Think Make-Up Compact…

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This is the best thing to remember when it comes to the wonderful new Ink Pads that Stampin’ Up! have introduced with the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Admittedly it’s a tad confusing swapping between the old and new Ink Pads, opening and closing them, but once you see how beautifully these Ink Pads stack I’m sure all will be quickly forgiven!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Abstract Impressions Bundle

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Truly, you have to see this amazing new bundle of stamp set and thinlets, Abstract Impressions, in action to really appreciate it.

This bundle can can be found on page 129 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and yep, is now at the top of my Wish List!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Shadow Stamping with the Stamparatus… by Jennifer Frost

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This post has been written by the very talented Jennifer Frost
a member of the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Artisan Design Team!
Once-tricky stamping techniques are now a breeze with the brand new Stamparatus (item 146276), available in the new 2018–2019 annual catalog as of June 1! Take shadow stamping, for instance. Adding subtle, professional-looking shadowing to the bold “Sorry” in these projects was quick and easy with this new tool!
How did I do it? To start, I positioned a piece of cardstock to the top left of my Stamparatus and secured it with a magnet. Then I placed my stamp from the Sorry for Everything Stamp Set (item 143820) face down on the paper and closed the plate to pick up the stamp. I lifted the plate, added ink (tone on tone, the same color as the cardstock), and reclosed to stamp the word. Then I allowed the ink to dry.
TIP: I used my heat tool to ensure this first stamped layer was dry; this will be important afterward in achieving a clean, heat-embossed layer.
Next, I positioned the paper exactly where it was again, bringing it down from the top of the Stamparatus edge just a tiny bit, a few millimeters, as pictured.
Then I applied VersaMark ink (item 102283) to the stamp and closed the plate to re-stamp the word. I added White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109132) and heat set with the Heat Tool (item 129053) to complete the technique.
One of the key benefits of the Stamparatus is you can stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely. While the stamp was all set up and ready to go, I couldn’t resist creating a full collection of these lovely shadowed sentiments.
I’ve paired these stamped panels with the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Papers (item 146926). Bows of Linen Thread (item 104199) added a little texture and I’ve layered in touches of shimmer by way of Pearlized Doilies (item 146936), strips of Gold (item 146958) or Silver (item 146960) Glimmer Paper, and swashes of Berry Burst (item 145489) or Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon (item 144146).
I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of cards and it encourages you to break out your Stamparatus and give a little shadow stamping of your own a try!
Jennifer Frost 2018 Artisan Design Team

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Still having Dragonfly Dreams!

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Look what’s still available in the new catalog, the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, woot woot. Given how little I’ve used it though, I’m pretending it’s a brand new set!

Isn’t this stamp set fabulous? It has 10 assorted photopolymer stamps and can be found on page 138 of the Annual Catalog with the matching thinlets on page 218.

And isn’t wonderful how Coastal Cabana is back! Coastal Cabana can now be found in the Brights Collection on page 185 of the new catalog.

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


The exciting 2018 Color Revamp!

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Seeing really is believing when it came to the very much-anticipated Color Revamp reveal in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! – aren’t the new colors simply wonderful?

Oh to have Mossy Meadow back! Oh, and to have Coastal Cabana back also, and Mint Macaron, and Blackberry Bliss to just name a few!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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