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Creative Buffet- Artisan Hop

Creative Buffet- Artisan Hop

It’s time for another Artisan blog hop and today is a bit of a creative buffet using the Birthday Blooms and Easter Lamb stamp set.

 

Make sure to scroll to the bottom and hit the next button so you can see all of the gorgeous projects made by the team.

 

Birthday Blooms 

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Birthday Blooms is a stamp set that I was quickly drawn to because of the fonts used the greetings.  I love how they look.  The bonus of this set was the gorgeous flower that comes with it.

Watercoloring this flower is easy when you are using Watercolor Paper.  The Watercolor Paper gives you the ability to let the color absorb and you can continue to add colors and not find the paper peeling when doing so.

 

To watercolor this flower I used my Aqua Painter.  There are two brushes that come together when you order the Aqua Painter.  I tend to use the bigger brush for the larger areas and the fine tip brush for the more intricate areas.

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You can see I added more of the darker shades of the yellows to the outside of the flower and especially on the buds.

 

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I wanted to see a lot of definition for this flower.  To create that I stamped the flower and leaves a few times and then fussy cut.  When I colored the leaves and added them to the card, I cut the leaves separate from the flower and simply tucked the leaves under the larger flower.

 

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You can really see the definition on this photo above.  Fussy cutting will always a little more time to card making but the intricate cuts really give you that fine detail.  I don’t do this on all of my cards, but once in awhile it’s fun to create a gem like this.  The extra details for this card included some Gold Metallic Thread and tiny pearls around the card. I also added a few brush strokes of the clear Wink of Stella around the flower and the Gold Wink of Stella on the inside of the flower.  Love how glimmering this makes the entire card.

You can see all the products I used for this card below.

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Easter Lamb

The Easter Lamb has quickly become another favorite stamp of mine.  This sweet little lamb has so many uses besides Easter.

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Creative Tips & Tricks 

Once I had the lamb stamped and colored using Blushing Bride ink, I coated the circles with my Two-Way Glue Pen and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it. Not only is he cute, he’s sparkly.

The greeting was stamped using an image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

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The white twine that you see wrapped behind the layers is the White Jute Ribbon.  I simply separated the ribbon and then wrapped the twine in place and secured with a dimensional.

Creative Buffet,Easter Lamb, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

One of my other favorite products I used for this card is the gorgeous Pool Party Glitter Ribbon.  Not only is it pretty and laden with glitter, it’s pliable when you use it making bows and bending easy.  I love a ribbon that can bend like this because it makes my papercrafting easier.

You can see all the products I used for this card below.

 

 

Price: $110.00

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I hope this creative buffet inspires you to create today.

Now it’s time to see what Artisan Krista Frattin has created.  I love her style and she always wows me with every project she creates.

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Cutest Lamb Ever!

Cutest Lamb Ever!

I can’t get over this sweet little lamb and I can’t get enough of him.

The Easter Lamb is as single wood stamp in the Occasions catalog that I personally have a crush on.  I love that you can use this little guy for both Easter and Baby cards.  SCORE!!

 

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I recently did a swap with my team and this is my card I created for it.  Simple enough to create in mass quantities and I love that the Easter Lamb doesn’t need much coloring.  His cute little face says enough.

 

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I dolled this card up with a few doilies because he reminds me of something very delicate just like doilies are.

Easter Lamb, Stampin' Up!, EasterI love using Texture Embossing folders and this one I used the negative side of the polka dots. It’s different and I loved how the circles all came together- circles on his little body, the circle punch, the White Perfect Accents. A balance of circles.

I did use a Blender Pen to color in his face, ears and legs using Blushing Bride.  I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds over his body using a Two-Way Glue Pen.

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This last photo I wanted to show you something else I did to give it just a WEE bit more texture.  I didn’t use this for my swaps only to keep them a bit more simple, but I love how the Striped Scallop Thinlits added a bit more texture to the card.  It wasn’t the entire card, just the focal area.  I didn’t want to take away from the cutest lamb ever.

 

This might go down as the shortest post ever but great things are going on here at home…

 

I’ve been spending a little more time at the gym watching Alexis do her routines for her upcoming gymnastics meet this weekend.  She is looking fantastic although really beating herself up as the level she is competing at is 2 levels higher than her normal. We had to have a little chat tonight about expectations. I love that she is shooting for the moon, but at the same time want her to realize this is the FIRST time she has competed at this level.  In other words- hope for the best but don’t get your pants in a pinch if you score low.

Totally easy for mom to say.  I am pretty sure she rolled her eyeballs at me.  Thirteen is such a LOVELY age.

We are heading to Orlando on Friday for this gym meet.  It’s a big one at the ESPN center.  Wish her luck and pray she that I stay calm.  The best part is we will celebrate regardless of the outcome on Sunday at Disney.  YAY.  I feel like a little girl.

 

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Sweet Little Lamb- Artisan Blog Hop

Sweet Little Easter Lamb- Artisan Blog Hop

Easter Lamb…. and it’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop where the inspiration and creativity is about to explode.

 

It’s always exciting to see what 20 global demonstrators can create.

 

 

Easter Lamb

By far one of the cutest little single stamps in the Occasions catalog, and could get missed.  This sweet little lamb can be found on page 24 of your Occasions catalog.  I love that this sweet little lamb can also be used outside of the Easter for cards such as new babies, or for younger children.

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Is this the cutest little guy you have ever seen? Simple, yet sweet.  Love that combination.

 

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Tips & Tricks

I pulled a few hat tricks for this card.  Let me share so you can also re-create this yourself.  It’s not hard at all.

  • The black banner and the white circle die cut came from the You’re So Lovely Project Kit.  The die cuts in this kit are stunning and there is a ton of goodness wrapped up in that kit.  I loved the banner and it fit perfectly for the greeting.
  • The black filigree behind the lamb comes from the First Sight stamp set.  I stamped onto Vellum using VersaMark and then covered with Black Embossing Powder.  Make sure to use your Embossing Buddy to get rid of any static especially when working with Vellum.
  • The lamb was stamped using Black Archival ink and a simple Blending Pen to color the face, ears and legs.
  • I placed Vellum over my Typeset Designer Paper to give it a softer look.

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I used my favorite cardstock for the base of my card- Kraft Paper.  Ohhhh Weeee.  I love that cardstock.  Perfect for ANY project and comes in 12 x 12.

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Once again the Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper was a perfect combination to use for this card.  I love the stripes of this particular pattern.

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Imagine the possibilities with this sketch.  Take the lamb out and put in your favorite image.  There are lots of opportunities for this card.

I’d love to hear your feedback.  What do you think?

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Now, let’s see what Krista has up her sleeve for today’s blog hop.  Her talent is always amazing and she blows me away every. SINGLE. time.

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