Monday, June 20, 2011

Dream Gardens Projects

So, if you were here this weekend, you had a chance to click through the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Blog Hop. Thanks for coming back today for a little more info. I'm also going to take the liberty of including some other previous projects made with this set... perhaps you'll find you can't live without it?

My first hop project was a brayered card using the upcoming In Colors.

After stamping and embossing the main and leaf images, I brayered with Pool Party and Island Indigo. I sponged the sunset with Calypso Coral, and the horizon with Lucky Limeade and Basic Black. The stampin' process is similar to this card.

Next I made a cute little tea bag holder. Here's the front view. There's a couple little pearls on the DSP that seem to get lost.

And the inside view -

This project came together very easily following the Stampin' Addicts 3-D tutorial.

My 3-D sample was a fun little project I had in my head. I started with the idea of a Japanese screen, and a luminary seemed like the obvious choice.

I found a neat lantern box tutorial, which gave it a pagoda kind of feel (I hope). Here I embossed the geisha image on the backside of some vellum cardstock, in order to make it look more like a shadow. I cut little slivers of black cardstock to assemble my Japanese screen. The flowers on the DSP look like they could come from the Orient too, no? The roof was created by crimping 3/4" pieces of Chocolate Chip cardstock. I did shrink the height down a tad so the base would stand 4" tall.

I mentioned I have used this set for lots of different techniques. Here's a run down, with links back to the original posts for more details.

Simply Adorned charms with Poppin' Pastels -

Faux Mother of Pearl card -

Split Negative card -

ATC with Bleaching and Polished Stone -

Good-bye fair lady, but don't worry. I am not getting rid of you! If you are looking for supply lists for the current blog hop projects, please click back to the main blog hop post. Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy said...

These are beautiful! I wouldn't get rid of this stamp set either. Love 'em all!

Anonymous said...

Heidi, the cards and 3D objects you have created with this stamp set are stunning! I like them all but I'm particularly awed by your first brayered project.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I still think they are all great!!!

Susan said...

OMGoodness! I have this stamp set on my I know why! what GORGEOUS creations you have made and totally inspired me. now a subscriber (was a follower before) I also bookmarked this post!!

Cindy said...

Heidi, these are simply stunning. Wow, all I can say is wow!

Mickey Roberts said...

Wow! these projects are just awesome! Love all the great details. Great reminders for some wow techniques.