A Birthday Lift
I’m having so much fun with this Gorgeous Grape/Coastal Cabana color combination! For this card, I added some Pacific Point and a little Bermuda Bay as well. At first, that combination sounded off to me, but then I happened to look at the shirt I was wearing. I saw Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, and Pacific Point. I love getting inspiration from other sources – like clothes, home décor, and nature.
Aren’t those colors lovely together? First, I want to give you a little tip about using red rubber stamps in a template with the Stamparatus.
I posted here about using the Stamparatus with die-cuts. It’s easy with photopolymer stamps; you can see exactly where to place the stamp in the template. But with red rubber, it’s a little more difficult, because there’s a little wiggle room around the edge of the image. Here’s how I fixed that.
First, die-cut the balloon image to create the template using the Up & Away Thinlits Dies. These coordinate with the Lift Me Up Stamp Set. Then place the stamp upside down on your surface and fit the template over it.
Next, carefully pick up the template with the stamp still in it, flip it over and insert into Stamparatus.
To double-check placement, I stamp one time into the template without using the die-cut piece. You’ll want to have a piece of paper on top of the Stamparatus base so you don’t get ink everywhere. It will wash off, but I usually get it on my fingers first, and then it transfers to the cardstock, and I just have a mess.
You can see that the entire image will be lined up perfectly onto the die-cut. The only stray ink I have is where it got on the edge of the stamp, because I was rushing and forgot to check. But it’s ok; that part would be outside the die-cut area, so it wouldn’t show anyway.
Here are the card details.
After lining up the stamp in the template, I used Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Gorgeous Grape, and Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp. Since you’re using the Stamparatus, if you miss a spot, or don’t get it dark enough, you can simply ink and stamp again.
I stamped the smaller balloons in Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape, and the clouds with Versamark. I heat embossed the clouds using Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
The final element is the Sentiment in Pacific Point. After adhering the stamped Coastal Cabana layer to the Gorgeous Grape card base, I added the die-cut balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Easy!
If you don’t have a Stamparatus yet, you’ll want to add it to your next order. It’s an amazing tool, and it’s available now in the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!