Welcome to our Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. This month the theme is Stamparatus Techniques. This hop will be packed with lots of great techniques so be sure to "hop along" to the other contributors listed below.
One of my favorite techniques to do with the Stamparatus is Hinge Step Stamping. I love the way you can stamp a sentiment multiple times and have it line up EXACTLY! In this card I also created an ombre effect by stamping multiple times without reinking. (The video also includes using markers on your stamps, so watch to the end.)
You can learn how to achieve this look by watching this short video.
I used the You are Amazing Stamp set to create this card. I thought this card would be a great card to congratulate a college graduate or member of my family that has received an award. The "you did it" sentiment is from the Best Year stamp set.
I wanted the sentiment in the inside of the card to be in two colors so I used my markers to color directly on the stamp. It can be tricky to achieve good coverage with markers so the Stamparatus helps greatly. You can color on the stamp a second time and line it up perfectly, if need be!
I hope you will give this technique a try. Here is the card recipe for the card I created:
Blackberry Bliss card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Bumblebee mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
White card front: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Dandy Garden 6" x 6" DSP (2 different patterns): 3 /4" x 5 1/8" (2)
Inside white mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
scrap of Blackberry bliss for scalloped circle
Scrap of white for circle
I have included links to the items used at the bottom of the post.
Don't forget to "hop" over to the other contributors. You won' t want to miss their creations!
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Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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