This is the 4th card I submitted in my non-winning Artisan contest entries. I just love the stamp set Stippled Blossoms and what better way to showcase it than in a pretty tea cup? I decided to stick with very neutral tones for this card so that the So Saffron in the flowers would really be the focal point. I was really happy with the results and a little sad to part with it - think I'll have to make another "just because". This card is also packed with dimension. After I stamped each flower, leaf, and the teacup I cut them out with paper snips. I then flipped each piece over and rubbed my stylus tool in a circular motion to give it dimension. For an added touch I used Stampin' Dimensional's to adhere each piece to the card front, giving it even more dimension.
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Tea Shoppe
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray
Classic Ink: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Markers: So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Big Shot: Ovals Collection Framelits, Square Lattice EF
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Large Rhinestones, Vintage Faceted Buttons, So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stylus Tool, Mat Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
This past week Stampin' Up! held their annual Convention and as always some exciting announcements were made! New products are coming that are sure to super excite - including the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit! If you've ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image, wait no longer! This kit includes everything you need to get creative and start designing your very own stamps for $25.95! There is also a refill kit available (for $12.95) and if your more into the clear mount stamp option, add on a sheet of Clear Mount Cling foam (for $13.50) which will allow you to make a stamp of ANY size!
Included in the kit:
2 carving tools
3" x 4" rubber
3" x 4" foam
4 wood blocks in various sizes
1 Island Indigo marker
Stamp image templates to get your ideas going!
Interested? Check out this video to learn a little more:
Hope you have a great sunshine filled day!