Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Stitched All Around - Day 2

Today's card is a very simple, repeated stamping card.


I used Granny Apple Green Ink and Cardstock then Gorgeous Grape Ink for the stamping.


I mounted the front panel this time to add some extra dimension. 
Then added a strip of Textured Weave knotted ribbon, which is also Granny Apple Green.


Yes, it also has Framelits to coordinate with the stamps too.
Isn't that frame lovely? 

A simple message to complete this one to finish off.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Weekly Inspiration - Stitched All Around

Stitched All Around 

Firstly, I must say a very big thank you to the lovely Emma and Lindsey for their 
Stamparatus cards and comments.
Brilliant job ladies, well done.
Thank you too to Cary for the last 2 weeks of beautiful projects.
This stamp Stitched All Around set is new to the Catalogue and I've bought it to challenge myself.


This first card is a very plain but I think quite elegant one. I have used the Delightfully Detailed Die-Cut sheets as the background.
I love the way that one side is white and the other cream.


I stayed with a very clean palette with just a touch of colour. Using Whisper White card stock and Gorgeous Grape Ink Pad.


Isn't that a gorgeous colour? I love it!
I stamped all of the words onto the card at first but it was too flat.
So I stamped them again and punched them out using the 3/4 " circle and 
1 1/4 " Scallop Circle punches.

I carefully inked only the You are Fabulous instead of the whole phrase.
A very simple card.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Saturday review..

Hi today is the first in our new monthly series called "Saturday Review". These posts will feature reviews from some of our customers, class attendees, friends and fellow demos. The idea is to share thoughts about some of the products  we use to create our samples which we share on our blog with you all .
We are kicking off with a couple of reviews of the stamparatus . Please comment below any suggestions for future products to review. 😁
So here we go today's reviewers are the lovely Emma and Lindsey  thank you ladies xx
Stamparatus review
This first review is by Emma.
I have to admit I was hesitant when stampin up launched this new tool. I thought I won't need that, I can stamp fine now with a block, how is it going to improve my stamping?
Well this week I actually got it out of the box! (Thanks to a little challenge set by Cary) and how wrong could I have been! It was simple to put together and pretty much ready to use straight away.
One i started to use it I was hooked! It makes your images so much clearer and sharper. It also allows you the flexibility to make your image darker by stamping more than once without trying to line your stamp up again.
It allowed me to change direction without having to get my ruler out to measure (I like things just so!), and meant I could repeat my image easily and get it straight every time.
I will continue to play with it, it's an excellent tool that is so versatile.



The second review by Lindsey 
Today I got to play with the Stamparatus. I found it really quick & easy to use. I made 2 birthday cards using Party Pandas & Eclectic Expressions. 
With its removable plates, it allows you to stamp repetitive images (card 1) and for those that won’t stamp first time, simply re-ink & stamp again (card 2) - I had to go over the pandas 2 or 3 times to get a good coverage, this is so easy to do as it stamps in the same place.  It has 2 plates, so you can stamp multi-layer images & get them perfectly aligned. 
It’s a small size (20cm square) so makes storage easy and it’s compact enough to travel with. All in all, it would make a perfect addition to anyone’s craft tool kit!!



Thank you both ladies 🌸🌸🌸 

Friday, 13 July 2018

Dandelion wishes...

Today im sharing cards that show how the Stamparatus helps create multiples of a card with ease and how you can achieve a crisp dark image on tricky surfaces. This set of get wel cards are made using the bokeh technique.  This technique uses layers upon layers of ink , including Kraft ink which is particularly opaque.  The ink is also applied to shimmery white card stock.  This creates a dense slow drying surface with little for the black ink to grab onto. The stamparatus allows you to repeatedly stamp an image on the surface to create a denser more striking image. This ability helps when using other textures such as watercolour paper.
Tomorrow we'll be sharing reviews from some of our team and customers about the stamparatus so please pop back to see what others think of this great tool.





Thursday, 12 July 2018

Vintage brights....

Now one of the things I love about Stampin Up stamps are the gorgeous background stamps they offer. Now these little...errr large beauties come in a variety of styles and are just perfect for...You guessed it backgrounds  🀣🀣 but the one draw back to them is their size they can be hard to handle up till now that is!!! Buy the stamp in clear mount and use the stamparatus  it's so simple but it does highlight one of the very important bonuses of using this tool. If you have manual dexterity issues the stamparatus allows for easy stamping. The sturdy stable platform and the large surface area of the plates make light work of stamping. It allows for  perfect placement and ease of stamping ...perfect for everyone 😁




Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Rooted in nature...

For today's card I have used the stamparatus to make short work of Stampin multiple die cut shapes. I was inspired by Patty Bennett . She shows how simple it is. You die cut the images you  wish to stamp then create a template for them to sit in. Then place the template on the stamparatus and position the stamps to fit in the template. Put your dies cut shapes in the apature, ink the stamp close the plate and stamp your die cuts perfectly every time simple!! I have used the leaf die cuts and stamps from the rooted in nature bundle to create the wreath for today's card.



Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Hinged Stampin....

On of the many features of the stamparatus is that you can do a technique called hinged stamping. This is because the plates can be moved down at set distances and you can then have stamped images exactly lined up! This is great to create a repeate pattern such as the sentiment on today's card. The flower were fussy cut out which I know isn't everyone's cup of tea but is something I enjoy πŸ˜‰