Welcome to My Blog Penny Tokens Stampin Spot

This is my little creative get away spot in a very hectic world. I love to stamp, meet other stampers and share my inspirations. So come and, sit for a while, explore my site and leave a comment when you can.
PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Girls Night Out - Stamping!

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of getting together with two fellow demos from the Lower Mainland area, Debby Evoy and Maureen Pollock.  We decided to do shoebox swaps and so each of us came prepared with kits to make cards.  What a great relaxed and fun evening this was!  We even had a visitor we all knew from previous stamping get-togethers drop in, so it was like "old times".  

Debby's Card Swap:

Debby's Mother's Day card featured the Pansy, Petite Petal and Itty Bitty punches.  The technique used to texturize the flowers on the card is called Faux dry embossing.  We used sponges to apply the colour to the die cut flowers before gluing them to the card layer and running them through the Big Shot machine. I'd forgotten this technique so it was fun to re-learn the steps and create this wonderful card. 

Maureen's Card Swap:
Maureen showed us how to make a box card.  What fun!  I loved making the balloons but found it quite tricky getting them attached to the box.  Can you say patience!  I think I had more glue dots stuck to me than to the transparencies. 
These little banners are made with the banner punch and stamp set from this year's Sale-a-bration catalogue. 

My Swap Card:

For my swap card, I decided to make a card using the same design as in my post "Make A Wish - Birthday Banner Card" tutorial.  The only change I made was in the colour layout.  We had fun making this card

If you're making this card be careful with  the placement of your dimensionals.  As you can see in this photo, I should have centered the dimensionals so they didn't hang off the sides of the banner.  Fortunately I was able to fix this problem.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the cards we made.  It was truly a fun night.  I'll be looking forward to getting together with these gals again soon.


1 comment:

Sylvia said...

Hi Penny, I was sitting at the computer eating my lunch when your message came in. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, it meant a lot to me. I really try to give from my art, I can't always stamp what people would like to see as I am usually driven by the beauty of nature. Spring is a wonderful time to craft as all the new comes up. Your projects look like they were loving made as well and that you all had fun! Thanks again, and have a wonderful rest of your week.