For more than three years, the operators here at Stamping 411 have been bringing you weekly sketches, color challenges, inspiration, techniques, tips tricks and more. I think if you look around the side bar of our blog you'll agree that we have built quite a resource over the years.
In the very beginning, I thought that we could support our customers and friends more effectively together by pooling our resources and efforts, than we could as individuals. That spurred the idea for 411 or "information" without strings, without marketing. That original idea has become that shared resource for you and your customers (and my customers) as a go to for an online creative space to play, learn, and share.
This journey has been filled with fond memories, team work. beautiful relationships, friendship and fun. Of course, like any journey, we hit our bumps in the road and grew as artists and individuals, always moving forward.
Today, I'm happy to announce that we have decided to take a break. You might ask why I am happy. Many (not all) of the operators have had some personal challenges recently that have added so much stress to their lives. Some are having family members who are sick. Others have had a huge shift in the time that they have to devote to 411. As a result, it has become something that they have to do instead of the joy and "value add" in which it was intended. I LOVE seeing people play along and I learn from you. I really try to make the time to see what you've been up to and take the time to leave you a message that "I was there". For some of you, I've watched you grow and develop the way that our blog has through the years. We've grown together! So tonight, I bid you a fond farewell. Please don't think of it as a goodbye forever. We ~ the operators ~ will give ourselves a little break, then re-evaluate. We plan to leave the resource here for anyone to use and when we are ready come back, perhaps it will be in a different way. We are taking an extended leave effective this week. I'll still be by to leave you a comment. Much love to you from all of your operators and from me.
If you want to leave some love for the operators at any time, here are links to their blogs.
Now. Let's get this last party started!
This super cute sketch was done in MDS 2. The designer paper was colored using the new "recolor" method. You can pick any designer paper and recolor it based on one monochromatic color. Happiness! To get lots of ideas with regards to MDS, you can check out the online site for the program mydigitalstudio.net and don't forget to ask your demonstrator for help!
So ~ let's jump in! Potential measurements for this card.
Base Layer: 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: for the blue section on the bottom, you can either layer something on top, or cut something off, so that the background shows through. The operators this week showed different ways of tackling that element. :)
Layer 3: Ribbon up across the middle (maybe a 5" strip would do?)
Layer 4: a punched shape or two.
- Make a card using your Stampin' Up Supplies!
- Post it online somewhere to your blog or other online forum
- Post a link to the free linky tool below (please point the link to your post and NOT just your blog).
- Have some fun and leave comments for each other (and for the operators if you like their work). ~ Everyone loves comments!
- Please note, we reserve the right to remove links with non-Stampin' Up! product, "sales pitches", links to online stores, or requests to join your team. We're here to have fun, learn from one another and share.