Saturday, February 10, 2024

It's A Beautiful Perennial Lavender Artisan Hop!

Hello there!  Today I am SO SO EXCITED to share what I made for my monthly Stampin' Up! Artisan projects!  A few fellow Artisan's & I were assigned the Perennial Lavender Suite from Stampin' Up! to create projects with.  And we are HOPPING today over on Instagram & Facebook!  So after you get the details here, go check my post out there so you can see all the other fabulous projects some of the other Artisans have made! (@designwithink on IG & Design With Ink on FB) 

I have to admit, I had even more fun that I thought I would have making these!  I am not a huge purple person, and this suite is heavy in purple.  But my youngest daughter LOVES purple, so it was really fun to embrace that color a bit.  Stampin' Up! offers so many fun purple shades, and a lot of them are in this suite.  So ready to see the two cards I made?!  Stay tuned to see a few tips I share also on making them!

So...not sure if I am allowed to say this about my own creations, but I am in love.  😍  These came out even better than I thought they would, and I want to even make more of them! Hee.  Let me highlight them individually just a bit below.  

Can you guess which card is my favorite?  Well...I will tell you.  It is the butterfly background one!  

Colors Lost Lagoon, Fresh Freesia, Basic White
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Fresh Freesia, Shaded Spruce
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White
Stamps: Perennial Postage, Painted Lavender
Tools:  Blending Brush, Perennial Postage Dies, Painted Lavender Dies, Timeworn Type Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Paper Butterfly Accents, Purple Fine Shimmer Gems

I just love how the background turned out.  I love the pop of purple with the flowers.  I love the sentiment.  I just really love it all.  Hee.  💕  Let me share a bit more with you on how I made the background.  

🦋  VERY lightly adhere different Paper Butterfly Accents to a piece of Basic White cardstock.  These will act like a mask on the cardstock.

🦋  Use a Blending Brush to carefully blend Lost Lagoon ink over each of the butterfly.  I would move the Blending Brush carefully, and just focus on one butterfly at a time.  Repeat until all butterflies have ink around them.  I wanted variation in color, so I would just blend more ink onto some parts than others.  

🦋  Carefully remove each Butterfly Accent.  They will be colored with ink at this point, but keep them for another project! 

🦋  Run the cardstock through an embossing folder of your choosing for added texture.  

See photos below to help visualize it:

Let me know if you have any questions on this!  Would love to help!

Now here are a few more pics of the details:

Like seriously, how beautiful is this card?!  😊

Now this next one was actually the first one I made out of these two cards.  And I didn't think I could top it.  Haha.  I really loved the blended ink, the stamped black image over the blended background, the pop of white postage, etc.  I think it turned out quite beautiful:

Colors Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Starry Sky, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Basic White
Inks: LFresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Starry Sky, Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Basic Black, Perennial Lavender DSP
Stamps: Perennial Postage, Painted Lavender
Tools:  Blending Brush, Perennial Postage Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Purple Fine Shimmer Gems, Basics Embossing Powder

The background I just used a bunch of different purple inks & a blending brush to blend, blend, blend that ink.  Adding different spots around the cardstock.  So yes, that piece started out just a Basic White cardstock piece.  Haha.  Definitely has new life now!  Hee.  When it was all inked up, I took a Water Painter and just flicked the end in the cap, over the paper, and let water droplets splatter onto the cardstock.  Then took a paper towel & pounced it onto the drops.  And voila!  That is the result!  I love doing this! 

Check out some details up close in the photo below of this card: 

Once again - I had so much fun making these cards!  I would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  I also would love to help you get your hands on any Stampin' Up! supplies you need!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything! 


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