The Artisan Design Team has another great blog hop for you today. Every week I am amazed at the incredible display of talent by my Artisan team mates. I have to tell you that I love these gals. We have become really close and I value their friendship more than I ever thought possible. Sure, we have different styles and personalities, but that is what makes it so great. There is never a boring moment on the Artisan Design Team and I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. Yes, it is quite a bit of work to design projects on a weekly basis, but if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and love to share your SU-related creativity with the world, then I encourage you to apply for next year's design team. This year, demonstrators from all over the world are eligible to apply. Everything you need to know is on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website, but if feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Now, let's look at this week's project...
I made a card made using the Another Great Year stamp set and the Fresh Prints DSP Stack from the Spring Mini Catalog. I love the beautiful colors of this paper stack. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on a 2-1/2" circle cut from Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the cupcake with Jet Black Staz-On Ink on a scrap piece of paper. I colored the cake with a Crumb Cake marker and covered the frosting with glue and some dazzling diamonds glitter. I punched a little heart from red glimmer paper using the Owl Punch and did a little fussy cutting for the cupcake sleeve. I placed the cupcake above the sentiment using a dimensional and then placed the entire circle on a larger circle cut with the Starburst Framelits Dies.
I love the look of velum on a card, but sometimes it can be a little tricky to attach without the adhesive showing. Here I used adhesive behind the sentiment and then wrapped some linen thread around the card to help secure it to the sides.
This card was actually pretty cute already because of that adorable polka dot dsp background, but I decided to step-it-up another notch and add a fun banner to the top. I gave each banner a gentle curl and glued it to the card at the top of each piece. Then I used some clear, matte adhesive (non-SU) to attach the linen thread and bows.
Thanks for checking out our hop this week. Now be sure to hop on over to see what Erica Cerwin and the rest of the design team have created.