Shadow Stamping with the Stamparatus… by Jennifer Frost

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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DSP SALE – Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

What a wonderful prelude to Christmas – a Designer Series Paper sale from Stampin’ Up!

Even the delightful 6″x6″ DSP Stacks are on sale. These smaller stacks are fabulous. Particularly if you are like me and have a hard time cutting into a beautiful 12″x12″ sheet of DSP. These smaller squares now have me cutting far more frequently!

Although not ALL the DSP from Stampin’ Up! are part of this great deal – only those listed above – with the 13 above to choose from there’s more than enough to make your head spin deciding!

As this deal finishes next Tuesday please be sure to have your orders into me by the weekend. (I say the weekend so that should you only remember late Sunday night, you still have Monday to get in touch.🙃)

Then again, you can can simply hit the SHOP NOW link to the right of this post to simply place your order online at your own convenience!

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Hello Carnival Swirls (FMS307)

Rearranging my “stash” is the equivalent of buying new stuff. Product that has inadvertently been pushed to the back is suddenly front and centre once again.

Such was the case with this Stampin’ Up! Cupcakes and Carousels DSP. It might be sooo last season but I love that grunge-feel it has about it as you can see below.

The Swirly Scribbles Die-Cuts are currently a favourite of mine. In this instance I’ve covered the die-cut with Crystal Effect to give it some depth and character. Plus I finally used the SAB2017 Delicate Details Stamp Set. Seriously, it’s just like having new stuff!

This card was created for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #307. I’m so, so grateful for the wonderful “kick-starts” they give me each week. This is their current sketch.

Slowly but surely I’m getting my groove back. This is fortunate since we are now in October – it’s almost Christmas! Have you all the supplies you need for your Christmas creations yet?

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Shine! (Freshly Made Sketches 302)

Think I may have missed the deadline on this card challenge but that’s okay as I’ve made a card regardless and THAT’S what’s important! This is the card I created for Freshly Made Sketches 302.

If I said I’m not deliberately choosing pinks each week I fear you wouldn’t believe me. Summer 2017 has certainly become my “pink phase“. 😂 Here is this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

With the exception of the Shine sentiment all products are from Stampin’ Up!. The Colour Theory DSP in the 6″x6″ packs are simply delightful, offering lots of inspiration.

And don’t get me started on the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush… it. is. FABULOUS! Seriously, I don’t know how I’ve been surviving without it. Contact me soon to order yours for Christmas creating!

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Butterfly Textures (Freshly Made Sketches 300)

You know you have it bad when the first thing you think of on waking is “how can I tweak that card-front base to make it work“. And the really hilarious thing is that even the tweak was tweaked!😂

Immediately adhering the base is not something I would usually do and am really not sure what made me do this. It made things that much more difficult in the end. Here is my take on this week’s Freshly Made Sketches 300.

This is the original sketch from Freshly Made Sketches which was my inspiration.

With a little masking, some silver embossing, a strip of foil cut with thinlets, along with a thinlets butterfly “splashed inked” and blinged up and voila, done!

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