Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Flower Folds Lamp Shade

This was one of my 3-D items for the Artisan Award contest this year. I am almost a little sad I am not going to get that one back because it turned out so pretty. I guess I am going to have to make another one.

Here is a close up view of the flowers:

And one picture with the illuminated lamp:

Materials used:

Card Stock:   Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  1 ¼ “ Circle Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Bigz XL Die Flower Folds, Stem Wire, cardboard (from the MDS printing service shipping box), Big Shot, sheet aluminum, compass, cord set with light fixture base, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Saturday, June 23, 2012

2012 Artisan Award Entry #4 Plantable Seeded Flower Card

Each year, Stampin' Up! selects 10 demonstrators to become members of the Artisan Design Team to showcase their creativity throughout the year. For this year's contest the application samples had to consist of five cards, three scrapbook pages and two three-dimensional projects.

Well, I did not win this award but I had so much fun creating my projects. Also I think I probably had more than my fair share of awards lately (New Demonstrator Starter Kit Contest, Stampin' Up! demonstrator magazine March 2011 Art Contest "mama & papa", Milwaukee Regional Workshop Wow, Stampin' Connection Contest Ideas 2012), I really can't complain.

The winners have officially been announced (congratulations to all of them!!!) so I can start posting my projects. Let's start with the first card:

I made this flower from card stock scraps and flower seeds. It can be planted and with a little care flowers will grow. How cool is that????

How to make the SEEDED CARD STOCK:

  1. Feed Real Red card stock through shredder or tear into small pieces.
  2. Fill blender about 1/3 full with scraps, add warm water to the top.
  3. Blend into pulp.
  4.  Mix in seeds.
  5. Spread mixture evenly over mesh or screen and squeeze out water.
  6. Let dry completely.
  7. Punch out flower.

Materials used:

Card Stock:      Whisper White, Real Red, Brights Collection Patterns DSP
Stamps:           Raining Flowers, Create A Cupcake, Tiny Tags
Ink / Marker:     Staz On Jet Black, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Accessories:     Fancy Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon Real Red, Blender Pen, Stamping Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, MDS (for the “plant me and flowers will grow”), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, flowers seeds