Hello! Welcome to the November blog hop for the Paper Adventures team.
A bit of background for tonight’s theme for you…
OnStage is Stampin’ Up!’s twice yearly convention, where demonstrator attendees get together for networking, crafting, business building information, and – MOST IMPORTANTLY – advance copies of upcoming catalogues and demonstrations of new products. Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending OnStage in Perth, Western Australia, only 2 hours from home. I received the new Mini Catalague and Sale-a-brations brochure, 3 new stamp sets and some other goodies.
Part of the excitement of the day is Prize Patrol. At registration we are given a number between 1 and 6. At various times through out the day, one of the numbers is called and everyone with that number gets a new stamp set!!
So tonight’s theme is OnStage and we are showcasing projects made with new, not-yet-released products!
For Prize Patrol, Number 5 was lucky for me – it was the first one of the day and I got this gorgeous stamp set ‘Under My Umbrella’. And… it has a coordinating punch!
I had a couple of ideas for a card with this set. I straight away thought of paper piecing – I love stamping on patterned paper. Then I had to decide whether I would do a shaker card with blue glitter for rain or try to recreate a scene with lots of umbrellas strung together.
I think the end result is a mixture of both!
I used retired Brights patterned paper and fussy cut the umbrellas (can’t wait to get the matching punch!!) I stamped the rain drops in Tempting Turquoise (retired but definitely a colour I’ll keep!)
A little shake and all the glitter appears 😀 including some on the bench because I missed sealing the window all the way around – oops.
The umbrella handles were a bit tricky to line up – I stamped them last after all the umbrellas were stuck down. Next time I’ll go one by one I think.
Next in our blog hop is the super talented Mandy (Stampin’ Up! thinks so too as Mandy did an amazing presentation – on stage at OnStage! :D)
Do you find that there was a better way to stamp after your first attempt? I do!!
Thanks for visiting!