Sorry I've been MIA for awhile – crazy busy with our youngest graduating High School, a new car and my Annual Open House all happening in one week!
The Open House was awesome - I had over 70 people drop in to shop, complete make n' takes and take pictures of our displays. Thanks to Liane, Farah & Sandi for all your help!
The make n' take tables look empty as this was the beginning of the night – it got crowded later on but then I never remember to take a picture when it's busy.
Here are some cards I made for the event display boards.
This is the awesome Circle Circus stamp set that's been embossed in white on shimmery white cardstock. The cardstock has been spritzed liberally with water and then reinkers have been used to colour the paper. The embossing powder resists the ink. This is the technique that's been all over the blogs lately – original technique was developed by Chrystal French.
The colours on this card are Crushed Curry (my new favourite) and Melon Mambo. The Modern Label punch has been teamed with the Movers & Shapers Big Shot matching cutout to create the layered effect. I love the sentiments from the new Teeny Tiny stamp set. Everything is "tied" together with the new polka dot ribbon.
This is another card using the Karen Bernoe scrap mat – I use this layout over and over again! This time it's the new Autumn Days stamp set. I used the Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry papers (textured in 8 1/2 x 11!) and inks along with the matching polka dot ribbon.
This uses the Circle Circus stamp set and the Versamark Resist technique. The card was made with the Mover & Shapers die for the Big Shot. You can punch the window out anywhere on the front of the card and then the matching punch can be used as a slightly smaller layer!
Sorry for the picture quality – this was one of the make n' takes – designed by Liane Binder. It's the Circle Circus stamp set stamped in black ink. The Bermuda Bay adds a little punch to the card.
Notice how the scallop circle punch fits the image perfectly – they're very sneaky at SU! – the images in this set all fit in one punch or another.