Stampin' UP! Awesomely Artistic
It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators focused on sharing a ton of ideas featuring a single stamp set. This week it's a set called Awesomely Artistic. You have likely come from Holly Krautkremer's blog on your way through this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
I liked this set from the moment I saw it over a year ago. This is actually a more detailed image than I have done in the past, but with fall quick approaching, I thought it was a good idea to get in that mindset.
Step by Step Tips
- The card base is Pump kin Pie card stock in the standard 8.5" x 5.5" scored in half. (Did you this is considered an A2 size?) Next I took a piece of 4" x 5.25" Soft Suede card stock and punched the corners using the Triple Punch (found in the new Holiday catalog available for order September 1st) and mounted it to the card base.
- I die cut So Saffron card stock with the second largest die from the Floral Frames Collection.
- Then I positioned and stamped the leafy image using StazOn®.
- My colors to paint the image were Old Olive Classic Ink on the leaves and intermittently added Soft Suede Classic Ink to a few of the leaves. The multi-lined petals were colored using More Mustard Classic Ink and the rest of the petals were colored in PumpKin Pie. Mount the die cut on the card front.
- I tied a piece of 3/8" Stitched Ribbon from last year's catalog around the card front close to the bottom. I stamped the frame on So Saffron card stock using Soft Suede Classic Ink. Then, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position "FRIEND" perfectly. Let me know if you need to know how to do this and I'll create a quick vid. It's held in place with Dimentionals.
- The dragonfly was stamped on vellum using Old Olive Classic Ink. While it was wet, I covered the image with Heat and Stic and heat embossed it. It's really easy to tell when the Heat and Stick is ready when you use colored inks. Just watch for the Heat and Stick to turn clear, then STOP! Over heating can eliminate the sticky surface you created. I dusted the top using Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. Cut it out using your Paper Snips Then I applied a thin line of glue using the Fine Tip Glue Pen also found in the Holiday Catalog. THIS is a must have for detail glueing! Press it in place and your done. Simple!
Next stop on the Hop is Tanya Boser where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.