Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
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Below is my Hello card with the Festive Flower Builder Punch and Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.
To create a flower this size (about 3" around), you will want to punch 8 large petals, 4 small petals, 2 double petals and 1 or 2 of the 1" circle.
Place one circle down and glue 4 of the large petals in an X shape. I punched the circle in green so it would show better in photos for this post; however, I would normally punch the circle in the same color as the petals. Below is showing the flower base.
Alternate the placement of your petals so they don't all layer on top of each other. I used a stylus to create a curve in the petals for a little more realism as well as adding leaves to complete a flower look. These pictures are before I added Versa Mark and Sweet Sugarplum inks to distress the flower petals and leaves a bit.
Build up the layers of petals. You may find you need a second circle to help build up the base of the flower. I also used some dimensionals to give the flower height.
If you are a Stampin' Up! regular you're probably thinking that the sentiment I used is not a current stamp from any set. Well, you are correct. It's not a stamp in our catalog. It's a framelit. The Hello sentiment is from the Hello You Thinlits. I used a piece of Rainbow Foam from the kids craft section and used the framelit to cut the sentiment. (Thanks for the tip Lydia!) This foam is the slightly thicker foam; the label says Smart Foam from Fibre Craft//Creative Hands. It won't be in my supply list below, but you can find it easily with a Google search.
I put the Hello on an acrylic block with removable tape runner. VERY IMPORTANT: When using a sentiment, be sure you put it on the block backwards so it will stamp as it is read.
You can see how the sentiment will then stamp correctly when the block is face down.
Hello You Thinlits
One thing I realized when I used this foam was that the back side of a shape cut out is a little less smooth for stamping so the whole image took on a more distressed look when I stamped the sentiment. Since the image I used is a word, I couldn't flip it to use the cleaner side. Maybe there is a way to do that by stamping on a mirror stamp or trying to smooth the foam (but it can be pretty delicate once cut); however, I'm happy with how this turned out. The image, looking a little distressed, is why I added the distressing to the Very Vanilla edges and the flower petals.
Below shows another image using the same foam but stamped using the front side of the foam cut image. You can see the image is cleaner. Using the foam does allow me to now have stamps for framlits and other dies where a stamp isn't available.
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- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles <----YOU ARE HERE
- Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
- Karen Gooch at Inker's Workshop
- Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
- Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
- Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Laura Schollaart at Laura b' Stampin'
- Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
- Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
- Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin'
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts