Ooh, I love me a bit of glimmer glamour! And Stampin’ Up’s Glimmer paper is *amazing*! (Not to mention that it doesn’t “shed” glitter like oh so many brands of glittery papers do.
As I mentioned yesterday, this card is courtesy of the very lovely Fiona, who is a part of our larger Stampin’ Up! team of demonstrators. She is not in my direct line (as in I wasn’t recruited by her or her team, and she wasn’t recruited by me or mine), but she is effectively on another “branch” of our Stampin’ family tree! My upline is also her upline, so we are effectively sisters 🙂 Pip and Fiona run quarterly joint team training days for their teams, and as we no longer have Cate, who was our “mummy” upline who was much more local to us all than Natalie who is in Croyden. We do attend some of Natalie’s training, but it is quite a way to go! I am very lucky that the girls have “adopted” me as part of their team training crew and so I get to attend their team gatherings, which is great. We had a Christmassy-themed gathering on Saturday and made a number of gorgeous projects including cards, gift boxes, note-sets, and thank you notes. The girls are so creative with their designs, I find them very inspiring! We even did a messy technique which made me cringe at the thought of it, but in actuality I loved it and will definitely be using it again soon 🙂
I will be sharing those projects with you soon – once I get the photos edited and uploaded (as always!). They are very nice. We also did swaps with 14 of the attendees, so there are a number of other inspiring items to share with you all through those. Once again, I was very pleased with my swap. I had a bit of a “moment” and was inspired to use Blushing Bride with Cucumber Crush and then I was not quite sure if the colours would actually work together or not. In the event, they really did work together, and I was pleased with the effect. So I will be sharing the results of that little “experiment” with you next week. I was encouraged that it wasn’t just me going mad when a number of the people at training also commented that they liked the combination of that particular pink and green, which was a nice feeling!
Going back to the glimmer tree with its glimmer banners of shine, I think it is pretty much self-explanatory when I tell you that it uses the Peaceful Pines dies along with a sentiment from the Perfect Pines stamp set. Add a bit of Designer Series Papers, a couple of colours of glimmer papers, and a Real Red card base embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – and that’s about it. If you have any questions, though, then please don’t hesitate to ask and I will answer what I can and get Fiona to help if there’s anything “odd” which comes up.
If possible I will be back again tomorrow with a share to make up for missing my Tuesday post, and if not I will be sure to be back on Tuesday. Have a happy and safe Hallowe’en on Saturday, and it will be November before we know it! Have you started on your Christmas cards yet? If not, why not?! You’d best get a move on. I will be sharing some quick and easy card ideas here to help you out on that front, so be sure to pop back regularly – I try to ensure I share posts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for your crafty delectation! Do let me know if you want me to endeavour to include some fireworks and bonefire/ autumnal cards in my crafty offerings in the upcoming weeks – I would love to know what you would like to see on here?
“See” you soon!
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Stamp Set: Peaceful Pines.