So there's a group of demonstrators that gets a swap together every now & then when something new comes out or when holidays are among us! I've participated several times! It's only a 10+1 swap (meaning I make 11 cards total!), so it's not too daunting!
This one was to use items from the Holiday Mini so the demonstrators can demo different stamp sets they may/may not have. Or techniques they may/may not know or show often.
I chose winter holidays! Here's my swap:
I think I went a little crazy with new items though! lol I love this card, but would never demo it-especially with newbies!!! It has so many materials & so many steps! But it's great for ideas on what to do with different items from the new (and regular!) catalog!
I used 2 stamp sets here-Greetings of the Season (obvious) and Mixed Medley (not so obvious!). Both are from the Holiday Mini. Mixed Medley is actually one of the hostess sets. For the sentiment I heat embossed it using a combination of Pewter Emboss Powder & Irredescant Ice Emboss Powder.
The center is cut with the Labels Collection Framelits & embossed with the Northern Flurry folder-both from the Big Book!
Now for the brand new stuff!!! I used the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad to "wipe" over the embossed snowflakes to give them a "glimmer" per se! Hard to tell, but it actually does glimmer here!! This is where the Mixed Medley comes in! I used the Illuminate to stamp snowflakes all over the Natural White background. It doesn't show here, but it does in person. Adds a nice dimension to the "white" background!
Then I had so much fun with my new Snow Flurry Bigz Die!!! There are 3 images on it, but I only used the 2 smaller ones. The big one was overkill!
I cut the larger of the 2 here out of the amazing Glimmer Paper (Silver!) I just love this stuff!!! Works nicely just like the cardstock, but packs quite the visual punch!!! Sooo pretty! It also comes in red & champagne. I wish there were 20 sheets in the pack!!!
The base cardstock is Pacific Point. I thought that was rather "wintery". This one seems to cover most winter holidays!!!!!
And of course to finish it all off, I used the new Piercing Pack & templates around the sentiment & the die-cut shape. It's almost impossible to see on the blue, but it's there. Now, you're probably wondering how I "sewed" all the stitching around the sentiment?!?!
Well, the answer is-I DIDN'T!!! lol I took my Pacific Point marker, & used the fine tip to "connect the dots"!!! Looks pretty interesting, huh?
So I seriously hope that the gals in my swap enjoy this card! I think it gives a lot of examples from the Mini Catalog & lots of different ideas on how to use the tools!!!
For specifics on sizes, etc., feel free to contact me!!!