Tuesday, August 20

Artisan Wednesday Wow

Welcome back to another Artisan Wednesday Wow Blog Hop! If you're arriving from Jennifer Timko's blog then you're just hopping right along & if not we make a big circle so just keep going!

Well after a few of the team members showed off their amazing hand carved stamps last week, I was thinking I wanted to share mine too! I have been wanting a cute palm tree stamp to make my Paper Paradise logo & couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, so UNDEFINED to the rescue!

It really was fairly easy to do. My hubby had me all intimidated by his cute owl so I gave it a try while he was out so in case I really messed it up I could dispose of it discreetly...and no one would be the wiser, LOL! But I was happy as a clam with the results & promptly showed off my creation to him as soon as he got home! He was impressed so I guess I did a good job! :)
Ok enough of my chatting. How about a card?

 This card really took on a life of it's own during the creative process. The only idea I had in my head was the "polaroid" part. I wanted a sponged sunrise background to use with the palm tree but everything else just kind of happened. I wasn't sure how I felt about it so I let it sit on the shelf for a couple days & every time I walked by I liked it a little more!  So just in case you want to see the sponging process I took the following photos:

Then I die cut the scene with the square framelits & stamped the palm tree & added a touch of shading under it.

I used Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, & Chocolate Chip. Ok on to another card!

I got brave & mixed my DSP's! Lol! Kept this card pretty simple but did add a tiny touch of sewing over the banners. That's all I have so now it's time to visit Alanna!
Thanks for hopping along with us & hope you're enjoying all the eye candy!

I'll be back to add the supply list later ;)


  1. Unbelievably great carving and super great masking. I am in awe!

  2. WOW...two great cards and a tutorial too! You ROCK!

  3. Ok, I think my carved stamps are awesome until I see something like this!! It's AMAZING!!!! Everything about this card is awesome!!!

  4. So love the paradise card!!!

  5. I just can't wait to try my hand at carving my very own stamp!! I just need to get an Undefined stamp carving kit from my friends at Stampin' Up!! Yours was great!!

  6. Oh, you totally rocked the undefined! I love your stamp, and the card is awesome! thanks for the pic tutorial on how to create the scenery. . . yes, I MUST try it!

  7. Amazing card...thanks for posting the pics on how you completed it! - Rexene

  8. Love both of your cards. Great job on the palm tree.

  9. Love the tute and the layout of the cards. Great job!

  10. Mercedes I squealed over how amazing this is! I love that paradise card and then there was even more to look at and want to make. You leave me wanting to make your project every time!


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