cardstock before adding texture with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I finished it off with a simple sentiment banner, a flower and some leaves and a little Gold Metallic Thread

One of the things I love about using Note card sized card bases is that they are the perfect size for smaller images like this “Thinking of You” sentiment. In the stepped up version I’ve used the Stamparatus and some masking to stamp the image in two different colours and added a second leaf image underneath the sentiment.

For the fourth card in the set I couldn’t decide whether to stick with a clean white or a sponged Blackberry Bliss background so I did both. I’m still not sure which one is my favourite. Which do you prefer?

Finally, I created a matchbox style box to hold the four cards, however the design could easily work as a card front.

Well that’s all from me today. I hope you have been inspired by my projects and the projects created my fellow Artisans. If you want to use my projects in a class or just want to re-create your own set of contact me (here) to get a copy of the tutorials.

Next up in the hop is the fabulous Angela Meiritz-Reid, I'm sure you are going to love what she has created.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy stamping
- Tan xx

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Hello Seaside Spray

Hello everyone, welcome to the first of a series of posts featuring the new 2019-2021 In Colors. For those of you who haven't seen the new In Colors, here they are;
Aren't they beautiful? They remind me of a colour palette that you might see in a home design magazine. In fact Terracotta Tile is a very similar colour to a feature wall in my living room.

Today I am featuring a project using Seaside Spray.

The background has been created by embossing the fern from the new Daisy Lane Stamp Set and I fussy cut the same fern to layer on top of a Sahara Sand label die cut using the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

Here's a closer look at the detail created by Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I think these are my new favourite dies. Inspired by the Just Add Ink challenge theme this week I chose to go with a Sympathy sentiment, although this card could easily be suitable for a birthday, get well, congratulations or thank you card.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure you pop back in a couple of days to see another project featuring another new In Color.

- Tan xx

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Ombre Lined Alphabet | Let's Get Hopping # 20

Hi everyone and welcome to my second blog post for today!!! Crazy, I know but I just loved this month's Lets Get Hopping Blog Hop theme so much there was no way I was going to miss it.

For those of you who are just joining the hop here, this month we are showcasing projects that featuring some form of colouring technique.

In my project I chose to use my Stampin' Up! blends to colour the letters in an ombre rainbow.

I don't know about you, but there is something about rainbow colours that make my heart smile and using Stampin' Blends to colour the letters in an ombre effect adds a little extra something to the project.

To tie in the rainbow theme I arranged some strips of Designer Series Paper across the card base, distressing the bottom edge a little to add some texture.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Eva Pottsova. I can't wait to see what she has to share with us. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

- Tan xx