The sun has finally made an appearance here after what seems like the biblical 40-days-and-40-nights of continuous rain. It’s actually only been about a week of it. And we do live in a rain forest. But it gets old fast. As soon as the sun broke out, I was out for a much-needed walk.
Just before I got out, I spent a little time in my Craft Room working on a Christmas week challenge on Split Coast Stampers. The challenge was to be inspired by a photograph posted by the challenger, who is in the snow in the Pacific Northwest. (ed. note: brrrrr! I’ll take the rain any day!).
Here is my entry into the challenge. Everything that I used in this card is a Stampin’ Up! product. The papers are Rose Red, Regal Rose and Going Gray. I also used Going Gray stamp pad for the gray "doodles" from the Doodle This stamp set (108391). I used Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss powder for the white "doodles" and added a touch of Dazzling Diamonds on some parts of the doodles as well as on the Butterflies. The butterflies were stamped with stamps from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set (111564). To apply the Dazzling Diamonds to the butterflies, I stamped the VersaMark, added Heat and Stick Powder, heated in with the Heat Tool, and then sprinkled on the Dazzling Diamonds. Finally, I set it all with the Heat Tool. The only difference with the Dazzling Diamonds on the doodles was that I used the VersaMarker to add areas where I could apply the Heat and Stick Powder.
Want a demonstration? I’m going to be using these techniques at classes in January 2009–they start next week! Just give me a call (808.854.6145) and we’ll see what time and day works for you!