Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Favorites!!

This past weekend, I held my bi-annual Stamp-A-Stack - this one featured Christmas cards.  While the preparation for this class is time consuming, it is so worth it!  I created 10 different cards and some of these cards were original designs and others were from samples posted by Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Connection (a demonstrator-only website).  Stampin' Connection is a wonderful place where there are thousands ... yes, thousands .... of samples!  Just this alone, is one of many benefits I enjoy of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Well, I wanted to share my two favorite cards from this past weekend's Stamp-A-Stack.  If you know me, you know at least one of them will be a snowman, right?  Yup, you are right!!

It is purely a coincidence that these cards come from the same stamp set - Snow Much Fun!  If you click on the image, you'll be able to see them a tad bit bigger and hopefully can see where I've used the Dazzling Details on them.  It is really hard for me NOT to use Dazzling Details on my cards - I'm addicted to that stuff!!  Just the right bit of dazzle!

Both images were colored using Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Write markers.  I've been working with shading using the markers and found that if you color in one part of the image using the light color marker, then accent certain areas of the image with the darker color marker, then blend them using the lighter color marker .... it comes out great!  I hope that makes sense.  Experiment with this ... you'll love how it turns out!!!

Stay tuned for more ideas for the upcoming holidays! 

Happy Stamping,


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