Awesomely Artistic Against A Brick Wall

by Joanne James30. July 2015 08:00

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great colour combination for you:

As soon as I saw these colours I knew they would be another great combination for work with my Awesomely Artistic stamp set, this time with the fabby new Brick Wall embossing folder:


I used Mint Macaron for my base with a mat of Perfect Plum, then on a piece of Whisper White I stamped the flower spray in Mint Macaron and a few grunge splatters in Perfect Plum, before running it through my Big Shot with the Brick Wall embossing folder in order to create my cottage garden effect. It's important you stamp before running this piece through the embossing folder rather than the other way around, otherwise you will be unable to achieve an even stamp on account of the cement grooves (I hope that makes sense!) I then sponged the whole of my card front with Sahara Sand ink to emphasise the brick shapes and texture of the wall. I wrapped a piece of Blackberry Bliss Striped Cotton Ribbon around my card front (the colour is sufficiently muted on the cotton that it is a good match for Perfect Plum) before adhering to the base, then tucked in the circle embellishment behind it before adding my sentiment, which I heat embossed in white onto Mint Macaron, and the beautiful dragonfly, which I stamped in Perfect Plum and Versamark then sprinkled liberally with Iridescent Ice to add a lovely sparkle. A last minute sprinkle of pearls finishes my card. 

I love the versatility of this set. On account of working ahead this card was made a couple of weeks ago, however I wanted to give a little 'shout out' to a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator friend of mine, Julie Kettlewell, who blogged something quite similar last week (I am abroad and sans stamping supplies, so have had no opportunity to work up something substantially different!). Julie has made some lovely cards using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, so if this is a set that appeals to you, I recommend you check out her Pinterest board for more inspiration. Also, do visit the other Design Team members to see how they used this week's challenge colours; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Right, I'm off to top up my tan! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Awesomely Artistic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Big Shot
  • Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies
  • Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
  • Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Perfect Plum A4 Cardstock
  • Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Sahara Sand A4 Cardstock
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Blackberry Bliss 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 3/4" Circle Punch
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Heat Tool (Uk)
  • White Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Versamark Pad


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Comments (11) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/30/2015 12:59:50 PM #

Totally awesome, Joanne!  My favorite set (have I said that before?) and you used it beautifully!  Hope you're having a great time!


KathyUnited Kingdom
7/30/2015 10:35:28 PM #

Love this stamp set and the Embossing Folder - everything about this card is great  Joanne - love the colour combination too.  This stamp set is definitely on my shopping list.


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
7/31/2015 4:05:31 AM #

Very pretty!  I love the look of this embossing folder when it is sponged.  I have not had enough time to play with it because life has just been so busy, but the effect is so pretty!    Great job!


Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
7/31/2015 1:51:49 PM #

Lovely! The brick wall is a wonderful backdrop for the images in this set and the sponging gives your card  so much depth.


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/1/2015 10:48:04 AM #

Such a wonderful stamp set - mine has just arrived and cards like this just make me want to drop everything and play. It's a totally gorgeous card!


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
8/1/2015 12:02:25 PM #

Everything about this is so pretty - the images, the effect of sponging on the brick, and the finishing touches!  Great use of these colors!


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
8/2/2015 3:58:26 AM #

This stamp set is so perfect with these colours. I love what you did with it...especially with the sponged brick wall.


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
8/3/2015 2:31:52 PM #

I love how you sponged the brick to make it look shaded and real!  Beautiful card...this set looks great in those colors!  Great job with the color challenge this week!


Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
8/3/2015 2:32:11 PM #

First of all I hope that you're having a blast! Secondly, your card is wonderful! When I see it I can't help but think of a secret garden that's hidden behind a brick wall. Beautiful!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
8/4/2015 5:02:29 AM #

I love the sponging on the looks like you took time to shade each one individually!  I also love the embossed sparkle on the dragonfly. It really does mimic a real dragonfly's wings!  So pretty!


Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
8/6/2015 5:26:10 AM #

Joanne, your card is so pretty and fresh-looking!  I just love the brick wall and how you sponged it to emphasize the brick wall, which is a perfect background for the flowers and greenery as well as the beautiful golden butterfly!  Some lucky friend will truly be captivated by this gorgeous card!


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