June 29, 2016

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Fabulous Flourishes!


Hello friends!  It's my most favourite day of the week - blog hop day!  I'm so happy you're joining us for another Artisan Design Team blog hop.  This week is an "open" hop, meaning we will all be creating with different items - these are my favourite, since there's so many fabulous ideas!

My paper crafting style is no secret; I'm a sucker for all things grunge, bright colours, and sharp contrasts.  I wanted to make something very "me" this week, which means all of the above!  The grunge of Touches of Texture, the fabulous colour pallet of Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, and Cucumber Crush, and the stark contrast of the messy grunge, delicate flowers, and glam touches of silver!


I'm completely head-over-heels with the entire new catalog, but these are a few of my favourites.  I adore the detail in the Flourish Thinlits - I've used several of the pieces in this card, cutting and layering them to add dimension and texture.  A little tip from me to you?  The Precision Base Plate and Die Brush are your friends with these delicate designs!  And speaking of texture?  Touches of Texture has it in SPADES.  It's an instant love-affair for my inner '90s teenager.  Grunge is SO in again.  


I'm completely head-over-heels with the entire new catalog, but these are a few of my favourites.  I adore the detail in the Flourish Thinlits - I've used several of the pieces in this card, cutting and layering them to add dimension and texture.  And speaking of texture?  Touches of Texture has it in SPADES.  It's an instant love-affair for my inner '90s teenager.  Grunge is SO in again.

Sometimes a card doesn't quite cut if for those really big thank yous, so I like to have boxes around for little gifts.  It's easy to whip them up in a flash with the Envelope Punch Board.  This basic box is made in no time flat - check it out in this video!


Wasn't that simple?!  Now throw on that belly band and away you go!


I brought the same colour pallet to the box, decorating it with a belly band - it easily slides off to preserve the details and let the recipient open the box without destroying your hard work.  Love this pallet?  I do too - here's a "pinnable" image for you! 


The details are divine - more delicate Flourish cut-outs, some skinny Melon Mambo ribbon, and a White Perfect Accent.  The silver embossing on the sentiment compliments the metallic band for a bit of glam.  


 They make a fabulous pair, don't they?  Don't forget about your envelope for an extra-special touch, either - I've just adhered a flower to the corner for a pop of pink!


Thank you so much for coming by today - now be sure to carry on with the hop and head over to see Steffi in Germany!  


Cheers,
Shannon

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7 comments:

  1. WOW! I so look forward to each of your colourful creations. Love this combo!

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  2. Just like your website says... you make me have a crush on color every single time. Beautiful project and great color combination. XO

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  3. These are gorgeous, Shannon! Those pops of vibrant colors just make me swoon. I love everything about these!

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  4. Again you amaze me with your beautiful color combo. I enjoyed your video tutorial and even spied a peek at your new tattoo. Tell your little guy "hi" from Ms. Connie.

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  5. Gorgeous projects (as always!)and great colour combo!

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  6. i love the color combo, it is so beautiful on this georgeous project

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  7. These are great projects! Love the pops of color on the white!

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