Just like the card says, it’s Time to Celebrate! Why? Because I just became a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator! This is an exciting time for me – I am thrilled to be using these awesome new tools and supplies. And color? I’m all about happy colors, and Stampin’ Up has got some great ones. 🙂
This is the ideal time to sign up as a demonstrator. During the Sale-a-bration (now, through March 31, 2017), there are extra perks: for becoming a demonstrator, for hosting a party, or just for making a purchase. You can get a free stamp set for every $50.00 you spend. How cool is that?!!
But about the card… I started with some plain white cardstock from my stash, and used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to create a background. The lines were done with Tempting Turquoise, and the dots were done with Pacific Point. I stamped the sentiment (from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit, using the Night of Navy ink cube that comes with the kit), on some Tempting Turquoise cardstock, then trimmed it down and adhered it to the background piece at an angle, just cutting off the excess. Then, I matted this piece with more Tempting Turquoise. (I’m still building up my Stampin’ Up collection… can you guess which color I bought first? LOL.)
I stamped the butterflies from the Watercolor Wings set separately, and fussy-cut them out. These are two-step stamps – while I used two colors for the blue butterfly, I just used one color each for the others. I used the “stamping off” technique to get a lighter color the first time, and then went full-strength on the second step. I stamped the itty-bitty antennae directly on the background piece, (so I didn’t have to cut them out), and then carefully positioned my fussy-cut butterflies underneath them. They are attached with glue dots, just under their bodies, so the wings can “fly” a bit. 🙂 The heart was just free-hand fussy-cut, because I felt that corner needed something. The whole piece was then attached to a white card-base.
Stampin’ Up Stuff
Seriously, if you’re interested in all of the Stampin’ Up goodness, please feel free to send me an e-mail, or click on my Stampin’ Up website for more contact information. I’m still learning the ropes myself, but I would love to share the experience with you. I hope one day to be a successful, supportive, compassionate, always-available team leader, going through this adventure with my own Stampin’ Up tribe.
(Hmmm… we need a name for our tribe. What’s a group of cats called? According to Google, it’s a clowder. That’s kind of weird. A group of lions is a pride – that sounds better. Want to join the Bashful Cat Pride? Or would a group of bashful lions be an oxymoron? LOL. Suggestions welcome!)
Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a happy, stampy day!