Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Picture Perfect & Timeless Textures Card: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you know that I took a little hiatus from blogging over the Christmas break so I could spend some time with my family and friends, but the vacation is over and I'm back to work! The transition back into my office was easy as I have boxes and boxes of new goodies to play with from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue! Let me tell you now, save that Christmas money! You are going to want all of these amazing new stamps, papers, dies, and accessories! Are you ready for sneak peek of what's to come?

This card uses two new stamp sets that will be released on January 5th, Picture Perfect and Timeless Textures. The Picture Perfect set is a collection of 3-step stamping images that include this stunning rose, and also a starfish and humming bird. There's great sentiments in this set too! The Timeless Textures stamp set is fabulous bunch of textured stamps that you are going to LOVE. A coffee stain (woohoo), a grid, some dots, washi, splatter, and a few more. It's a must purchase. 

I used the Timeless Textures stamp set to create this pretty, weathered wood look on the background of my card by embossing the image in clear and then watercolouring over it with Smoky Slate Ink and my Aqua Painter. It's a great way to add some additional texture to your watercolour paper. 

I just love the soft, vintage look to this card. Here's a few tips to create your own vintage vibe pretties:

Now it's time to go visit my new friend, Amy O'Neill! Her work is outstanding and I'm excited to see what she's created this week!

Happy Stampin'

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  1. Love this Allison! The background is great, and I love the roses with the Typeset paper.

  2. What a pretty background -- love the clear embossing and the soft, pretty roses. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  3. Simply gorgeous! I'm always too nervous to mix white and vanilla as I'm never quite sure of how to do it. Softening the white with some watercoloring works really nicely, I might try it out myself!

  4. Such a gorgeous card Allison. Thanks for the tips on how to recreate it. I must admit that I never mix white and vanilla... ever. Maybe I should step outside the comfort zone...

  5. Oh, my! Allison your background is exactly the look I tried in vain to create using paint and Elmer's glue. Mine was a total flop and went in the trash can, so I can't wait to try this. Gorgeous!

  6. Your card background is just gorgeous Alison. So creative!! The whole design has a soft, pretty feel. The roses have come up beautifully.

  7. Gorgeous card Allison. So soft and love how you added the Typeset DSP. GORGE! Happy New Year! XOXO