Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop: Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop

The Hop
Welcome to Sweet Stamp Shop's August release hop and one year anniversary celebration! There is a different hop each day this week featuring a different set of stamps. Today's hop is featuring their Asian themed Cherry Blossom set. Here is the blog hop order:

Sweet Stamp Shop
Emily
Stephanie
Michelle (←you are here)
Nicole (←go here next)



The Reveal
I stamped two styles of lanterns onto patterned paper and cut them out. 


I strung the lanterns together using brown & white twine from Timeless Twine. I love their assortment of colors. I adhered the strands of lanterns at varying heights and varying dimension. 


For my background I stamped Kraft cardstock multiple times with one cherry blossom stamp. I created a gradient effect by stamping some images directly onto the cardstock, then stamping some once on scratch paper and then onto the cardstock, and finally stamping some twice onto the scratch paper and then on the cardstock. This created three different levels of ink saturation. 




Previous Projects
I've had the pleasure of working with the Cherry Blossom set through Paper Made Bakery, which included it in their monthly card kits. For this layout, I incorporated the love stamp into my title, so it reads, "I Love Taiwan." I recreated the Polaroid look when I printed out my photos and strung them on a ribbon to simulate the look of hanging lanterns, like in the card above.

I Love Taiwan Layout
For my paper lantern, I stamped the cherry blossom stamp onto vellum and then colored in the flowers with Copic markers.
Paper Lantern
I created the template for the lantern in two versions if you would like to make your own.



Version I: lantern hand cut template

Version II: lantern Silhouette cut file download








Your next stop on the hop is Nicole's blog

Thanks so much for stoppin' by, 

37 comments:

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

This is so cool! I love the way you staggered the lanterns on the twine. Great idea!

Ashley H said...

Great projects! I like how you strung the lanterns along in that card.

Jingle said...

Wow! Awesome projects!!!

Lizscraps said...

great projects all but fav is the lantern. really like it and I bet if made a bunch and put led lighting in them they'd be beautiful

DJ said...

Those are wonderful lanterns on the card and I love the use of twine - so colorful! Thanks!

Samantha Mann said...

oooooo!!! love your layout that you made for the paper made bakery release! and the card is so great! i love all the dimension and depth it has!

Chelsea said...

I adore the paper lantern you made. What a fun play on the set itself.

Basement Stamper said...

Love the lanterns and how you stamped the little flower up the side.

Kristi said...

Beautiful! I love the card and the lantern is awesome!

Cathie w said...

love love love your projects...thanks for sharing

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

BrynAdair said...

Love what you did with the lanterns!!

tianna said...

Love the blossoms as the background and the lanterns that appear to be "hanging" - so cute!! Your other projects are amazing as well!!

Tianna

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! LOVE the layout!

Sam F said...

What great projects! Love that lantern!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome...great projects!

sharon g said...

What a cute lantern. I'd like to make one for my craft room or for a bbq.

Disp6194 said...

Wow Michelle these projects are beautiful! Absolutelt love that lantern! Crafty girl :)

Krysta said...

Thanks so much for the lantern template! This would be so fun for a summer background party!

Amber S said...

I love your card with the colorful lanterns but that 3D lantern is pretty awesome!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card! I love what you did with the lanterns!

Manhattan Mandie said...

LOVE that lantern card! Great idea to stamp on different patterned paper! TFS

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you made the repeated pattern in the corner of the card.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the paper!

Melissa Shea said...

Oohh! All kinds of crafty! So fun! Thanks for the template-that looks like a fun project!

thestampingbug said...

What a fun collection of projects. I really love your lantern.

Lalo said...

All three projects are great!!! You worked those lanterns :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty projects using the cherry blossom set! Thanks for the template.

Dorina D said...

Such fun projects. Loved them. This set is so cute.

Katie said...

WOW! Love all your different lanterns. Already love cherry blossoms, so this is a very fun project.

Linda R. said...

lOVE All your projects. Thanks for showing us how you made your card.

Michele Duffy said...

Love what you've done with the cherry blossoms on this card!

Van Nguyen said...

GORGEOUS paper lantern!! THanks so much for sharing the file as well!

Lillian Child said...

Love the dimension on your card, and WOW on the previous projects (sweet lantern!)!

Maria Soto said...

beautiful!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Cute ideas! WOW!

Meagan Vaughn said...

These are great projects I love that lantern!

Beatrice Lawson said...

That is super pretty, I love the mix of Kraft and colourful lanterns.

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