Sunday, October 5, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Work of Art Edition

Happy October! We are back to review another stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. This set just came out this spring, and there are so many ways to use it!
If you are following along from the beginning, I am the first stop this time! If you started somewhere in the middle and are following around the loop, then you just arrived from Nancy Smith's blog. I can't wait to see what she made! If you get lost, you can always find your way back on track on the official Stamp Review Crew blog post for this hop, where the links always take you exactly where you want to go :)
I have 3 cards for you today, and I think I used this set differently than you have seen it used a lot.

 For this card, I used the heart and the long streak stamps. I must have been in a hearts and rainbows mood :) The colorful strip is watercolor paper that I stamped a rainbow of streaks, then spritzed with water. Then I used the heat tool to dry it quickly and restamped the rainbow streaks again. This gave the strip lots of fun color with depth.
The hearts are stamped on Pool Party cardstock with Versamark and then Pearl Perfect Pearls was brushed on.
I colored the rhinestones with Blendabilities markers. I love that I can color my embellishments to match this way!
I had to stamp some more hearts on the inside.I think that little heart stamp gets left out of the fun :)

I had an extra piece of this DSP that I made with MDS. I printed one of the patterns from Back to Black onto a 12x12 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut it into 6 card fronts. I used the other card fronts on a series of cards featured in these posts: Thank You Lines, Fruitwood Birthday, Sponged Fruit Hello, and Dappled Fruit.
For this card, I just stamped over the DSP with several colors and the long streak image. I must have a thing for that image, I sure used it a lot! I then stamped the "thank" and "you" images from the Work of Art set in 2 colors and then punched it out with the 1-3/8" Circle punch. The other 2 circles are from the Circles framelits. More coloring with Blendabilities on rhinestones to add just the perfect touch. I know they look like pearls on the photo but they really are rhinestones. It must be a trick of the lighting.

I added a row of dots down the side of the inside panel, and the "so much" image from Another Thank You.

My last card I actually used as a wedding card this weekend, so glad I had it on hand! Lots of images from this set got used on this card.
I cut out a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock with the large label from Apothecary Accents framelits, then used Generational stamping with the long streak stamp (again!) in Strawberry Slush ink, and filled in between with the retired Illuminate ink (I love it so much, I bought 2 ink refills for this ink pad). Then I pierced around the label with the coordinating Paper Piercing Pack, and outlined with the white gel pen.
I punched out a few Whisper White hearts and stamped them with the chevron, the circle, and the smaller paint swoosh images in Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake-again with the generational stamping. I outlined the hearts with a Basic Black marker to make them pop a bit more. I stamped "Happy Together" from And Many More in black ink on the center heart.
Then I decided I needed a couple of little burlap hears, so I took a 3" piece of Burlap ribbon and covered the back with Sticky Strip, then die-cut 2 of the smallest hearts from the Hearts framelits.
This time I colored some pearls with the Blendas, so pretty!
The Crumb Cake panel is embossed with the Arrows embossing folder, and the card base and the Crumb Cake panel have the corners rounded. All of the elements are popped up on dimensionals.

Inside there is more outlining with the black marker, and some more generational stamping with the long streak stamp and Strawberry Slush ink.

That's it for me! It's time to go check out what Ann Schach has created. She is a genius!!

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Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome cards, Tanya, all three of them! I couldn't choose a favorite if I tried!

Nancy Smith said...

You really went to town and showed very different ways to use this stamp set. Great job!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful cards, Tanya! My favorite is the fruit card. It is absolutely stunning. I love how you showcased the different images in this set.

Anonymous said...

They are all awesome as always. There all my favorite! The first one you really thought out of the box on it.

Kim Jolley said...

All your cards are extremely creative. Love the way you think outside the box! Gorgeous.

Mike said...

WOW Tanya! You just went crazy! Of course I love them all, but especially the first one with the rainbow strip across the middle. I also love how you carried the color into the inside of the cards with the heart and circle! Gorgeous!

Betty said...

You really outdid yourself on these! So unique. The layers and repetition are very effective.

Lisa Young said...

Oh my goodness! These cards are all so unique and lovely! Great job in showcasing this set.


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