Amazing You – Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

In Artisan Blog Hops by Emma Goddard35 Comments

Hello and welcome to the first Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2018! – I’m stilling pinching myself!

You may have hopped on over from Elizabeth Price over in the USA or joined with me, either way a warm welcome.

I am so excited about the year ahead, and I really don’t have the words to explain how much being chosen for Artisan means to me! I honestly have not stopped smiling since I received the phone call at the end of last year from the Stampin’ Up! home office!? All the build up to the announcement, sharing the news with my friends and family and starting to get to know the team of super talented demonstrators from around the world has already been so much fun and we are only at the start of the year!

What is the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team?
The Artisan Design Team is a group of creative and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world selected by Stampin’ Up! to blog about the projects they create.  We will be participating in Artisan Blog Hops, sharing Instagram top tips as well as designing for the Stampin’ Up Corporate blog posts.
Did you know Stampin’ Up! share their Corporate blog posts within the NOTES section of this Facebook page? Be sure to check this out and save it to your favourites for lots of gorgeous inspiration from fellow Artisan Design Team members.
For this first hop of the year we are showcasing some of the amazing Sale-A-Bration items on offer! I am sharing with you the Amazing You stamp set which I love and I already have used it a lot. For me, the flower jumps out from this set, but words and sunburst add some really fun elements making this stamp set so versatile for many occasions and great for masculine cards too.
I have focused on the leaves to the side of the flower image as my starting point and as you will see further down I have paired this up with the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.
I have used Black Archival ink to stamp just the leaves down the edge of the whisper white piece of card. The sentiments have been stamped in Versamark on Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist and embossed in White. I have fussy cut the ‘amazing’ leaving a small boarder of the melon mambo around the edges, and used the trimmer to cut the other sentiments.
The accents are a combination of Rhinestones and Glitter Enamel Dots, both coloured in the Dark Bermuda Bay Blend. I have also used a touch of the new Shimmery White Embossing Paste with the Sweet Soiree Mask but you can see this much clearer in the photo further down the post.

Amazing You is a great set for different occasions with the sunburst and sentiments giving you options for more masculine cards

For this Gift Bag I have used the Petal Passion Paper to coordinating with the look of the black leaves on the card. This was made with the Gift Bag Punch Board and made up is approx 3-1/8″ wide x 7-6/8″ tall. It was made form a sheet of DSP measuring 9″ x 11″. This is a medium size gift bag and the punch board allows you to made small & large (width) plus you can alter the height between 4″ and 12″ – so this gives you lots of different combinations.

Coordinating Gift Bag to match with the Amazing You cards

Once I started with these card I couldn’t stop I had some extra embossed sentiments, so I made a set of cards. I think these bundled together with a little treat in the gift bag would make a lovely present?

The card on the left has used a couple of 5cm whisper white strips cut with the banner punch to different lengths. I have stamped with the Amazing You leaves and added the sentiments. Once this banner was complete I have layered them together with a touch of the Petal Pattern paper and Bermuda Bay Ribbon.

On the card in the centre (also shown above), this is a better angle of photo to see the touches of sparkle embossing paste!

For the final card I have simply cut 2.5cm x 10.5cm strips of coordinating cardstock and stamped the leaves peeking out from behind the Lemon Lime Twist card. To finish I have added the sentiments and a bow in the Basic Black Twine.

Bright and Bold cards set using Amazing You, perfect for sending or bundling together as a gift.

Next up on the blog hop is Jenni Pauli (over in Germany) and I am really excited to see what Jenni and the rest of the Artisan Team have in store for us today, so be sure to hop all the way round and say hello in the comments! if you have time, we would love to hear from you :)

Join the Artisan 2018 Team for the January Blog Hop

Artisan Blog Hop List – Jan 2018

Cathy Caines – Cananda
Charlet Mallett – USA
Connie Collins – USA
Elizabeth Price – USA
Emma Goddard – UK (That’s me)
Jenni Pauli – Germany
Jennifer Frost – Australia
Jessica Winter – Austria
Kayla MacAulay – Australia
Kim McGillis – Cananda
Lauren Alarid – USA
Linda van Wely-Zwolle – Netherlands
Rhoda MacPherson – UK
Sarah Lancaster – France
Susan Wong – New Zealand
Sylwia Schreck – Germany

Thank you for stopping by! If you live in the UK you can can purchase any of the products I have used today, just simply click on any of the product images at they will take you to my online shop. I would be delighted to be your chosen demonstrator!


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  2. Super cool colour combo – so excited to be started on this journey with you! Love your glitter dots and negative space!!

  3. Emma! So excited to begin this yearlong journey with you. LOVE these first projects and particularly the color combo. Those glitter enamel dots look so cool colored and have such depth. Lovely job!

  4. Great cards. I love your choice of colors too. Looking forward to following you in the Artisan hops.

    1. Thanks so my Wendie, looking forward to sharing lots more with you over the year :)

  5. Wows, the bright colors with black and white is a super stunning mix with the Amazing You stamp set. I am feeling lots of love for your vignette of projects and I am casing for sure. smiles, Elizabeth

    1. Thank you! The black and white is so versatile to add any pop of colour to it. Had a lot of fun playing with this set.

  6. What a beautiful colour combination Emma! I really love your subtle embossing too on the card. Gorgeous creations and I’m looking forward to working with you this year.x

    1. Thank you so much Sarah! It was tricky to photograph to show the embossing but glad it showed in one of the pics. Looking forward to working with you too :)

  7. Wowser Emma! Love your colour combo! You’ve inspired me to play with those colours:) I’m so excited to be on Stampin’up! Artisan team with you this year! You are an inspiration my friend and thank you for the beautiful card you sent me:) xo

    1. Thank you so much Kim, you are so very welcome for the card, glad it arrived safely. I am really enjoying playing with the bright combos at the moment Xx

  8. Love these Emma. I really like how you used the black bitty bits as a boarder down the side. That was super clever!!

    1. Thanks Susan, the black boarder was actually my starting point for this set and gift bag. Once I had the boarder I then decided the black and white papers would match in with the ‘look’. Excited to be sharing the year ahead with you :)

    1. Thanks so much Hannah! I really love this set so was a lot of fun to create with. xx

  9. I love the beautiful bright colours you’ve used for these stunners! Especially against the white, totally gorgeous! Love sharing this adventure with you xx

  10. Absolutely beautiful cards, Emma. I love the colours you’ve used and I honestly thought you had used a die for the “amazing” sentiment – those are some epic fussy cutting skills! Thanks for the tip about the Notes page on SU!’s Facebook page as I had no idea it existed! x

    1. Thanks so much Rachel – the paper snips really help, but I do love a bit of fussy cutting! x

  11. The layering and colours in these beautiful cards is amazing!
    I love that you have showcased this stamp set and it’s possibilities without using the coordinating dies, so you can see the amazing possibilities with the stamp set alone.
    Beautiful. xx

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