Sunday, August 5, 2018

Creation Station: Artistic Expressions

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #creationstation   Hello! How did it get to be August already? Time is really flying by! And your Creation Station Design Team is back for another month of sharing our projects to inspire your creativity. This month's theme is Artistic Expressions and we're to choose any of the stamp sets in the "Artistic Expressions" section of the annual catalog (pages 126-179). There are a lot of choices there. I chose products from the Graceful Glass Suite. I haven't played with this bundle since I bought it. Do you ever do that? Buy a "must have" bundle and then let it sit on the shelf. I've got to give my stamps more love. So here goes!

The design idea for my first project came to my while I was getting a facial and the room was lit only by electric candles. I realized that the Glass Framelits and coordinating Graceful Glass Designer Vellum would be perfect for a luminary! 

I used the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies and Graceful Glass 6" x 6" Designer Vellum to make the luminary. I colored the back side of the vellum with Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Markers.  You can see a glowing (battery-operated) candle inside.
Want to know how to make this luminary? Click on the tutorial tab above and you'll see my step-by-step instructions!

For my next projects, I created some sympathy cards using the "Painted Glass" stamp set along with the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies and Graceful Glass Vellum. First up is this pretty Powder Pink card.

For this card, I used another piece of the Graceful Glass Vellum. I cut it a little longer than the 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Powder Pink Card Stock panel so I could fold it over and adhere it to the back side so no adhesive would show. I adhered this to a 4" by 5-1/4" Basic Black Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of my favorite Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around this before adhering it to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

I stamped three roses from the "Painted Glass" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and colored them with Light Lovely Lipstick, Light Calypso Coral, and Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends. I cut them out with their matching die from the Stained Glass Thinlits and adhered them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from the "Painted Glass" set in Tuxedo Black Ink onto Powder Pink Card Stock and cut it out with one of the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered this to a Basic Black scalloped oval. I adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
When I finished this card, I remembered that I had wanted to use the new Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That meant that I needed to make another card! I used the same design as the Powder Pink card, with a few differences.
For this card, I remembered to emboss the 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Highland Heather panel with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  Then I colored the back of the vellum with a Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend before adhering it to the card. Here's my PROTIP: Cut the vellum a little longer than the piece you're adhering it to. . .
. . .and fold it over, adhering it to the reverse side of your card stock.

I stamped the butterflies from the "Painted Glass" set and colored them with Light Night of Navy, Light Rich Razzleberry, and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends before cutting them out with their matching Stained Glass Thinlit Die.
I hope I've inspired you with my artistic expressions projects. Click on the "next" button below to hop on over to Tanya Bell's blog, where you are sure to gain more inspiration!

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  1. Kathy, you are the Queen of Luminaries and tall, intricate boxes. I love all of the ones you've made and this luminary is gorgeous! Thanks for the tips and details on the cards, too.

  2. Such a great luminary Kathy! I can just see it as the center of a special table decor.

  3. Kathy your protip about folding the vellum to secure it without the adhesive showing is pure genius! Great projects and I love the vellum mixed with black. It's so striking.

  4. These are so much fun Kathy! I'm a bit afraid of this paper, haha, but I guess now I'll have to create something with it, so gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful projects using the Graceful Glass Vellumn, Kathy. Love your Luminere. D xox

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