Saturday, August 11, 2012

2012 Artisan Finalist Blog Hop - Day 3

I can't believe the amount of talent in the group of Artisan Finalists!!!  If you came from Sandie's blog, I'm sure you were as impressed by her project as I was.  If not, you will see it as you make your way through the loop.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I used one suite for all of my projects - Summer Smootches.   My goal in using one suite was to show that you can make a beautiful variety of projects using a small amount of supplies.  I also tried to make every project (except my knotty bag which you will see later) very reproducible.  I want to have my customers be able to go home and make all of the projects on their own.

My project today is a beautiful card that features a couple of really cool techniques. First, I stamped a strip of background blocks using an unlikely "stamp".  I used our clear block B with Daffodil Delight.  I found that it was too dark if I stamped it full strength so I stamped it off on scrap paper before stamping it on the paper strip.  I then stamped the vase/stems and added brads and buttons for the flowers.  I did add one of our basic pearls for added detail.

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, A Word For You
Paper:   Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:       Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Marker:  Basic Black
Other:   Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Clear Block B, Brights Designer Buttons, 3/16" Brights Brads, Basic Pearls

That's my project for today, now hop on over to see Mercedes Weber's cool project at Paper Creations by Mercedes.  If you get lost along the way or if some of the links get broken, you can refer to this list for a direct link to each blog.  Have fun and happy hopping and be sure to check back for the next seven days for more terrific projects!

        9.  Mindy Bingamon


  1. Love the stamping on this one, and the colours are just fab! Such a sweet little design!

  2. This is a fun technique, Amy! Beautiful card!

  3. This is a really cute card. I love how you used the acrylic block for the background images.