2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 5


Welcome to Day 5 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  I sure hope you are inspired to create something beautiful after seeing all these ah-mazing projects!  I know all I want to do every day when I get home from my day job is hole up in my craft room and make something pretty 🙂

You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.



Today is another card day….we had to submit 5 cards for our entry so of course we all have more cards to share than anything else!  This card features the Mosaic Madness stamp set again but is way more my typical style than the last card I shared with this stamp set.

I started with a Smoky Slate base … have I mentioned how yummy this cardstock is?  It was a perfect base for my design.  During one of the main stage presentations at convention someone said silver is out and gold is in, well I have to say, I love them both equally and this card is all about silver!  I sponged the edges of my doily with Soft Suede and then painted it with Frost White Shimmer Paint, full strength.  My craft room is missing that luscious product big time!  I tore a strip of the canvas creations and sponged it lightly with Soft Suede too.  I stacked the canvas, crochet trim and a strip of Brushed Silver paper under my main panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I stamped my Mosaic Madness images on Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake cardstock in Whisper White Craft Ink and punched them out.  On top of each punched image I added a Vintage Faceted Button with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Each one!  One button was just not enough for this card in my opinion 🙂

To make the sentiment banner, I embossed “gratitude” Whisper White cardstock with silver embossing powder.  I lightly sponged the edges in Soft Suede and then I painted the whole banner with Frost White Shimmer Paint, full strength.  Hopefully the picture shows at least a little how gorgeous this is!  The sponging becomes kind of muted and pretty and the whole look is just amazing.

I hope I have inspired you to make something pretty today!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases

Ink:  Soft SuedeWhisper White Craft Ink, VersaMark

Cardstock:  Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Quatrefancy SpecialtyDSP

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Canvas Creations, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Frost White Shimmer Paint, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Pearl Basics Jewels, Silver Embossing Powder

Tools:  Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!


4 thoughts on “2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 5

  1. This card is stunning! The vintage faceted buttons are a favorite of mine and they look fabulous on your card. I also like your layers! I love your style!

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