Saturday, September 18


Hi, I am currently at Brisbane Stampin' Up! Regional's. I really love attending Stampin' Up! events where I get to meet and catch up with other demonstrator friends, learn new techniques and have lots of fun. I also love to swap cards and ideas with other demonstrators. I made three different cards to swap all using the same technique, Shadow Dancing, but with different stamp sets.
Shadow Dancing is where you first stamp an image in Craft Whisper White ink, let dry, then using a stamp a ma jig stamp again but slightly over to one side, in the same colour ink as the card. It gives a really cool 3D effect.

On my Friends card I have used the Friends Never Fade stamp set in Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White. Adding a couple of black brads, black ribbon and Black scallop square punched out shapes. I have also ruffed up the Melon Mambo edges with the cutter kit. Hard to see in this photo but I have added a bit of dazzling diamonds to the centre of the flower.

On my Merry Christmas card I have used the Contempo Christmas stamp set in Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. Adding silver brads and Old Olive ribbon. The greeting is on a die shape from the Lots of Tags die then layered on a wide oval punched out shape. Again I have ruffed up the Real Red edges with the cutter kit.

My Party card is great for teenage boys. Using the Extreme Guitar and Extreme Elements stamp sets on Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White card. The greeting and Party this way arrow are from the Party this Way stamp set.

I'll have lots of great swaps to show you next week.
Sharing my Passion


Mel Makes Pretty said...

These look great. I especially like the first one!
I hope you had a great time at regionals :)

Natasha said...

Fab swaps Leah - wish I was there to swap with you :( (Have just arrived home today from a work meeting in Sydney this week).
My fav is the Extreme Guitar - AWESOME!

Melissa said...

THey are fabulous cards Leah, well done, must try this, so many techniques, so little time lol :)

Karen said...

Hi Leah!

Just wanted to tell you I think your swaps were absolutely beautiful and I reckon anyone who got one would have been stoked!


Cassie said...

Hi Leah,

You are so talented.

Great swaps!!!!
Were regionals good?

Anonymous said...

Hi Leah, I was lucky enough to swap with you at Regionals and was really impressed with your extreme elements card- now I have definitely got to put that set on my wish list!! Thanks again, Michelle

Patrice said...

These cards are great, I must try out your 'shadow dancing' technique. Thanks for sharing.