Welcome to my first ever Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Today we are each showcasing a Sale a Bration stamp set. I chose the Amazing You Stamp Set which is right up my street for florals and fun greetings. I especially love that this is one of the FREE items you can choose from when you spend over £45 (see more about Sale a Bration here.) Something pretty and free definitely helps you feel better in January right?
Amazing You – What I Used
If you’ve visited my blog, Facebook page or Instagram account, you’ll know what a huge fan I am of black and white, and especially stripe. When I saw the Petal Passion DSP, I knew that it had to feature on this project (and most likely quite a lot to come!) and so I used the striped paper for my background. I always find that bright colours pop with black and white, so I used Berry Blush and Old Olive for the flowers and leaves.
The stamp set has greetings that combine really perfectly with the matching dies, but I didn’t have them yet so it gave me the chance to think about how I’d use this set without a Big Shot – always helpful for people who are starting off and might not have one yet.
Amazing You Stamp Set
This beautiful set has greetings in lots of sizes that complete each other, so stamping part of the greeting on the front and finishing it inside. The floral image is a great size for backgrounds and also for the focal point.
Amazing You – What I Did
To make the Basic Black card, I stamped the left hand side of the background in VersaMark and clear embossed the floral image. The frame is a Stitched Shape Framelit die cut and the greeting is hand cut and scattered down the side.
(I’ve altered this photo a little so that you can see the clear embossing on the black easier xx)
I then followed the basic ‘recipe’ with my other two makes. The paper was used as the background for the second card, with the Stitched Shape framelit being lengthened (I’ll be teaching you how to do that soon…) and then the floral image placed to the left again.
The gift back was made with the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Berry Blush was followed through into the corrugated filling and the floral image. I used Dimensionals to pop up the image but left a gap at the top so the flower keeps the flap closed. The ‘For You’ greeting is from the Jar of Love stamp set, I do love a little greeting!
Then it was just a long bow on each of them and you have some fresh and fun minimal cards to send to someone you love.
Amazing You – Giveaway!
To celebrate my first ever Artisan blog post, I’m giving away the Gift Bag Punch Board to one lucky recipient. Just leave a comment on my blog below with which design on the Petal Passion DSP is your favourite (see pic above). You get an extra entry for following me on Instagram and Facebook and another entry for subscribing to my YouTube Channel. Just let me know below in the comments if you’ve done that and I’ll place your entries into the hat.
I’ll be announcing the winner on next month’s blog hop and will post anywhere in the world so enter and share away!
One entry for each of the following:
- Comment on this blog post with your favourite Petal Passion DSP sheet
- Subscribing to my YouTube Channel
- Following me on Instagram
- Liking me on Facebook
- Don’t forget to comment and tell me where you’ve entered!
Artisan Project Giveaway!
I have an extra monthly giveaway open to my customers alone. Every month, I’ll randomly select a customer from that month to win my Artisan Projects. If you order multiple times, each order will count. Usually I post thank you gifts within two weeks of an order, so I’ll be changing this and sending them all at the end of that calendar month instead. You can participate in the competition if you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany or the Netherlands and place an order with me. (All customers will still get their usual thank you gift and Host code users will get their Host gifts too xx)
I hope you have enjoyed your hop so far and feeling inspired to use the amazing Sale a Bration sets we have available this year.
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2018 Artisan Design Team