I have never really been a card maker. I’m a scrapbooker really. I love all things paper, photos and memory keeping. I have found it quite difficult to make cards which is silly considering card making is just a smaller canvas to work on.
Since joining Stampin’ Up! I have loved the ease of card making. My friend, Jillian, asked me last week if I was a card maker now. To be honest, I don’t know. It still makes me a little nervous but I’m getting better and it is getting easier. I’ve loved using the Stampin’ Up! supplies to make my cards and pages because everything co-ordinates. Ink, ribbon, cardstock, patterned paper. I’m in heaven. It’s taken a lot of the guess work out of scrapbooking and card making and I love it. I need all the time I can get with my busy family. I just get to create now and not worry if a certain shade of green actually matches. It all works. I love it. Did I say that enough times?
Here are a few of my recent cards.
This is a very simple design using Daffodil Delight cardstock and ink. I stamped the Inspired by Nature stamp in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock. I then turned the stamp over and used the other side of Inspired by Nature in Pumpkin Pie. I mounted the stamped images on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I just didn’t realise how easy and effective this card was going to be. I don’t know that I’ll ever get over how easy it is to make the element look good because they coordinate so well when you match the cardstock with the inks.
When I attended my first demonstration as hostess, not the demonstrator, my now upline showed us how to use the blender pens. I remember thinking how cool it looked and how amazing it was that I was able to use the ink pads and the blender pens to colour my images. When I received my kit and actually used the blender pens I was blown away by how effective and easy they were to use. The above image is my first ever attempt at using the blender pens to colour in.
These papers are also in the 21st Dec – 3 Jan sale. They are called Just Add Cake. This stamp set is also in the sale next month from the 4th of Jan. This stamp set is called Pocket Silhouettes. I love this Little Leaf sizzlits die too. I love these colours together.
Don’t forget to let me know if you want to order any of the sale items. Last time items sold out really quickly. I’m placing an order tonight as soon as they open.