OnStage Rotterdam – Thoughtful Journey

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Wow! what a week it was in Rotterdam at OnStage. It was just wonderful to visit the sites, try the food and spend time with friends from around the world! I was also very honoured to have been asked to present a new Suite called Thoughtful Journey. It was a tough secret to keep, but was such a wonderful experience.

Here are a few photos from behind the scenes before and after I presented. Huge shout out to everyone at Stampin’ Up! who put these events together, you do an incredible job.

Photo from behind the scenes whist I was live – So cool – Thanks Helen!
OnStage Rotterdam 2024

The first set of notecards I shared use minimum supplies but still have a wow! I love how the two new colours (Petunia Pop and Peach Pie) work so beautifully together. To create this background you tap both of the ink pad colours onto a block and spritz with some water. Once the ink has moved a little you can then ‘stamp’ with the block onto your paper and create this cool background. Make sure the background is fully dry and then you can stamp your chosen image over the top.

This next card used the Stampin’ Write markers to stamp the image onto the watercolour cardstock. then I added more ink to the outline image to create the water coloured image and you don’t have to worry about staying inside the lines!

The colour inspiration for my fancy fold was taken from the beautiful papers. The papers that come with this suite are 6″ x 6″ and contain 48 sheets in the pack. I have stamped the leaf image in Pretty Peacock and Wild Wheat and then added more of each of these ink colours over the top to create the water coloured look.

I have made this style of card a number of time in the past, but felt this set lent itself to this style of card. I have added some water to the three sections and the dropped in the ink colours – Petunia Pop ,Old Olive and Wild Wheat. Create one section at a time starting with the middle first, allow it to dry before adding the next section of colour. The dies are then cut from Basic White and layers over the top.

This style of card is such a great way to use your Designer Paper. the belly band has been decorated with the stamped imaged and some of the die cuts and to create the background on the label I have simply stamped out the sentiment a number of times and added some Petunia Pop Blending.

This trio of cards are almost no-stamping, and instead focus on how brilliant these dies are. This sprig of flowers was the perfect size for these panels. I have cut the sprigs in each of the colours and then mix and matched them back into the different shades of colours.

  • Card 1: Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia & Petunia Pop (One of the New In Colours 24-26)
  • Card 2: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon & Pretty Peacock
  • Card 3: Peach Pie (One of the New In Colours 24-26), Calypso Coral & Cajun Craze.

The final project I shared was this mini-album. I only measures 4″ x 2″, so will fit in your hand!

It was made as a special keepsake for my friend Jen who travelled over from Canada to OnStage in Rotterdam. We spent some time in London together last year and thought this would be a cute way to memory keep some of the photos from that trip. I made this as a complete surprise, so the first time I showed it to her was whilst presenting OnStage. I glad I had the album and photos to share as my words were escaping me at this point lol!

I hope you have enjoyed all of these projects. I will be creating a video on how this album was made, but a combination of tiredness (post OnStage) and a cold has put me a little behind schedule, but I promise it will be coming soon and I will share in my newsletter and socials.

All the products you have seen in the post are Sneak Peek products which are available to Stampin’ Up Demonstrators to pre-order in the month of April 2024 (just one of the many perks of being a demo), and will be available to everyone when the new Catalogue goes live on the 1st May 2024.

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If you live in the UK and would like to purchase any of the products used, I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator. To shop, you can either click on the Shop Online button, the images below or contact me by email. If you use my monthly code when shopping online, I will send a little something extra to you the following month.


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