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, August 25, 2017

You're the Best!

Hi Stamping Friends!
I have one more card to show you today from a recent class. I'm always trying to showcase different products and different techniques to keep people interested and expand their crafting horizons!  This card did quite a bit of both!  Here it is:

The background was inspired by a Stampin'Up! blog which reminded me about using the sponge brayers to get ink on some paper. I used Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink and Berry Burst with the foam brayers on Shimmer White paper for some extra sparkle. They are fun to use because you have quite a bit of control over how much ink you wish to put on. I then cut out the center with a diamond pattern die from the Oh So Eclectic set.  Then, I ran my piece through the Big Shot with the Ruffles embossing folder and adhered some gold fold paper on the back of it, peeking through the diamond cutouts. That's a few steps for a background, but it was fun! I then used the flowers and leaves in the Oh So Eclectic set to decorate the top, added a sentiment and some gold thread. This was a fun card but it did take some extra time to cut everything out, especially in a class setting. I like to do both - whip a card out in a hurry and take some extra time to make a truly interesting and multi-dimensional card.

It's the weekend!  I will be getting ready for my Holiday Catalog Reveal party!  I hope you can stop by, it will be well worth it, I promise. It is next Tuesday, August 29th, from 3 to 7 p.m. at my home. Please contact me for the rest of the details!

Happy Stampin'!

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