November 14, 2017

Adult Education Class Week #6!

I have some exciting news before I get on to my post today. I just found out late yesterday that I placed #88 in the US and #163 Globally as a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! Isn't that just awesome? And that's out of over 48,000 Stampin' Up! demonstrators globally. I am so honored and it's all because of my customers and my team! Thanks everyone. Being in the Top 100 has been a goal of mine for a few years now and I did it! Now to keep working hard so I can improve on that. I know I can do it with your help! I am also working on earning the 2019 Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles.

Now on to today's projects:

Week 6 of 8 was all about Clear Block Stamping, Ink Splattering and coloring with a Blender Pen for my Adult Education Class attendees. Let look at the first card:

We used Clear Block D and inked it up with Soft Sky Ink. The best way to stamp the clear block image is to stamp on the cardstock that is sitting on a Stampin' Pierce Mat. This gives the Clear Block a little bit of cushion to get a nice clean square image for the background. 

Notice the cute little pink splattters? I showed the girls how to load an Aqua Painter with Melon Mambo Ink and flick the bristles by thumping the Aqua Painter on top of my index finger on the opposite hand. I love how this gives a little bit of interest to the background:

For the second card, we started by stamping the sentiment in the center and then adding the three different tree images on the whole background layer surrounding the sentiment:

I demonstrated how to press in the center of a closed ink pad repeatedly, three or four times and then opening the ink pad. On the inside of the cover, a pool of ink serves as an ink well to dip a Blender Pen in and color. I even colored the swirlies in the sentiment:

Although our 8 week class ends today, I am two weeks behind in posting the projects so look for two more posts. If you are local to me and would like to attend these classes, I will be starting the spring session the first week of March so contact our local Adult Education location to reserve your spot!


Our November Mini Subscription is live at Create with Connie and Mary and you'll receive all of the project sheets using the following stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog:

Sets we used:
  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa's Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

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