Last week at our 16-card Holiday Catalog Rollout, fellow Stampers with Heart teammate and honorary Stamping Bee , Julia Sharpe Fair, brought along a display board of what she's been working on lately. I always love seeing Julia's designs. Our two styles are quite different from one another, and I'm always WOW'd at how she interprets the same stamp sets! When I saw her awesome sunset card, I just knew I had to learn how to do that!
So, last night, I grabbed my bag of adhesives and paper snips and set off for Julia's studio. After a yummy dinner - because, what's crafting without food! - we went upstairs to her studio and got to work.
We started with a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock, and using some Stamping Sponges, started layering and blending four different colors of Stampin' Up! ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Night of Navy. It was amazing to see the transformation of how those colors blended together. We began rubbing the sponge in a circular patter, starting ongrid paper first, then moving onto the Shimmery White Card Shimmery White Card Stock to avoid streaking. Julia was a bit more successful on the "avoid streaking" part than I was. I guess that means I need more practice!
Now...who would like to win this card? Leave a note for me below, or on Facebook, and I'll announce a random winner next Friday!
Registration for the Year of Cheer Holiday Stamp Camp - a 1 day Stamping and Paper Crafting Retreat ends Saturday, September 30th. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be surprised, delighted at this full day of holiday fun. Email me to RSVP and reserve your space at camp. Just a few seats remain!
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