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October Sketch/Colour Challenge

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The first of our EurekaStampers team challenges got under way this month, and they are so much fun!

What a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try new colours, new designs and new techniques.

This one was designed by Juliana. The challenge: To use OLD OLIVE, MORE MUSTARD, BRAVO BURGUNDY and VERY VANILLA in the layout pictured on the left.

 

And this is my version:

This card gave me a great excuse to use my Earth Elements buttons (not that I need one LOL). I set myself my own little challenge of using a stamp that hasn’t seen ink for a while. This one is from Wild Rose, which is a great 2-Step stamp set. The bottom layer of the flower was stamped in Bravo Burgundy, but I ‘stamped off’ first on to scrap paper so that it was lighter. The outline – part 2 of the 2-step process – was stamped in full-strength Bravo Burgundy. 

The tie in the buttons is made from the edge/binding sliced from a small piece of Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon. I just love love love how everything is co-ordinated with Stampin’ Up!… the cardstock, inks, buttons, ribbons, etc. Since I started using SU products, I haven’t worried about having leftovers or unused bits and pieces after a project is finished, because I know I can use it to match beautifully in a future project.

Want to see what the other girls in our team came up with? Team members can check out the gallery. Not yet a demonstrator? I would love to have you as part of my team! In addition to the 20% instant income (discount on product) there are many other benefits like taking part in team challenges LOL!! (Click on the “Join Stampin’ Up!” tab at the top of this page for more info.)

‘Til next time,
      happy stamping!

 

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Big Bold Birthday

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One of the most versatile sets available this month as part of Stampin’ Up!’s birthday promotion is Big Bold Birthday. There sure is more to this set than meets the eye!

Many of the 13 stamps can be used together to create a single new image, a technique Stampin’ Up! calls “2-Step Stamping”. Off the top of my head, here are a few ideas: 

  • candles +  box = birthday cake
  • ribbon + box = present
  • ribbon + ribbon (upside down) = flower
  • happy birthday sentiment = stem on the flower, string for the balloon

You get the idea. This is also a great set to practice your kissing technique… now don’t laugh, you know I don’t mean to pucker up the lips. LOL. Kissing, as in inking up two stamps and pressing them together so that the image from one transfers to the other. Yeah, of course you knew what I meant, hehehe.

Here are some cards I made this week with Big Bold Birthday. Enjoy!

 

 

 Until the end of October, a $20 purchase from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue will get you this set for the great-value price of $43.16!! Want more info? Email me and I’ll get back to you in a flash.

 

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