Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus

About a week ago a box from Stampin’ Up! arrived on my door step and I was so excited….I new what was in that box and I have been waiting for this since the beginning of the year.

My Stamparatus

This was so exciting….now what will I do, what will I make. I pulled out the Baby Bear 141859 stamp set. This is a stamp set I love but have only used once before as its a 3 set stamp and was never really happy with what I had stamped with just using the blocks and trying to line everything up.

So played with just stamping the Baby Bear image over and over, just to get the hang of it. Still need to stand up to get everything lined up, but that’s OK because once you have it set up once and if your making multiples of the same card its all set.

Stampin’ Up! have made 3 YouTube Video’s on how to use and they are worth while watching just to see what you can do. Below are the links to these videos.

Precision Placement – https://youtu.be/kSCoGyNLNd4

Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps – https://youtu.be/xWt-_YdYJfc

Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique – https://youtu.be/NfwgdoUReLQ

 

What did I end up making with the Baby Bear

Here I have used the Stamparatus in two different ways…

The first was to create the wording down the side of the card, this took a bit of time and playing around as I wanted the two lines to be in two different colours and also spaced evenly between top to bottom of the card.

To do this, I treated it as if it was a 2 step stamp. Each phrase was on each plate (the Stamparatus comes with 2 plates). Once positioned on each plate I held them up together to see if the phrases were in the correct position and then did a test run. When the position was correct it was just a matter of stamping the first phrase down the side of the card by moving the plate down the hinge. Then repeating it again with the second plate and using a different colour ink.

 Baby Bear image was stamped on the other side of the card again using the Stamparatus and 3 step stamping.

To finished the card I used the Eclipse Technique to frame the bear.

 

Hope you enjoy my card. If you have any questions please contact me.
Below are links to all the products used in this card. The Stamparatus will be available later in the year.

 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Moon Baby….a little something

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I just wanted to show you a card I did last week for a card swap using the same sponging technique I used on another cards.

Remember this one…

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A simple and I think a very effective card, simple to do.

With a little Resist Embossing  before the sponging was applied.

And here it is.

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This card only has two layers…the card base and the sponged strip.

You can Find a PDF tutorial HERE

 

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Who likes to colour in?

Hi guys, welcome again to my Blog.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, I did. On saturday night we had “Carols at the Lake”.

I live near a beautiful little town called Mittagong and its in the Southern highlands about an hour from Sydney. In not far the center of town we have lake called Lake Alexandra. Were there’s ducks, turtles and other wild bird life…..its a man made lake. It was used for water for the engines hauling coal to Fitzroy Iron Mines over 100 years ago. A very pretty spot with bush surrounding it….every second year we have carols down at the lake and it is so wonderful.

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Setting Up at lake Alexandra- Carols at the Lake 2016

Anyway now I’m completely off track…who likes to colour in?

In January Stampin’ Up! will be releasing their new Occasions Catalogue and in this they have re-introduced watercolour pencils. Isn’t that wonderful…I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. So I made sure I ordered them in my pre-order. You see as I demonstrator you get to order the new product early. So if your interested in joining me then that’s one of the bonus you get…

So I also had to get a stamp to colour in…..I couldn’t resist it. Its so cute!

We all love babies don’t we…I do and now my boys are all growing up. I’m allowed to think they are cute because I can just hand them back..

Opps….off track again!

Think I’d better show you what I have been playing with today.

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This is such simple cards.

  • I used the Basic Black (Archival Ink) and stamped the image into Shimmery White card stock. Allow the ink to dry or heat set with a heat gun.
  • With water colour pencil I lightly coloured the areas where I wanted colour and then went over with a Blender Pen.
  • I went back over some of the areas again to add highlights and again blender in with the Blender Pen
  • I like to leave some white space so I haven’t filled in all the areas with colour.

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Global Design Project #064 | CASE the Designer

At last a day I could sit down and make a card…

this week has been one of those weeks driving the boys around.

This week we are CASE-ing Connie Collins.

Have I ever told you that Blue is my favorite colour and its so fresh looking teamed up with the yellow.

I have wanted to do something in this combination for a while now and teamed with the spots reminds me so much of a country garden.

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So today I’m going to Case this great colour combination…

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The Stampin’ Up! stamp set is called “Baby Bear” and this is the first time I have used it. Its one of those “WOW” stamps and I loved the way it came out.

The Bear is a three step Stamp, this means you have 3 stamps you layer on top of each other to achieve the finished effect.

You can either  stamp off your stamps to get lighter tones of one colour or do as I have done and used three different yellows, starting with the lightest and working up to the darkest. The bow I stamped off and then stamped full strength with the second stamp (only a two step)

I used the largest scalloped square from the Layering Square Framelits, as he only just fits. I then cut a large square to go under him..

I think he’s so cute….don’t you!

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Welcome Baby……..

This week I was asked to make a card to give to a New Arrival.

His name is “Fox”

and as my friend had seen the Foxy Friends Stamp Set,

she requested I use that.

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Isn’t he cute!

And so much fun to do.