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Artisan Finalist Blog Hop Day 4

 Welcome to Day 4 of the Artisan Finalist Blog Hop!  Since it's a Monday, I thought it would be a great day to feature a bright & cheerful card.


The Artisan contest really helped me stretch my creativity.  You might find this hard to believe, but I've never felt that scrapbooking was my strong suit and I usually shy away from bright colors.  I think yesterday's scrapbook page and today's card are prime examples of what can happen when you step outside your comfort zone. 


I used markers to ink up the greeting stamp.  The ribbon was gathered and adhered with sticky strip.  I believe this style of card is called a "starburst".  Most samples I've seen, the designer will sew between the different strips of paper.  I DON'T SEW!  So, I used White Craft ink on the edges of each paper to make it stand out.

Here is some great news!  All of the products that I used on this card are still available through Stampin' Up!  I've got the supply list at the end of this post.


This blog hop will take you in a complete circle, but if you happen to lose your way, here is a list you can refer to. Be sure to check back every day this week for more great stamping and paper crafting ideas!

  1. Connie Collins
  2. Holly VanDyne
  3. Melissa Stout  (you are here!)
  4. Amy O'Neill
  5. Sandie Conner
  6. Amy Rogers
  7. Mercedes Weber
  8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
  9. Mindy Bingamon


You are now ready to visit Amy O'Neill.  She's got a great project to share with you today!



STAMP SET:  Bright Blooms, Word Play

MARKERS:  Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black

INK:  Whisper White Craft, Pacific Point

PAPER:  Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Daisies, Brights Brads


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