A couple of times a year Susan Campfield does a big gathering of all her demonstrators and calls it Stamp Share. One of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the community, I just love these gatherings! We see some wonderful demonstrations of new products and Susan always has such incredible make & takes for us. These are two of them from last Saturday.
The first card features the Dashing Deer bundle and the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.
The second card features the Rooted in Nature stamp set for a fall themed card.
I’ve had a hard time finding my mojo lately and so I really needed a sketch. This one appealed to me because it called to my designer series paper which makes cardmaking so much easier. How beautiful is that paper! I had an issue putting it on the Soft Suede layer straight so out comes the trimmer and a new Soft Suede layer. If it wasn’t for the dimensionals under the Blackberry Bliss pattern, you may not have known I had an issue putting it together straight. 🙂
I used the Stamparatus to do the sentiment so I could emboss it twice. I stamped it with Versamark ink, sprinkled with copper embossing powder, and heat set. Then I stamped it again with Versamark ink, sprinkled it with copper embossing powder, and heat set! Three times is even smoother but I was late with this post already. 🙂
I created a few cards to swap with my upline, Cheryl Lee. Here is one I created with the Rooted in Nature bundle. I was inspired by Jacque Williams but I needed it landscape instead of portrait for my display board. I used the Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede markers to color the tree.
A few weeks ago I participated in a swap where I sent in 20 cards and got 20 in return. Now I didn’t have much in the way of new product at the time because I was waiting to order until I could get the new catalogs. I had exactly enough Mint Macaron cardstock left over from when it was an In-Color and exactly enough of the Mint Macaron twine from OnStage to make these cards…and I mean EXACTLY. I didn’t have enough to make one for me to keep. Now I need to remember the dimensions so I can make one to put on my own display board. 🙂 Fortunately I thought to take a photo before sending them off.