The training event was attended by 75 demonstrators and I was very nervous about sharing a technique with them, I mean they do 'Stampin' Up!' too, so I didn't want to be telling them ;how to suck eggs' if you know what I mean!!! And also I could'nt let on to any of my demo friends who were attending, as the 'Share Fair' was a secret event, and well asking Farmer Johnnie his opinion on whether something is an SU crafty WOW, didn't really get me far! so I decided to have a play about with a few ideas and see what I felt, that I would be the most confident in showing on the day.... something that gave an instant impact look, that showed the versatility of SU stash, so this is what I came up with.....
‘Would you like a squirt?!’
This is a really quick idea that utilises, a re-inker, some 12x12 neutrals card stock, a co-ordinating neutrals inkpad and maybe a matching ‘Stamp & write’ marker, one stamp set, itty bitties punches, a border punch, & some scraps of card that co-ordinate with the colour of re-inker........
To get the most out of these bits, from my handbag I rescued an empty ‘squirty’ hand sanitizer bottle and from the kitchen I found a packet of doilies, which must have been bought for the last ‘Jubilee’!
Wash out hand sanitizer bottle, and add 6 drops of re-inker top up with water and ‘sHaKe’! You have now created your own ‘SU’ colour co-ordinated ink spray/ mister! (You can play around making the ink lighter or darker, by adding more or less drops of ink.)
Protect your area; I use my brown packing paper that comes in my SU parcels, as the spray can cover an area larger than the ‘Grid Paper’.
Place the sheet of neutrals card stock down and place a doily or two, were it takes your fancy, on the card!
Pick up your mister, CHECK SQUIRTY NOZZLE IS POINTING TOWARDS THE CARDSTOCK....... (Otherwise you could be giving your face a hint of SU colour!) You can then mist over your doilies on to your card.
Here is a little video, to show just how easy they are to make....
Using the ‘Stamp & write marker’ you may wish to ‘doodle’ to accentuate the doily design, and the lines look the best when they are wobbly!!
Add Stamped decoration to your liking. You can choose to finish the decorated sheet in a variety of ways, my suggestions are:
· Keep the page entire and it makes a great scrapbook layout, perfect for those that want the stamps and maybe can’t afford the papers. When I do this I like to use the stamps to frame my photograph.
· Maybe decorate the other side too! And fold it creatively, you could use your ‘Simply Scored- scoring tool’ for this, and you could make a brag book/ squash album, or if you kept the stamping to the edges, it makes a great personal journal/ notebook.
Here is Doris, the friend I made to accompany me on my trip to Leeds!!
I have to say she got loads of gorgeous comments about her frock, shame my legs are too skinny for it, otherwise she would have been just in her jewels and head wear!! ;-)
But her skirt was decorated using this fab technique!!
I added flowers I had made and lots of stamping too....
And due to my lack of sewing skills, I had a happy accident in that I made it wrap around twice and made a lovely petticote layer!!
From the video you will have seen that I have used the sheets for lots of different projects, and my tips to the other demo's on Saturday were......
·If the thought of 12x12” scares you.....Go small and try the technique out on your card blanks!
·Look out for more, stuff to squirt through....... I have found sequin waste, a place mat and a Christmas table decoration.
I will leave you with some pictures of a clock, I decorated using this technique...
I love that you can use the background for such a wide range of paper craft projects, not just cards, I hope I have inspired you to have a go too, I would love to see what you make!
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