Friday, February 20, 2015

Leadership Artisan Samples 2015 - Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper

Hi friends! I have a special post for you today, and every Friday for the next three weeks! Way back in November, the North American Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Members were asked to create samples for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Well now that the event is over, we are able to share those projects with you! 

Each of us was given four specific categories we had to create for. Today I'm sharing the samples I made featuring the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (dsp). Now before I show you what I made, I think I need to give you a little background on me and designer series paper - I hoard it. I buy it, it goes in my 12x12 paper bin, and there it lives. It's not that I don't like it, I do, it's just that I create so much with stamps, ink, and cardstock that sometimes I forget to use it! So creating samples FEATURING the designer paper was a challenge. I think I did ok, but you tell me.
For this card I really went crazy with the dsp. They said feature it right?! Well once it was all together it was kinda wild so I toned it down a few notches by covering all the dsp with Whisper White Craft Ink. I think it looks really pretty muted like this.
Keeping with the muted theme, I added some soft accessories like the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine and stamping in Soft Sky Ink.
I really tried to make a variety of samples for demonstrators with different stamping styles to take inspiration from. This card is for the clean and simple stamper. 
A little stamping, dsp, and a cute little embellishment and this card comes together beautifully. Easy peasy.
Now this project is for the dsp lover! I made this cute monogram 'A' by rolling up pieces of the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper and sticking them all together with a glue gun. Sadly this picture really doesn't do it justice.
This project came together surprisingly fast once I found the perfect sized chopstick to wrap my paper around. Lol!

The rest of the North American Stampin' Up! Artisans would love for you to visit their blogs and see what they created for the Leadership 2015 Displays too!

Allison Okamitsu - you are here! :)
Krista Frattin -

To purchase your Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper please visit my Canadian Online Shop, or contact me to place your order.

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  1. These are beautiful Allison! I love the sentiment on the first card - so very true!!