Today’s Tiles By Request. You may remember the card I made for last week’s The Spot Colour Challenge, but in case you missed it, just click HERE. It was a real labour of love to complete that project, but I think it was worth it in the end. Just remind me not to attempt to colour the white space in this stamp set with a Stampin’ Blend again!
I have made today’s projects following a request to show how to use the Today’s Tiles stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. It is a great stamp if you like to make your own backgrounds, especially if you have the Stamparatus. And on that subject, if you don’t have the Stamparatus, why not? It is the most amazing Stamp Positioning Tool and is so much more versatile than other stamp positioning tools. With just 2 plates you can mount up an amazing 4 sets of stamps to make mass production so simple.
But enough of that for now. The Today’s Tiles Stamp Set is so simple to set up in the Stamparatus. The squares are 1″ on each side (which, of course, is what makes them squares!) which means that it is perfect for the ‘Hinge Technique’ on the Stamparatus, and really quick to stamp a whole card front.
I started the Live Card with a piece of Balmy Blue card, placed in the Stamparatus. To keep it in the right place, I simply added a small amount of Stampin’ Seal on a piece of Mini Grid Paper and used the magnets for extra hold. I lined the more solid stamp up against the grid lines, so it was a square on the Balmy Blue as possible. As it is a very solid image, and photopolymer, it can take a couple of goes to get the ink to transfer fully to the card. Of course this is one of the advantages of using the Stamparatus; lots of goes, all perfectly lined up.
Having stamped all of the solid stamp, I simple switched it for the lighter stamp and repeated the process with Versamark Ink. As I still have an Embossing Buddy, I used it to ensure there was no stray powder. I waited until I had repeated all the stamping before adding the powder. For the blue version I used Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, for the brown version I used White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I found that I wanted to do a second layer of embossing powder on the brown version, but only one for the blue version.
To finish the cards off, I die cut one of the matching dies from the bundle and layered it with one of the Layering Squares, before adding ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Well Written dies. These were stacked 3 or 4 layers deep. And so the cards were finished ready to be sent to a couple of our friends, whose birthdays were last weekend.
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Stampin’ Cut & Emboss
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Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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