Friday, 4 February 2011

Imagine The Possibilities

I was demonstrating some technniques at a class the other night - specifically:
  • Stampin' Write Marker direct to Rubber
  • Masking and Sponging
  • Creating depth by sponging
and I was inspired to take the example further and make a card. It was really strange how this card evolved over a number of days - the colours: Soft Suede, Whisper White, and Ruby Red (retired) sent me off on a journey of discovery to find what I had lying around that would be useful in the design.

I am enjoying the versatility that the Big Shot allows via the super Embossing Folders, and have found  "Square Lattice" (available in the Summer Mini) is fast becoming one of my favourites.

This card has all bits and pieces juxtaposed as I was on a mission to use up bits of card that were cluttering my desk. After deciding that I wanted to make an easel card I was presented with the problem of what to put on the inside of the card.

Some repetition of the texture on the front plus stamped images from one of Stampin' Up's!® Level 1 Hostess gifts - Punch Potpourri - and the design was coming together. It is so good being able to punch out the bird, flower and leaves using the 2-Step Bird Ex Large punch, as it saves loads of time.

I named this post "Imagine the Possibilities" and would like each of you reading it to think about the wonderful possibilities and opportunities YOU would have by becoming a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator.  You can find lots of information about this on my Demonstrator website and if you'd like to have a chat about how this opportunity could fit into your life then please contact me any time.

 As I've started a new Challenge blog this week- "jac-inks Challenges", and have been thrilled to see some of you join us in our 2-weekly challenges, I thought I'd share the love around and enter a few new challenges myself.  I am entering this card in the following

CCEE Stampers - use your punches
Do You Stack Up? - Red Hot
Paper Play Challenge- Stamp It Out
Southern Girls Challenge - Dry Embossing

Until next time, stay crafty



  1. awesome card Ann, I just love the front of your card
    thanks for joining DYSU challenge this week


  2. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week - Denise

  3. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Hi Ann! Absolutely lovely red hot card! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU! Janna

  5. Beautiful - adore the soft colours.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our "Stamp it Out" Challenge. ♥

  6. Love your card! The image is beautiful. I like that embossing too! Thank you for joining us at DYSU for RED HOT
    week. Please play again!

  7. WOW!! this is stunning.. I LOVE your embossing too.. Way to "Stack Up" at DYSU RED HOT Challenge.. I can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS

  8. Truely lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at DYSU! Look forward to seeing your creations next week!

  9. It's beautiful - I would love to take a class.


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