Wednesday 25 September 2013

Creative Fun - On Tour!

I am very excited today, as this evening I am going with some of my team to the Stampin' Up! UK Creative Tour in Wokingham. I will be there when you receive this posting!

Stampin' Up! put on regular events for us, either by way of training, or the tour like today. They will be showcasing some new products for us, there will be lots of free goodies given away, and there will be plenty of swapping. These are just SOME of the benefits of being a Demonstrator with Stampin' Up!

If you would like to find out about joining my team, please look HERE. I do have a special offer for September -  A FREE This and That Journal (RRP £9.95) of your choice when you join my team, plus my usual welcome pack.

Back to this evening; I have created some swaps and a name badge for myself - using the Gently Falling Stamp set.  I stamped the leaf in the background with Crumb Cake ink, then added the central leaf and outline on top in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie. 

When we get to the event, we swap our samples with other demonstrators, so I will take 30 of these samples and come with with 30 different ones. It's a great way to get new ideas and samples for future workshops and classes.

I love the 'Just Because' typeface from A Dozen Thoughts sentiment set.

As you can see better from the photo on the right, I added some Crystal Effects to lacquer the front leaves, and I used the 'rock and roll' technique for the same two-tone leaf.

Crystal Effects really make the image pop out and almost 3D. Its a great way to step-up a card or project.

Crystal Effects can be found HERE on the online shop.

As the Crystal Effects need a while (approx 1 hour) to dry, I had to set all my samples out across my craft room, to allow them to dry carefully. Here is the chaos:

Card Swaps as far as the eye can see! and on every flat surface. When allowing your Crystal Effects to dry, do make sure it IS a flat surface or you may find the glue pools in one direction! YES - you can use it as clear glue too!

I will follow this posting with some photos of my swaps.. so come back and have a look for some ideas and inspiration.

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