Thursday, August 31, 2017

Merry Patterns: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

 Wow, a third hop for the month of August! How awesome is that?! We are back to feature a really special set, Merry Patterns. This stamp set is an added bonus to hosts who have an order totaling $300 USD in the months of September and October! That means you will get this awesome stamp set AND the sweet Stampin' Rewards for that level of sales! I love this set. I have just begun to play with it, and I am sure that there will be oodles of ideas for you in this hop. Here is a look at the set:

 For those who are new to the Artisan Design Team, here is a little background. We are a group of 20 Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe, handpicked by Stampin' Up! to bring you inspiration and projects with the latest and greatest supplies.

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from Sylwia Schreck's blog. She dazzles me every time with her creativity. 😍

For my first project, I combined the Be Merry DSP and the Pretty Pines thinlits from the Annual catalog to create this very textural card. I used Wild Wasabi and Berry Burst cardstock to create the berry branches and pine boughs that are peaking out of the white triangular panel. I did pull out my MISTI to do the gradient stamping on the "season" stamp, as I wanted very solid inking. I did 2 impressions, inking up first with Wild Wasabi, then sponging on Garden Green on the bottom portion each time. Then, I had much more success freehand stamping the outline, using the centers of the letters to line it all up. And Copper heat embossing the outline image.

This one is a simpler version of the first one. To create those triangular panels, I took a 4¼"x5½" panel of Thick Whisper White and cut it from corner to corner. Then I put one of the triangles in the MISTI, lined up the "season" stamp where I wanted it, and stamped several of these panels in a few color combinations. it was pretty slick, if I do say so myself!
This one uses Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. Very rich and elegant, I think. There is a vellum mat behind the white panel, and the embossing is done with the Holly embossing folder.

Last up, I could not resist combining this set with the Merry Cafe set, and the pumpkin spice everything sentiment! I am actually thinking about making some pumpkin spice yogurt right now! August has taken a bit of a nippy turn for us here in northern Minnesota already! I love autumn, but I was not really quite ready for it to arrive. I hope we get a few more weeks of toasty warm sunshine. 😏
I made a Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach watercolor wash on watercolor paper. Then I added a little DSP from Coffee Break DSP, and cut a lovely scallop using a die from the Popcorn Box thinlits. Did you know there was a small-ish scallop in that set? And there is a large scallop in the Seasonal Layers die set!

That is all I have for you this time! And if you started with Allison, then I am the last stop, and I hope we have shared loads of inspiration with you. If you haven't been to Allison's blog yet, please keep going! She is sure to amaze you!

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Monika said...

I love the three variations that you created with the same stamp and layout.

Sylwia von stempel einfach said...

Dear Tanya, i love it your sewn cards!

Unknown said...

Great cards Tanya! I love the ombre affect on the greeting, and your layout is so unique.

Miriam said...

What a unique set of cards! This stampset is so versatile!

Stacy said...

These are beautiful as always! I really like the second one - the coloring on the saying is awesome and can't wait to try it out.

Grammy B said...

So so clever for pairing it with the Merry Cafe and turning that /Christmas sentiment into a Fall sentiment. Love following you.


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