At OnStage we also swap with other fellow demos and I decided to use a couple of kits that I had from previous classes. I used the Tropical Chic stamp set. I love the colours that I’ve used. Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Call Me Clover and a touch of pink with Rococo Rose. I have always loved pink and green together which is probably why I love this card so much.
The below photo is my work in progress. I love taking these types of photos as it shows the all the creativity that goes into making the cards.
This past weekend we have had out local Onstage event and our Stampers Anonymous team are doing a Swap. A Swap is where we make a set number of the same card for swap it with the others participating. There are 28 people participating this year which is fabulous. I really don’t mind making the same of the one type of card. I think that is the Administrator in me.
I chose to create a fancy fold card but it is a simple fancy fold. I used the Butterfly Wishes stamp set and the Woven Threads Designer Paper. I’ve used the In Colors as the card base and a coordinating colour for stamping.
This week is Stampin’ Up!’s Onstage events around the world. The Live event is in Orlando Florida but I am going to a local event in Melbourne.
This year I am participating in a Team Swap. We’re all making 25 cards and swapping them with those that wanted to participate. We will meet during lunch time on Saturday and swap and hopefully get a team photo with all our team shirts on.
Here is the swap that I made. I love how it turned out. I used the Stamparatus to get the baubles all lined up and added some sparkle from a spritz bottle. I used Bermuda Bay card stock for the base and ink and added in some Coastal Cabana Card & Basic Black card. Before I stuck everything down I punched out the tailored Tag punch from the Coastal Cabana twice. This is a great way to save on some costs as no one will see where you punched out. I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White and layered them and popped them up on dimensionals.
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As OnStage was on the Gold Coast this year we needed to travel and find accommodation. I booked some accommodation for 4 and had 3 amazing fellow demos staying with me including one of my fabulous downlines.
At every major Stampin’ Up! event we, as demonstrators, have the opportunity to swap ideas with other demonstrators. We are encouraged to make a card front or 3D item to swap with other demonstrators so we can get some additional ideas.
I was really struggling with ideas this time around but after a great chat with one of my downlines I was inspired by re-using one of my ideas that I’d used previously as a demonstration.
So I made these card fronts as my swap using numerous colours. I used the Faux Bleaching Technique. I started by sponge braying ink onto the card stock in an ombre look. I then spritzed the hexagon embossing folder with water and then placed the card stock with ink facing down onto the embossing folder. Take the card stock off and you should see that the water has taken off the ink in the wet places. Let it dry and then stamp another image over the top in a darker ink.
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Last night I had the privilege of attending CentreStage which is a managers only event. This was only my second time attending,
It was a lovely night where we were able to see the new catalogue and products and receive some extra thank you gifts from Stampin’ Up!
I am unable to show very much at this point on what’s coming. You’ll need to have some patience.
My husband is at home holding the fort for me while I’m away and I’m very thankful for such a supportive husband.
While I was at the dinner, I sent him a couple of texts of my meal. He in turn sent photos of his meal.
Here is what I sent him…
And this is what he sent back to me…
It was a lovely night. If you’d like to join my team and have the opportunity to attend CentreStage then sign up with my ProCRAFTinators Team and you too could be spoilt like we were last night.