For the last two and a half days – Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th November – I attended the Stampin’ Up! virtual OnStage event. As I’m not very organised these days I hadn’t prepared a video for today! While I was at OnStage I saw five alternative ways of colouring and I decided to make a video demonstrating two of these ways. I didn’t have any time to practice these techniques but I decided my viewers don’t have time to practice the project shown in my videos either! So I decided to go for it! The result was very pleasing, although it wasn’t perfect!
There are a couple of things I must point out. Firstly, I gave the incorrect measurement for the top Mint Macaroon Cardstock (CS) layer and the top Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer for A4 cardstock users. The correct measurement should be 3¾” x 5⅜” – the correct measurements are displayed correctly below and also in the box below the video. Secondly, I forgot to add the greenery to my card during the video!
I didn’t make up the second card during the video but finished it off after I had finished videoing as promised. It was at this stage that I realised about the greenery and added it to both cards. It made an amazing difference to the video card! The first alternative colouring technique was demonstrated by Shannon West who works at Home Office in Utah. She used a Dauber to apply the colour starting with the darkest on the inside of the leaves/flowers and getting lighter towards the outside.
I was happy how the Garden Green went on my leaves but I felt that my Poppy Parade Ink was far too wet for this technique. However, I’m not beating myself up about it because I still think the finished card looks good. I’m totally confident that the next time I try this, the result will be heaps better because I now know what to look for! This has also been my confirmation that I’m totally right for ironing out all the creases in my projects before I start videoing them!
The second technique was to use the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen by dipping the brush onto the ink pad to pick up the colour. If you would be concerned about the glitter that would inevitably transfer on to your ink pad, squeeze your ink pad to transfer some ink into the lid. I decided I wasn’t concerned about the glitter because I feel the worse that’s going to happen is that I’ll get some unintentional glitter in projects that I haven’t planned for it to be there! LOL!
As I was working through my project, I kept remembering different things that happened at OnStage. The funniest was the final crafting presentation from Shelli Gardner, Co-founder of Stampin’ Up! and her daughter, Sara Douglass, CEO. I have seen them crafting together many times and they bounce off of each other brilliantly. They are just so funny!
I started the video with news from Stampin’ Up! about a Seasonal Sale which starts on Tuesday 16th until Thursday 18th November 2021! As you know, there is a Jump to Join promotion that’s been running from 4th November and ends on 30th November! If you are thinking about taking up this amazing joining offer, if you join during the Sale you may get even more products in your Starter Kit.
As a reminder, it normally costs £99/129€ to join and you can choose £130/175€ worth of products for your Starter Kit. During the Jump to Join promotion it costs just £75/100€ and you still get to choose £130/175€ worth of products for your Starter Kit! The Seasonal Sale will be giving 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding third party inks like Memento and Stazon and the colour family ink pad bundles) and 20% off dies. This refers to products in the Annual Catalogue.
Therefore, if you choose any of these cardstocks, inks and dies, you’ll get them at the discounted prices during the sale and will be able to buy more with your savings! To check out the details, click here to see the Seasonal Sale Leaflet. This is the copy for the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria. If you live in the North American and South Pacific, please contact your demonstrator for a copy for your region. If you live in any of the five countries named in Europe and don’t have a demonstrator you already work with, please contact me for more information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting. xx
Mint Macaroon Cardstock – 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm) US 8½” x 5½”
Scored and folded at 4⅛” (10.5cm) US 4¼”
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces 3⅞” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm) US 4” x 5¼”
Mint Macaroon Cardstock – 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) US 3⅞” x 5⅛”
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper – 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) US 3⅞” x 5⅛”
Basic White Cardstock – scrap for image
Basic White Cardstock – ⅜” x 3½” (1cm x 9cm) US ⅜” x 3½”
Mint Macaroon Cardstock – scrap for sentiment layering strip
Garden Green Cardstock – scraps for leaves
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for NOVEMBER 2021 is FWS2DFZV Thank you. xx