So, you all know that I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. And that I love SU products.
But I must confess, I love lots of different stamp manufacturers stuff. And I buy from other companies too. I am sure that if you are an avid crafter, you do too.
Well, this year I have decided that I need to share more of the projects that I make when I give myself permission to use whatever I have in my stash without regard to the maker of the supplies.
I also believe that we should use what is in our stash! I mean, we bought it to use it, right?! At least, I did. Sometimes I need to pet it for a while before I actually use it though 😉
So to that end, I am starting this off with a bunch of cards that I created using the PaperTrey Ink Year of Psalms: June mini set. Perfect for an ongoing project I started this fall!
I recently started making cards for card ministry at the church I go to. If you can call attending services a handful of times in the last 20 years....what can I say! I work shift work. And I believe God is not just in the church, but in our lives all the time. And that he has a twisted sense of humor 😃
This is just some white cardstock, not watercolor, and I used the Ink Smooching technique. Smooch the ink pads onto a nonporous surface, like a teflon sheet/craft mat, spritz with water, and smooch your paper into the ink. Sprinkle water on the dried panel and dab off some ink to create the splash marks.
I then took a retired Oval die from Stampin' Up! and cut out the center of the panel. The sentiment is done with Onyx Black Versafine ink and Clear Heat embossed.
I ran out of plain Clear embossing powder this summer, and dug through my stash. Do you remember the scented embossing powder SU carried a few years ago? Well, I had a tub of the Peppermint scented stuff, so I dumped it in my Clear embossing powder container and started using it up too! I am almost through that too... I guess I emboss a lot 😉
On the white background version, I embossed with the Seaside embossing folder from Stampin' Up!
And the card on the right is more sponging with a scene using more of the images from the stamp set.
So, what product in your craft room is just begging for you to go play with it?