Monday, 7 November 2016

On Stage Fun

On Friday I travelled up to Telford with a member of my team to attend the On Stage local event...400 hundred Stampin' Up! demonstrators gathered in the Telford International Centre for a packed event filled with fun.

As always swapping is huge part of any Stampin' Up! event and now that it is over and they have all been swapped  I can share my swap projects ...

I am not a huge fan of production line crafting and so I opted  to make smaller batches in four different designs....all but one involved me getting very inky indeed!

This one proved the most popular and very quickly all of this design were swapped. I used three stamp sets on this shortfall card. Country Livin' for the guitar and boots (which were fussy cut and adhered to the wall) , Hardwood background stamp was used on crumb cake card before I ran it through the big shot in the brick wall embossing folder and finally Vertical Greetings for the Happy Birthday sentiment

Real red, crushed curry  and crumb cake card were used along with crumb cake and chocolate chip ink

 For this simple card I used Love & Affection stamp set with crumb cake and dapper denim cardstock and ink.

I randomly stamped five of the images from the set to make up the patterned background. I also stamped and fussy cut the single flower for the sentiment panels.

By the time I was finished my hands and nails were blue... good job the ink comes off with soap and water!

For this bright card I used one of  the fabulous seasonal decorative masks from the autumn/ winter seasonal catalogue. There are four very different designs in the set and they are such great value and so versatile.

I used whisper white card stock and started by sponging the half circle. Then using a  sponge I added crushed curry ink through the mask.

For the butterfly I used the same mask on a separate sheet of card and this time I used all of the most recent in-colours. Then I stamped the butterfly from the Papillion Pot Pourri set in black ink over the top, punched it out, curled the wings slightly with my bone folder and used a glue dot to fix it to the card front.

I used tempting turquoise for the card base and dapper denim for the mat for the stamped panel. The sentiment is from Happy Happenings and some rhinestones finished the card.

My final card was more die cutting than stamping. I used the detailed floral thinlits die to cut the design out of a whisper white panel and I adhered this to my peekaboo peach base card.
Using the same colour ink, I stamped the random splashes from Awesomely Artistic across the card and I used the bold butterfly thinlits to cut white butterflies to add where they met. I finished it off with a coordinating heart enamel accent. The sentiment is one of my absolute favourites and is from the Bunch Of Blossoms stamp set.

I plan to take photos of the gorgeous swaps I received in return and will share them very soon.
Until next time, Take care