Hello friends! On the Wednesday before On Stage I participated in another Business Expo day. It was an all day event filled with presentations, card making and card challenges. There was a lot of learning and some great ideas shared by other demonstrators. I love these training days.
The cards we made all used the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle. The cards were designed by Allison Okamitsu who was the hostess of the training day. Here are the cards we made.
For Card #1 We started with a Flirty Flamingo card base. On top of this we added a piece of Basic White cardstock that was embossed with the snowflake folder from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder set. On the portion that did not get embossed since the folder is only 3 3/8 inches wide, we added a strip of DSP from the Pattern Party DSP pack. This is a host item and is an amazing package of DSP. There is a coloured pattern on one side and a black and white pattern on the reverse side of every paper. We stamped the larger snowflake image using Bermuda Bay ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. We then stamped it a second time without re-inking the stamp to give a second generation stamp. We cut these out using the corresponding die from the bundle. We added these snowflakes to the card front using dimensionals. We stamped the sentiment on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink and then punched it out using the Everyday Label Punch. This was also added using dimensionals. Finally, we stamped the candies stamp using Flirty Flamingo ink on Basic White cardstock and cut them out using the corresponding die. We added these using dimensionals.
For Card #2 we started with a Daffodil Delight card base. On top of that we added a piece of Pool Party cardstock. We stamped the small candy stamp randomly all around the outer edge of the Pool Party piece using Bermuda Bay ink. On the bottom edge of this piece we added a strip of the same DSP we used on Card #1. We cut out a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Stitched so Sweetly Dies. On the bottom portion of this die cut piece we stamped the sentiment using Flirty Flamingo ink. We added this piece to our card front using dimensionals. On another piece of Basic White cardstock, we stamped the bell image twice using Daffodil Delight ink. We cut them out using the corresponding die. These were attached to our sentiment piece using dimensionals. On the top of the bells, we added a bow that was tied using the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon. This was added using a glue dot.