LEAVING THE COMFORT ZONE …

There were so many amazing ideas I brought home with me after attending the 2016 Stampin’ Up! OnStage Live event in Brisbane last November.

One of the challenges, for demonstrators, was to do something outside of their comfort zone … so this is latest I am doing!

Demonstrators, around the world, have been asked if they are interested in applying to be a DISPLAY BOARD STAMPER at one of the OnStage Live or Local events.

So I am ready to submit, via this blog post, my handstamped items: three card fronts (standard card size), one scrapbook page, and two 3D items.

For those of you who have been to any Stampin’ Up! events you know that there have been incredible displays put together for us to be inspired by … so, fingers crossed!

THREE CARD FRONTS:

 Although now retired, the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies were so versatile. This is one of my favourite cards that I have made. It was inspired by the stunning beauty of the red coral found off the coast of the Island of Capri … and living in Bargara, with the southern parts of the Great Barrier Reef offshore … I wanted to use these thinlits to create a colourful reef scene.

Now onto to some current products …

Both my daughters have lived away from home now for between three and half and seven years. There have been lots of phone calls, separated by 450km, when all you want to do as a mum is reach down through the phone line and hug your child. I think this card is great for that type of moment.

Dragonfly Dreams … silver, black and various green and purple tones watercolured onto Shimmery White cardstock … plus a bit of bling. It was quite calming to build up this watercoloured background – go the aquapainter!

3D PROJECTS

EXPLOSION GIFT BOX

This is such a fun 3D project to make for so many different occasions … this was for the wedding of the daughter of very dear friends.

I had lots of fun making cards using the, now retired, Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Die … but wondered if I could do more with it … and I discovered there was!

SCRAPBOOK PAGE

Living in Queensland, we don’t get to see snow locally. With the new Memories and More Colour Theory Card Pack, I realised it was time to start scrapping our 2007 family holiday to the USA [just a bit behind in my memory keeping efforts]. Add the embossing paste and using masks I made from a few of our new thinlits and I was set.

 

DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT!

At first I thought it would be hard to find projects that I would be happy submitting … then  I found that I had a few more that I could also have submitted … these didn’t make it through!

A three box explosion box for a colleague’s son’s 6th birthday.

A paisley peacock card …

The same giftbox … a Christmas order from a friend for her daughter’s gifts.

A 3D shaker card …