Stampin’ Up Party

My friend Mary invited me to her Stampin’ Up Hostess Party this week.  It was a lot of fun and I learned some new techniques.

Karen, the demonstrator having the party, taught three techniques that I had not done before.

My favorite card of the night!  The first one was my favorite and definitely one I want to do again.  Start with a piece of folded in half plastic (like a report cover), two colors of ink and two pieces of card stock.  On the inside of the plastic, smear one ink pad on one side, and the second on the other.  Next, rub them together and create air bubbles.  Then open it up and put in the card stock. – you can put one piece in and color both sides of it or you can line up your two pieces back to back and put them in to color both sides.  Finally rub it all together to transfer the ink to the card stock.  This will have to be the first one I make a how to video of.

The next one was a technique called emboss resist.  This was my least favorite, as evidenced by the way my card came out.  Basically, you emboss a stamped image, and then ink the rest of the item to color in the background.

Finally was a technique to create a mirror image of a stamp.  While I did not love the card I made, I did like this technique and will do it again.  Stamp an image onto your card.  Then stamp the same image onto a piece of semi-stiff clear plastic – we used acetate.  Then turn the plastic over, upside down, align the bottom ofeach image, and rub the plastic onto the card.

The ladies there also do a card swap.  Even though I did not have anything to share since it was my first time, they were kind enough to share with me what they made.  I came home with two beautiful cards and some potpourri that smells divine!

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