Fabulous Figgy Flora

There’s a group of stamp sets that get sold short in the Annual Catalog, at least in my opinion.  The Host Rewards sets don’t seem to get the same attention that the rest of the catalog enjoys.  Fabulous Flora is a host set, and I think it deserves a better look:

Maui Stamper Fabulous Flora Thanks

I’m not as big a fan of Wink of Stella Gold – I prefer the Clear version.  However, I’ve found a use for it that I really love – the flick.  You know.  You get the brush end loaded up with the color and then flick it against your finger over the paper to get some spatter.

Maui Stamper Fabulous Flora Thanks

It’s easy to do as long as you remember to load up the brush end.  If it’s dry, you can do a whole lot of flicking without seeing much in the way of results.

I played a bit with the Aqua Painter here too, layering the color and adding a light Smoky Slate wash around the images to set them off.  Since this card has very limited layers, I wanted to create more texture with the watercoloring.

In order to own a Host Rewards stamp set, you need to be the host of an event/party/order/group order that reaches $150.  Let me know if you’d like help in figuring out how to make that happen!  I think Fabulous Flora is worth the effort.

Thoughtful Branches Sneak Peek

There are perks to being a demonstrator, you know.  One of the best perks is being able to order things before they’re available to the rest of the crafting world.  The new Thoughtful Branches stamp and thinlit bundle hit my doorstep a couple of days ago and this afternoon I set aside some time to play:

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches

  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches (available 8/1/16), Best Birds, Hardwood
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Big Shot Die Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Fruit Stand DSP

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches

I used Tombo the Wonder Adhesive to adhere all of the pieces – just be patient and use little tiny dots.  A little dab’ll do ya!

The Thoughtful Branches set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, and the bundle containing both items are available to demonstrators this month.  (Now don’t you need to be a demonstrator?)  It will be available to everyone on August 1st.

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches Stampin' Up! Available 8/1/16

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