31 Jul 2014

Flower Patch Stamp Set & Flower Flair Framelits Dies

I am definitely a Flower Girl and I love this set! I also love the bright spring colours in this card.

  • The leaves are stamped in a technique called Two-Step Stamping, which just means a stamped image over the top of another, usually co-ordinating. 
 Technique Tip: Stamp your lightest colour first, then overlay with the darker.

So I stamped the full leaf image first in Pear Pizzazz, then stamped the leaves on top in Garden Green.

The Photopolymer stamps makes Two-Step Stamping a breeze because they're completely see through. I didn't even need my Stamp-a-ma-jig!

  • I didn't Two-Step the Daffodil Delight flower with the Pumpkin Pie centre because I wanted the white edges around the centre shape to give it a bit more definition.
 I love the Chevron Embossing Folder as it gives great definition from an otherwise blank spot.

Embossing Technique Tip:
  • Cut card stock first before embossing. This way you avoid tears and rips when cutting embossed card stock. 
  • I cut a 1 1/2 cm piece out of the middle of the card stock to form the 'Ribbon Track'
 Hope you enjoyed today's Card ...... Angeliki :)


Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set (Item #134207)

Flower Fair Framelits Dies (Item # 133731) 

Flower Patch Stamp Set + Flower Fair Framelits Dies Bundle (save 15%)
(Item # 136788)

Also Starring:
Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Chevron Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch
Ink Pads: Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green.
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Stitch Ribbon - Retired but Tangelo Twist Stitched Ribbon will do the same job beautifully.

28 Jul 2014

Flower Patch Stamp Set & Flower Fair Framelits Dies

I absolutely looove this stamp set! I really think this is a well thought out set.

Here's what I love about it:
  • The Design of each stamp and the many layering options it offers
  • They're Photopolymer and that makes Two-Step Stamping so easy!
  • There's 19 Stamps in this Set!! Yes, 19!!
  • You can create sooo many different image combo's that you'll never have to repeat a design twice! So one Stamp Set, loads of  Cards!
  • The matching Flower Fair Framelits Dies
  • The fact that you can buy the Stamp Set and Flower Fair Dies as a Bundle which saves you 15% and no hand cutting!
  • They make creating soooo easy! 

I love the colour combo's on this card which I got from the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Heres' A List of the Stampin' Up! Products I used to Create This Card

Photopolymer Stamp Set: Flower Patch
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink Pads: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding
Tools: Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits Dies

24 Jul 2014

Photopolymer Stamps Are Here!

Well things have settle down now that the new Catalogue is up and running in full flight.

I've been having great fun getting into Stampin' Up! new Photopolymer Stamps. They're so easy to use and so easy to see where you're stamping making 2 step stamping and aligning stamps a breeze, like in my first & second cards where the stamped images are all separate stamps. I could line them all up perfectly and I didn't even need my Stamp-a-ma-jig!

I'm also loving Project Life's great Card Collections and Accessory Packs. They make designing easy and they're not just for Scrapbookers! I've used them in my second and third Cards.

Tips & Tricks
I found larger Photopolymer stamps, like the larger Happy & Birthday Stamps I've used in the first card, stamp a clean crisp image by placing card stock on top of Stampin' Up!'s Piercing Mat. I didn't get a clear stamped image by just having my card stock on my cutting mat or desk top.

However, the smaller images like the ones in the second card stamped perfectly onto card stock placed on my cutting mat or desk top.

Hope this helps and you'll give the Photopolymer Stamps a go!

Here's a List of Products I used to Create All THREE Cards
Photopolymer Stamps: Age Awareness (used in both Cards)
Rubber Stamps: For You (used in first Card)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay
Ink Pads: Tangelo Twist, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay
Papers: Moonlight Paper Stack(the Striped Card & Happy Card in 3rd Card)
Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection (Speech Bubble, Striped & Happy Cards on 2nd & 3rd Card)
Project Life Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack (The Wooden Arrow in 2nd Card)
Accessories: Candy Dot Brights, Silver and Glimmer Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits