Sunday, August 16, 2015

Stamp Review Crew - Awesomely Artistic Edition

The Stamp Review Crew is at it again!!! This week we are "reviewing" Stampin' Up's Awesomely Artistic set.  I have already used this thing SO much!!! The images are ALL just GORGEOUS!

I did the background bricks with a technique I learned long ago and far away ... I inked up the embossing folder with some Whisper White ink (actually on the "negative" side so that the bricks would turn white and not the "grout" between the bricks ... hope that makes sense!).  I ran a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock through my Big Shot with the inked up embossing folder. Then, I sprinkled some Whisper White embossing powder on the ink and heat set it.  Ta-DAAAA!!

(This is similar to what I did with the Woodland embossing folder a couple of posts ago ... everyone keeps asking how I did it ... I just tapped the ink pad on the embossing folder and added a little bit of accent color with a sponge dauber.)

Stamps: Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, Project Life Card & Labels Framelits Dies, Project Life Moments Like These Accessories (small paper clip), Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, White Perfect Accents (colored with gold sharpie), Small Oval Punch (retired)

Yeah ... this is the SAME card ... I decided after I took the photo of my first version that the flowers might benefit from a little bit more color ... so I added a little splash of Soft Sky to the flower petals.  I still can't decide which version I like better ... what do you think??

Stamps: Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Accessories: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, Project Life Card & Labels Framelits Dies, Project Life Moments Like These Accessories (small paper clip), Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, White Perfect Accents (colored with gold sharpie), Small Oval Punch (retired)








You KNOW you want one of these sets, don't you???!!??









The "previous" button with take you to Stampin' Seasons with Linda Callahan ... and the "next" button with show you what Jen Timko created on her Stampin' on the Fly blog!!!


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13 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

I can't pick a favorite, they're both terrific! I love your brick and grout technique and I'm going to try it! Love the flowers showing through the window, great idea!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful either way! I love all th details you put on your cards! This window scene is lovely!

Tanya Boser said...

Sweet cards, both of them! I do like the splashes of Soft Sky on the flowers better. :)

Rochelle Blok said...

Love the brick background! Very clever. So cute to have the flower image poking through the window. Both cards are both amazing!

Jen Timko said...

Love them both! Win, win!!

Mike said...

Wendy, I love how the bricks pair with the window. Beautifully done. The burlap ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

Anonymous said...

I thought the first card was beautiful but the addition of Sky Blue was the "frosting on the cake". Wonderful creation!

Nikki Spencer said...

So much fabulous texture and layers Wendy and that brick wall is so realistic..Such a beautiful scene you've created.

Nikki Spencer said...

So much fabulous texture and layers Wendy and that brick wall is so realistic..Such a beautiful scene you've created.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I do love the little 'rustic' scene that you have created and the technique with the embossing folder. Such a gorgeous card.

Lisa Young said...

I think both cards are very pretty! I love the technique you used with the Cherry Cobbler ink and embossing powder on the bricks.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very pretty! I like the splash of soft sky :) That is cool with the embossing folder too. I will have to try that one out!

thepapercaper said...

I can't help you with a decision on the flowers! Both versions are too cute. Gorgeous card Wendy!