Friday, October 16, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | In the Pines

Hello again stamping friends! Welcome to the October Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. We are heading into nature this month with the In The Pines Bundle. While looking at this bundle you may just think that it's all trees, but on digging a little deeper you'll be surprised at what you can do with this bundle.

 We've got lots of fabulous projects for you so I'm sure that there is something in this hop that will give you some inspiration when creating with this fantastic bundle.

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I've two cards for you today with a, Christmas feel, using this gorgeous bundle and a colour that I very seldom use - Very Vanilla. I always opt for Whisper White or Shimmery White but thought the Very Vanilla would be perfect for my cards today.

I've used a couple of fun techniques on my cards today. I wonder if you can pick them out. One of them is probably one of my favourite to use and I've used it a few times before of late.

For my first card I've started with the Very Vanilla base and then used the Faux Embossing Technique with the larger tree die from the Pine Woods Dies. Layer the Very Vanilla tree die-cut shapes on the Very Vanilla card base. This mimics the look of dry embossing with an embossing folder and makes for such a fun technique.

I've repeat stamped the Seasons Greetings from the In the Pines Stamp Set on a piece of Very Vanilla using Real Red Classic Ink and then sponged over Crumb Cake Classic Ink. The dots stamp I've also repeat stamped over the Seasons Greetings and embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. This gives the fun snow falling look. I've finished the card off with some Green Foil Trees mixed with a Shaded Spruce tree and then the sentiment on Basic Black cardstock comes from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set. I picked out words from all the sentiments in this stamp set to make my own sentiment, embossed them with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and then fussy cut around each word.

My second card again starts with Very Vanilla and is then made like the small circle in the first card. Seasons Greeting stamped in Real Red all across the Very Vanilla Layer, I then Clear embossed one of the trees over the stamped Seasons Greetings. Once the Crumb Cake is then sponged over the cardstock it leaves an emboss resist technique and then the tree can be seen though the Crumb Cake ink. I then embossed the dots all over the base layer with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Again, I've layered the Green Foil Trees with the clear embossed Shaded Spruce and finished the card off with my custom sentiment, Linen Thread, and some Basic Rhinestones.

While the sponging of Crumb Cake ink over the Very Vanilla makes for a different look, I love how the Crumb Cake Sponging still allows the brightness of the Real Red to come though. Why not try using different images from your favourite stamp set for repeat stamping to create your own custom 'DSP'?

Next up on the hop is the oh so amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. I just love Stesha's amazing creative style. Her projects WOW me each and every time.

I know I say it every hop, but please make sure that you take the time to have a look around at all 16 Artisan Blogs for this blog hop. I'm sure you will be saying 'WOW, WOW, WOW" like I was for everyone's amazing creativity! You won't want to miss out!


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  1. Love how the foil really makes this pop! Gorgeous as always Rochelle xo

  2. Your DIY DSP is simply amazing! Love it.

  3. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Rochelle!!! Love all of the layers and textures! 😀💕


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