Friday, November 22, 2019

Tropical Chic for As You See It Challenges

It's a quick post today as I prepare for a big craft fair today at George Pringle Elementary School. 

It's one that I do each November and I hope you will join me there today from 1 pm to 7:30 pm if you live in the Okanagan area. There are 60 vendors and it's a good opportunity to get some Christmas gifts. I'll be featuring some cards and novelties as well as a few of my retired products and featuring some classes coming up in the near future, such as my Advent Calendar class to make this kit:

I hope to see you there!

Meantime, it's an As You See It new Challenge Friday, and today, it's a colour challenge, splashed together by Design Team member, Jane Knudsen:

Here's my sample:

  • I was definitely thinking tropical with these pure colours, so I got out my long neglected, but definitely loved Tropical Chic stamp set and inked up those pure primary type colours to create a jungle-like background.
  • I added a little Crumb Cake as my neutral in the mix to soften the effect of those high-powered greens and blues.
  • The Noble Peacock Specialty DSP and Foil Sheets both have Blueberry Bushel sheets in them so I made use of them for some shine on my card.
  • And to balance that, some Braided Linen Trim for the tropical rustic look.
  • The little bird with the bright colours isn't a parrot, but he's from the Free as a Bird stamp set and could be a bird from the tropics. Have you ever noticed how brightly coloured their plumage is compared to most North American birds? I stamped him in Blueberry Bushel and used a Blender Pen to move the ink from the outline to the middle as well as add other colours to the bird's breast.

It's the last day for this sale and my order will go in at 9 pm. So make sure I get your's by 8 pm tonight! (Friday, November 22) or go to my On-Line Store and place an order yourself! It's a great way to stock up just before Christmas!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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Blender Pens
Paper Snips

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Back from OnStage Part 2

One of the most fun things about OnStage events are the swaps, where demonstrators trade cards with each other. At OnStage 2019 in Las Vegas, our Kaleidoscope team (upline, downline and sidelines) did a swap and there were nine of us. The criteria were at least 2 layers, and an embellishment, as well as our best work. Some of us tried to steer clear of the Holiday Catalogue as it is ending so soon, but not all. I want to share with you today the swaps I received as well as tell you how I made my own. 

First, here is the swap design that I made:

  • I used the stamp set, Rare Blessings, from the Annual Catalogue and coloured it with the Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo and the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo. The background design is a stamp from the same set which I used with Mint Macaron and Highland Heather Ink, stamped off once. It makes a really interesting background.
  • I tore a piece of vellum just so it creates a 1/4" border around the edges.
  • The Highland Heather cardstock has been embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and glued on the Smoky Slate card base.
  • The sentiment from the same stamp set is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and die cut using the dies from the Frosted Bouquet Die set.

Before showing you more swaps, today is the start of the Online Extravaganza Sale that continues until Friday at 10:50 pm. Remember that the first 6 people that place *qualifying orders either online or by contacting me, will win a pack of 5 Stampin' Blends storage trays.

*Qualifying = minimum $30.

Now, as promised, here are the swaps I received from the rest of my team mates! Please leave some love for them here for their beautiful creations:

Created by Sandra Donald, this card using the Waterfront stamp set and the Hammered Metal embossing folder, really warms up my world! I love the texture!

A wintery wonderland created by Terry Hamilton using the Snow Front stamp set, uses a sponging technique for the night sky and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint for the stars or snowflakes.

Susanne Netz also broke out the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint for her adorable snowman, using the Snowman Season stamp set. I love the background paper she created herself! In case you can't see it on the photo, the snowman is glistening with Wink of Stella!

My fellow As You See It Design Team member, Amy Jasper, created this beautiful thank you card with the center panel cut away to reveal the sentiment. She used the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.

One of my favourite cards was created by my downline, Susan Martin. I love how Susan stamped and embossed on the DSP in 'inchies' to create this antique looking mosaic! So cool!

Another of my downline, Doreen Austgarden, created this beautiful pastel pink and black card using the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and the Magnolia Lane DSP. The beauty of this set never gets old!

The last of my downline to go with us to Las Vegas, Marion Hall, created this amazing design and I enlarged the photo so that you could see the design on the bottom of the inside of the card - the piece die cut from the front of the card, glued back on the bottom of the inside.

And, last, but certainly not least, Deb Viens created this CAS card using gold and silver foil and Whisper White die cuts. It has a stark but very elegant appeal to it. I love the rhinestone 'lights' on the tree.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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