Tuesday 18 December 2012

Team Training Day

 At the beginning of December I held my first all day training for my Team of Dazzling Stampers. It was a really lovely day with nine of the team attending.

From the front left is Sandra with Kath stood up behind. Diane is just peeking through between them :o) At the back left is Caroline and opposite her we have Jane Brotherton, Emma, Jane Brown with Wendy right at the front. 

Sue managed to hide on the first pic, but I got her on this one - working hard! :o)

These are the swaps everyone brought on the day - don't they look fab?

The day consisted of lots of crafting, a little business training and lots of getting to know each other! I have several distance team members now who live too far away to attend my monthly evening team meetings - so the day gave everyone the perfect opportunity to meet and get to know some of the rest of the team.

There were 6 projects to complete on the day......... here are the first two!

This simple, but beautiful card showcases a technique - Colouring Silver Glimmer paper. 

There are several ways to do this, but the one we used on the day was to put drops of reinker onto a palette and then pick up the ink using a sponge dauber. The ink was then daubed all over the die cut snowflake. You can deepen the colours just by adding more ink. When you have finished, you need to dry the ink with a Heat Tool - be careful though because the Glimmer paper can melt and burn!

Colours : Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Big Shot : Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Other Products : Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Brad

This little box contains 4 'Thank You' cards. It's really quick and simple to make using the Simply Scored board - and there is no gluing!

The box is held closed by a magnetic closure - although you could use a velcro one which would work equally as well.

Stamps : Field Flowers, Just Believe (sentiment)
Colours : Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ribbon : Gumball Green Stitched Satin
Other Products : Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Magnetic Closure

I've made lots of these sets over the last few months - and they look great in all the colours!

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