Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Painted Petals Edition
Welcome to the first April 2015 edition of the Stamp Review Crew! If this is the first time you have visited us, an extra special welcome to you :) We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that holds a blog hop every first and third Monday of the month. Each time, we select a single stamp set and all of the blog hop participants create projects with that set. Sounds awesome, right?! If you every get lost, or just want to check out past hops, click on the banner at the top of this post and it will take you to the official Stamp Review Crew blog with master list of this hop, and the archived master lists for all of our hops.

If you are following along in order, then you just came from Adriana Benitez's blog. Inspiring, right?!

My first project is a bit on the predictable side, but pretty none the less. I love that you can create your own patterned paper with such ease using this set! Just three colors of ink and away we go! I did do some stamping off to achieve the softer colors on some of the flowers.

Since I used the pink to mat the main panel (which is embossed with the Spring Flowers embossing folder), I thought I should use the orange ink for the flowers on the inside. I think this is going to be a Mother's Day card, but I haven't decided for sure yet :)

Next up is this fun watercolor card. The dots in the background are the line of dots image from the stamp set. I just sponged the colors on the panel of watercolor paper, spritzed with water to blend, dried with the heat tool (cuz I am not patient), then spritzed my stamp with water and stamped. The water pushed some of the color away and created this lovely pattern!

Inside has more of the stems stamped like grass, weeds, or reeds depending on how you want to imagine it :) I think this makes a lovely masculine card. Makes me think of sunsets or sunrises.

How about a tag? I have lots of scraps of watercolor paper and I was just experimenting on this strip. I liked it so much I decided to make it into a tag! I stamped the images once (doing a little rock-n-roll technique on the blooms) spritzed with water, dried, and repeated the stamping. Then I took some of the Gold Perfect Pearls water that I have in a mister bottle (recycled from work by the way) and spritzed a little of that on it. Let that dry. Then mixed a smidgen of Pewter Perfect Pearls with water on a little paint brush and spattered that onto the tag. Heads up, make sure you only have the project you want spattered on you desk when you do this. You can guess how I know that :)

I tried to catch the shimmer in this picture. It is so pretty in real life! And it sounds like a lot of steps, but it goes really fast. I also used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and the corner rounder punch and some twine to finish it off.

That's all for me, it is time to go see what Lisa Young has created! She always does something amazing :)

Amazingly Floral:

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Sunset What You Love:

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Watercolor Blue Tag:

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Yapha Mason said...

Great projects, Tanya! I love the stitching on the first one, and the second one is absolutely spectacular! Thanks for another fun hop!

Linda Callahan said...

Love all you created with this set! The watercolor background is wonderful!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Love all the techniques and variety that you have achieved with this set. The second card is a real stunner - what a masterpiece.

Rochelle Blok said...

Three great creations.Love them all but the second one is awesome. Such a fantastic technique! Love the bright, bold colour and the white embossed sentiment is fantastic.

Cindy Beach said...

Absolutely fabulous creations, Tanya!
Love your color choices. Your techniques are amazing and make each project so unique. I never thought of just spritzing with water as with the dots. My fav is the bookmark - soft, shimmery and romantic.

Cindy Beach said...

PS. The banners and buttons for our hop this month are awesome!!

Anonymous said...

These are awesome!! I love the second one how cool all the different techniques and variety!

Deb said...

Love all three cards! Love what you did with the second card! What a great technique!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, your watercolor and water stamped card is amazing!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow! I love to see what techniques you're going to use…now I have some new ones to try! Love the sunrise/sunset card..great for a guy! Fantastic job.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects - what a variety! Thanks for explaining your technique on the 2nd card; I thought it was emboss resist. SO much faster to stamp with water... and I never would have thought of it. TFS!!

Betty said...

What a feast of techniques with really interesting effects! I love the stamped DSP in the first one. It reminds me of fabric that my mother used to make a pretty summer dress for herself.

Mike said...

These are all amazing! Who would have thought that you could use just stems and have it NOT look like the Adam's Family card?! Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Wow, Tanya - these may be my favorite cards of yours I've seen yet. The first is so pretty, but the water color dots blew me away! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Add Ink and Stamp said...

Outstanding projects, Tanya and you really inspired me to try your techniques. I love watercoloring so when you combine a stamp set that already has a watercolor look to it with a watercolor technique - well that is a win win for me :)

WebDeb said...

Love that tag -- my results with that technique are pathetic. You've inspired me to try again!


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