Follow – up….

So…. Yesterday, I described a masking technique that I did.  Here’s the card I really want you to see…. This is the way that the technique was meant to be done.  With Dies that are bolder.  Anyway, I love the way yesterday’s card looks but you can see the difference with today’s.  I left the masking tape on and stamped.  Took the masking tape off and stamped.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this came out!

Below you will find a close-up.  You will see what I mean about some of the images being stamped on top while others stamped “underneath”.  Funny story about this card.  This is for my guy’s 48th birthday later this month.  I was making it while he was working on the craft room…. he was right there and didn’t see it!

I used the Urban District, Timeless Textures, Gorgeous Grunge and Number of Years Stamp sets. I also used the Large Numbers Framelits. Masking tape and sponges and inks in Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon for the background, Basic Gray and Basic Black (both Archival) for the stamping!  I also used the Urban Distric Washi Tape on Basic Gray cardstock.  Now, if I could find my embellishments…. that would be great………………………….

If you need stamping supplies, you can shop on my website 24/7: http://mamaschroeg.stampinup.net

“Will you do a workshop?” SURE!

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So, this whole return to stamping came from a different customer (than yesterday’s post) messaging me on Facebook.  “Will you do a workshop for me?”  Of course I will!   This workshop was held in late October.  She wanted to do a scrapbook page and a card.  The projected I created were pretty simple but time consuming.  I decided to cut most of the pieces for the ladies since I only had one set of the Pretty Pines Thinlets.  I also used the Large Numbers Thinlets too!

Well, this workshop started well, as it always does.  Then suddenly, it went downhill.  For some reason, the pine boughs wouldn’t cut right.  I even had wax paper with me just in case this would happen.  For some reason, that didn’t work out well either.   UGH!! Help me!  They got pretty impatient and just used the pine boughs that they were given.

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The second project, this adorable card below came right out of the Holiday Catalog.  I like to do that for one of the projects because it shows them that they can get inspiration from anywhere, especially the Holiday Catalog.  When I did the card, it took me 5 minutes to put the entire card together from start to finish!  At the workshop, yeah.. it took forever!!  I am pretty sure that I either broke my Big Shot or they did.  I haven’t had any problems cutting before or after!  Just there.  Maybe it was bad “juju.”

After recovering my complete embarrassment, with the help of some amazing German cakes, they then turned around and said, “So, would you be open to doing a scrapbook club?”  REALLY!  *perks up*  Of course I would!  We haven’t started the club yet, I am thinking after the holidays are all over!

List of supplies – Noel Scrapbook Page: (each link opens a new window)

List of supplies – Santa Card: (each link opens a new window)