Monday, June 20, 2016

Blooms & Bliss

Simple can be best! I continued to play with Artistically Asian over the weekend. I needed another simple make and take for my Catalogue Launch on Saturday, and since I was enjoying the stamp set, I decided to make another design with it, keeping it easy so not a lot of explanation or guidance was necessary. I love how it turned out, and I especially love the way it showcases the exquisite Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper. I don't know if I've mentioned it before but this is my favourite set out of many and over many past catalogues, and it's just perfect for the Artistically Asian stamp set too.

  • I've done something a little unusual with this card. I've stamped the main image on Sahara Sand cardstock instead of Whisper White or Very Vanilla. I don't do that very often, but it seems to work so well here without introducing a different neutral.
  • The watercolour brush stroke is compliments of the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set. This is a stamp set that was introduced for a project kit last year, but it definitely is not a One Hit Wonder! There are so many hidden gems in that set. You should check it out!
  • The images from Artistically Asian on the image panel were stamped in our Archival Basic Black Ink. But to stamp the sentiment from the same set on the vellum sentiment strip, I had to use StazOn Black for a permanent set.
  • Now, feast your eyes on this gorgeous designer series paper.  Look at the depth and the delicate flowers, and the lovely colours. I'll be using this Blooms & Bliss set a lot this year!
Over the weekend, I held my Catalogue Launch Event: Find Your Inspiration! I thought you might want to look at some of the photos of the set up before everyone arrived:

This was my display board introducing the new catalogue.

I've got to work on my chalkboard art skills!

 Make and takes ready for everyone!

Good food with a tropical theme!

 Flamingos continue the theme!

I had fun making these giant flowers, thanks to a tutorial by Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Designs!

If it looks like fun before everyone arrived, it was a blast once the festivities started. I think people enjoyed the ice-breaker - a low tech Stampin' Up! version of Heads Up! We had Bingo and fun food, shopping and good company! Thanks to everyone who came out! 

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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