Thursday, August 31, 2017

Merry Patterns Cards: Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hello my friends and welcome to official Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop. This week we have the very special honour of introducing you to a BRAND NEW stamp set, called Merry Patterns.

This set is an exclusive host stamp set that can only be earned in the months of September and October. Until October 31st when you host a stamping party with sales (or place an order) of $375 or more, you'll receive the Merry Patterns Stamp Set in addition to the Stampin' Rewards earned with the order! Let's take a look at this fab set.
When creating my cards for today's blog hop, I decided to step outside of my colour comfort zone and try the combo of Dapper Denim, Soft Suede, and Emerald Envy. You can see each of the colours clearly on this watercoloured card.
The watercolouring on this card was done SUPER quickly. You don't have to meticulously colour in every antler and leg to use this reindeer outline stamp with your Aqua Painter and some inks.
The designer paper in the background is from the Coffee Break collection. Not your traditional Christmas paper patterns, but I think it works great here. I added some sponging around the edges to soften the white leaves in the pattern as well.
Using the same colour palette and a lot of the same supplies, I made a more traditional clean and simple Christmas card. This time I opted for the reindeer wearing the cute sweater - I just love that guy! 
I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock and sprinkled with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool. I love the bold white sentiment on the black cardstock. I then added a few stamped pine boughs to brighten up the large piece of black cardstock. 

Remember that you can earn this stamp set for FREE with a personal or party order of $375 from September 1st until October 31st. Don't miss out! 

Another thing you don't want to miss is my Holiday Catalogue Paper & Embellishment Share! Get all the deets HERE and sign up. Spots are nearly filled!

I spoil my customers because I'm so incredibly thankful they've chosen me as their Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. So when you shop with me, get ready to be spoiled too! 

Full details on all the VIP treatment HERE.

Now please hop across the ocean and visit my friend AurĂ©lie Fabre in France! I know she'll have something lovely to share.
Allison Okamitsu - you are here!, Aurelie FabreCathy CainesDani DziamaHolly SteneJennifer SootkoosJessica WinterKaty HarrisonKimberly Van DiepenLouise Sharp Maike UlbrichMartha InchleyMercedes WeberMindy Bingamon Miriam van EydenPaula DobsonRochelle BlokShannon LaneSylwia Schreck Tanya Boser 

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  1. WoW! I like the idea with the watercolor so much! The cards are so beautiful!

  2. Oh my gosh - the watercoloring! Your creations are always so beautiful!

  3. Great cards as per usual Allison! I wish I could be so relaxed with watercoloring. I love the look, but I'm too much of a perfectionist to actually create the look.

  4. Love that watercolored card so much!

  5. These are great projects - really like the color choices and the layout. TFS!

  6. I LOVE the abstract feel of the watercolor behind the line art deer!!