Coffee and a card revisited is the name of my weekly Facebook live that I do every Tuesday at 7pm EST. I have another great idea: to share the extra cards that we make at that Facebook live on my blog the following day. This is only the third Facebook live that I have done for the Coffee and a card revisited series and it seems to get better each time. I especially love the interaction between the viewers and myself, and that is often how the other cards come to be. The purpose is to show the cards that we made at coffee and a card as well as any tips and tricks that may have resulted from the class.
The extra cards
After showing the three cards that we also made in the morning at coffee and a card I also like to show something different that may have come to mind after teaching these cards. Creativity truly blossoms when you play, and I like to think of the weekly Facebook live also as play time with my viewers. I took pictures of these cards at night because one of them was given to Rachel’s host mom from France. She has a quirky sense of humour and this card was perfect for her.
When you sprinkle on the pigment sprinkles and then spritz you get a totally different look from when you simply add a drop of water to the pigment sprinkles. It is a lot of fun to show in real life and I think it was quite captivating in the Facebook live video as well. The fairies from the New Wonders set work perfectly with the playful colours in the Pigment Sprinkles.
For these cards the technique is very simple but it is crucial to remember that less is more! I used washi tape to cover up two and a half of the three holes in the pigment sprinkles container. You simply sprinkle a very small amount of three different colours on to your Fluid 100 watercolour paper. I used an old stampin’ mist spray bottle to mist some water on to the sprinkles. Then the magic happens and the pigment sprinkles burst into colour. If you use too much sprinkles then the colours will bleed together and they will also be too dark and concentrated. Ask me how I know that!!! If you missed the Facebook live video, here is the link.
The extra supplies
You might want to know where these amazing words came from and I will be happy to oblige. It was just one of those happy accidents. I knew that I wanted a bold word to really stand out with the colourful background and I immediately thought of a great new bundle called A Wish For Everything. It is a set of 38 cling stamps and 12 word dies.
I really hate that you have to try and read the framelits backwards, so I took a picture of the framelits in the catalog so you can see how versatile this bundle is and how many different combinations you can make. For my cards I used the “happy” framelit and the bold “wishes” stamp.
A Discount Shopper
You may have noticed that this bundle is a pricey one! The very best deal is of course the “starter kit”. Yesterday I heard it described by another demonstrator. She said “become a discount shopper”. How clever is that? If you think of it that way instead of becoming a “demonstrator” it makes a lot more sense and it is also a lot more appealing. Who wouldn’t want to be a discount shopper? You can start by getting this bundle which is $91.75 and putting it in the starter kit. Immediately you save $21 by not paying shipping and tax. In fact you can add another $113.25 in product and you will only pay $135. So exciting!!! I really do hope that you take advantage of this amazing deal before the end of August. The other perk of getting this deal and becoming a discount shopper is that you get to attend Stampin’Up! events. There is a local OnStage in Toronto on November 16 and a big group from my team is planning to go. We have so much fun together and you could be a part of it too. Just click on this link to start this fun journey into savings. The only catch is that you have to live in Canada in order to join my team.
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