When I was asked to give a presentation during our Stampin’ Up! incentive trip, I was both honored and elated. Six demonstrators shared projects and tips over a three-hour period in the Stampin’ Up! Hospitality Suite while many of the top demonstrators from all over the world stood in front of us to listen to our presentations. No pressure – no, none at all. Here’s a quick photo of me at my table:
What a handsome fellow, huh? 🙂 This picture was snapped by Becky Roberts – it was so fun to hang out with her and her family this past week. As part of my presentation, I shared my takes on the 2014-2016 In Colors – a comparison of the 2014-2016 In Colors to similar colors in our color current color family (you can see those cards here) and some pairings of the 2014-2016 In Colors with complementary colors (you can those cards here). I also shared some projects I made with a new stamp set called What’s Your Type?.
What’s Your Type? is a two-step photopolymer stamp set (available in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog). While the set is brilliantly designed to create every letter of the alphabet (in combination with one another), the shapes and patterns are perfect for other images. They can be used to make an abstract background pattern or to create actual images. In yesterday’s project, I created a flower-pot (see that project here). In honor of this trip, I also combined the shapes to create a boat. Here’s my card:
- Let’s All Do the Wave. To create this look of waves at the base of the Whisper White card stock, I stamped this zig-zag pattern from Work of Art (available in the 2014-2015 Annual. I repeated the image on the base of the card stock to continue the waves beyond the surface of the circle.
- Boat Builder. The boat is built from the combination of the shallow moon shapes (solid and striped) and the triangle shape (solid and striped). I stamped the striped triangle a second time and then snipped the longest band to use as a mast.
- Banner. This banner was the perfect accent for my boat. It helps to add a little motion to the scene. I stamped the image from Itty Bitty Banners, cropped it with Bitty Banners Framelits and then cropped off part of the right end so that the banner would be flush with the mast.
Stamp Sets: What’s Your Type? (sneak peek), Work of Art (sneak peek), Itty Bitty Banners Papers: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White Inks: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Real Red, Crumb Cake Accessories: Circles Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I’m sharing more about this trip tomorrow, so please come back.
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