Sunday, August 5, 2018

Creation Station Artistic Expression

It's the first Sunday of the month which means it is time for a Creation Station Blog Hop.  What is Creation Station?  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who love to stamp and blog what we create!  This month we have a fabulous theme and it is huge.

"Artistic Expression" is our theme which means we can craft up projects with any products from pages 127-179 of the SU! Annual Catalog.  I chose to create with the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set and the Playful Pennants Framelits.
If you know me, you know that I LOVE banners and make lots of them.  To have a stamp set and matching framelits to whip up banners on cards well...that is a definite yes for me.  For this hop I have not only been chomping at the bit to make cards with banners, but I finally saw the movie Coco and was delighted with the story and was blown away and inspired by the saturated colorful palette.  
Both cards include vivid hand painted watercolor backgrounds.  The first with Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape and the second with Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo.  Both cards also feature the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set and greetings from Bunch of Blossoms.
For the blue card I cut the pennants from colored cardstocks first and then stamped the details.  I did half the opposite with the mango card.  I stamped the pennants, then cut them out, and last I stamped the striping details.
Your next stop along our "Artistic Expressions" hop is with Linda Van Wely.  She is one top notch, amazing, and ultra creative stamper.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been stampin'.
to Linda Van Wely
Products List Card 1
Pick a Pennant Stamp Set | Playful Pennants Framelits
Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set | Watercolor Paper
Basic Black Cardstock | Blueberry Bushel Cardstock | Highland Heather Cardstock
Balmy Blue Cardstock | Gorgeous Grape Cardstock | Whisper White Cardstock
Stazon Jet Black Ink | Whisper White Ink Pad | Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad | Gorgeous Grape Ink Pad
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch | Black Baker's Twine | Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Products List Card 2
Pick a Pennant Stamp Set | Playful Pennants Framelits | Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set
Stitched Shapes Framelits | Watercolor Paper | Mango Melody Cardstock | Whisper White Cardstock
 Mango Melody Ink Pad | Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad | Stazon Jet Black Ink
Black Baker's Twine | Mini Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Wonderful projects--I love that saturated color, too.

  2. Love those backgrounds Elizabeth! And, you may make me have to purchase those dies.

  3. Wow, Liz! No wonder you are an Artisan!! These cards are amazingly stunning!! I love the colors and details. Wow, wow, WOW!!! xoKathyxo

  4. These are so fun! Artistic it is! Stunning, love your backgrounds!

  5. Magnificent Elizabeth. Love both of your awesome creations. D x