Wednesday, 19 October 2011
One of my favourite stamp sets in the new Idea Book and Catalogue is the Dinoroar Stamp set (page 47). It's a really sweet set, perfect for children - especially little boys :o)
I have used the new exclusive Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die (115950 page 122) to make an easel card. I haven't made it square though, I made it into a diamond easel card. It's a little bit fiddly, but I like a challenge :o)
The colours used are Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. I used the ink pads and Aqua Painter (103954 page113) to colour the images. The sentiment is from Oval All (113790 page 71).
The background was brayered. I can't remember which colours I used for definite. I think thye were Bashful Blue and Night of Navy for the sky and Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi, with a hint of Crumb Cake for the field.
Last Saturday was Amanda Fowler's quarterly Team Training. Fortunately the lovely Amanda opens this to teams other than her own .... so me and mine get to go :o) I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy the training days. There were 33 like minded ladies there on Saturday. The enjoyment and inspiration you get at this event is amazing :o)
When Stampin' Up! demos get together we always swap. The swaps I took this time are shown above. They all use the new Aviary stamp set (page 41) and each uses one of the new In Color colours. These had to be really quick to make cards this time. I didn't think I'd get to make any, but managed to get these done before I went. You swap your cards with each of the other demos attending and come away with lots of new ideas .... it really is a fabulous idea!
Friday, 14 October 2011
This is one of the cards from my September Technique class. We created a frame using one of the Stampin' Up! standard wheels - Decor 119894 £6.50.
This technique is really quick and easy to do. It looks especially good on Scrapbook pages, but can be done for cards.
You start by drawing a light pencil cross across a square of cardstock. Position a post-it note along the pencil line from the bottom left corner up towards the middle and another from the top left corner down towards the middle.
You then wheel your image up the left side - using a wheel guide to keep it straight. Remove the post-it notes and rotate the cardstock a quarter turn before repeating the process again on the remaining three sides.
This is a 12x12 page I completed of my daughter to showcase some of the new fabric that Stampin' Up! is now selling in the UK. I was asked to create some samples and do a demonstration using the fabric at the recent training event held by Stampin' Up! at High Wycombe. This was one of the samples I did :o)
The fabric is lovely to work with. I really hate to sew, so most of the samples I produced had no sewing in them at all. I'll show you them soon.
The flowers on this page were cut using the Fun Flowers die and the Big Shot. I laid them all onto copy paper and sprayed them in a light laundry starch before crumpling them all up inside the paper. I then un-crumpled the paper and left the flowers to dry.
The buttons were made from circles of cardstock stacked on top of each other and topped off with a circle of matching Designer Series Paper. I punched two holes using my crop-a-dile and covered the DSP with Crystal Effects to give it a shiny finish :o)
The stamp sets used here are Strength & Hope (retired), Tiny Tags and Confetti. The colours are Real Red and Baja Breeze. The ribbon used is the Baja Breeze seam binding and Whisper White Taffeta.
I re-did this page, using current products for a recent competition held by Stampin' Up! for their demos. Everyone who submitted projects to be considered for display at the up and coming European Convention went into a draw - and I won a stamp set!!! I love being a Demonstrator for this fabulous company! Have you ever thought about joining? October is a great month to start. Stampin' Up! have a promotion running for this month - anyone who joins will not only get over £250 worth of products for £119, they will also receive 5 ink pads (new In Colors) and a pack of cardstock valued at £27.95!!! Contact me if you are interested - I would love to have you on my team :o)