Well it is that exciting time of the year again when Stampin' Up demonstrators from all around the globe gather together to have fun crafting time...OnStage! This year I will be heading down to Vancouver, and I am super excited!
Card swapping is an important part of this event. You get to meet new friends and also get lots of cool project ideas from fellow demonstrators! So for my swaps this year, I needed something that would be easy to mass-produce. Here's what I came up with...
I decided to make 40 cards this year, in 4 different colors for additional fun! Here's a quick video of how I made these cards.
All my cards had a Whisper White card base (A2 size) and a mat piece of Basic Black cardstock (5 1/4" x 4"). To save paper I cut out the inside of my Basic Black cardstock and trimmed it to 4 1/4" x 2 7/8" for the layering piece, and then punched out the middle of it for my sentiment piece using the Everyday Label Punch.
I started by stamping my images on a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4" x 2 5/8") using my Memento ink, then I colored them in using my Blends in Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. I used the stamp set Love What You Do for this. Moving on, I gold heat embossed my sentiment piece which comes from the same stamp set. Next are my butterflies from the Butterfly Gala. I stamped them on a piece of vellum with Versamark then gold-heat embossed them before cutting them out using the Butterfly Duet punch.
Then it's just running my cardstock through the BigShot with the Country Floral embossing folder with ink on one side. For the green card I used Pear Pizzazz cardstock with my Mossy Meadow ink pad. I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the red card with Merry Merlot ink pad. For the yellow card I used Crushed Curry ink pad on my Daffodil Delight cardstock. And lastly for the blue card I used Bermuda Bay cardstock with my Coastal Cabana ink pad.
Finally it's just a matter of putting my card together. And as usual, I cannot have a project with no shimmer so I had to add some Wink of Stella on my embossed flowers. And those are my swaps, hopefully those who will receive them will like 'em! I must say that using my Stamparatus to create these cards was a huge time-saver! Mass-producing was a cinch! Thank heavens for our handy-dandy tools. Anyway hope you liked today's project and see y'all next time! Happy crafting!