I have used the sentiments from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set on other projects because I love the words and the script – but if occurred to me that I has overlooked the flowers and the coordinating Blossom Builder Punch for far too long. Today’s card puts that right and gives me a chance to do some 2-step stampin’ which this stamp set was designed to do!
This is the 3rd in my series of short and sweet videos showing tips and techniques using the Stamparatus. It shows another type of hinge stamping using the delightful Touches of Texture Stamp Set, stamping off technique using the Stamparatus and a little watercoloring
The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool and an absolute must have for all stampers. It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show. Continue reading
Birthday cards are probably the most type of card we make and send, yes well Thank You cards are right up there as well – I do send a lot of those! ………..
………Back to birthday cards…… I like to make a batch of about half a dozen so that I have a few in my stash in case I need one in a hurry. In the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog there is a single die, tucked away on page 213 (and pictures on page 76) which makes a lovely center piece for my card. I used it as a single layer – which was fine, but felt it needed a little something more so I doubled it up to form a ‘shadow’ effect, and here I have a video to share the technique with you 🙂 Continue reading
I do love flowers – I grow them in my garden, in the past I have made them out of flowerpaste (gumpaste) and made them from paper.
I have to be very cautious about choosing stamp sets out of the catalog ~ my eyes are always drawn to the flower sets to the exclusion of others, great for me but not everyone has the same passion as me! The other day I found out just how cautious I had been, when I wanted to create a card with some flowers on it – I could not find a stamp set on my shelf with a flower in it!!! Continue reading
I was tidying my work bench (it happens from time to time) and while putting something away came across a handmade card I had been sent a couple of years ago. It was so bright and refreshing that I decide to recreate it with some stamps and embellishments that are about to retire. Continue reading
Earlier this week I shared a couple of cards with the two-step stampin’ technique using the ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ stamp set. I have a couple of cards today that uses the same stamp set using ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect, As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers! The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font. Continue reading
Two-step stampin’ is a really great technique and there are a number of stamp sets in the SU catalog that have been designed especially for this. ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ is one of them. You can use the outline stamp then a ‘filler’ one to give a crisp image or use both ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect, As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers! The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font. I have two examples to share today. Continue reading
Did you know you could get FREE stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!? There are a number of different stamp sets in the annual catalog that you can get for free for hosting a party or for placing an order for more than $150.
I am featuring one of the sets called ‘ Gift of Love’ today, which has a lovely flower and also features ‘2 step stampin’
Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life.
Today, October 1st, is World Card Making Day , celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).
So here is the card I am sending to all my readers – you do matter and I value you following along in my card crafting journey.