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This Sunday it is not only time for me to return home from the Stampin’ Up! Convention but, it’s also the occasion for another Creation Station creative tour and #stampingsunday. Thanks for stopping by.

Before we go any further, I’d like to offer my congratulations to one of my Creation Station design team mates. Teneale was selected as one of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Awards Winners for the 2014-2015 year on Friday evening during Awards Night at Convention. I’m sure if you’ve just come from her blog you already know that she does beautiful work. If you have not seen her page yet, you will.

Our theme for this week’s tour was gifts from the garden. We’re highlighting the Flower Patch stamp set (one of my new favorites). #stampingsunday is also using Flower Patch. Our product focus this tour is masks. We could use those provided in the catalog or create our own.

Initially I was in a bit of a panic about this tour. I was down to the wire creating just before I left for girls’ week at the beach but, managed to create a couple of things.  I wasn’t feeling satisfied that I had created enough.  While I was at the beach, I had a brainstorm. So in the few hours I had home between trips, I created the tag for my Convention roommate’s gift.

My first thought when creating for the tour was gifts of food.

Flower Patch Strawberry Tag from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberries seemed like the ideal image to go on a tag for homemade strawberry preserves. I used the Flower Patch stamp set. The strawberries were inked in Strawberry Slush.

 

 

 

 

 

Close Up of Flower Patch Strawberries from theartfulinker.com

 

 

After cutting them out with the Flower Fair framelits, I inked the larger dotted circle with White Craft ink and stamped. Then the dots were embossed with White embossing powder to give the illusion of strawberry seeds. Next. I trimmed the strawberries and added a scallop Wild Wasabi top.

 

The strawberries were added to a Whisper White tag cut with the Chalk Talk framelits. The tag was attached by winding Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine around the tag and my jar of preserves.

 

Next, I thought, “hmm, I wonder what else I could make with this stamp set?” Carrots seemed like an obvious choice – don’t ask me why.

Flower Patch Carrots from theartfulinker.com

 

 

The carrots were inked with Tangelo Twist and cut with the Flower Fair framelits. I added a few stripes with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker. The tops were inked in Old Olive and cut with the framelits. Carrot pieces were layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added to a Whisper White tag cut with the Chalk Talk framelits. A Mini Clothespin from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Simply Created Kit was decorated with Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details. I used the decorated clothespin to attach the carrot tag to a Tag a Bag Gift Box.

 

Flower Patch Carrots Close Up from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

Here’s another view of the carrots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My next creation is a card. When I was creating, I thought I didn’t have any of the masks from Stampin’ Up! so I created my own using the Mosaic punch. While I’m pleased with the outcome don’t forget, like I did, that there are masks in the Simply Created Banner Kit.

Mosaic Punch Mask from theartfulinker.com

 

 

Using a Dauber and Rich Razzleberry ink, I shaded through the openings in the mask to create a background design for my card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Patch Creation Station card detail from theartfulinker.com

 

 

The five petal flower was inked in Blackberry Bliss. Then the layer image was inked in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. I purposely did not use the Embossing Buddy on the flowers so that I would get stray flecks of embossing powder. It adds some nice texture to the petals. The leaves were inked in Mossy Meadow. The flowers and leaves were layered on the card using Multipurpose Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added a Linen Thread embellishment that I created using this technique.

 

 

 

Flower Patch Creation station card from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally I added Baisc Pearls to the flower centers and smaller Basic Pearls were randomly placed on the Whisper White layer.

 

 

 

 

Now this is where I think I went overboard. But, sometimes I can’t help myself. The idea is in there and it has to get out.

 

Flower Patch Tag for Rommate Gift from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

For this tag, I inked the two large pieces with Strawberry Slush. After using the Flower Patch framelits to cut them out, I drew a design with a White Gel Pen to mimic the design on the side of the teacup. The solid background pieces were inked in Coastal Cabanana and then the leaf image was stamped in Coastal Cabanana over the larger image. I love that it deepens the color where it was inked a second time.

For the elements that have lines of color, I drew the lines with Stampin’ Write Markers. Then, I huffed on the stamp prior to stamping to moisten all of the lines.  I thought this was a really cool discovery for another way to use the Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamps.

 

 

 

Teacup used for Roommate gift.

 

 

 

Here is the teacup that I used.  Can you tell which image I was trying to mimic?  What do you think?

 

 

 

And here’s the whole gift, tag and all.

Flower Patch Rommate Gift from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

 

This was just a pretty way to package some Convention necessities: hand lotion, chapstick, aspirin, tums and a package of candy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Now it’s time for you to choose “back” or “next” in our creative tour.  Before you go though, I’d love for you to leave a comment.  And, if you’d like to know what products I used for each creation, you can find the list by project below my signature.

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6 comments on “Creation Station and #stampingsunday

  1. Kathy Kartak

    Wow! Each project is better than the one before it. The roommate gift is awesome. I know she loved it!!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Kathy! I appreciate the vote of confidence for the roommate gift. I was little worried about that one. It was late at night when I was creating it and sometimes that leads to being too creative — if you know what I mean 😉

  2. Deborah Smart

    Love your creative fruits & veggies! Your improvised masking turned out beautifully on your card – great job 🙂

  3. Jen Arkfeld

    While all of your creations are fab…I really love the mask you created – it’s perfect with that card! Great job!

  4. Jennifer Downey

    GREAT minds think alike! I like your version of the carrots too! How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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