How did you enjoy the ESAD Blog Hop earlier this week? So many fabulous ideas, and all so totally different, that today I am doing it all again with some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls.
When new catalogues come out, one thing Stampin' Up! demonstrators LOVE to do is participate in card swaps so we can share all sorts of ideas and inspiration with each other. It's a great way to get lots of samples of finished cards, without having to buy all the stamp sets in the catalogue.
If that interests you, you should seriously consider joining Stampin' Up! on an active team like ours where you not only meet awesome stamping friends, but you get lots of opportunities to stamp with them and share your creativity. Ask one of us today (after you've done a full lap of the blog hop!).
Today for my post, I want to show you two different cards I made, with the same stamp set, for two different card swaps.
The Stamp set is from the Sparkly Season Bundle
As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew it was going to have to join my collection as I just love the nutcracker stamp - reminds me of the beautiful collection my favourite auntie used to bring out each Christmas to decorate her house.
I stamped the Nutcracker on the new Thick Whisper White card and water-coloured it using the aquapainter with Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green ink pads and then some tiny touches of extra shading with the Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Smoky Slate markers.
Yes, I had to make 12 cards for the swap . . .
For the other card swap, I chose to use the ballerina stamp from the same bundle of products.
This one is also water-coloured, but because she is such a tiny image, I decided to step her up into a shaker card, and I chose to use several bits out of the To You and Yours Shaker Card Kit - this is such an awesome kit with so many bits and pieces in it!
Here's a close up of some of the gorgeous sparkly sequins from the kit, surrounding the tiny dancer. So cute!
Plenty of other bits and pieces to use in the Shaker Card Kit, and plenty more stamps in the Sparkly Season stamp set that I haven't used yet!
Well, if you arrived from Jenny's blog, then it's time to let you continue on the blog hop. If you are just joining us here, click the Next button at the bottom of each post to travel through the blog hop. We hope you are inspired to get creating with the new Holiday Catalogue.
The next blog in the hop belongs to the delightful Tina Gillespie.
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