At the beginning of January, I had the awesome priviledge to attend Stampin' Up!'s Leadership confernce. As is the tradition at any Stampin' Up! events, I took several swaps with me. I think that I may be addicted to swapping! I didn't (OK, I still don't) NEED any more swaps but they are so much fun to make and to share with everyone!
The Alien doing the hokey pokey was a lot of fun but more work than you realize. Between coloring him in, dragging all the edges in ink, punching the stars and "stitching" the stars, these babies took quite a bit of time! I do LOVE the way they turned out though. Doesn't he look like he is doing the hokey pokey? Put your left foot in, put your left foot out, put your left foot in and shake it all about. Let's do the hokey pokey and turn yourself about. That's what it's all about!
Stamps: Greeting Eartlings, Smarty Pants
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Star punch, Star punch, silver brads, 1/16" handheld punch, white gel pen, Not Quite Navy and Green Galore markers, dimensionals
This card I made for the Stampin' Addicts dinner at Leadership. There were about 35 of us that got together and ate dinner together. We had lots of fun and got to know each other better. One of my favorite things about the dinner is that we were able to go around the room and tell everyone a little bit about our cards that we were swapping that evening.
I used the technique of faux silk to make the piece that the butterfly is sitting on. It's really quite simple to do. Stamp your image on tissue paper, crumble it up and then smooth it out. Layer it onto a piece of cardstock and there you have it! It really does look like silk. It's hard to see in my photo but it's quite neat looking.
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Basic Black
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cardstock Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterfly die, Perfect Details Texture plate, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, hemp, tissue paper
I LOVE the way this last card turned out. I won the stamp set Pendant Park at Convention this past summer. I haven't used it very much and really wanted to do something different with it. So I masked the bench with the two cute little squirrels on it and then stamped the bush behind them. Well, that's not all that different! Many people have done that before! I inked my bush with Cameo Coral and rocked in Ruby Red. Now that's different! I added the heart above the squirrels as well as the strip below and the other heart and I was very pleased with the outcome!
Stamps: Pendant Park, All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Heart to Heart punch, Metallic eyelets, dimensionals
Keep Stampin', Until next time