Hello my friends! Welcome to the first official post of the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team! I am so incredibly honoured to have been chosen to serve on the Artisan Team for a second term, and I hope I can inspire you. For those of you that are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome!
My name is Allison Okamitsu and I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 7 years. I live in Calgary, Alberta with my amazing husband, Hayato, and two adorable little puppy dogs, Chapman and Olivia. I work full time as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, teaching classes both in person and online. Creating with paper is truly my passion, and I’m thrilled to share that with you, so I hope you’ll come and visit me often.
For our first post, the Artisan Design Team was told to create whatever we want. Sounds awesome, right?! I felt kind of paralyzed at first, but then decided I wanted to create something that was ‘me’ or my style, so it was a no brainer to incorporate lots of white space with some watercolouring.
So here it is. My first project for the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team. It’s me. I am BIG into watercoloring, like whoa! I love the unique, organic, beauty that each watercolouring session brings. No two images are ever alike, and I love that.
For this card I’ve used two new stamp sets from the upcoming Occasions 2016 Catalogue that will go live on January 5th. The dandelion comes from Balloon Celebration and the sentiment from Sunburst Sayings.
For that pretty wrinkled background I’ve used the White Filter Paper on top of Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I love the soft look it brings to the stark white card front.
You’ll find all the supplies to create this card (with the exception of the two stamp sets that are not yet available) in my Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Shop and linked at the bottom of this post. But before you start your shopping, scoot off and go visit the amazing Amy O’Neill. I know she’ll have something fabulous to share with you!
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