The Stamparatus Slap
This sounds like the name of a cool new dance move, right? Close. It’s a fun technique from Tandra Boyer, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. And I borrowed a technique from my good friend, demonstrator Susan Horr to stamp the images in exactly the same places on the corners. Check it out.
First, place a 3″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Watercolor Paper in my Stamparatus. Then position the flower stamp (from Artistically Asian) at the top left corner. I wanted it to partly hang off the paper, so I slipped a piece of Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper underneath so I wouldn’t get ink on my mat.
Ink the stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, then spritz with a little water. Now comes the fun part. As you close the plate over the Stamparatus base, let gravity take it and slap it closed. I didn’t slap as hard as I could, so I didn’t get a lot of overspray on the flowers. You have to be bold, and it took me a couple tries to sum up the aggression needed.
Turn the watercolor paper 180 degrees so you can stamp the second flower. Repeat the inking and spritzing. Note: I cleaned and dried my stamp before re-applying the marker ink so I’d get better coverage. Then slap the plate closed again.
When the flowers dried, I decided I needed a little splatter in a color that didn’t evoke Christmas. Use the splatter stamp from Touches of Texture, and place it over the Watercolor Paper at the bottom left of the paper. After closing the plate to adhere the stamp, ink it with Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ ink, then spritz and slap. Turn the Watercolor paper 180 degrees, and repeat, again, cleaning and drying the stamp before inking.
“The Slap” is a fun and super simple technique. Your image will be different every time. Stamp the sentiment (from Artistically Asian) in Basic Gray Archival Ink. Note: I spritzed some frost spray over the card before I stamped. Bad idea. I didn’t get a really clear sentiment, but I’m still happy with it.
Layer the stamped image to a Basic Gray Cardstock layer, then to a Marina Mist card base. I didn’t add embellishments, but the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes from the Occasions Catalog would look great, I think.
Just a reminder – if you reserved a Stamparatus, the “first window” reservations have been shipped, and the second window begin shipping March 20. If you have not reserved a Stamparatus, they will be available in the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog in June.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!