Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Back to the Holidays!

I apologize for being AWOL for a couple of weeks. As with many of you, life got in the way. You might think that all that matters to me is making cards, if you only knew about my blog and Stampin'Up! business, but in reality, that's a small part of who I am. My biggest challenge right now is honoring my parents as I care for them in their golden years. The details are just that... details, but I'm busy, to say the least!

Anyway, I continue to make cards and create and have classes!  I need this outlet more than ever some days!  I want to share a fun card today that features a gorgeous cardinal image. It's from the "Joyful Season" stamp set, featured in the holiday catalog. Here's my card....

I actually stamped the bird, branches and sentiment on vellum card stock. It' was a great way to be able to "see through" the paper and use the Designer Series Paper on the background. One word of caution, you can't use this technique if you are in a hurry!  It takes a long time for the ink to set on vellum. A heat gun helps a little, but you can easily burn your vellum, so be careful!  I set my vellum stamped piece aside for the day and finished the card the next day.  What do you think?

There's an icon to the right that you can click on to see all the great new products in the Holiday catalog and order if you like!
Happy Stampin'!

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