Welcome to a very special 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop. For customers: “Here is a sneak peek into a new exclusive and limited time stamp set that will be available for purchase next month.” For Demonstrators: “Pre-order the bundle as a(demonstrator) during July and receive a Bonus Day coupon that you can use toward the Holiday Catalog pre-order during August.”
One of the perks of being on the ADT is that occasionally we are asked to feature new products. Because this bundle has yet to be released, we are only able to show you projects made with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle. This new stamp set and coordinating thinlit dies are great. It is very versatile and the typography is gorgeous. (Seriously, I would buy it for the sentiments alone!) Each of us has two projects today, so since there are 20 ADT members, that means there are 40 fabulous samples. Here is the first card I made.
For this card I started by stamping this beautiful sentiment on Moroccan Designer Series Paper (#141645). I die cut the flower and stem from SU watercolor paper and then used several ink refills and an AquaPainter to color them. (Sweet Sugar Plum, Rose Red, Old Olive). For more depth, so I cut and colored two flower pieces and layered them. I colored the bottom layer with a darker color and the top layer is lighter with more variation. I also rotated the bottom layer by 180 degrees to give it more fullness and attached everything with mini glue dots.
I added some Clear Wink of Stella over the top layer to give some sparkle...and who doesn't love sparkle? After it was completely dry, I added some clear rhinestones.
I went in an entirely different direction with my next project. I am pretty sure that the stems I used for these flowers were meant to be landscape and the dots were meant to be used for treetop foliage, but you know me...if I can make a flower out of it, I probably will! LOL! I stamped the stems with Wild Wasabi Ink and the flower tops with Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant inks.
I stepped up this image. First I started by creating a basic 3"x3" note card (left). For the middle card I cut a small indentation with a 1/2" circle punch and added some linen thread. For the last card I added rhinestones to the flowers.
Here is a closer look at the blinged-out card.
If you are already going through the hop, you should have just arrived here from visiting my awesome friend, Cindy Schuster. Next on our hop is the very talented Inge Groot, so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below. You will be amazed at all the fabulous projects created by the Artisan Design Team so be sure to go all the way through the blog hop!