Artisan Wednesday Wow ~ Retro Black Tie


Welcome back to week two of our Artisan Wednesday Wow Blog Hop! That’s a mouthful! .. and it’s still pretty surreal that being a part of such a great group of people and talented stampers is something I am blessed to be a part of.  I’m loving this honor and I hope you’re enjoying coming back each week to see what we have to share!


Now, on with the hop!  I knew when I saw the Modern Medley DSP and the Gift Bow die that I wanted to do a re-make of one of my Artisan Entry cards.  That card used two retired stamp sets and once I saw this die, I knew I could re-create it with all current product to give you new inspiration!


Once it all came together it gave me a feel of what I would think of as Retro Black Tie.  It has a fun feel to me! Here is what I came up with.



I seem to have a thing for the Square Lattice embossing folder and paper piecing lately too!  Here’s the vest and bow tie details.



To create the vest, it’s easiest to adhere the pennants (those triangles are punched with the pennant punch) to a piece of copy paper first.  All you need to do is drawing a line down the center of your piece of paper to line up the pennants down the center first.  You can start with lining up the short edge of the pennant (I started with the short edge of the black pieces) and then, it’s simple to just line all of the other triangles up to fill in the blanks.  Once they were all attached and the paper was cut down to size and trimmed to the shape of the vest, I ran it through the big shot with the embossing folder.


That Gift Bow die is going to be useful in many ways.  I’m glad to have it in my collection!


Let’s go see what the others have to share today!  I’ve been busy getting ready for my Sleepless Stampers team appreciation night tonight (to celebrate and honor all of their achievements this past year) so I haven’t been able to get to their blogs over the past few days to see what they have to share!  We’ll start with Becky, but be sure to hop all the way to Mercedes!


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Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Very Vanilla (Core ‘dinations Neutrals), Very Vanilla CS & Basic Black CS
Accessories: Square Lattice TIEF, Gift Bow Bigz Die, Petite Pennant Builder Punch, Neutrals Candy Dots & Brad Bases

Posted on : Aug 20 2013
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7 People have left comments on this post

Aug 20, 2013 - 08:08:34
Cathy Caines said:

Dear Alanna. I think you are awesome. Enough said.

Aug 20, 2013 - 08:08:06

This card is so great…love how you used the pennant die to make the diamond pattern…brilliant!

Aug 20, 2013 - 10:08:48
Erica Cerwin said:

How stinkin’ CUTE!!!! This is so adorable!

Aug 21, 2013 - 01:08:58

So wonderful! Can almost see the spats!

Aug 21, 2013 - 06:08:08
Becky said:

such a handsome card!

Aug 21, 2013 - 06:08:03

WOW…that’s all I have to say – Rexene

Aug 21, 2013 - 08:08:18
Wendie said:

The argyle is perfect!