Stamp Off Friday Valentine

Stamp Off Friday Valentine

It’s time for another Stamp Off! Friday with Jackie, Susan, and me. This week, it’s all about Valentines!

I found a really fun technique from Esther at Stampin Star Creations. Esther is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the UK, and she has an awesome “Faux Brusho” technique that is so simple.

First, here’s the card I made.

Heart Happiness, Stampin' Up!

See the “Brusho” behind the heart? I used Berry Burst ink with the Touches of Texture splatter stamp. Simply ink the stamp, then place on the Shimmery White Cardstock, then slide it a bit after stamping. After I inked as much as I wanted, I spritzed with a little water so the colors would run, then dried it with my heat tool.

The Stamparatus made lining up the row of hearts from the Heart Happiness stamp set (in the Occasions Catalog) super easy. When you move the stamping surface down, the hearts “overlap” perfectly. If you have a Stamparatus reserved, you’ll be getting it soon! If you didn’t get one reserved, you can order it in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that will come out in June 2018. I inked the hearts with VersaMark, then embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

The large heart is also one of the Heart Happiness stamps. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with Stampin’ Blends. Of course, you can see it in the photo, but I added some Clear Wink of Stella over some of the flowers for a bit more sparkle.

Since I don’t have the Lots of Love Box Framelits that coordinate with the Heart Happiness set, I simply fussy cut the heart with Paper Snips. I added a bit of the gorgeous Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon under the heart, as well as some Copper Metallic Thread.

The next question was…what sentiment should I use? I didn’t want to stamp a sentiment, so I opted for a die-cut. While I was dithering, I found a pink “lovely” that I had cut out of one of the Lovely Words Thinlits. It was just sitting on my stamp table in the “waiting to be used” bin. It was already cut from the rest of the die-cut, so all I had to do was snip off the “ly” and it was ready to go. Easy!

The ombré design from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack worked really well with the Sweet Sugarplum card base. Before I adhered everything, I ran the card front through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Now, take a few minutes to enjoy what Susan and Jackie have made. I can’t wait to see!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Stamp Off Friday Valentine

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Oh my! There are so many different elements on this card and they all go so well together! This is gorgeous!

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  2. Jackie says:

    Buffy, you are knocking the techniques out of the park. I really like that faux Brusho option, because it would make me feel like I have more “control”. As Susan said, all of your components work together so well to make a lovely card.

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  3. debsmart says:

    I like that faux Brusho technique – perfect for when you want the Brusho look, but with coordinating SU! colours! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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