Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Colorful Seasons

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

For our hop today, we are featuring the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  This stamp set and coordinating dies are some of the most versatile sets in the entire new catalog!  So many possibilities all wrapped up into one bundle!

Since I have seen so many beautiful samples created with the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set- I chose to create a card that was a little more out of the ordinary for cards created using this set.

To create the background- I cut out 28 scalloped pieces from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack using the "water" thinlit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I chose to use pieces of DSP that had a full ombre look.  This specific piece of DSP helped create the perfect ombre background.

After all the scalloped pieces were cut- I separated them according to shade of color.  Next, from darkest to lightest, I began alternating the scallops as I adhered them to the card layer.  After I had adhered all the pieces to the card layer- I carefully trimmed the edges and attached the card layer to the front of the card.

Next it was time to add a sentiment and some embellishments. 

In the picture below you can kind of see that the scallops are not completely adhered to the card front.  This was intentional ☺  It helps add the illusion of dimension without adding extra thickness to the card.

How awesome would this background be if it were used to create a mermaid tail?  Or a fish?  Or a dragon?  So fun and so easy to create!

I hope you have enjoyed my project!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!


  1. Wow - that is incredible. You hit this out of the park with the layers. And then to add ombre. Stunning!

  2. So beautiful!
    Great idea! The big shot works have paid off ;)

  3. A very cool idea! This looks like dandruff :)

  4. How cool is that?! Love you scaly card ;)

  5. Woooh! Just the number 28! Of cutouts gives the turn! This is a great summer card, congratulations Dani!

  6. This is awesome!! I am in love with this card!

  7. You made a mermaid!!!!!! <3 ALL that die cutting!