Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Crafting Forever

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week's hop is featuring the main catalog set Crafting Forever.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Adriana Benitez's blog.  Aren't her projects beautiful?

This set really jumps out with great images for sending cards from one crafty friend to another.  We all understand each other's obsession, right?  So here's a fun card for a creative friend with a focus on some of the new In Colors.

Stampin' Up Crafting Forever
Stamps: Crafting Forever, Painter's Palette; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Crushed Curry, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black; Accessories: Aquapainter, Sponge, Square Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

And this set would also pair nicely with the pencil/art palette paper from Pick a Pattern DSP.

I was even planning a card with that paper, but it didn't excite me.  The reason I bought this set was to make an unknown, but potential, future thank you project for my club members, which has yet to come to fruition.  But along that vein, I really wanted to make something different.

So I start thinking about a 3-D display items for friends... something for their craft room... and that's the direction I really wanted to go.  After sitting on my missing mojo for days, I was inspired by an embroidery hoop that's in the new Holiday catalog.

Stampin' Up Crafting Forever
I created my stamp layout on card stock and colored it.  I had really wanted to cross-stitch this scene, so I had scanned and uploaded it to an online program.  Unfortunately the letters were too small to stitch without making the layout 12" across.  So I threw that idea out and created a framed faux embroidery hoop instead.

Stampin' Up Crafting Forever
I attempted to mimic some aida cloth texture by pulling out the retired Square Lattice embossing folder.

Stamps: Crafting Forever, Hardwood BG; Paper: Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Whisper White; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: Aquapainter, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot.

Hop on over to the fabulous Nancy Smith's blog to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.

 

13 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

The pot of brushes is perfect with the easel! Love it! And your "embroidering" is terrific - looks so real!

Yapha Mason said...

Great cards, Heidi! I love the embroidery hoop one! The Square Lattice Embossing Folder totally makes it look like cross stitch! I'm so glad I still have it! Cute and clever!

Cindy said...

I ADORE the brushes with the Painter's Palette easel and splashes of paint. It so perfectly sums up "doing something creative!" And I did a double take on the embroidery hoop card.....for a minute there I thought you HAD actually embroidered it somehow!

Rochelle Blok said...

Gorgeous card and I'm loving that embroidery hoop. Such a clever idea to make the hoop and the embossinf of the cardstock and images to make it look like cross-stitch. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

Mickey Roberts said...

OMG, Heidi, that embroidery hoop is fabulous! Love the watercoloring on your first card, too.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

The first card is awesome paired with the artist canvas but the second card made me pine for that embossing folder (one of my faves). I just LOVE the cross stitch you created - so clever.

Wendie Waldman said...

I love this Heidi. Brilliant idea!

Kathy Skinner (Kat) said...

I love the faux cross stitch! What a great idea!

Theresa said...

These cards are both fantastic and inspire me to get out this set which has yet to see ink!

Nancy Smith said...

The card is great, but I absolutely love the faux embroidery hoop. What a fantastic idea. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Mike said...

Love both of your cards. I miss the Square Lattice EF. It was one of my favorites. Great job creating the cross stitch cloth.

Adriana Benitez said...

I love your coloring on the card and the cross-stitch themed project is wonderful! The folder really makes it look like the cloth. Love it!

Charlet Mallett said...

I'm so late on going through this hop, oops! I love both of these cards. The faux embroidered card looks so real. Beautiful job!