Welcome to the first official Artisan Wednesday WOW Blog Hop for the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. Each Wednesday we will be sharing a project made primarily with the contents of a monthly box of goodies we receive from Stampin' Up! This month was a little bit of a challenge for me. I like to think that I do things "outside the box", so now that I have create from inside the box, I have to do things a little differently than normal. We will be hopping in the same order every week, so depending on where you begin you should arrive from Cindy Schuster's blog, Nutmeg Creations. Then when you leave here, you will head on over to visit Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckeroo Designs. As I write my posts each week I have no idea what they will be sharing, so I will be just as surprised and amazed as you are. Here is my project for this week's blog hop.
One of my favorite products from the Holiday Mini Catalog are the mini muslin bags. I just couldn't wait to get my hands on them...then when I finally did, my mind went blank. Seriously! So I took a deep breath and decided to sacrifice one bag for the sake of the greater good. I tried stamping with regular ink...nope, that didn't do anything for me. Then I tried stamping them with VersaMark ink and embossing with clear ink for the resist technique...that was a minor disaster. Finally, I pulled out my acrylic paints and a sponge dauber...SUCCESS!
I know that some of you will look at this bag and know exactly how it's made, but others are visual learners, so I put together a video tutorial on how I stamped the bag. Scroll down to the end of this post if you want to watch it. I am the type of person who likes to explain the process, so if that drives you nuts, then just watch the beginning and the end and skip over the middle. What I didn't do is make a video for the tag, so let me just quickly tell you what was involved.
I stamped "best friend" from the Label Love stamp set twice on Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the Artisan Label Punch to punch out the one stamped in Old Olive. I hand-trimmed the center portion of the one stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink. To create the base of the tag I stamped the tag from the Chalk Talk stamp set with Daffodil Delight ink and carefully trimmed it out with scissors. I cut the tag base using the Chalk Talk Framelits and Old Olive cardstock. The butterfly was cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.
Here's the video...when you are finished watching, be sure to continue with today's blog hop.
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