Welcome to a very special 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop. Get the Limited time Thoughtful Branches bundle before its gone. If you earned in any coupons during the July Bonus days promotion, the Thoughtful Branches is a great choice to use it on.
We did a sneak peak blog hop last month using this awesome stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies and today we have another round of fresh and exciting projects to share. Each team member has created at least two projects, but I just happen to have three.
I love the versatility of this set and I wanted to do something completely different. You have probably heard me say before, "if I can make a flower with it, I probably will". That is exactly what I did for all three of my samples on this hop.
The Artisan Design Team recently did a Christmas in July blog hop and I suppose I had Christmas on my mind. As I studied this set I noticed that the leaves reminded me of a poinsettia, so I thought "why not give it a try"! I dare say, it probably isn't what the designer of this set had in mind, but if it works...
For this ornament I stamped fifteen Real Red leaves on Real Red cardstock for the flower and a few extra Old Olive leaves on Old Olive cardstock for the leaves. I used hot glue to assemble the different layers of the flower and then offset each layer. Then I added small pearls to the center. I created a barn star with the largest die from the Stars Framelits. I die cut a slightly smaller star from This Christmas Specialty DSP and added it to the front. Then I added the poinsettia on top of that with hot glue.
Of course, I couldn't stop with a poinsettia. I had to see if I could make my favorite flower...a sunflower. Here I stamped Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry cardstock for the flower petals. This time I stamped and die cut the hydrangea in Early Espresso and then I punched it out with a 1-3/4" circle punch. I punched an additional circle and mounted the die cut on top with rolled-up mini glue dots strategically placed so they aren't visible from the front. I die cut the flower stem from Old Olive cardstock. Next, I stamped leaves on the front of a Petite Cafe Gift Bag in Crumb Cake ink. I adhered the flower and a die cut sentiment to the front of the bag and added a removal Gold Binder Clip to the top with a fun linen thread bow.
For my final project I created an elegant gold and silver tag that is perfect for holiday gift-giving. I die cut some Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP with the largest die from the Banners Framelits. I also glued it to a second tag made of Thick Whisper White cardstock to give some stability. To make it look more like a tag, I hand cut the top two corners. I sponged on a little bit of Smoky Slate ink to bring out the embossed details. I stamped and heat embossed the leaves for the flower with gold embossing powder and die cut the petals with the matching die. I also die cut silver and gold metallic and glimmer papers to create some gorgeous leaves. The white on the the tag is different from regular Whisper White cardstock, so I cut the circle for the sentiment from the back of a scrap piece of the DSP that I used to make the tag.
If you are already going through the hop, you should have just arrived here from visiting my amazing friend, Cindy Schuster. Next on our hop is the very talented Jennifer Frost, 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!
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