If you’ve followed this little blog for very long you know I’m the very fortunate member of the Lonestar Stampers group of swappers. They include the fantastic artists Melissa Smith, Pam Downs, Yolanda Vasquez, Cyndi Rust, Jane Schenck, and Katherine Lapierre. I’m so honored to be part of this group because these ladies have been Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for much longer than I have and I look up to them in so many ways . . . for their success but also for the way they so beautifully execute their craft and their creativity. Yep . . . I’m blessed.
Our last swapping bonanza was using the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration stamp sets. So . . . today, I’m sharing the talents of Katherine Lapierre with you using the Friendship Blooms stamp set. I’m always excited to see what Katherine will bring. It’s like she’s got some creative brain cells I wasn’t born with because she can take a stamp set and use it in so many wonderful ways. Her details are gorgeous.
I love the details Kat added in the center of the bloom using the build-a-brad. Hopefully you can see how she stamped the swirls brown-on-brown for a gentle watermark on the top background and distressed the edges of her horizontal strip. I love, too, how gender-neutral the colors are and what a nice all-occasion card this is.
Not to type-cast the stamp set even a little bit, Kat made an eye-popping birthday card with the same Friendship Blooms set.
I mean, girls, look at that color. Who would have thought to match such bright red, oranges and greens together, and the white embossing really makes the colors pop. She put so many layers into this card, and popped nearly all of them up with dimensionals. It’s so cheerful, no one could be blue on their birthday who received this card.
More? Well, okay. This is just one element in a beautiful birthday card – see what I mean by all the details she puts in her cards? Kat stamped the leaf images and cut them out, died the flowers from the Pretties kit, added a flower from the three-for-you punch, and then topped it with an olive brad. I think I counted at least four other punches she used to create this card. Hopefully you can see how she subtly spelled out Happy Birthday throughout the grids.
Yes . . . I’m blessed. Thank you Katherine Lapierre for being my featured artists. Stay tuned for more.