Sharing Sweet Thoughts
It’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop! Today I’m sharing a card created using the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.
Not only do I think this is a cute stamp set, it holds a special place in my heart, the Ronald McDonald House Charities. If you turn your catalog to page 233, you will find this fun stamp set.
Each time a purchase is made of the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set, $3 is donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
What’s exciting to note is Stampin’ Up! has donated $1.5 million dollars to the RMHC to date.
Sweet and Simple
I kept this card very simple and it made me fall in love with this particular card even more. I don’t know about you, but I tend to struggle using pattern paper. There is a ton of gorgeous patterns sitting on my paper shelf and I always migrate to using a small piece rather than be bolder.
I love the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and this was a perfect color and match for this card using the Powder Pink pattern. I was so excited to be bold and brave using a nice sized piece of pattern paper.
Another favorite I have with this set is the coordinating products such as the Everyday Jar Framelits. In fact, the Everyday Jar Framelits has coordinated with many sets making this die cut well worth every penny. That’s what I like to call a great bang for your buck.
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few tips when creating this card:
- I stamped the Jar onto Watercolor Paper using Archival Basic Black ink. Then I watercolored the inside of the jar with Pool Party Ink. Trick- Once I’ve applied a layer of color to the inside of the jar, I take my Aqua Painter and drop color onto the image. I use my Heat Tool to move the drops around creating a very fun watercolored look.
- Next, I colored the Strawberry’s using a mix of Calypso Coral and Flirty Flamingo inks.
- I stamped the greeting onto Pool Party cardstock and then die cut the image using the Lots of Labels Framelits. I then took a sponge dauber with Pool Party ink and lightly went over the tag to brighten the color a tad bit more.
I hope after you take a tour of today’s Artisan Blog Hop you will consider adding this stamp set to your collection.
Not only do you get a fun stamp set, but your contribution from the sale of this set will be greatly appreciated. Simply click the photo to order your set today!
It’s time to be inspired by the rest of the amazing Artisan Design Team. Next on the hop is the talented Louise Sharp. Simply click the button below to see what she has created today.
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Kimberly Van Diepen
Miriam van Eyden
Below you can find the links to all the products I used for today’s project.