Friday, July 17, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Blossoms in Bloom

Hello stamping friends. It's so good to have you here. Thanks so much for stopping by! Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This hop I'm sharing with you the beautiful Blossoms in Bloom Bundle from the new 2020 - 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. If you weren't sure about this bundle, then you will be after seeing the gorgeous samples from this hop.

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The Blossoms in Bloom Bundle includes the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and the Many Layered Blossoms Dies and by purchasing these two products together you save 10%. Create depth with watercolour-look images you stamp with the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set, then cut them out using the Many Layered Blossoms Dies.

I've created three cards for you today. Two using mainly the dies and then the last one incorporating the stamp set and the dies.

For all three cards today I'm using Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Gold and Shimmery White.
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 For my first card I've started with some layers of Smoky Slate and then Shimmery White cardstock. I've then embossed the Shimmery White layer with the new Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder. Like the Subtle 3D embossing folder, the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing folder gives that subtle hint of embossing for a gorgeous background layer. Over the dry embossing I created some gold splatter using watered down Mutlipurpose Glue and Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. By watering down the Multipurpose glue, not by much I might add, you give the glue the right consistency to be able to flick it and create a splatter across your cardstock and then the embossing powder will then have some thing to hold to on your cardstock.

I die cut the two layers of Many Layered Blossoms Dies, the bottom in Petal Pink and the top in Gold Foil and then adhered them together. I then cut the layered die cuts in half so that only a portion is used on the card. Save the other half when making your cards and then you'll get two cards from the one die cut. I've finished the card off with some Linen Thread, the Happy Birthday from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock, and some Gilded Gems. Pretty!

My second card uses the finest of the large layering dies to create a Faux Embossed look. I die cut two of the large dies in Shimmery White cardstock and then arranged them on the Shimmery White cardstock to make it look like one large die cut piece across the whole card front. Using your Paper Trimmer or Paper Snips trim off the overhanging die cut. 

By using the same colour cardstock for the die cuts and the card front it makes it look like the die cut pieces have been raised on the cardstock by dry embossing with an embossing folder and not just pieces from a die cut adhered to your cardstock. Hence the name Faux Embossing. Give it a go on your next project! You will love the beautiful look that it gives!

To finish off this card I've added some of the smaller layered blossoms, Gold Thread from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack , Petal Pink ribbon, Gilded Gems and the sentiment again embossed on Basic Black cardstock with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

My last card starts with the same layering as the first card with the Smoky Slate, Shimmery White cardstock, embossed with the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing folder and then Gold Splatter with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. I've then stamped the large blossom image on another piece of cardstock using Pretty Pink Ink. Don't you just love the water colour look to the stamped image. I love the added depth it gives when layered with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. Over the stamping I've layered Petal Pink and Gold Foil Die cuts for the gorgeous layering with the dies over the stamp set for that lush and luxe feel.

All finished off again with Linen Thread, Gilded Gems and the sentiment embossed on Basic Black cardstock with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

I do hope that I've given you some inspiration with the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. I know that when you start creating with it you will love it just as much as I do. It's just stunning! And remember to give the Faux Embossing a try, it really gives beautiful results.

Next up on the hop is Stesha Bloodhart over in the U.S. with her amazing projects using the Nothing's Better Than Bundle. She has some fantastic projects for you, so head on over and check out her creations.  There are so many amazing projects with this suite. I do hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs. We have so much to show you so I don't want you to miss out!

Caroline van der Straaten
Emma Goddard
Helene den Breejen
Jan Clothier
Lauren Alarid
Leah Fedynak
Manuela Geiswinkler
Marine Wiplier
Martha Groger
Martin Stone
Narelle Farrugia
Nina Waldschmidt
Rochelle Blok
Stesha Bloodhart
Tammy Wilson
Zsuzsanna Balazs

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  1. All of the cards are gorgeous. The first one is my favourite.

  2. Rochelle it's gorgeous !! This gold touch is everything !

  3. These are STUNNING cards!! I LOVE how you used those dies on your cards!!

  4. What an elegant and pretty set of colours. I like the variety of looks you've created with the same set, same colour and techniques. So beautiful, Rochelle!

  5. So awesome Rochelle. Beautiful color combination

  6. Your projects are absolutely stunning, Rochelle!!! The color combo you used is gorgeous! :)


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