I was lucky enough to have been asked to be a Display Stamper for this year's convention. I was waiting for convention to be over to share pictures of my projects online, but now that convention has come and gone, I can finally show you what I've been working on while I was MIA from my blog in June.
I thought it would make sense to share the very first project I put together when my box of new supplies arrived to begin. I knew I would have to keep up the pace to be done in time, so I decided to start with the scrapbook pages first since they are generally more time-consuming than cards are (for me, at least - but you know how involved my pages are). I reached for the You're Amazing set and looked through my pictures to find something that would work. I found this picture of my dad taken on the golf course when we all went to play together a couple of years ago. ("Play" golf is a loose term, as I generally have to swing three times before sending both the ball and a divot flying a few feet in front of me!) I wanted to use some of the new In Colors as well, and they worked great with the picture. Since the In Color are darker this year, they'll be wonderful to use on masculine projects.
TIP: Wondering how I created the circles in the background? They are actually the leftover rubber rings you get from the Daydream Medallions set!! Don't throw those out - they are great on their own to create frames or background!
The little hearts patterned paper comes from the Patio Party DSP pack. The page title was created using the Apothecary Accents Framelits and a sentiment from the You're Amazing stamp set. I embossed the back piece using the Houndstooth embossing folder and I added two small hearts on each side of the main panel - one punched out of Raspberry cardstock and the other, a clear Bitty button. The background was embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder (one of my personal fave) and I handcut the words to pop them up on Dimensionals. I also used a second image from the set (the elephant) and a second Framelits from the same set to create my corner accent. I layered the die-cut image over the Lattice die-cut, which I cut out of two colours of cardstock and pieced back again on the page. My advice for you is to cover the back of the cardstock with a piece of Big Shot adhesive sheet before die-cutting the Lattice. Then, all you have to do is peel off the back and the pieces are ready to glue in place. Such a time-saving step! I added a banner die-cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits and added the date with a matching marker.
At left, I added a piece of Gumball Green ribbon, a piece of rickrack die-cut with the Tasteful Trims die and a row of tickets that I stamped repeatedly with the use of the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig and handcut. I added a line of piercing in between each ticket to mimick real ones.
I handwrote my sentiment with a white gel pen. I didn't like how it was floating around on the page, so I pulled out my paper piercer and mat pack and added piercing around it to link it to the page. Then, to mirror the piercing, I did the same thing at the top of the picture - and it just so happened to line up perfectly with part of the picture, so it looks like I've thought of everything! (I hadn't - just a happy coincidence!)
I had some Regals Design buttons on hand, so I added a few to my background to some of the stamped circles. Such a fun touch!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Tu es incroyable (You're Amazing), Daydream Medallions scrap rubber (circles)
Cardstock: Midnight Muse
Designer paper: Patio Party
Inks: Midnight Muse, Versamark
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Houndstooth embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits,
Regals Design buttons, Lattice die, Big Shot adhesive sheets