Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Artisan Award Winners Blog Hop #2

Welcome and Happy Tuesday! You have landed here from Heather Van Duker's Stamptastic blog--isn't she amazing? Right now I am at the World Market Gift Show in Las Vegas. We are buying spring gifts and home accessories for work. Last February I was at the gift show and was completely inspired, so much that I was filled with ideas to make things to enter the Artisan Award contest. I'll tell you more about that inspiration later.

For today I am sharing a card which featured a Sale-a-Bration stamp set. Technically the stamping is straight forward. I simply stamped the stack of presents three times on three varying pieces of Tea Party dsp, cut the packages apart, and then layered them on top of each other to enhance the look of the present stack. The subtle detail in this card is the use of the white gel pen on the top present and the gentle sponging around the edges. Usually I can get heavy handed with inking edges, but I was going for just a hint of shadow. Another great touch to this card is the "mechanics." You cannot see any brads coming through to the inside and I layered a second circle behind the main circle. I did that because I used the small scallop punch and snipped it to customize a perfect sized scallop for my circle. When I was done the back of the circle was ugly so it needed to be finished off.

Here is the card recipe:
Pretty in Pink & Whisper White Cardstocks
Tea Party Designer Series Paper
Happy Moments Stamp Set
Soft Suede Classic Ink
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
Circle Scissor Plus
Scallop Punch
1 ¼” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches
Brads, Soft Subtles
Sherbet Designer Buttons
Pretty in Pink ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon
So Saffron ½” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for having a look at my second Artisan card project. Now, get ready to hop over to Renee Ballard's Stamp Stadium

To start at the beginning of the hop go to Heather Van Duker's Stamptastic blog.


  1. Cute!! I really like the layouts you choose to go with the color scheme and stamp sets. They just fit perfectly! Those circle dies are pretty frames to frame that cute cake and greeting.

  2. I love this card!!!! I took a picture of it at convention because I so wanted to case it, now I have found your blog and will sign on to follow!

  3. Wow, what a lovely card. Great color combo and layout. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I LOVE this card! I like inking edges too, I think it gives a vintage touch. I love all of the layers on this card!