WELCOME BACK to another WONDERFUL Blog Tour with the Creations Station Design Team!
I'm so glad to see you here – I hope you're enjoying our Blog Tour so far! If you started at the 'beginning', you are joining me from the amazing Jennifer Downey's blog; isn't she just SO talented?!! I just love browsing through Jennifer's blog – it makes me smile 🙂 If you've traveled the other direction, then you've just seen the awesome Jen Arkfeld's creations – I'm not exaggerating with the word 'awesome', right?! This is such an amazing group to be a part of; I pinch myself every 2 weeks to make sure I'm awake! 🙂
If this is your first Creation Station Blog Tour, all you need to do to take the tour is continue clicking either the Next or Back buttons to get to the next participating blog. We are all linked in a circle, so keep clicking, and you'll be taken all the way around, and back to where you started. If you get lost at any time, just go to the bottom of the post, and you'll find a list of all the participating blogs – just click on the name, and you'll be taken straight there.
This blog tour we decided to focus on the stamp set Flower Patch, and the matching Framelits set Flower Fair. I've had this set for a little while now (you may have already seen some of my past creations) and I love playing with it! The matching framelits set makes it so easy to create fabulous layered and dimensional projects, without the time-consuming fussy cutting!
I've prepared 2 projects for you today; here is my first card:
See what I mean about layering?! 🙂 I started out with the idea of showing the 'masking' technique – but just couldn't stop there, and had to add even more dimension with popped-up layers. You can also tell I'm still lovin' the new In Colours 🙂 The card base is Lost Lagoon, layered with Tangelo Twist. The flowers are all stamped with Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Twist and Hello Honey; the leaves are stamped with Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow. The masking was so easy to do, as all I had to do to create the masks was use the matching framelits to cut the shapes I wanted to mask! Just for good measure, I added a few flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set – easy peasy with the matching Petite Petals Punch. (Demonstrator Tip – I find that when stamping the larger photopolyer stamps, placing the Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath your cardstock ensures an even transfer of ink from the stamp to your cardstock. If you don't yet have a Stampin' Pierce Mat, using a few layers of fun foam craft sheets works in a pinch!).
I knew I wanted to use the 'Happy Blooming Birthday' sentiment from this set; while I was pondering how to place it, I spied the large leaf Framelit, and – ta da!! My little stroke of genius, if I do say so myself! 🙂
My next project is doing double-duty; I taught this in my techniques class last night, to learn 2-step stamping (with and without the Stamp-a-ma-jig), and how to make a Waterfall Card. It was lots of fun; everyone got inky, learned how easy the Stamp-a-ma-jig is to use, and also found out how the Photopolymer stamps don't even need the Stamp-a-ma-jig to 2-step stamp!
Here's what we made:
This is the card closed; you can see that we made our own background, instead of using Designer Series Paper. More fun stamping, and getting in 2-step stamping practice!
By pulling the tab towards the right, the stamped squares 'flip' over, revealing the one underneath!
Finally you see the 3rd square, and the sentiment on the waterfall tab 🙂
Once again we used the new In Colours; Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist, with some Pear Pizzaz and Smoky Slate as well. The cardstock is Whisper White for stamping on, a base of Tangelo Twist, and smaller squares of Hello Honey. The ribbon on the waterfall tab is the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Hello Honey.
This was such a lot of fun to make; I will be posting the tutorial on my blog during the week, if you'd like to check back.
Those are my projects for this Tour; I hope you've enjoyed them! I'd love it if you would leave a comment, and let me know what you think!
Now, be sure to continue on to see Jen's fabulous creations – just click on the Next button below. To go back to Jennifer's blog, click on the 'Back' button.
All supplies I've used are listed below; if you'd like to order any of them, just click on the product picture to be taken directly to my online store. Of course, you can always contact me to place your order!
Until next time – Happy Stamping!
Deborah Smart – You are here! 🙂