I am so grateful for the recent experience of presenting at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event. It took place in Madison, Wisconsin last month. On Stage is a semi-annual event where demonstrators gather to learn new techniques, business tips, and see and play with new products. And, of course, there is always the opportunity to meet up with friends from across the country, and even the world, to stamp and socialize together. I always make new friends. Stampin' Up! demonstrators are some of the friendliest people I know, always willing to share and have fun. The creative ability within this community is simply amazing! On Stage is one of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! Doesn't it sound fun? Why not join my team, and you will enjoy the opportunity to experience On Stage with me.
For my projects, I was provided with brand new product, which will debut in January, when the upcoming Occasions catalog goes live. I was asked to present projects, showcasing the features of those products provided. It was a lot of fun! Once I started creating, the projects came together in a snap! I know you will love this stamp set once you see the beautiful projects made with it.
This was my favorite project which I presented.
This is called a shadowbox card. It is fairly simple to make, yet looks amazing since it is 3-D. For this card, I cut 2 pieces of cardstock (Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla) to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". They were each scored at 1/2", 3/4", 4 3/4", and 5" on the long edge. I than cut an oval window on the Dapper Denim piece, using the layering oval dies. With jet black Staz-On ink, I stamped the birds onto a window sheet, than layered it behind the oval window. Inside the card, I inserted watercolor paper with a watercolored sunset made using reinkers and an aqua painter. To complete the inside, I fussy cut a lighthouse and, using dimensionals, added it to the watercolored scene. Than I adhered the front and back layers together, along the short edge of the cardstock. Once that was done, I cut a piece of By the Shore designer series paper 3 3/4" x 4", cut an oval from the center using an oval one size larger than the window, and adhered it to the card front. I than added a sentiment. I love how it turned out, and hope you do as well. Try a shadowbox card if you have not made one before, than share it with me!
The color palatte for this card is beautiful, isn't it? Try it!