Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Onstage Swaps

I spent last weekend at Stampin' Up's Onstage event in Telford. Onstage is a demonstrator event where we get to meet up with our fellow demonstrators, have some business training, see lots of inspirational ideas, do some crafting and most importantly - see the new Spring/Summer and Saleabration catalogues for the first time!
 
One of my favourite things about SU events like Onstage, is swapping with other demonstrators, it's a great way to get lots of new ideas and inspiration!
 
My swap for this year was based on a card from Michelle Last using the baby wipe technique. This technique is one of my favourites as it's so easy to do and the results are slightly different each time.
I used the Wonderous Wreath Stamp set and my re-inkers to achieve this autumnal look.
Simply place a baby wipe onto a non porous surface (I use a large clear stamp block) as the ink will leak through.
 Add the re-inker a drop at a time to create your own ink pad. I started out with 5 drops of each colour and added additional reinker until there was no white space remaining. I placed my ink in a circular shape to match the stamp I would be using which is why there is no ink in the centre of my wipe.
The re-inker colours I used were Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. The moisture of the baby wipe allows the colours to blend and mingle which is perfect to capture the array of colours found in Autumn leaves.
 Simply stamp as you would with a normal ink pad. When you have finished, you can save your custom ink pad for future use by sealing in a polybag.
To complete my swap I used my Gold Wink Of Stella pen to add a sparkle to the leaves and finished with a simple greeting.
I made 50 swaps altogether and below you can see the swaps I received in return.
First the card fronts and other flat swaps
3D items
 I'll be back to share more news from Telford later this week.

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