I did say that I was going to start the year off doing the right thing and keeping my blog up to date, so at least week 1, I will live up to that dream. Classes returned on Tuesday and it was great to catch up with everyone again. There was lots of chatting so it was a little difficult to get the classes going but we managed to get everything done and catch up on everyones holidays. That's the beauty of being a woman, we can talk and work at the same time!!!!! Sorry to any males who check in.....
Stampin' Up! run a fantastic promotion at the beginning of the year called Sale-a-braton (SAB) and it means that you can earn extra FREE stuff - too cool. For every $100 you spend you can choose a FREE product from the SAB brochure and this year there are 19 great products to choose from. If you haven't seen a copy of the brochure, let me know and I will make sure you get a copy.
This is my favourite set from this years promotion, called Feeling Sentimental. It is awesome for male cards and if you have any Dr Who fanatics that you know, this is the set for you!
This first card used Night of Navy, Real Red and Very Vanilla cardstock. Night of Navy and Real Red ink, Itty Bitty Banners, Houndstooth EF, 3" and 31/2" circle Bigshot dies, 1" and 3/4" circle punches and the Basic Designer Button is from the new Mini Catalogue that you must see also. We also double stamped and mounted the actual "wheel" part of the image to make it pop.
The second card, which really didn't want to photograph any better than this used the Penny Farthing stamp. We used Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla cardstock and some of the First Edition DSP. The ribbon is Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon. It is simple but effective. You can't see it but we double stamped and mounted the large wheel and handle bars with dimensionals to give the card some dimension.
This card also used the Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock. The Real Red is the new Core'dinations cardstock so that when we embossed it with the awesome new Honeycomb Embossing folder we could sand it and give it a rustic look. I am just loving the new core'dinations range and we have 3 new colours in the new Making A Difference Mini Catalogue.
We used the Telephone box image or Tardus if you are a Dr Who fan. We double stamped this also and cut out the windows from the second image and then mounted it over the original image. We then painted over the windows with Crystal Effects to make it appear like they were glass windows. Sorry this was too difficult to capture in the photo.
Hopefully, I will be this organised again next week and get my photo's up quickly. If you want to know any more about any of these cards, please contact me. If you want to come along and make your own creations, book inot any of my classes, I would love to meet you.