Friday was the beginning of the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog sales period. I am really enjoying the new catalog! If you don’t have your own copy, please let me know and I’ll send you one!
Rooted in Nature
One of the sets Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators were able to preorder from the catalog is Rooted in Nature. There are coordinating framelits – Nature’s Roots – and you can bundle the two products and save 10%. This is a wonderful set, because you can use it for cards for men and women, and for many occasions.
As you can see, it’s a large stamp set, and there are lots of framelits. I love that you can stamp a single tree or two together, and there are framelits for both.
If you look at the leaf framelits, the three in the center emboss. So you can either emboss them right on your project, or die-cut and then emboss the leaves for a little more texture and dimension. So fun!
I watercolored the main tree on my card today, because nature has been dumping water on us this spring. I decided to give some back.
Gotta love the Stamparatus
If you missed the early release period of the Stamparatus, you’re in luck! You can order it now in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. I love this stamp positioner. I used it to watercolor the die-cut tree.
First – you need to use Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock. I totally forgot in my excitement to get to work, and I grabbed Whisper White. It works, but not as nicely.
Insert your paper into the Stamparatus, lay the tree stamp on the paper, then close the Stamparatus to adhere the stamp to the plate. Ink the inside leaves on the tree with a Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker, then spritz with a bit of water – not too much – and close the Stamparatus. Ink more of the tree leaves with a Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker, spritz and close the plate of the Stamparatus. Continue this process with the greens until you have the look you want.
Clean off the stamp (just by using a cloth; don’t take the stamp off the plate!) and ink the trunk and branches with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker. You don’t need to spritz this time; simply close the plate so you don’t lose the branch details.
By using the Stamparatus, you can color and spritz with multiple colors without them getting muddy. Pretty cool, right? I think so, because there’s enough mud around here without my colors joining in.
The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Stamp the branches of leaves in Versamark Ink on the Shaded Spruce Cardstock. Stamp several trees in Mint Macaron Classic Ink on a Whisper White panel. You do not need to reink the stamp each time. Punch a circle in the center of the Shaded Spruce Cardstock, then add the stamped Whisper White layer behind it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the entire panel to a Mint Macaron card base.
Stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce on Whisper White Cardstock, then cut it out and add the sentiment and a couple of Faceted Dots to the front of the card.
Tomorrow, I’ll post a quick video with more ideas for the Rooted in Nature bundle. You’re going to love this bundle, and you’ll reach for it every time you need a sympathy, birthday (especially for guys!), or just a thinking of you or thank you card.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!