Monday 6 August 2018

Simple modern vases & the Stamparatus

Way back in May I had my first play with the my fave first pick of our then new annual catalogue - the beautifully fresh & modern Varied Vases stamp & punch bundle. Today I'm sharing the first of two clean & simple cards to give you a peek of what's possible with it.

This one features a fresh & bold two colour combo of new & returning colours - blueberry bushel and coastal cabana (yippeeee!). I made this one for my SU team day make & take.

That little cluster of vases just makes me happy & of course you know I LOVE the handwritten scripty sentiment, as I've been using it LOTS.

Inside I kept it super simple with another sentiment & vase.

Can you believe this card uses only 1 stamp set, 1 ink pad colour and 2 card colours (plus white of course)? That's supply friendly stamping.

Designing & stamping this card was so quick too, thanks to our Stamparatus positioning tool. Can you believe it was all stamped in just 4 steps? Imagine how many you could make and send in a flash.  Here's how I did it.

Stamp it with the Stamparatus

I lined the stamps up on the Stamparatus, starting with the clear plates at top & right as shown below, and the same process.

Stamp Images
Place your paper in corner of Stamparatus as shown, then...

1. Place & align 2 clear vase stamps together on top plate.
2. Place scallop & sentiment stamps together on side plate.
3. Turn over top plate & place 2 flower stamps so they'll align with vase images.
Then stamp each layer using your chosen colour ink pad - I used blueberry bushel.

Placing your stamps like this means overlapping images can be stamped perfectly & quickly.
It doesn't matter which order you stamp the layers in or how many cards you want to make - they'll all remain in place until you put take them off!

4. Stamp patterned vase on a strip of paper & punch out with Vases builder punch.
You could place it on the back of the side SAR plate, but I think it's quicker to stamp multiples of an image to be punched on one narrow strip of card.

Finish off
Once you've stamped all layers, colour the water & flower centres with a dark pool party Stampin' Blends marker, and add some clear Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.

The remainder of the card then comes together very easily. Emboss a piece of blueberry bushel card with the Simple Stripes embossing folder & adhere - de-bossed side up - to thick white base.
Then, adhere a piece of coastal cabana card, and pop the stamped panel up with dimensionals. A few sequins adds some extra sparkle.

Top Tip & my Stamparatus Special

I always keep a Silicone Craft sheet with my Stamparatus to:
- help me place & align my stamp images - regular ink wipes straight off with a cloth & water.
- provide a little extra height and bounce when stamping near the hinge with thinner stamps
- create mirror images of stamp images.

Of course the silicone craft sheet is an essential for so many other stamping tasks too, like providing a heat proof surface when you're heat embossing, using a hot glue gun, as ink palette for mixing colours or embossing paste, & more. So...

Order your Stamparatus from me during August -
using my August host code 4WP76CBY when you order - and you'll receive a free Silicone Craft Sheet ($10 value)

Note: This offer is only available when you shop with me, so choose me as your preferred Demonstrator if you don't have a one looking after you.
Your free Silicone Craft Sheet will be posted to your order shipping address by the end of August.
Want another Bonus?

Add just $5 or more of product to your Stamparatus order (to take it to at least $90 - some Dimensionals will do it!) & you'll also receive a $9 voucher from Stampin' Up! to shop with in September, with our Bonus Days offer.
Read on below for more info.

Bonus Days are here! - Shop in August to shop free in September

Every $90 you spend in August (excl shipping) earns you a $9 voucher to spend on free Stampin' Up goodies in September.

Each $90 spent gets you another $9 voucher - no limit - so get the discounted Varied Vases bundle and the supplies you'll need while you're shopping too, including of course your Stamparatus.

Christmas is Coming Soon!

Our all new 2018 Christmas-Holiday Catalogue starts on 5 September?
So, you can use your Bonus Days voucher to get some new Christmas goodies for free.

Contact me for more info on the Stamparatus, Bonus Days or the Holiday Catalogue.
Or simply go to my store and start shopping!

I'll be back tomorrow to share another simple Varied Vases bundle project so pop back soon.

Happy stamping & inky wishes

Project Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's projects, click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. Items I used are listed first. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one.

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