Full Confession - today's "new" tutorial - well, I filmed it in early April. And it is now May. I was waiting to post it til we went Live with our #friendstostampchallenge and it has taken a bit longer. Who knows what I chit chat at the start of it - it could have been snowing - today it will be close to 80. But hey, the stamping stays the same!
Over on our group Facebook page (@friendstostamp), we are starting a new monthly stamp challenge! It kicks off this month. Most month's you will have longer - but it has been going on now since mid April for the demonstrators who attended our INStage event - and it's a pretty wide open one - so you have about 2 weeks to submit YOUR creation! ANYONE can enter! If YOU STAMP - you can enter!!
We discuss the challenge as part of our (severely technology challenged) Facebook Live this week. We do them for Demonstrators - but sometimes on the @Friendstostamp page (which is public!). So - feel free to watch to see all of our creations. That said, our super high tech GREAT new camera failed us this week. It was back to our iphone for the Live. To see the close up of all the cards you will need to go to the Facebook page. We also discuss what retiring items we will miss most - which is kind of fun. Again - lots of samples to see!
Join our online challenges - be inspired by stampers all over the US and the world!
For our first challenge you can use the Stamp Set Abstract Impression - if you don't have it - then use a similar floral set - and these ink colors.
Post your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest - make sure to use the #'s #friendstostamp and #friendstostampchallenge so we will be able to find them.
You can also share them on our Facebook Group page (search for it on FB under @friendstostamp) and use the #'s there.
Each month we will have prizes, new challenges and reveal the winners on our FB live broadcast.
For this challenge the prize for our Most Favorite is a set of Rae Dunn Pens!!!!! (US only) For the runners up (all markets) we will send you one of OUR cards! All winners and runners up will be featured on our Challenge Pinterest Board and our FB Challenge Winners Board! ***May Challenge cards need to be posted by May 21st before we go live!
To participate in this challenge - you can create 3 different cards (or any of the levels you like)
Use Abstract Impressions (or similar Floral bundle)
White Cardstock (or silver foil lined notecards)
Each of the 3 # for this challenge uses slightly different elements - here you go:
#simplestamping - just the stamps and notecards with these ink colors - flamingo, seafoam, black
#casualstamping - stamps, notecards, embossing Folder (your choice), inks and cardstock in these colors - coastal cabana, granny apple green, petal pink, blackberry bliss, black
#avidstamping - stamps and their matching dies, folder of choice, tulle ribbon, notecards, inks and cardstock in these colors - granite, mossy meadow, grape, poppy and black
In my tutorial I did use non challenge colors - and show you how to do this cool effect
The colors we used for the challenge are part of the RETIRING "New And Returning" Color kit that are in the 2018/2019 Catalog. I have put the links below. It's a great way to get all the colors that were new last year - AND especially great for getting an assortment of markers and cardstock. Don't miss it! Don't forget - the Big Shot is also retiring. Check back this weekend for my Big Shot specials.
My May Host Code is up. Remember through May 6th you can participate in the free online class with the purchase of the Everything is Rosy Kit with the Host Code. May's Thank you card comes with a gift of 4x5 1/5 sheets of retired/retiring assorted designer series paper - a BIG stack - that you will love!
Here is the prize for the MAY CHALLENGE!!