At a workshop earlier this week this is the card I demonstrated for the make and take. It showed how using background stamps can be used to add depth and more interest to your projects. Here I stamped the Paisley background in orchid opulence onto the same cardstock. I used the scallop edge border punch to create a border for my main image and matted it onto my base card. Using the fabulous and versatile Lovely As a Tree set I stamped in elegant eggplant onto whisper white and punched two holes in one end to add some ribbon and adhered the whole thing onto my card with dimensionals. Finally I used the large oval and scalloped oval punches and Oval All stamp set to add a greeting. I also doodle dotted around the greeting. This card shows that you can start with minimum ink pads and colours of cardstock , but can create lovely cards just like anyone else. Pop back tomorrow for another card that uses limited colours!
Once everyone had a go the hostess's husband asked me what he could do with the tool kit and one thing I showed him was the use of the paper piercer to add patterns to cardstock.
The cards everyone made were beautiful and very different. That's one thing I love about being an Independent Stampin'UP! demonstrator I get to meet some super people and learn lots of new ideas as they get to grips with our wonderful products.
Remember that you can earn a free background stamp during June and July and even an ink pad to go with it! Just contact me to find out how!
Bye for now