My stamping friends are some of my favorite people! They help me with project ideas without even knowing they are doing it!
My friend and teammate Pam created this fun card idea using the Painter's Tape technique. She shared it with me and several other demonstrator at a recent gathering. I love that she used wide Painter's tape.
Cardbase (Whisper White) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/2" along the long side
You'll need a strip of painter's tape (or you can use washi tape for a thinner line) for each ink color. The technique is easy, you just lay the piece of tape (sticky side down) onto your ink. Press lightly along the tape to cover it with ink. Be careful not to get ink on your fingers.
Lift the tape gently from the ink pad, then press the inked tape onto your card stock where you want to transfer the ink. Don't press too heavily, or you could have the tape stick and tear your card stock.
Carefully pull up the tape from your card stock.
Repeat with each color until you have the pattern you desire.
Finish up the card by stamping the greeting from the Butterfly Gala Bundle of your choice. This card was stamped with Night of Navy ink on the an inked stripe of Grapefruit Grove.
I created a card using this technique back in 2017, but I used the thinner width tape. It gives a fun background as well and depending on the spacing you want for your card you can use four or five ink colors!
You can get the instructions for the Thanks for Everything card from a past newsletter in 2017. Many of the colors and the stamp set are retired, but you can use the idea to create your own version! Which is your favorite? Do you like the wide stripes or the narrow stripes? Horizontal stripes or vertical stripes? It's all the same technique, but looks different with subtle changes. I'd love for you to make your own version of the card and post it to my Facebook Business Page for the Show & Tell post on Fridays!
Classic Card Layout made into a pretty card with paper and stamping. Quick and easy helps you make a bunch of cards in no time!
Using the color combination from the paper is an easy way to make an impact with little work.
One of the best parts of my Facebook Page is the community that is gathering there. We have a lot of fun and we help each other through prayer on a weekly basis.
On Fridays we have Show & Tell. Everyone is suppose to post a photo of something they have made that week. Take a look at some of the things people made this week.
Janie made alternate card ideas with her May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit designed by Shelli
Patricia makes cards for her local hospital to be given to the patients on their meal trays. She gets volunteer credit time for her labor. She donates all the materials.
Judith recently had to have her sweet dog put to sleep. She made this card to give to her vet to express her appreciation of their compassion.
Carol Potter is a long time quilt maker. She is a big fan of my work, but as she told me, she's never understood why someone would cut paper and then glue it to a card front. I said, why do you cut fabric and sew it back together? It's the same thing. We make new patterns and designs with different medium, but it's the same idea!
If you haven't visit Lori Brausen Fan Page, please stop by. Visit on Monday and maybe you'll get a handmade card mailed to you!
Our group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators gather every month for a Team meeting. At that meeting we share project ideas while doing hands on projects, and share business ideas, and cheer for each other's accomplishments. It's really one of my favorite parts of being a Demonstrator. About five years ago we also started doing a monthly service project as a group. Originally we alternated making cards for different organizations each month. About four years ago we decided to focus on only one service project, we would make cards for the Mail Call on the Honor Flights from both Madison and Milwaukee. It has been a wonderful project for us and has been very heartwarming.
I will post more about our recent stamping event, but for now, let me present my card. This is a #simplestampingcard and it uses #retiringproduct
I created a bright and sunny Butterfly Gala card to use as a swap with other Demonstrators when I attended a Stampin' Up! convention in Minneapolis, MN.
It was a wonderful weekend of fun and education! I got to see some of my stamping friends that I only talk to online. So that makes it extra special.
We also were able to gather for a nice dinner and to visit a little more before we all started heading for home.
This card came in the mail from my dear friend Kristen. She sent me this card to congratulate me on a recent promotion in my Stampin' Up! business.
I love the color and layout of this card, but it is one that would allow you to FLY when making your own version.
I call this a Mile-a-Minute card. Check out all the details!