Friday, April 25, 2014

Event Display Stamper Application

Stampin' Up! is offering demonstrators the opportunity to stamp projects for event display boards. To apply two 3-D objects, three card fronts and one scrapbooking page have to be created and posted. I was very excited when Stampin' Up! had chosen me as a display stamper for convention last year and I had a blast creating. I very much enjoy these contests, so I am in for the challenge this year again!

Cuckoo Clock      3-D item #1

This project was a very fun project. I had that idea for quite a while and I am glad I finally was able to put it together. It turned out so real that it is hard to believe that it is entirely made out of card stock. And the best part is, it has a functioning clockwork so it tells you the exact time just like an authentic cuckoo clock.

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Garden Green, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Foil Sheet Gold
Stamps: ABC – 123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers, Lovely As A Tree, Life In The Forest, Hardwood
Ink / Marker: Pacific Point, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Smokey Slate, Real Red, Soft Suede
Accessories: Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Stampin’ Emboss Powder Gold, Framelits Circles Collection and Squares Collection, Spiral Flower Originals Die, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bird Builder Punch, 5/8” Crochet Trim, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Papaya Collage Card      card #1

The Simply Pressed Clay offers endless possibilities. For this card I made little petals from the clay and formed a rose that I colored with my markers.

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Gumball Green
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Postage Due, Very Vintage Wheel, En Francais
Ink / Marker: Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Real Red, Crushed Curry
Accessories: 5/8” Crochet Trim, ½” Seam Binding Ribbon Very Vanilla, Simply Pressed Clay, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Owl Builder Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Honeycomb Embossing Folder

The Open Sea Card      card #2

I wanted to make sure the background stamp is not too overpowering for this card and the focal point remains the porthole. So I transferred ink onto only a limited area of the stamp using a sponge. Then I placed the card stock on the stamp and ever so slightly rubbed over it. Love how it turned out.

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamps: The Open Sea, World Map, Express Yourself
Ink / Marker: Pacific Blue, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy
Accessories: Framelits Circles Collection, 1/8" Mini Brads, Baker's Twine Silver

Simply Sketched Birthday      card #3

For this card I stamped the image as the background and colored it with my blender pen. I love the color combination of gold and blue. It looks so very elegant.

Card Stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Stamps: Simply Sketched
Ink / Marker: Night of Navy
Accessories: Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Gold, Foil Sheet Gold, Glimmer Paper Champagne, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Gold Sequin Trim, Baker’s Twine Gold, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punch, Blender Pen

Sisters      scrapbook page

I really love how this scrapbook page turned out. The Bermuda Bay matting of the photo is so bright that it draws the focus to the picture. Those super cute Hung Up Clips only come in silver, a color that didn’t really fit into my picture. So I heat embossed the clip with Stampin' Emboss Powder Gold. Perfect!

Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Feel Goods
Ink / Marker: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: On Film Framelits Dies, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Hung Up Cute Clips, Stampin’ Emboss Powder Gold, 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon Bermuda Bay, ½” Seam Binding Ribbon Pool Party and Crumb Cake, Natural 5/8“ Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Gold Sequin Trim, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Gold, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Spiral Flower Heart On Canvas      3-D item #2

For this project I added some Pool Party ink to white acrylic paint and painted the canvas with it. I was going for a streaky look to create more depth and interest. So after the canvas was completely covered with acrylic paint I added some more Pool Party ink in certain areas as long as the paint was still wet. Then I used my Flowering Flourishes stamp set to stamp my background image on the canvas. To stamp on the canvas I did not attach my stamp to the clear block. I just inked it up and positioned it on the canvas. I wanted to have a very subtle background so I very gently rubbed over the stamp and the ink transfers onto the canvas.

Card Stock: Real Red
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes
Ink / Marker: Pool Party
Accessories: Spiral Flower Originals Die