Saturday, 5 November 2011

Autumn Days Reef: My Stampin' Up! Training Samples (With Step-by-Step Tutorial!)

Hi all, As you know i have not been well at all this week. Well today i'm finally taking a step outside my front door and popping around to my upline Cates house for a quick meet up with some of the other ladies in our Stampin' Up! team.

It's become a bit of a tradition to create a batch of cards to swap with the other girls, to share ideas. At the last meeting the lovely Fiona lent me her 'Autumn Days' stampset to have a play with:
It's a lovely stampset, you get 6 lovely stamps in the set, they are wood mounted at cost £22.95 for the set.

Now anyone who follows this blog regularly will know that i love playing around with the products to come up with alternative uses. So i used this autumnal stampset to create a Christmas design!

And i decided to do a step-by-step tutorial to show you how (Apologies for the quality of some of the pics) So here you go, this is how you make a christmas reef using this set:

Step 1: Start with a piece of 'Whisper White' cardstock and draw a circle on it with a pencil or very light pen. (You can see from this pic that i ahve found an alternative use for a 'Designer Button' pot!)
Step 2: Get the stamp shown above out of the set and load it up with some 'Old Olive' ink
Step 3: Start stamping around the circle. Stamp three times before loading up the stamp with more ink.
Step 4: Keep stamping around the circle!
Step 5: And eventually you end up with this!

Step 6: Get a 'Cherry Cobbler' 'Stampin' Write Marker' and randomly draw some berries.
Step 7: You end up with this!
Step 8: Tie a small bow from some 'Real Red' 'Taffeta Ribbon' and then stick it to the bottom of your reef using some red 'Sticky Strip'.
Step 9: Finally stick this onto a 'Cherry Cobbler' cardbase.
(I had to make 8 for the swaps for todays training and they didn't take long at all!
Why not take a look at the stampsets that you there another use for them?

Want to get your hands on this beautiful stampset - why not make an order today? I'm offering free P&P (usually £4.95) on orders over £50:

Check back tomorrow, i have another christmas card i have to share with you using this Christmas Reef!

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