Enjoy Life and Meet New Colours. Today I am bringing you a project that uses a wonderful new Stamp Set from the soon to be released Catalogue. I am also sharing some tips on using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool.
The Enjoy Life Stamp Set was inspired by Connie Fitzgerald as part of her Million Sales Achiever reward. It is a great silhouette set, which means you can go to town with your background. I decided to build up colour to represent a sunrise and build a scene using the Stamparatus. If you don’t have your Stamparatus yet, you will be able to order yours from my online store when the new catalogue launches next week. This is the Stampin’ Up! Stamp positioning tool, but a stamp positioning tool that is on steroids. It has removable, movable, flipable plates, making building a scene really easy.
I used Shimmer White Card as the base for this as it is smooth, so good for silhouettes, but can take a reasonable amount of water. I sprayed the card with water from one of our Spritzers and then added colour from the lid of ink pads. I used some of our new colours, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue. I think the final effect is perfect for a Sunrise, what do you think?
Because I was using the Stamparatus, it meant that I could reink my stamps to get a really solid image. If you find the stamp is not taking the ink well, or is very sticky, it also helps if you gently rub your clean photopolymer stamps with a clean, white eraser. Clean your stamps after doing this to remove any residual eraser.
I mounted the finished piece on Black card with lots of adhesive to help keep it flat. I then popped the pice up with dimensionals before adding it to the front of my Whisper White Card base.
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Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)