Stampin' Up! will be having a fun event in November called Onstage and this year there is a local event in Vancouver. To say I am looking forward to it is an understatement. One of the things I missed most when I took a break from being a demo was the awesome events SU! would hold for their demonstrators and how amazing it was to connect with so many awesome people who share the same crazy passion for stamps and paper.
Another cool thing that they are doing this year is asking local demonstrators to be display stampers for the event. So this post is my application:) I loved creating display board samples the year I was an Artisan Award Winner, so fingers crossed I get to create some samples again.
With me being a "new" demo again I was seriously lacking in current SU! product but it just goes to show that you do not need a lot of stuff to create great projects. For this 12x12 scrapbook page I used the Affectionately Yours DSP and a sheet of Crumb cake card stock. This DSP have such nice clear colours and there are two specialty sheets with bronze foiled details; so pretty! I had to really get creative with my title as I have no current alphabet stamps or dies. I ended up using the "happy" from the Party Pop-Up Thinlets. I also used one of my absolute favourite stamp set and coordinating dies; Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Thinlets.
This is a super easy quick card with lots of white space. Sometimes even simple cards can have a big impact. To add interest I cut my top layer piece of card stock on an angle then a 3/4" strip of of one piece to create a space for my sentiment. The two panels are attached to the card base with Dimensionals (this is one of the crafting items I can not live with out). I used the Ballon Celebration Stamp set and matching Balloon Bouquet Punch. Add a little washi and some Whisper White Baker's Twine and you've got a cute quick card with texture and dimension.
As I mentioned early I do not have a lot of current SU! products so you may see a little bit of a recurring color scheme with my projects. There were some must have items that I had to get when I put in my first order and one of them was the 2015-2017 and 2016-2018 In Colors. This card showcases the very pretty Mint Macaron.
This card is probably my favourite one of the 3. It just seems so "me". I had the idea for this card before I even received my products. As soon as I saw the Hardwood Background stamp I knew I just had to have it and use it with White Craft Ink on Crumb Cake Card stock. I then did a lot of collage stamping with the Timeless Textures Stamp set using Versamark Ink and the matching Crumb Cake Ink. I then cut out a piece of Vellum Card stock using the Lots of Labels Framelits and added some watercolor using an Aqua Painter and Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugar Plum (2016-2018 In Colors). I then did some stamping on the vellum with white ink to add subtle texture. The butterfly was stamped using Mint Macaron and Peekaboo Peach (I stamped off some of the ink first to give a softer look).
To apply as a display stamper you were required to make 3 cards, a scrapbook page and 2 3D projects. For my first 3D I created this cute tiny scrapbook box. This little project makes such a fun gift and is easy enough to create with kids. When I said little I mean little. The finished box measures 4" squared. I used Night of Navy card stock along with the beautiful Affectionately Your DSP.
For the second 3D project I decorated this simple white picture frame from IKEA. Washi Tape is great for dressing up a plain frame. I love the beautiful multilayer images in the Picture perfect Stamp set but I really adore this sentiment from the set. I thought it would be the perfect phrase to put on this picture of my 16 year old. Phrase strip stickers are very on trend within the scrapbooking industry at the moment so I created my own by cutting up the words into strips.
Well that is it from me for the moment but I can not tell you how much fun it was to play around with SU! products and stretch my creativity.
Have a great day!