So this is my first blog post – a new venture for me.
Thanks to a wonderful student I taught 6 yrs ago, I came in contact with the most fantastic demonstrator – Debbie and so my obsession with cardmarking was rekindled! And…. I have finally decided to join Stampin’ Up! myself.I recently went to my first demonstrators team meeting and meet a lovely group of enthusiasts, learnt a little about how this all works and then shared the creations that many had made since their last meeting.
I have always wanted to be part of a card challenge and Debbie’s challenge for this month is to choose one of two layouts (below) and use any colour and current stamp set to complete this challenge. We were also able to select either a card or scrapbook page or both – if we wished.
Playing around I decided on the first design and rotated clockwise. I put my sentiment in the middle square, stamped my two images with a shadow technique, mounted them on the Blackberry Bliss and then realised I had used a retired stamp set. Oh well, I may as well finish it off. Using the Petite Petal stamps, shadow technique and punch, I embellished each with a pearl centre. The line of tiny flowers form my band across the card front.I have put the products used that are from the current 2014-2015 “Inspire, Create, Share” catalogue next to the completed card for you. Next blog I will put up the card with a current stamped image on it for you. I’ll try a couple of different colour combinations too!
A Peaceful Prayer (by Mum)
Naturals White A4 Cardstock, Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad, Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock, Thoughts and Prayers Stamp, Morning Meadow (now retired) Stamp, Petite Petals Stamp, Petite Petals Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels