It’s Day 3 of the Artisan Entry Blog Hop! 10 other ladies and myself are sharing projects we created for the contest. We’ll be cheering on the 20 Finalists at Convention in a couple weeks but lucky for you, you get to see our projects now!
If you came from Laura's blog you're in the right place, and if you’re just stopping by today make sure to scroll to the bottom for the full hop list so you can see all of the projects shared!
I’m continuing to share my cards first and then the other projects, and today I have a card that is mainly made up of DSP!
This card is a different shape as well in that it’s a square 5x5 card. I punched out 18 circles from the Epic Day DSP (it was a promo and is now in the new catalog) with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch. To arrange the circles on the Crumb Cake card base, I folded the circles in and butted up the folded ends together to create a row. Then I “weaved” the next row in, alternating over and under on the tops of the new row or circles. I added brads to a couple of the circles for a bit of interest.
Next, I distressed the edges and inked them with Whisper White craft ink. The sentiment was stamped from Word Play (retired) and then I used my Stampin’ Mister and Pool Party reinker to add some watermarks and splatters for more distressing.
Creating the circle focal point really wasn’t that hard! Here’s a close-up so you can see how the shapes are weaved into each row and how they link together.
I love the Antique brads and thought they were a fun touch with the distressed look and the “Remember When” sentiment!
CS: Crumb Cake, Epic Day DSP
Ink: Basic Black (Stazon), Whisper White Craft, Pool Party reinker
Stamps: Word Play (now retired)
Accessories: Antique Brads, Pool Party Reinker w/ Stampin’ Mister, 1 1/4 inch circle punch
Now, if you’re ready for more cool ideas and inspiration, follow the links below to continue on the hop! Be sure to come back over the next several days!
Here’s the hop order if there are any hiccups along the way!
1. Brenda Quintana qbeesquest.blogspot.com/
2. Joan Robertson dailystampede.com/
3. Lauri Ingram lauri-paperville.blogspot.com/
4. Laura Mellinger laurasworksofheart.blogspot.com/
5. Kandi Phillips kandiphillips.blogspot.com/
6. Lisa Hensley ponygirl40stamps.blogspot.com/
7. Anna Black my-creation-station.blogspot.com/
8. Pamela Staples sunnygirlscraps.com/
9. Tina Munzke craftedwithclass.blogspot.com/
10. Cindy Major cindymajor.typepad.com/
11. Mary Haugen stampinup.net/esuite/home/maryhaugen/blog