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.
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.