I know, I know… I’ve been super slow about getting more Holiday Catalog sneak peeks up! Eek, my bad! Well, I have one for you today and I’m sure I will have more for you next week – my holiday catalog preorder just arrived! In the meantime, here is a card I put together for the Stampin’ Up 2014 convention display boards using one of the sets we were given at convention called Seasonally Scattered. This is one of the new sets from the Holiday catalog and has this Thanks image along with a “Merry” and a “Love” image with background images speckled behind the letters.
Tips for making this card:
When I got this set, the first thing I wanted to do was heat emboss (which I did… a lot) but then I wanted to do something different and this image screamed at me to color with my markers.
Which I admit took a little bit of time, but it comes out soooo pretty. The only thing is that there is no outline for the letters. So I found that to make them extra readable, I outlined the letters with my Hello Honey marker for a subtle emphasis and separate of the letters from the rest of the image.
- Add your own little flower element too by punching out a couple flowers using the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack and offsetting them for a pretty dimensional touch.
- Grab the Autumn Leaves Bigz Die to finish out the fall look and layering them behind your image.
- By keeping it all in the 2014-2016 In Color family, you can add lots of accents but not have them get too busy because you know the colors will all coordinate!
I have lots more projects where this came from with this set and while this set was a little hard to get started with, let me just say there are no end to the ideas and inspiration I saw that make me not sad at all that I have it.
Special Invitation to Seattle Area demonstrators
If you are a demonstrator in the Seattle area and like the idea of getting together with other demonstrators to chat, share ideas, get some new tools and class ideas, then I’d like to invite you to my teams Stamp & Share. This year I’ve started a new event for my group called a Stamp & Share where we get together for essentially a mini-regional (on a much smaller scale). We hang out for an entire afternoon (12:30-5pm) and there are stamping demonstrations and presentations, a business presentation, card contest, games, make & take that you can use as a class idea, and of course, Prizes!! I always feel the more people there to share the better but as I’m getting this started I’m confined a bit on space. That said, we have room for a few more folks join us and I’d love for you to join us.
We’ll be meeting August 23rd at 12:30 in the Newcastle/South Bellevue area. If you’d like to join us, just register here and I’ll make sure you have all the info!
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