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Sunday, 14 June 2015

An Artistically Awesom Friend

Today and tomorrow, I am getting back in touch with my more vintagey self
It feels like I have waited forever to be able to order the new background builder stamp set

Awesomely Artistic

We did get to play with this stamp set at the Demonstrator Regional Stampin Up! Event in Telford during June this year, and honestly, you should have heard the 'oooohhhhs' and ahhhhh's in the room when this stamp set was demonstrated
So much potential, and I know that this will be one of my favourites, along with Gorgeous Grunge & Summer Silhouettes stamp sets.

I rarely use Designer Series Papers, but I rather liked the patterns on the new colour collection DSP stacks, so I purchased the neutrals pack, as I know I could add colour myself with sponging, brayering etc.

And that is what I have done with todays card. I trimmed a piece of the DSP to fit the front of the card blank, and sponged the panel with Calypso Coral ink, and also inked the edges of the card blank. 

Now this is another new product, yes, Stampin Up is now selling thicker A4 Whisper White cardstock that is more suitable for card blanks (bases). Now how cool is that??

Anyway my next job was to trim a piece of Crumb Cake and distressed the edges by tearing the cardstock using my fingers.
I then stamped this panel with a variety of the stamps from the set, using inks from the Subtles collection, along with Soft Suede for stamping the hessian trm stamp.
This panel was them mounted onto the card front using Fast Fuse (see yesterdays post for the video in how to use this great adhesive).
Then I stamped the Dragonfly onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using Marina Mist ink. This was cut out by hand using my trusty Paper Snips.

I then stamped the Thank You stamp from 'Another Thank You' Stamp Set, and the book plate stamped and over stamped the centre with the  FRIEND stamp (from Awesomely Artistic SS) onto scraps of Whisper White Cardstock, that I then sponged with Calypso Coral ink.

 The Thank You was then die cut using the new Lots of Labels Framelits Die. and attached some trimmed Tea Lace Doily to the reverse side before attaching some Stampin Dimensionals before mounting it onto the card front, then added the Dragonfly that I had added a few Basic Rhinestones on the thorax for some sparkle. Next I stamped a couple of the ferns, and cut them out, again using my paper snips. I used my paper piercing tool to make 4 small holes where the faux rivets are on the bookplate stamp, and added a mini brad in each corner. The ferns were adhered to the card front using Fast Fuse, and the book plate adhered to overlap them using Stampin Dimensionals,

And below are the products I have used, click on the icons to view them in more detail.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
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