Well yesterday was my first Stampin' Up workshop demo and I learned quite a bit. It was nice to be surrounded by such encouraging friends who wished me the very best. Maureen even brought me this beautiful card along with the Martha Stewart border punch she used to make the card. Thanks Moe, your addiction to paper is something I like sharing with you.
I'd like to thank the ladies who attended my first workshop for being so patient and showing such enthusiasm (this includes the friends who couldn't make it). Thank you for your support and helping me get my name out in the community. Most of all, thanks for letting me share my passion for paper with all of you. I was also able to get a few tips from one of my guests who use to be a Creative Memories demonstrator. It was very insightful.
Anyhow here are the two make and takes we did in our two hours together. First we started with THE Popsicle card. This card has a great wow factor and it was easy enough that my 6 year old could complete it with some assistance. I also like the fact that this card shows off one of my all time favourite punches, the circle scallop and the Tart & Tangy stamp set. At least I was able to demo this card before the summer ended. The ladies clear embossed the orange to give it a wet juicy look and we used a thank you stamp with white craft ink rather than the rub-ons. And we didn't do the paper piercing on the scallops to save some time.
Next I decided to demo a "Step-up" card. I made 3 cards for three different levels. The first is just a simple layout, the next I added sponging around the image and the tab and the last I added embellishments. I got this step-up idea from Cards Magazine. It's always nice to see what you can do with little or a lot. To simplify things we made the middle card with the sponging. It's a simple, inexpensive technique but it can add a lot of depth and texture. This card was interesting because there were six women waiting to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. Next time I'll plan it so that the steps are divided up better and the ladies aren't waiting for a turn or at least not for long.
Paper: only orange, whisper white
Ink: only orange
Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Accessorries: Corner Rounder punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, popsicle stick, Wild Wasabi ribbon, Eastern Elegance rub-ons
For All You Do card
Paper: very vanilla, soft suede, bermuda bay
Ink: crushed curry, bermuda bay, rich razzleberry, soft suede