Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are so glad you are following along. If you came from Dani's blog, thanks for continuing on to me! :) We are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world. If you come across a blog not in your language, be sure to use google translator so you can follow along!
Today we are featuring a number of sets from the Occasions Catalog. I really liked the Happy Celebrations stamp set (item 143012) when I first saw it - mainly for the splatters and smudges, but also for the coordinating embossing folders.
For today's project, I wanted to do something other than a card. I've had these photos printed for awhile and when the idea for this page came to mind, I was so excited to finally get them on paper!
I really like playing with different stamps to create borders and couldn't wait to try this. Because Happy Celebrations is a photopolymer set, lining up these triangles was a piece of cake! The darker (larger) triangle is stamped with Archival Basic Gray and the lighter (smaller) triangle is stamped in Smoky Slate.
I also thought the triangles coordinated with the fun black and white print from this Project Life card. I took a PL card from the Moments Like These Project Life kit and cut it up to tuck behind some Dapper Denim DSP from the 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack.
For the focal point of the page (other than these cute little gentlemen) is the happy stamp that I repeated down the side. Again, since this is photopolymer, lining these words up was super easy. For the colored word, I actually stamped this on another piece of Whisper White cardstock and colored each letter in with a Blender Pen and Dapper Denim ink. I wanted to make sure I liked it before I put it on the page. It "made the cut" so to speak and I fussy cut each letter. The "together" is stamped and adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional. I used the Classic Label punch for the ends.
Another fun detail I added was the sketchy lines around each letter. I used my Dapper Denim Stampin' Write Marker just to added a little extra detail and I was pleased with how it turned out.
The words were written with a PL Journaling Pen on two circles made with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
Because I cut up the Project Life card, I had some extra pieces to use for this extra detail. I added some Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched Ribbon and some Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine to finish it off.
I hope that you enjoyed my creation. Be sure to check out the entire hop - I'm certain you will be inspired by this global team! Next stop is my talented friend Jennifer from New Jersey!
Thanks again for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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