I have quite a few reasons to celebrate 2018. A healthy family, a happy home, supportive friends, and a fabulous new stamping experience! Today I am celebrating because this is MY FIRST official global Artisan Design Team Blog post. This is also the the first Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for the 2018 team. Super exciting, a little overwhelming and I won't lie ... a little stressful. The first time doing new things can be intimating.
With our first hop we are lucky to share a few of this years SALE-A-BRATION stamp sets. Are you familiar with Stampin' Up!'s SALE-A-BRATION promotion? If so skip ahead a few lines. If not, SALE-A-BRATION is an annual promotion Stampin' Up! holds where every 50$ purchase earns a free product. How cool is that?! The free product I am highlighting is this post is the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.
'Heartfelt Blooms' is the first release of a new type of stamp art called DISTINKTIVE. New Distinktive stamps lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth—like a photograph. A light tap in the ink pad goes a long way ...
For this 'Amazing' card I've masked and layered various ink colors to create this multi-colored flower.
The Distinktive stamps look phenomenal stamped in one color! The way this flower stamp laid down ink instantly reminded me a non-silver photography class I took in college where we learned about gum bichromate printing. I love how the flower on this 'Sending Heartfelt Thoughts' card looks like a flat old photograph.
The large flower image from Heartfelt Blooms also creates a beautiful all over pattern when repeatedly stamped. Don't worry about overlapping images, the Distinctive stamp lays ink down well over the previously stamped image edges.
After I created this flower background (in Peekaboo Peach) I placed a sheet a vellum paper over the top to soften the look.
This 'Thank You' card also features the 'YOU' die-cut form the Celebrate You thinlets. These Celebrate You thinlets are available to earn for free with a qualifying Stampin' Up! purchase during Sale-a-bration.
I am in love with these new narrow note cards and envelopes. Are you looking to create the quickest WOW project ever? Stamp the large flower image on each card front in your favorite color. Layer with a stamped message, patterned paper and a little baker's twine. Accent with a pearl or two and you've just created the quickest handmade gift sure to wow.
I'm so excited to begin this Artisan Design Team journey. Now be sure to check out what the rest of the team has in store. Next up is the super inspiring and talented Connie Collins. Thanks for joining us today!
Supplies for all of these projects are listed below. If you have any questions about the supplies used or how these projects were made drop me an email and I'll get back with you.
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