Thursday, February 2, 2017

Designer Tee: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

 Welcome to the second 2017 Artisan Design Team blog hop! We are a global group of demonstrators 20 strong that Stampin’ Up! has chosen to create special projects just for you for the next year! 

 This time we are featuring a variety of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that are available right now.  In the US, for every $50 of product you purchase, you get to choose 1 of the Sale-A-Bration items for free. And who doesn’t love free?! I will be featuring Designer Tee. And I am the only one that chose this set to feature, cuz I am a rebel 😁

If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the glorious Sylwia Schreck’s blog where she showcased Delicate Details. So much to love, right?!

Now, since I am the only on using the Designer Tee set for this hop, I felt obligated to make at least one project with each of the main sentiments/images. So this post is lengthy.  And I will not be going into great detail on how they were each  made. I will just describe things that may not be immediately evident from just looking at the pictures. You all will let me know if you need more, won't you. 😉 

My first project is an encouragement card, and I just had to play with some watercolor. And the Botanical Builder dies to create this lovely shaped edge. I also used the Delicate Lace embossing folder. I have had it for a while now, and I think this may have been the first time I used it!
I am so glad the Stitched Shapes dies are back in stock, because I love them! Which stands to reason since I do actually stitch on my cards ALL. THE. TIME… I can’t stop! I popped the Pear Pizzazz panel up on dimensionals here. To create the watercolor panel, tape the watercolor paper down to a board with painter’s tape, wet it with clear water. Apply a wash of Pear Pizzazz, then a few swipes of Sahara Sand. Air dry or dry with heat tool. Then, without cleaning the Aquapainter, drip some water onto the watercolor and let it bleed out. Air dry or dry with heat tool. 

Inside got some flowers from the Custom Tee set in Pear Pizzazz, and sentiment in Archival Black ink. 

My grandson is obsessed with Thomas the Train, so this stamp just makes me smile. 😊 And I have done some stamp surgery here. It makes it so much easier to use 2 different colors to stamp this in, and I did some more watercoloring. First a wet on wet wash of Crumb Cake, then some swipes of Smoky Slate. Dried with heat tool. Then embossed with the Brick Wall embossing folder and stitched around the panel. 

 Can you see the Brick wall embossing on the vellum here? I wanted to add a little texture to the vellum mat, and I like how the Brick Wall looks. The train is stamped in Archival Basic Gray, and the word bubble is stamped in Crumb Cake. 

 And a whole train of engines along the top with the sentiment in Archival Basic Gray. And I totally meant to stamp the middle train lower than the others😉

 How about an ensemble of birthday stuff? There is a video coming soon for the little treat bag. I have to wait though, because I show something for the next Artisan Design Team blog hop. Oops! So check that out in about 2 weeks 😏

 You can never have too much cake, right? But I am not sure I want gray cake… maybe I should have thought about that color combo…. I did cut the cake and the sentiments apart on this stamp. I can fit them back together the way they came if I want to, but I find myself using them more if they are cut apart.  

I actually used the T-Shirt Builder framelits with this project! And the bag is made with the Gift Bag punch board. Quick and easy!

Here is a video tutorial showing how to make this bag. I hope you enjoy it 😁

I always have a stash of Kraft and White gift bags, so it is awesome to have some gift tags ready to go to tie on the handle. It is so cool to give a gift with a coordinating card. I think it looks to thoughtful. 😇

This one was inspired by a photo of a lace and burlap dream catcher. So beautiful!

  • I sponged a 4"x5¼" panel of Thick Whisper White with Crumb cake at the top and Sahara Sand in the middle, leaving the bottom portion white. 
  • Then I took a 5¼" x about 3" piece of Vellum, die cut one long edge with the Detailed Floral thinlit. 
  • Then the vellum was embossed with the Lovely Lace embossing folder. 
  • One of the Lace Doilies was cut in half, and the vellum and the doily were stitched to the sponged white panel. 
  • The sentiment was Copper heat embossed on a Sahara Sand Stitched Shapes die cut. And popped up on dimensionals. 

I adore all the texture on this card!! It looks so soft and delicate.

 On the inside, I laid a doily one the corners and used it as a mask to sponge on some Sahara Sand. And the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.

And the woman that uses far too many smiley faces could not resist filling a panel with smiley face confetti! 😀😄😇😏😁😍😊😉
I used every one of the current yellows: Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, and So Saffron. And I once again cut the stamp apart to separate the image and the sentiment. Don't be afraid! It is quite liberating to free the different elements, I promise 😎

The inside of this one is a little boring. But hey! I had a busy day! I made all of these in one session. I was on a mission, I tell you 😊

Now, I am the last blog on this hop if you started at the beginning. But if you started somewhere in the middle, you want to keep hopping on over to Allison Okamitsu's blog. She will delight you with her projects using Tasty Trucks!

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Sylwia von stempel einfach said...

WoW Tanya! You have designed so great cards! Beautifully stamped and even sewn!

Unknown said...

Tellement d'idées ! J'aime l'ensemble T-shirt Gris + orange
Et j'ai envie d'essayer la carte dentelle ! C'est une si bonne idée ! Je suis si heureuse de faire partie de l'ADT avec vous cette année !


Paula Dobson said...

Seriously?!! So many reasons why I have to have this set. Your smiley face card put a smile on my dial in particular! Great job Tanya ♥

Ruth said...

I love all of them!
Greetings from Ruth

CrushOnColour said...

So fabulous! I just used this stamp set for a display board at the Canadian conference - and yet, with each of us having made a number of projects with it, there's no overlap! I feel like this set is an unsung hero of the sale-a-bration catalogue; thanks for showing how fabulous and versatile it is!

Rachel Palmieri said...

Glorious creations, love them all, especially the happy 😊 face one.

Cathy Caines said...

You are so fun tabya!! Well done!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Overachiever of course ;-) So cute! And I'm really happy to see so many ideas without the dies since I didn't get them...shocking, I know! ;-) Seriously cute!

Wendie Waldman said...

Love the diverse use of this great stamp set!

Kimberly said...

WOW. You really did a great job showing this stamp set and how versatile it is. Great projects my friend. It all looks amazing. XOXOXO

Stef Perry said...

Wow, so glad you're a rebel! Love your all your cards and how you used this stamp set...which is one I was not particularly excited about. But you may have changed my mind...

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Tanya,
I didn't like the stampset at all (didn't know what to do with it), but I love what you made with it! Thanks for sharing.

Natalie Lapakko said...

Greetings from the twin cities, I just discovered that we are practically neighbors! Super cool projects, every one. I love how you show that this stamp set is so versatile! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sara Nell Langland said...

I love your watercolor and sponging on these cards--thanks for explaining how you did it. I need to experiment with these ideas. Beautiful and fun cards--I didn't think I needed this set . . .

Krystal Roberts said...

Oh that smiley face card! So happy! ❤

Sylvie Lauzé said...

Wow, Wow et reWow!!! Plein d'idées! Merci beaucoup!

Mercedes Weber said...

Awesome job Tanya! The smiley one is seriously my fave!


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