Monday, December 3, 2012

New Demo Congrats

  Where are the days going??  I just realized that I haven't posted a project since last Tuesday!  Yikes!  I have things to show you but it's just a matter of taking the photos and getting them ready to post.  Hopefully I can find time to do all that this week….among about 20 other things on my "to-do" list!

  I made this card to send to a new demo who recently joined my team.  Jen is an old stamping buddy from Richmond who moved to Boston and couldn't resist the great deal of the Starter Kit and the free ink pad set (only good until Dec. 16), not to mention the discount!  If you're looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the Boston area just let me know and I'll get you hooked up with Jen!

  I used the current Fab Friday sketch because that large center panel just has so many possibilities.  I haven't used the Moving Forward set too much since I got it but I think it has great images.  I got a little fussy with this one and used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the trike just right.  First, I colored the trike with Calypso Coral and Basic Black markers.  I omitted the basket and the spokes on the wheels.  Then I went back and colored the basket and spokes with my (retired) Versamarker.  I lined everything back up with the Stamp-a-ma-jig and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  It looks neat in real life since the metallic parts of the bike are raised and shiny.

  I added some punched flowers and silver brads to complete the scene.  The banner was handcut and underneath the 1/8" black taffeta bow is a bitty button that's hard to see.  The little strip of DSP is a section that I cut from one of the Patio Party DSP patterns.

  I've got to go start checking things off my list on this busy Monday morning!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Moving Forward, Pennant Parade

Ink: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Versamarker

Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Patio Party DSP

Accessories: corner rounder, rhinestones, Itty Bitty punch pack, silver e.p., Bitty Button, 1/8" taffeta ribbon, silver brads


  1. Cute as can be, Amanda! Your cards are always so happy - they make me smile :) Good luck to your friend, Jen! Hope she does very well! Thanks for sharing, and have a great evening!

  2. I love how the little flowers trail out behind the trike. So cute! Congrats on your new recruit.


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