I was lucky enough to be able to attend this years Stampin'Up! event here in Ottawa.
We got a sneak peek for the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogues and got to play with some of the stamp sets. We also were able to place a pre-pre-order for certain supplies.... cannot wait to get them in few weeks time!
Here are the cards we created during the event. The lighting in the room was horrible for crafting, so placement of the stamps was a bit tricky, plus we got some super green baby wipes to clean the stamps, but they bled right through, so you got ink all over, and until we realized that, I got some ink from my fingers on my card stock (the first card). And this was not like my card classes, where you get replacement pieces, so I had to stick to the one I had :-)
The first card was made using the 'Party Animal Suite' which includes 'Balloon Adventures' photopolymer stamp set, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Washi tape, Emerald Envy 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Party Animal Embellishment (balloon and party hat) and Balloon Pop-Up thinlits dies (used inside the card).
The colours in this suite are: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pasific Point, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.
Here is a close up of the balloon embellishment piece. It has a little loop at the top, so that you can string your yarn through it. The party hat is blue, and also has that loop at the top.
The Balloon Pop-Up thinlit cuts the pop-up insert (used in this card) plus it has balloon shapes etc in it. the pop-up die scores the lines. we just stamped the balloons from the stamp set on the cut out. I added some swirly stamps to the sides, where I placed my inky fingers. Also one of my balloons got some ink, so added a little bit of swirls there too :-)
The second card set we created was using 'Sending Love Suite' which includes 'Sealed with Love' stamp set, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (6x6"), Mini paper clips combo pack, Sending Love ribbon combo pack (1/8" grosgrain ribbon in Real Red and Whisper White), Sending Love Embellishments (wood), Sending Love Glassine Sheets and Love Notes Framelits dies (hearts, arrows, mini envelopes and heart border. The colours in this suite are: Real Red and Whisper White.
The first note card has a die cut heart and arrow and a wooden embellishment.
The second note card has a die cut arrow and the third note card has a mini envelope made from glassine sheet with an insert.
The third card uses 'Falling in Love' suite, which includes Falling for You stamp set (which we didn't actually use), Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (HAS BOKEH DESIGNS!!!), Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon, Lace Doilies (one side whisper white, the other very vanilla!!), Falling in Love embellishments, Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
The colours in this suite are: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum and Very Vanilla.
And the last card is using a paper from Sale-A-Bration catalogue, called 'Inside the lines' designer series paper. As the name says, it is like a colouring paper, it only has lines and you can colour the paper what ever way you wish, or leave it black and white.
And we used the NEW WATERCOLOUR PENCILS! It is SOOOO great to have the watercolour pencils back, specially since the blendabilities were discontinued, we were lacking on colouring tools. In this card, we coloured one of the pieces using the new watercolour pencils. Since the lighting in the room was so poor, I could not tell how my colouring looked, so it is not as smooth as I wish it would be. We blended the colours using Blender Pen, but you can also use the Aquapainter.
Hope you enjoyed these cards. I cannot give the credits to the designers, as for the life of me I cannot remember which one of the demonstrators showcasing these sets had designed them. But it was not me :-)
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks!
Tomorrow I will post my MOJO Monday card, which uses one of the new stamp sets.