Welcome to another Artisan Design Team blog hop. The year has flow by and I can't believe it is already summer break. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from Cindy Schuster's blog. Cindy is so talented, super sweet, and great fun to have on our Design Team. I am always impressed by the things she creates.
I have been featuring a lot of cards this month so I thought I would mix it up with a 3D project. I have been having so much fun using my Blendabilities markers to create flowers, I needed a way to showcase them. A card just wasn't big enough, a 12 x 12 page just didn't seem to work, but an 8x8 canvas was just right. (I'm starting to sound a little like Goldilocks.)
This is one of those projects where I worked backward. I started by making all three flowers. The largest flower is a the Blended Bloom stamp colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites Assortment. I know it is difficult to see in the picture, but it actually has three layers and is very dimensional. The middle flower is from the Peaceful Petals stamp set. It is going away on May 31, 2014, so you had better grab it quick before it is gone for good. I colored it with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilites and it has two layers offset with Dimensionals. Finally, the smallest flower is from the Secret Garden stamp set which is retiring as well. It has two layers and is colored with the Coastal Cabana Assortment.
After I created all the flowers I covered an 8"x8" canvas with some Daffodil Delight DSP and ModgePodge. After it dried, I added some dried rose stems that I had saved from Valentine's Day. I know what you must be thinking...who keeps dried rose stems lying around? LOL! Well, apparently I do. Acutally, I had another project in mind that I saved them for, but never have gotten around to making it. Anyway, I used hot glue to attach them to the canvas. To hide the adhesive, I used a lot of hot glue at the top of the stem behind the flower and at the bottom of the stem. I also attached the flowers and leaves with hot glue. Next I used my Fringe Scissors and cut two strips of Old Olive cardstock to go along the bottom and wrapped the fringe around the sides all the way to the back.
Finally, I used the Moments Ago stamp digital download from My Digital Studio and used a Silhouette Cameo to cut the words from wall vinyl. I am so excited about how cute this turned out. Even my husband (who never comments on anything I make) said that he really liked it too...Now that is saying something! Best of all, it just makes me smile!
I guess I should mention that the Blendabilities markers will probably not be available when the new catalog goes live on June 2. It looks like it may be August before you can purchase them. Stampin' Up! is working really hard to make sure they have enough on hand to fill the demand. Right now certain color families are available to demonstrators on a demonstrator pre-order, but our customers will have to wait a few more weeks before you can purchase them.
Now, be sure to hop on over to see what Erica Cerwin and the rest of the design team have created.