I mentioned in my last post that I attended OnStage on Saturday. When I signed up to Stampin’ Up! it was, as everyone always says, for the discount! I didn’t intend to try to make a business out of it. I was going to be a hobby demo. The thing is, I love it so much that I like to share it. I love seeing people make their first card and being amazed that they made it. One of the nicest things that someone said recently about a card they made at my class was that they’d pay for it in a shop – it was that good.
So, back to OnStage. What a fabulous event! We spend all day hearing about the new products, playing with them and being encouraged to do whatever we want to improve our business. There’s no hard sell. You’re as welcome as a hobby demo as you are being the number one demo globally (that’s Mary Fish, in case you are wondering). I’ve made wonderful friends being part of this family and I really mean that, it’s a family. I’m doubly lucky that my sister is part of this too. So, the next Onstage event is in Amsterdam and we (Europe) get to host the Live event which a Thursday to Saturday extravaganza of crafting! Want to come? Join my team. It’s that simple.
You are probably thinking I don’t have a card and am waffling on again. But I do! It’s a sneak peek of one of the new sets – Dragonfly Dreams. I love dragonflies so I was was especially excited when this set was revealed. Even better that I got this for free on Saturday! Here’s my card:
I wiped the Shimmery White cardstock all over with embossing buddy before I started, as Archival Black takes a while to dry on this cardstock. I stamped the body and wing detail in the black and then stamped the more solid wings (it’s a two part stamp) using a pad made with a babywipe. I put drops of Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Versamark and used that to fill in the wings. I then used gold embossing powder and heated it and as you’ll see, the Archival Black hadn’t dried fully as the body and part of the wing detail are gold rather than black. When I do this again I’ll be less heavy handed with the Versamark to see how that works, but I love this, I have to admit! The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I have a skinny mat of Bermuda Bay and the base is Rich Razzleberry.
Hope you like my first sneak peek – there are plenty more coming!
See you on Sunday.