Monday, 6 January 2014

Spring/Summer catalogue sneak peek - gold washi tape

You’ve seen a Sale-a-Bration sneak peek… now would you like a sneak peek of the new Spring/Summer catalogue, which comes out on 28th January? Well, first of all, you need to be registering for my launch party for an afternoon of fun and crafting to get rid of the winter blues. Just click here, or the link at the top of the page, for details. 

Catty-wise, I’m lucky enough to be holding one of these beauties in my hand (well, not literally, as I’m typing) and I am really enjoying it so far. I’ve placed my pre-order and can’t wait to play with the new products – but I already have some items, as we were given them at Convention. I love freebies!

One of the new products we received was this new gold washi tape. Mixed metallics are BIG news in the crafting world for 2014 and the new catalogue reflects that trend with several products. As you know, I’m not into bling, but even I had fun with this new tape – I do love washi tape, after all.

I made several cards with it to congratulate my team members on their recent promotions to Bronze 2. Demonstrators have titles, starting at Bronze 1 and working their way up (if they choose) to Platinum!

I wanted to include some Bronze on this card and decided that Cajun Craze was the nearest so used this for the main image. Next I had a play around turning Glimmer Paper bronze. It can be done! I did it by spraying some Champagne Glimmer Paper with a mix of IPA (rubbing alcohol) and Early Espresso ink. It worked a treat and I now have rather a lot left over because, as you can see, I ended up using the tiniest amount on each card! I made a tiny heart using two petals from one of the flower punches from the Itty Bitty punch pack.

To encourage (subtly) the demonstrators to aim higher and go for Silver and even Gold promotions in the future, I added some silver in the form of a rhinestone and, of course, the gold washi tape. And so we have a mixed metallics card from a total blingaphobe.

Stamps: Tag It
Cardstock: Whisper White note cards, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape

I also made another card in this design for a downline who got herself a new job, so used Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape instead, with Raspberry Ripple ink for the main image. 

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