Sunday, May 30, 2010

Demonstrator Cards from Demo Meeting

I told you yesterday I would try to send you some pictures of the demonstrations that Carrie Rhoades did at our Demonstrators Meeting for May. I obviously need some picture taking lessons; I think it's the lighting I choose or don't choose that things come out washed out looking or orange.... If I use my flash in dark areas, it washes things out...... anyway, you get the idea... this first card is using the new Motorcycle Stamp in the back of the new Summer Mini catalog on page 31. This is the only stamp and you can purchase it for $8.95. Carrie used the new Square Lattice Embossing folder on the black, and also used a white crayon on the areas of the motorcycle she wanted to highlight, then she rubbed ink over the whole Glossy White cardstock, then wiped any ink off the crayon areas (crayon resist technique). To save area being spritzed; she put the entire card together before she used the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz shown on page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalog.

This next card, she showed us how to make our own Template for the Big Shot using the Daisy Die. She took a 5"x6" piece of cardstock and then cuts lots of the smaller daisies with the big shot. She glued two daisies together for each impression and glued them each onto the 5x6" piece of cardstock. Then using the acrylic pads and the Multi-Purpose pad she ran this yellow piece of cardstock on top of the template through the Big Shot and wa-la..... a daisy template. The rest is pretty self explanatory (cutting the large daisies and glueing them together. The center of the flower is fun because it's a circle of chocolate chip cardstock and worked heavily with the bone folder until the paper split in half. Using the inside of the circle, it's sort of velvety looking, she glued that in the center.

What do you think of this bee? How cute is this. You can see Carrie again used the daisy template for the background and used one of the texture plates for the red cardstock for texture. The bee is made from punches. The head is using one of the hearts from the trio heart punch. the eyes are using two different sized circle punches and the body is using a larger circle.... I can't remember the sizes of the circles without actually trying to put it together. The stripes on the bee are just irregular strips of cardstock, glued on and trimmed with your paper snips. this heart is using another of the hearts from the Trio Heart Punch. The wings were punched using the oval punch and white cardstock and then two more punched with vellum cardstock. The stinger and antenaes were just cut with the paper snips. I think this is so darling. Oh, and the diamond pattered paper behind the bee is using the new Presto Patterns Specialty Paper shown on page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalog. This paper is white with glossy designs.... you reveal the pattern by using the Smooch Spritz or by using your sponge daubers and rubbing the ink on, then wiped off with a tissue to remove any ink from the glossy pattern. The basic portion of the paper is just heavy cardstock so you can also use your aqua painter, brayer or pastels.

This last card is again using the homemade daisy template and the daisy die for the Big Shot. Carrie used her sponge dauber and highlighted the centers of the background daisies in this sample. She also used the Pink Hearts Border Punch. the really fun part of this is the center of the yellow daisies. Using the Tombow Liquid Glue she added the Black Chunky glitter. The glitter really made the card.

She made other samples as well, but the pictures didn't turn out at all. One of the other fun things she made was a really gorgeous flower using the new Bigz Die in the Summer Mini Catalog shown on page 27. Using the leaf, she sponged the outside edges in a pink color and the center using a yellow ink and curled the petals. She used 5 petals for the flower. They were all glued together at the small end to make the flower and inserted a half pearl in the center. she attached the flower to the outside of the Basket in the Basket & Blooms Bigz xl dies for the Big Shot. Really Cute!!! She had decided to try to make the flower because she thought she could recreate a flower she got on the incentive trip (paid by Stampin' UP!) in Hawaii.
I hope that gave you some more ideas of how we as demonstrators keep in touch with each other and help each other out as well as the other benefits we receive. We all enjoy each other immensely and gain lots of information and knowledge from each other to help us with our business.
The $99.00 Demonstrator Kit is such a great buy for all of you that have already acquired a boatload of products. Give me a call or email me with any questions any of you might have in getting started in a really fun occupation that you can enjoy and make extra money for things you have been wanting..... or.... even just to support your creative habit.
Aloha for tonight

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