Saturday, June 28, 2014

Set Sampler Saturday! - Work of Art

I've decided that I have way too many samples to make at classes or clubs!

I "hoard" pictures of cards!

If you have ever visited my Pinterest boards, you know exactly what I mean!

I can't help it! There are so many pretty cards out there that I wish to re-create.  BUT THERE ARE TOO MANY for me to possibly make!

So I have decided that I will try a new blog post - "Set Sampler Saturday" is what I am going to call it!

In past years, I would make some cards with one set and put them in a "set sampler". They would each be put in cello bags with a cardstock bag topper. By doing so, I could take the "set samplers" to workshops and show customers what you could do with a particular set. 

I don't do home workshops anymore, but I can still give you lots of ideas! I will just do it this way, on my blog!

 I will do my best to share with you, each Saturday, 3-5 cards that I have made with one set in particular. It may be a new set or it may be a retired set. There are so many sets that I want from this new catalog, but yet I have some many on my shelf that have retired this year and I have either never used or used like, once! 


I'm not ready to sell them either! There are still cards I want to make!

With out further ado, let's get this party started!

I have been wanting to play more with the new Work of Art stamp set.
At first glance it's just a lot of watercolor "blobs" and "swooshes". But there are so many things that people are doing with it!

At yesterday's 2/5/15 class we did this card:
This card is a perfect example of "no matter how you lay the stamp images down, it's going to look great"! Try it with your favorite color combo! (The blue dots/splotches are from the Gorgeous Grunge set.)

Today I felt a little more adventurous, so I CASED these cards from my Pinterest boards. They use this set in ingenious ways!

Here is a sunflower featuring the new In Colors Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist (ribbon). Note the colored rhinestones - I used a Blendabilities alcohol marker on those!

The next card features not only the Work of Art set, but also another of my new favorites, Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer). 

What I love about this new photopolymer set is that it has so many words and phrases that you can piece together!
This is going to be a birthday card for my friend Katie. Her birthday is the 4th of July. What an appropriate card, huh?

The silver glimmer punched heart adds a little bit of feminine sparkle!

And finally, a summertime greeting!

I love, love, love, how the watercolor "swooshes" were turned into a watermelon slice! The hearts/seeds were stamped with a heart from the Sale-a-Bration set Bitty Banners

Dazzling Diamonds glitter added to the green "swoosh" adds some "bling"! I hope you can see it!

You have not seen the last of this set! I love it and have so many other samples to share with you!

If you're interested in purchasing the Work of Art stamp set, Endless Birthday Wishes, or other Stampin' Up! products, please visit my website: and click "shop" in the upper right-hand corner.

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