Excitement is reaching very high levels here in Melbourne today as tomorrow is the Stampin' Up! OnStage event - something demonstrators look forward to with great delight twice a year.
No travelling for us this time around as Melbourne is one of the locations.
Many demonstrators participate in card swaps - it really is a hype of activity, particularly at
the start. Just imagine 400 people all trying to contain their excitement and greeting friends you don't get to see in person too often.
I participate in an organised team swap where we exchange ATC sized cards 3" x 4" (like swap card size). This time around I have used the Pick A Pattern Suite.
My colours were simple - Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. My favourite feature of the entire card would have to be the little bear. He is inked up in Basic Black and Watercoloured in Crumb Cake Ink but using the Wink of Stella Glitter pen - mix those two together and he became a shimmery gold. I added some DSP, Ribbon, Twine and Washi Tape to give the card a few extra layers. 20 swap cards with a bit of fussy cutting is a challenge but I think it add a great dimension to the cards.