Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lovely Fall Birthday

There's a technique I was introduced to awhile back that I hadn't had a chance to try yet, until now!  It's making your own ink pad using regular white felt sheets from the fabric store and reinkers!  I chose some fall colors and added drops of ink to 4 layers of white felt. I tried to add the ink blots next to each other, but not overlapping so my colors wouldn't run together. I think chose some stamps featuring leaves and went to town!  Here's the result:

I love the leaves!  This looks just like the mountain scenery I see every day and boy was it fun to make. The other fun technique I did was to use an embossing folder as a stamp. You'll have to look really close, but I used my honeycomb embossing folder, inked it up with Sahara Sand and placed my card into the folder and just rubbed it with my hand.  I wanted a very faint look, but not plain background. It's a great way to get more mileage out of an embossing folder.

We are making this card and more at my class tonight (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) and tomorrow (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.). I still have some seats at the table so let me know if you want to come!  You'll love it!

Happy Stampin'!

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