Welcome to The Artful Inker blog. If you came searching just for me, you’re in luck! Today, I’m participating in the Creation Station Blog Hop. If you’ve come from Teneale’s or Heidi’s blog, welcome to your next stop in the hop. If you’re here before 8 a.m. (EST), the other posts may not yet be live.
Every two weeks, this international design team focuses on two stamps sets and a product. Today we are showcasing Work of Art, Blast Off and Thick Baker’s Twine. Our goal is to show you some new ways to think about these items.
In addition, for anyone who stopped by for #stampingsunday it’s here too.
I chose to work with Work of Art and Thick Baker’s Twine. Both of these items are previews from the 2014-2015 Catalog that will go live on June 2. Let’s take a look at my creations.
For my first creation, I chose a color scheme of Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. Don’t you love how easy it is to coordinate color with Stampn’ Up! products?
Next, I took some Simply Pressed Clay, Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine and a Buttons and Blossoms mold and created a pendant embellishment for my card. After shaping the pendant in my fingers, I inserted the Thick Baker’s Twine and used a dab of Crystal Effects to adhere it to the Simply Pressed Clay. Then, I gently pressed the bottom of the pendant into the smallest flower shape in the mold.
Since I didn’t want my pendant to be white, I mixed a little Coastal Cabana ink refill with some Crystal Effects. After using a Coastal Cabana Blendabilities marker to color the debossed areas of the flower, the pendant was painted with the ink/Crystal Effects mixture. Once the pendant was tinted, it was dusted with Dazzling Diamonds.
Here’s a quick look at the completed pendant.
I used the distressed chevron from Work of Art and heat embossed it in Black on Vellum cardstock. This strip plays nicely against the chevrons in the I Am Me designer paper. The Silver Glimmer paper arrow and frame for the focal image were cut with On Film framelits.
The focal image is a series of distressed circles from Work of Art that have been inked in the three main hues of my color scheme. It was layered over a Coastal Cabana base, followed by Vellum cardstock and the I Am Me designer paper.
My second creation today is doing double duty. Not only is it for the Creation Station blog hop but it is also my #stampingsunday project.
The color scheme for this creation is Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. Again, I incorporated both Work of Art and the featured Thick Baker’s Twine — this time in Crisp Cantaloupe.
But, I’m rushing things. Let’s work from the outside in for this one. I used the Pop n Cuts base to shape my card and embossed the top of the card with the Distressed Dots embossing folder. The outside is embellished with a twist of Thick Baker’s Twine and a flowing strand of Gold Sequin Trim.
On the inside you’ll find a flower cut with a framelit from the Floral Frames Collection. It’s been stamped in Calypso Coral, with the stamp from the photo above. The center of the flower is Thick Baker’s Twine wound onto a 1″ circle punched from a Jumbo Sticky Round and accented with a Gold Sequin. I used just a dab of Crystal Effects to adhere the outside end of the Thick Baker’s Twine.
For the leaves sticking out the side of the flower, I used one of the Banners framelits and cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Using the distressed chevron image from Work of Art, the design was inked in Pistachio Pudding.
The area above the flower was stamped with both the distressed chevron and the swoosh images in Calypso Coral. Then a few loose sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim were added.
And finally, here’s a look at the inside of the Pop n Cuts card. I love the big, bold flower!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations. I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment. Then it’s time to head on to the next blog in the hop where you will see Heidi Boos‘ wonderful creations. Or, you can choose the back button and head to Teneale Williams blog. You’ll love her things too!
Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow.
Create something today,
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