After waaaaay too long I finally hosted a get-together of my Nancy's Nifty Notes Team in mid-June. We had a great time discussing the 2017-18 Annual Catalog in detail while eating lunch. Then we got crafty, making cards we'd each prepared for the event.
This is the card I made, CASE'd from Jackie Bolhuis. It uses a background technique on Glossy Paper (so glad we're carrying this again!) called polished stone. It's done by saturating a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, then putting drops of reinker on it and dabbing it onto glossy paper. The alcohol makes the ink spread, but it dries quickly so that it doesn't get muddy. For this project we used Melon Mambo, Powder Pink and Calypso Coral inks.
The focal image is from the new stamp set, Crafting Forever. It's stamped in Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White cardstock. Did you know that this is a good choice when you want to do some quick watercoloring without using Watercolor Paper? Its coating holds up to the water and painting better than Whisper White. We used a variety of inks to color in the image, and cut it out with the largest oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits. It's matted with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. The sentiment is also stamped with Archival Black ink. Be careful when stamping on the glossy cardstock that your stamp doesn't slip!
Ellen brought this fun landscape card featuring the High Tide stamp set. Lots of masking and sponging and heat embossing combine to make this spectacular card.
And Nickie brought this great masculine card. It was well-timed to be either for Father's Day or Birthday. I chose birthday because I already had a card for Glenn for Father's Day. We used the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders to deboss (the impression goes down instead of up as when we emboss) the Happy, then masked the edges using sticky notes and stamped one of the Timeless Textures stamps over the word. The "Birthday" or "Father's Day" stamp is from Crazy About You. We had the choice of using Candy Dots or Urban Underground Embellishments, which I used on my version below. I colored them with a Bronze Sharpie marker to coordinate better with the Soft Suede on the card.
Even though only a few of us could make it to this meeting, we had a great time. Want in on the fun? These meetings are just one of the perks of being part of my team (in addition to getting all your stamping supplies at a discount, of course!). We've had members "attend" from afar via FaceTime or Skype, so no matter where you are you're welcome! Anytime is a great time to join, but this July is particularly good because:
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!