I posted yesterday when I share from a recent event with a local demonstrator get together here in Tasmania where a group of local demos near me gathered with our DDM Clare Langsford to catch up.
I had the pleasure and delight of being asked to demonstrate at this event.
I shared yesterday on a post a couple of the cards using the Crafting with You bundle and I wanted to share again today a couple more cards that I demonstrated.
When I was thinking of a theme or topic of what I would demonstrate I decided on focusing on the new colours that we had on offer with colour refresh but also in the economic climate we are living in at the moment and with our customers being perhaps more frugal with their supplies getting the most out of our supplies.
So pulling the theme out of the lovely Bruno Bertucci’s book – I went with scrappy strip technique and thought of different ways to use paper strips and tried different techniques of not throwing away those scraps and showing your customers different ways of using those scraps and not having them go to waste – but also perhaps explore new colour combinations with those new colours!
It’s great way for myself I know to explore and get used to the new colours and have a play!
If you missed yesterday’s post, here is a look at a couple of pictures from the event that I attended and some pictures of my demonstration.
It’s been a little while since I have done any kind of presenting of teaching, so I was a little bit nervous…
Here is a look at the finished projects…
Here is a look at a very simple card to start!
This one is using a simple white notecard. This is a great way to start with a beginner because these are easy to have on hand.
What I did with this technique is simply added strips of the new In Colours. (P.S I did not have the cardstock so I actually used the In Colour Designer Series Paper) to a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. I have found it easiest to add some Adhesive sheet to my piece of Basic White before adhering my paper strips as this makes this process a lot easier. I have then die cut out the large background solid shape from the Love For You dies to create a shadow behind which I added the detailed “So Much Love” this creates a fun stripey look behind my words and a fun focal point. It also was a great introduction to using the new In Colours and using up those scraps.
Here is a close up look at the finished card.
I popped my focal point up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a little bit of Wild Wheat ribbon and some of the new In Colours dot.
It’s a fun way to use some scraps a create a fun focal point.
Here is another card that uses some scrap strips but this time with cardstock scraps. This one uses some of the new core colours that have been introduced.
For this card I have used one of the Kraft Notecards. and then adhere my strips of alternating colours of cardstock strips directly to my Kraft Notecard, and trimmed the edges using my trimmer.
Here is a look at the colour combination I have used…
Here is a close up look at the finished card. As a focal point, I have used the Alphabet A La Mode dies and cut the word ‘Friend’ from a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using the negative piece to allow the paper strips to still remain visible. I have softened the edges of the piece by using a Blending Brush and some Crumb Cake ink.
I added some simple decoration by using the Cheerful Daisies bundle and stamping in some Berry Burst, Fresh Freesia and Lost Lagoon before die cutting with the corresponding dies. I have added some Adhesive Backed Solid Gems to embellish.
These cards whilst simple show that you can really utilise those scraps you have laying around to their full potential and not let anything in your craft room go to waste. Everything can be utilised and used on a card! This also makes for fun ways to play with colour combinations, particularly when coming up with new ones.
I hope that you enjoyed seeing these couple of samples that I had to share today.
I had so much fun demonstrating at this invite and it was a delight to be asked.
I have shared all the supplies I have used on these project, all of which are available in my store here.
Until next time, crafty hugs. xx