Sunday, August 2, 2015

2015 Convention Swaps - Part 2

My second card made heavy use of the Big Shot for embossing and die cutting.

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Stamps: Dots for Days, Tin of Cards.  
Ink: Indigo Island, Versamark.  Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Indigo Island, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Tools: Big Shot, Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Banner Framelits, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • I used the new Whisper White Heavy Cardstock for the background piece.  It has a nice, heavy weight that is great for the base piece of cardstock.
  • Before die-cutting the banner, I embossed the Dots for Days stamp on the Cucumber Crush paper with clear Stampin' emboss powder.
  • I wanted a longer banner than the Banner Framelits can cut.  I cut the banner in half and hid the cut behind with the Hello Honey piece.

Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 Convention Swaps - Part 1

Earlier this month, I went to the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City.  I had a blast!!  One of my favorite parts of convention was swapping cards with other crafters.  I made 40 cards each of 4 designs to swap with people.  Over the next week, I'll post each card I made to swap.

The first card was made using the new 2015-2017 In Colors.  

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Bordering Blooms.  Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder.  Ink: Tip Top Taupe.  Ribbon: Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim.  Tools: Triple Banner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive.  
  • I embossed the Tip Top Taupe cardstock with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  I inserted the cardstock about 2/3 of the way into the embossing folder so that the top stayed smooth.  
  • I liked the flower centers from the Bordering Blooms stamp set, but using the whole border strip was too cumbersome.  I carefully cut one bloom off of the stamp.  Since it's a polymer stamp, it's easy to line back up when I want to use the whole strip.
  • The flag edges were done with the Banner Triple punch.  The strip is narrower than the smallest guide in the punch, so I just made sure the strip was centered and it worked perfectly.  
Thanks for visiting!  Come back in a few days to see my next swap card.