Happy New Year! and a very warm welcome to my first Artisan post for 2019! I am over the moon to have been selected to be back for a second year and I am delighted to kick of the year with my first corporate blog post.
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I love so much of the new Spring/Summer catalogue it was so hard to choose which set to use, but I do love any floral sets so I decided to go with the first stamp set in the catalogue on page 2. I could not wait to get ink on this set ‘All That You Are’ (#148664) and get colouring. It is such a beautiful image and just a perfect stamp set for all different types of colouring and many more techniques.
For this card and box, I have used the Stampin’ Blends to colour. The first step was to stamp out the image on to the Whisper White Cardstock(#106549) front panel in Memento Black Ink (#132708). I have coloured the images using the following Stampin’ Blends;Dark Night of Navy (#144039), Dark Lovely Lipstick (#147028), Dark Cherry Cobbler (#144575), Light and Dark Cajun Craze (#147931), Light Pumpkin Pie (#144578), Light and Dark Crumb Cake (#144601) and Dark Basic Black (#147941).
The next step was to stamp the image again on some spare Whisper White Card to be able to colour and cut out some additional leaves, these have then been added on to the main image with some Mini Glue Dots (#103683). Using glue dots slightly raises these additional pieces for added texture. Both the single flowers in this set coordinate with the Frosted Bouquet Framelit Dies (#147895)…I just love that this gorgeous new set coordinates with these! I have again used Memento Ink and coloured with the Lovely Lipstick and Cherry Cobbler dark blends. These have been die cut out and raised this up onto the card with some Stampin’ Dimensional (#104430).
The sentiment “Flowers Bloom All For You” has been stamped in Versamark Ink (#102283) and embossed with the gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129) using the Heat Tool (#129054). This was on a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock (#106577) measuring 6.5cm x 2.5cm or 2.5” x 1”. To complete the sentiment piece this has been mounted onto some gorgeous gold Glimmer Paper (#146958) and added to the card with some dimensionals.
The Lustrous White Mini Gable Box (#146961) has also been stamped with the flower image in Memento Ink and coloured with the same Stampin’ Blends. To add an extra wow to the gable box, I have completed the look with a big bow using the gorgeous Lovely Lipstick ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (#148584). The matching sentiment has been created in the same way as above and tied on using the Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine (#146336).
I hope you have enjoyed my projects and I have inspired you to have a go at using the Stampin’ Blends to colour one of your favourite stamp sets.
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