I think the most fun part was visiting with all of the other display stampers when we were setting up the displays. Everyone is so nice to each other and so positive and complimentary about each other's work. Stampin' Up! stampers are so wonderful, we uplift and support each other always!
The application requires three card fronts, a scrapbook page, and two 3-D items. I had so much fun stamping with my new Occasions stamps. I really stretch myself on one of them...you'll see...I'm saving it for last!
|Lefty wanted to help with the pictures!|
|Dragonflies are our friends|
|There's one in every group!|
|You CAN do this!|
|Lefty's First Christmas|
|Cookies for You!|
|Cute Egg Carton|
And here it is...my favorite. The one that really stretched me.
The Victorians were strange; they explored the world, loved science, and enjoyed natural things but they also made things from nature. There are tons of displays of stuffed birds, small animals skulls, and bugs. They called these curios. They would display some of these in, wait for it, curio cabinets. I was on Pinterest one day killing time (LOL) and came upon some of these curios. I was very intrigued by them. Here are a couple of examples.
|Butterflies arranged on a branch|
|Bugs around a painting of a lady|
These made me think about things I could do with the Beetles & Bugs stamps. I made a couple of specimen trays and then went kind of crazy. I stamped this sort of kaleidoscope thing.
|Stamped Bug Curio|
It needed a cool frame to really make it stand out. I used a sheet of 12 X 12 Early Espresso cardstock and cut a square in the center for the curio. The frame was boring so I looked for things to jazz it up. I punched butterflies from Early Espresso with both of the butterfly punches and attached them all of the way around the frame stacking a little one on top of a large one.
I attached the curio to Very Vanilla cardstock and attached it to the back of the frame. I mounted the whole thing on a piece of cardboard for stability and added Delightful Dijon mini-stripe ribbon as a hanger.
Here are two pictures of the finished curio. I took one at an angle so you could better see the butterflies around the frame.
|Look at the cool butterflies around the frame!|
|Insect Curio ready to display on the wall|