Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sneak Peek

A few weeks ago, I attended the annual Stampin' Up! Australia/New Zealand convention, held in sunny Melbourne (yes, I am being completely facetious when I use that word - it was actually held during our first real cold snap of 2011, much to the dismay of the visiting American SU staff).

Attending the convention is always fun - not just because I get to catch up with fellow demonstrators from all over this big country (and across the Tasman) but because we get a sneak peek at new products to be released with our next catalogue (to be released September 1) and are lucky enough to be given a few to take home and play with :-)

We were told that we were not allowed reveal any of our sneak peeks prior to June 1, and I have managed to keep to that - I didn't even show my closest friends! But now it's time to show you a couple of images from a new set called "Creative Elements" (a Shelli favourite!).

One of the SU Australia staff showed us a nifty little hidden message card, with a pull out slip of cardstock hidden by a small panel. Unfortunately I either wasn't paying attention or otherwise missed something because there was no way I could work out how she did it LOL. I even took a photograph of the instruction sheet, and followed it slavishly, and still couldn't get it to work.

So instead I just left the sliding panel out of the equation altogether, and to be honest I'm quite happy with the final design. Simple and effective.

If you have a look at the vine, you can see that I have watercoloured the leaves in using my Old Olive inkpad and an Aqua Painter, just for something a little different.

Supplies used:
Stamp(s): Creative Elements
(sneak peek from 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalogue)
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Confetti White, Old Olive
Other: Aqua Painter, Decorative Label Punch


Jo said...

Oh my, weren't you listening properly. Even Gail worked out how to do this! Card looks great!

Chris said...

Well, Jo, as it turns out she didn't LOL ... and between three of us the other night we still couldn't get it right *sigh*


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