22 September 2014

Fun with Authentique, May Arts & Imagine Crafts


Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

Bright Dahlia

I really enjoyed creating this bright, cheerful project! The papers from Authentique are absolutely gorgeous aren't they? And they match the May Arts ribbon perfectly.... seriously. PERFECT!

Here's how I created this card:

Step 1: On white cardstock, stamp the Dahlia flower (Sheena Douglass for Crafter's Companion) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color with Spectrum Noir markers (GB7, GB5, GB4, GB1) and blendable colored pencils (88, 86, 21, 60, 57). Fussy cut and set aside.

Step 2: Cut all pieces of colored cardstock and large layer of patterned paper to size. Spray large piece of patterned paper with irRESISTable Texture Spray (Wedding Dress); set aside to dry.

Bright Dahlia close

Step 3: Die cut three other patterned papers and adhere to scalloped circles. Spray the smaller two circles as well as the previously colored flower with Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Frost). 

Step 4: Outline the hexagonal pattern on largest die cut circle using Pico Embellisher (Wedding Dress).

Step 6: Adhere cardstock and patterned paper layers to card base. Tie gingham ribbon around card. Add colored twine to bow.

Step 7: Adhere remaining elements to card base.
Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

Cathy Andronicou

Darsie Bruno

There's more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts. Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We'll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

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nattyboots said...

Lovely papers and colors used ,i love the flower too , well done

loulou said...

Great card. This such a fun colour combination. Love the colouring on your flower and how you outlined the pattern on the pattern - great addition of texture.

Amy C. said...

I love your bold choice of colors and florals!

Crafty Gio said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright colors and your flower is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

the two different patterns of the paper blend together so well. All of the colors are pretty - and the big flower and the beautiful ribbon bow really highlight the colors in the paper. Great project
thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

Very bright and
colorful! Great
way to use the
pattern papers.
Carla from Utah

Jan said...

Loving all the layers, beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing.

Papertangler said...

Refreshing throwback to summer! Lol. Great colors. And the ribbon does hold up well to the patterned papers.

Carisa said...

GORGEOUS - I love the bright colors of the authentique papers and your card with the big circles is perfect to highlight the so many very pretty patterns.

Heather Thompson said...

That flower is gorgeous. Very pretty. Great creation.

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright and beautiful dahlia and the colors are fabulous! TFS!

Susies Cue said...

These colors have to putyou in a grest mood!

Robin B. said...

What a pretty card! I love the bright colors and layering. Thanks for sharing.

BurningRubber said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the ribbon and papers, also the way you colored the flower stamp.

Sue D said...

Love the cheery colors and the big flower.

Ann said...

What a bright and cheerful card! Looks so "fallish" with the gold flower!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Taylor!!!
LOVE your BRIGHT & CHEERY layers, LOVE your GORGEOUS dahlia, well worth the time & effort to fussy cut for the extra POP, LOVE your BEAUTIFUL bow too - LOVE IT ALL :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial!!!

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely happy card!!

Tammy M said...

What a fun and colorful card! Thanks for sharing!

Janis said...

LOVE this happy array of colors and flowers!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

joy said...

You have used all of the products is such a beautiful and cohesive way, Taylor! I love the scalloped circles and the big, bold flower is perfect for this card design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Vicki said...

I love the pretty colors, textures and layers of your project. I actually have a spool of the ribbon you used. I'm hoarding it. I must give those sprays a try.

sue k said...

Fabulous card, wonderful use of your products, very creative.


Fay Marie said...

Such a fun card! I love the playful colors!

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colours and the pretty blossom. I had not heard of these sprays before this blog but now I have them on my must have list. Gorgeous effects.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work! :)

necgmc said...

Amazing card & use of products. Love the color cobinations.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Bold and beautiful!! Love the color combo and patterns you chose! Gorgeous!

valerie breingan said...

I love the vibrant color you used ,it just pops.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors! Love that paper collection! Great mix of patterns and colors!