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December Stamp Club and Challenges

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Here are some more projects using beautiful new stamps and Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Above is Ginger Blossom DSP and the lovely Embrace Life stamp set (p19).  We made these popular little “Bags in a Box” at Stamp Club this month.

 

 The card above is my submission for this month’s EurekaStampers challenge. Juliana challenged us to make a project with a stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue. My version uses Eastern Blooms stamp set with Regal Rose and Choc Chip ink, and the Bali Breeze paper. The card base is Old Olive.

This final card was another of our December Stamp Club projects. The ladies loved Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful watercolour paper – it’s divine to work with, and almost impossibe to make a ‘mistake’. But hey, as I always say there’s no such thing as a mistake, only an opportunity for embellishment.

The card features the For Father stamp set, coloured with markers and a blender pen. Colours include Bordering Blue, Rose Red, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip and a couple of shades of gray!

Till next time,

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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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