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!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Thankful and Blessed featuring the new metallic-Copper!

I've learned something about myself in the last couple of years. I've always known I'm not a super "blingy" person and that comes across in my creative endeavors. However, a touch of silver, gold or copper go a long way to perk up a design that is otherwise a little flat and needing some attention!  Stampin'Up! has carried silver and gold papers, inks, embossing powders, threads and buttons for some time, but now SU carries copper! I'm having fun experimenting and one of the best ways is to use some copper-accented Designer Series Paper such as "Petals and Paisleys". Here's a card we made using two of the papers in this pack this week:

There's alot going on here!  We embossed a piece of copper foil paper with the Pretty Paisleys folder. We cut out some navy and copper accent pieces with the Paisley Framelit dies and added some copper metallic thread. This card was a little hard to photograph with my lighting, but I hope you can see all the metallic elements and know that they are copper and not gold!  Here's the inside of the card, using the Paisleys and Posies stamp set:

Quick tip and trick.... when you have photopolymer stamps, you can mount multiple stamps on a single acrylic block and stamp the images all at once... Works great and that's what we did here.

Here's a better look at the paper in this DSP pack:

I can't wait to experiment with some of the other papers!  I have a card buffet coming up next Tuesday if you are interested in making some cards and playing with paper and ink. Contact me for details!

Have a great weekend and GO CATS!!

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