Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love. My. Tramps.

Our workshops shouldn't even be called a workshop anymore. We don't get together to stamp. We stamp to get together, drink, eat, laugh and be silly together. I don't know about you but our lives are already peppered with stress and drama that the only thing I really want to achieve is escape from it for a little bit and be with ones who enjoy the same passion as you. And you know that they do when they assume your role if not for once.

For this get-together, our roles have reversed. The teacher has become the student. Three of my Tramps stepped up to the plate and happily showcased their own creations for everyone to learn and make. As much as I wanted to take credit for their creativity, I defer to their resourcefulness for learning techniques and gathering ideas and sheer passion for putting them together and sharing with the rest of us.

Uh.ma.zing. I am beyond impressed! You can see for yourself.

First one up was Anna with her triple-stamped blossom card. I love how Marina Mist blended so well with the French Script background in Sahara Sand. The baker's twine in Brown Sugar puts a nice a finishing touch to this adorable card.

Technique: Triple Stamping
Card stock: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Sweet Essentials (retired), French Script background (retired)
Ink pads: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand
Markers: Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Tools: Blossom Punch, 1" Circle Punch, eyelet & eyelet setting tool
Accessories: Thick baker's twine in Brown Sugar, dimensionals, snail adhesive (temporary & permanent)

The next card was showcased by the lovely Ulrika. I love the natural look of this card. Just gives me goose bumps!

Technique: Mist stamping
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Stamps sets: Inspired by Nature (retired)
Ink pads: Soft Sky, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss (retired), Basic Black
Tools: Water spray bottle, sponge
And finally, the no-stamping card by Janine. Love how the 2014-2016 In Colors were incorporated and used the negative as a backdrop to the sentiment die cut. And not only that, another card was made using the sentiment itself and mounted on a plain Whisper White card stock. Genius!

Cardstock: 2014-2016 In Color, Whisper White
Tools: sentiment die cut, double sided adhesive sheet

These ladies rocked it at the workshop. So happy to be in their company as they shared their passion for card making.

Happy Stamping!

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