Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop: Sealed With Love

Hello and Welcome to the first blog hop for the 2017Artisan Design Team! We will be hopping together twice a month and I hope you will join us each time.

On today's hop, we are featuring the stamp set: Sealed with Love. If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's Blog. If you're just joining, No Problem! Start here and follow around with the button below!

I must say that I feel completely honoured to be chosen for the Artisan Design Team and I hope I won't disappoint. However... I have to admit that it's been a little nerve wracking at the same time. I hope you'll take it easy on me for this first time around as I'm stamping with some seriously talented stampers!

For my card today, I decided to step away from the red and white of the Sending Love Suite and go with something a little more softer. I went with Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral. It's a bit of a different combination, but when I was playing with my watercolour pencils they blended so beautifully together that I had to go with it, and I'm glad I did.
I started out by colouring Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral onto watercolour cardstock and blended them together with an aqua painter. I then layered my heart background over top.

To create the background, I had to start with a piece of cardstock longer then the die to keep it all together. The heart die is meant to be a border die and if I used the exact size, it would just fall apart. Once I had all the rows cut, I applied multipurpose adhesive to the entire back (except the heart flaps, of course) and adhered it to the watercolour layer and trimmed it to size.

I made sure to fold up all the little flaps to allow the colour to show through. I LOVE how this card appears different from every angle. The background would look beautiful in a frame because the view changes as you walked by.

To embellish my card, I couldn't resist making some cute little letters. The little postage stamps and tiny sayings in the "Sealed with Love" stamp set, makes it so easy to create adorable love letters. Then like anyone who receives love letters, I clipped them together, with the "Mini Paper Clips" and beautiful ribbon.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber's Blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop! Happy Creating!





18 comments:

  1. Goodness, that is stunning!! What a fabulous way to create a unique background Martha. I am in awe :-) So happy to be taking this 2017 journey with you!

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  2. Martha, you never cease to amaze me!! I love how you found such a creative way to use that die, and the watercolored background is stunning. Definitely something I have to try! I am so glad we are sharing this year on the ADT :)

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  3. Martha, deine Karte ist super schön! Die Herzen als Hintergrunds zu verwenden ist eine super Idee - das muss ich auch unbedingt ausprobieren. Liebe Grüße Maike :)

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  4. Dear Martha,
    Your card is wonderful! I am amazed how you used the heart-die. I also love projects that change with every new angle.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Yours,
    Julia

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  5. I LOVE the die cut background Martha, it is so effective!
    I look forward to sharing this year on the team with you!

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  6. Super nice!
    A great idea!
    I look forward to the creative year with you!

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  7. Martha the die cut background is gorgeous! I'm gonna have to try it for myself! I love the watercoloring behind the cutouts. So pretty!

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  8. Very Cool! Would love to see the process of how to make it in a video, pls!

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  9. I gasped! You are a force to be reckoned with, Martha!

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  10. What a fabulous and clever use of the border die!! Love it! Thanks for sharing! SO excited to be on the ADT with you this year. Rochelle xo

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  11. Wow ! How clever is your background ! I'm definitely going to need to try that !

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  12. I love how you used the border die! Any tips on lining up the die across the card? TFS!

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  13. This is the most stunning card using this bundle I have seen so far. Do you do videos on YouTube?? This seems so complicated but I would love to make at least some for My Family. Could you go into more detail about measurements?? Maybe a video on your blog if you don't do YouTube.

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  14. This is fabulous! What a great idea!

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  15. Beautiful! I'm gonna try this tonight. What a great idea! Thank you

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