Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Regional Training - part 2 - swaps

When it came to deciding what to make for my swaps, I just couldn't decide which stampset to use and which colours to play with. What technique to share?
Eventually, I asked myself with the new catlogue out now what is it I want to enjoy most?
And it came down to the new in-colours!
Here is my swap:
I have punched five butterflies in the latest new incolours:
Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo.
The technique is simply gluing the punched shapes to a piece of cardstock (in this case Early Espresso), and running it through the Square Lattice embossing folder with the Bigshot.
You get this great embedded tapestry look.
Now I know you are wondering -
How can I get a sample of all these great new colours?
Take a peak at page 120 of the Idea book and catlaogue.
You can buy 5 incolour inkpads (valued at $11.95 each) and 24 sheets of mixed coloured cardstock (valued at $13.95) for just $56.95.
That's like getting an ink pad and a third of the paper pack for free!
You can also get 5 in-colour markers for $27.95.
Now, back to the Regional training in Sydney on the weekend...
I made just 9 swaps and managed to bring home ten. 
Karen Cummings made this very clever little chocolate frog holder. It is made with the Two tags die and looks so gorgeous in Cherry Cobbler cardstock and patterned paper. For those emergency chocolate moments, such a sweet idea.
 This one is from Bettina Hogerzeil - using the very pretty "Friends Never Fade". So pretty in these colours and the variety of ways she has stamped and textured them.
 Vanessa Webb is one of my favourite demonstrators and designers, her card uses the "Forever Young" stampset and "Parlour prints" background stamp with the Timeless portrait designer series paper.
 Ellen Woodbridge made this lovely bookmark - what an excellent idea for a gift.
"Forever young" and "Parlour prints" stampsets used with three of the in colours: Island Indigo, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.
The girl on the swing image just says Spring, warm weather and laughter.
 Heather Partridge has used "Creative Elements" on this creative tryptich layout, layered on the square lattice embossing folder. Dont know about you but I love butterflies and flowers. This is a perfect set for all different card styles.
Kay Jacob, Stacey Fitgerald  made these great little projects. Using my favourite purples!

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