Ok guys….I have taken the tired to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. I have so very many things to show you. And such little energy to muster up to do it, lol. This card is one of my favorites that I have created….just thinking about the work to write this makes me want to take a nap!
Last weekend my two co-workers and I hosted INStage – which was a huge success! But as with any big event – it was a lot of prep work, set up, the day of the event – and then usual unpack and decompress day….(oh, wait, there was no time for that!)
This is one of the projects we did that day during one of my presentations. During INStage we did FIFTEEN projects! We swapped, we stamped, we shared – all those things that Demonstrators do when we get together.
This card was part of my die cutting class. I have not watched anything on the all the rage “Floating Frame” technique – nor seen any samples of it. Except a mock up done by one of my co-presenters. This card was inspired slightly by that.
And by Him.
Well – not so much by him, lol. But for our event we were working with the short list of stamps that we knew would be carried over into the new catalog – and Tropical Chic was one of them. I love those dies. While working on the cards, I had been thinking of the museum.
When Susan tried to explain to me the ‘floating frame’ I considered for a nano second attempting to do it for my presentation. She said it was difficult and required things from my kitchen. Consideration over.
The dies though, reminded me of our visit to the wonderful “step back in time” Natural Museum in Dublin. I wanted to capture them under the display glass.
I played around for a bit and was really pleased with this SUPER EASY (nothing from your kitchen required!) Display Glass Technique! Everyone (I think) at our event was excited that it was so simple to do and gives you stunning results. Hard to capture on camera. Create it yourself and see what I mean!
You will need to act fast though – the adhesive sheets do find themselves on the Retiring List – but everything else will carry on to the next catalog.
Sunday – I did laundry, mopping, grocery shopping, dusting, baking and general prep for the week.
Monday my girlfriend flew in from the Charlotte ONStage.
Tuesday her box of FABULOUS new catalog goodies arrived. We did an unboxing video (on my YouTube channel!) at the WonderBasement. Returned back to my studio with about an hour to create 3 cards with product I had literally just seen taken out of the box! We spent a glorious evening Tuesday in Downtown Indy. Wednesday morning we were back up and CREATED and CUT PAPER to host all my downline for dinner, dessert and a stamping marathon of FOURTEEN brand new colors, papers, stamps, dies, ribbons and such fun injected projects.
Like I said – I have SO MUCH to show you. But – if I use anymore words….I will be him.
For all of the details on how to create the card – you can watch the tutorial video, deal? It’s not a long one.
It’s like a meander through an old time museum.
ok…maybe not – but once you are finished with your card, you will love it. AND see why I think one of the butterflies will be next on my list to try this with! April Campers – you are in luck – because we will be making this card at camp next week!
There is a coordinating card that goes with it. My swap also went with it. If you watched that video already, this one will help you see how I created the leaves. I have NEW catalog and the final card in this series to post. When that posts – I will give you the shopping list. For now – I am taking a nap!