Artisan Wednesday Wow

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Welcome to the April, Wednesday Artisan Blog Hop!  Check back every Wednesday to see new projects that 10 Stampin' Up! Artisan's have created.  Did you just come from Heidi's blog?  I am never disapointed in anything I see on her blog.

This is the post I created for the Stampin' Up! facebook Artisan board:

If I had to give this post a title it would be, “Ode to the Embossing Folder,” or, “Ode to the In Colors.”  Seriously, if you don’t have the embossing folders or the In Colors yet, you are really missing out.  Embossing your paper will add the texture you need to make your projects pop.  I inked my embossed images by laying the paper lightly on top of the ink pad.  Then lightly press on the paper so the ink only sticks to the embossed part of your paper.  Try this with some scrap paper first so you can figure out how much pressure you will need to get the desired look.  You will love the results.  I promise.  I used 20 layers of the White Creped Filter Paper on the big flower on the bottom banner but only 10 layers on each flower in the middle section.  *note* There is a brad in the center of each flower.  On top of the brad is a small circle cut from the Jumbo Sticky Rounds.  Then stick your Baker’s Twine on top of that in a circular pattern.

There are a TON of pictures, so enjoy!!
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{close up of coiled Baker's Twine}
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{Looks so cute on the wall in my craft room}

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Ink:  Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, Whisper White, White Creped Filtered Paper
Accessories and Tools: Natural Trim Ribbon, Natural Cotton Ribbon, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Metallic Brads (center of flowers), Jumbo Sticky Rounds (on top of brads), Paper-Piercing Tool, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits Die, Chevron Embossing Folder, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, glue Dots, Sticky Strip
Other: Sewing machine, white thread, grapevine wreath, vintage window
Order everything from my site {HERE}

Now head on over to Jeanna's blog.  I love love LOVE her and all her projects.  I promise you will not be disappointed.
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  1. I could have looked at your post for hours, just taking in the little details. You are so inspiring. I kept thinking that I wish I had an old door to decorate, and suddenly I remembered that I have an old window frame in my front foyer, that I walk by and ignore all the time. It's been decorated the same for years. Time to change that up!! I could do something seasonal, or add photos of my grandkids (like I always planned to when I bought it). Thanks for your great ideas. you made my day :)

  2. You are FREAKIN' BRILLIANT!! That is all ...