Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in Nottingham but willing to travel - available for workshops, classes and individual orders. Tel 07891476636 or e-mail

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Hello everyone, aren't we having some fabulous weather at the moment?  I'm so glad it stayed nice for the Olympic games, didn't Team GB do well? and the closing ceremony was awesome. I hope the para Olympics have the same good weather.

So what am I going to show you today?  Well its a card I made for my niece's 18 birthday last month.  Just  before this I had attended one of Jules great training days where we did this card as one of the make and takes and I thought it was so unusual that it was perfect for my niece.  Here it is closed:

and this is it open:


You can see that it is a play on folds, similar to Origami, but it gives the wow factor to it as well.  The colour scheme I went for was all the new in colours for 2012/13.  I just love these colours don' t you?  They are so vibrant, its enough to make anyone who receives a card like this smile.   I have teamed the card with the  papers from the Sweet Shop collection... remember ladies you can only order from the Summer Mini Catalogue until the end of August and we don't know what, if anything, is going into the new Catalogue so don't delay in ordering.  The numbers and wording are die cut and the Balloons are from Party This Way.  I've used flowers from the Boho Punch to anchor the balloons down,  

The Band that holds the card together is again Calypso Coral with papers from the Sweet Shop Collection.  Some of you clever people may have spotted that there are different colours on the Party this Way slogan.  To achieve this effect I used the In Colours markers and only coloured in certain areas of the stamp.  I think it gives a lovely effect.

To  make the flower I punched out about 5 shapes using the Fancy Flower punch.  I scrunched the shapes up to break down the fibres and then added a Rhinestone Brad through the centre to secure the flower.  To keep it all together I used Calypso Coral ribbon. 

If you would like any of the products mentioned above please don't be shy, get in touch and I'll happily order the products for you.

Take care until next time

Tracy -x-

Products used:Medium Sizzlits Timeless Alphabet dies and Alphabet Simple Numbers
Big shot with 
Scoreboard plus Diagonal plated
Punches- Boho Blossom, Fancy Flower, Decorative Label
Card- Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Inks - Lucky Limeade, Wild Wisteria, Pool Party
DSP - Sweet Shop
Accessories - Rhinestone Brads, Linen Thread, Adhesive Rhinestones, Piercing tool and Mat Pack
Markers - Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wild Wisteria, Island Indigo

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Tracy -x-