Last month, I issued an optional “Creative Challenge” to the demonstrators who attend my Stamping to Share Demo Meetings. I cut out pictures from last year’s Stampin’ Up! IB&C, put them in envelopes and had everyone take one home. Their challenge was to be inspired by the picture. Of course, I had to play, too! Above is a portion of the picture that was in my randomly selected envelope. Below is the tag I was inspired to create.

I used the Two Tags Die and the Big Shot Machine to create my tag from Naturals Ivory  card stock. The scallops along the right edge were from a scrap in my scrap box, originally a part of a cut out using the Clear Scallop Square Die. I used the same stamp set, Notably Ornate and pretty much followed the same layout. I stamped the frame a second time on River Rock card stock and cut a portion out to layer behind the bird providing a bit more contrast. If you click on the picture, you will be able to see a closeup and get a better appreciation of the jewels . . . my new favorite thing to do with our Basic Rhinestones is to color them in with Sharpie Markers. In this case, I used a Brown Sharpie and I think the results are rich and elegant!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!! Don’t forget, the Big Shot offer was extended through November 11!! If you have toyed with the idea of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, this is such a great time to get started. You will complete all your training in the next month or two and then be ready to roll with workshops when Sale-a-bration starts the end of January!! Your first minimum of $300 in Retail Sales will not be required until March 31. Can we say, “In the Bag?” Please contact me for more information!!

Stamps: Notably Ornate (WM 117098, CM 120561)
Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), River Rock (108640), Chocolate Chip (120953), Very Vanilla to stamp the bird onto (101650), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (121030)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), Clear Scallop Square Die (115950), Paper Piercer for placing the rhinestones (116631)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (119246), Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (124327), Linen Thread (104199)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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