Sunday, May 18, 2014

Creation Station with Work Of Art

We're back again for another blog hop round! With different stamps and accessories to highlight this round, you're sure to find inspiration on every stop along the blog hop! For this round, our options were: 

1) Use Blast Off stamp set
2) Use the * NEW * Work of Art stamp set (it's in the upcoming new catalog!)
3) Highlight the use of Baker's Twine

I opted to do options 2 and 3 and instead of one project, I am sharing THREE with you today! Woo Hoo! Triple the fun!

First up, this is what came about when I sat down with the new set, Work of Art for the first time. I thought the "dot" made for a fun background, as if I made my own DSP! Woo Hoo! I like the color combination of Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green. It's fun. It's fresh. It screams, "Bring on the warm weather!" LOL 

I tried something a little different with the Linen Thread as well. Instead of a simple bow, I made loops then adhered all the ends together and hid them behind the punched out layer. Wasn't sure at first, but I like it! And yes, the heart is stamped in the same color ink as the "paint splotch". I simply stamped the "splotch" first in Strawberry Slush ink, then stamped the greeting in Basic Black. Worked a minute or two on other aspects of the card then came back and stamped the heart using the Strawberry Slush ink again. By letting the "first layer" of ink dry, the "second layer" appears darker. Just an extra bonus tip for you today! 

While the stamps were scattered on my table, I had an "aha" moment. Sometimes those work out and sometimes they don't, but today I have to say that it did!

Voila! A scene taken right out of the garden and using ONLY stamps from the Work of Art set completely! LOVE it! I used the large 'splotch' to create the sky, the smaller 'splotch' for the grass, the long 'swipe' for the stem, the heart for the flower and leaves, and the dot for the flower middle. It's a little hard to tell, but I hand cut the flower and popped it up on dimensionals, and then popped up the flower middle on top of that as well so in real life it really gives it depth. This is my favorite idea with this set so far!

Then I got to thinking that I didn't incorporate Baker's Twine in either of those projects so what can I do to use it in a new and different way. So I sat at my table, looking that the card I just created and it hit me again!

I made a smaller (3" x 3") version of the card I just created, but instead of using the heart to make the flower I used twine! With a brand new pack of our Whisper White Baker's Twine in hand, I snipped off a fairly long piece and then colored it using Real Red ink and a sponge. By getting a pack of white twine, you really do have any color at your fingertips simply by coloring it! So I looped the twine onto the back of the dotted center six times and adhered it with glue dots then popped the entire thing up on a dimensional.  Just something a little different. 

Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit Kallan's creativity or you can hop along to see what wonderfulness Deborah has to share with you today! Happy Stamping!



  1. WOW! I love the flower images with the stamp sets! Way to think outside of the box. In love!

  2. So bright and happy are your cards! love them.

  3. LOVE your bright colors and happy cards. And thanks for the tone on tone tip!

  4. I love how you made the flowers & stems with the Work of Art set, Jennifer! The polka dots in bright colours brightened my day :)

  5. Loving the dotty background and that fun, happy colour combination. Also loved learning about the tone on tone tip. Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

  6. Love it, Pinned it, plan to case it! :)

  7. Love those bright colors on your first card. The polka dot background is so fun!! The linen thread "loops" are super fun! And you were so creative to "think outside of the stamp" to create a flower with Work of Art.