Incredible Like You
I’ve mentioned before that at Stampin’ Up!® events, they have “Prize Patrol.” When I first became a demonstrator, the Prize Patrol was a little chaotic. At least one year, Stampin’ Up!® employees tossed the prizes into the crowd. The luckiest, most athletic, and most aggressive demonstrators got as many prizes as they could catch. Sadly, I am not athletic or aggressive, so I didn’t go home with any prizes except “all attendee” ones. And, don’t get me wrong, those were amazing! The “tossed out” prizes were mostly small embellishment packs, because they didn’t want anyone to get knocked out by a big prize. I mean, seriously – can you imagine getting hit with a Big Shot or a paper trimmer? (Ok, I’m exaggerating a little. I don’t think they gave Big Shots as Prize Patrol gifts. And they definitely wouldn’t have thrown them. At least, I don’t think they would…)
These days, they are a little more controlled. Everyone gets a pin with a color or letter or number. When your pin design is pulled, you get that prize – and every pin is called at some point, so everyone goes home with lots of lovely gifts. They also have all attendee prizes, and that’s where today’s card comes in.
The Incredible Like You Stamp Set* was one of the all-attendee prizes.
This card is one of my #simplestamping cards. Beginners probably wouldn’t have a Big Shot for the Layering Ovals Dies or the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF), but it’s perfect for a class for beginning stampers. It introduces them to the Big Shot, only uses a few colors (fewer, if you use the “stamp off” technique), and there is minimal layering. It’s also easy to replicate at home without the Big Shot. Here’s how to make it (and recreate it).
The card base is a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4″ on the long side to form a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card. Die cut the window and the Whisper White oval using the Layering Ovals Framelits. If you don’t have the framelits or a Big Shot, simply cut a rectangle (2-3/4″ x 3-1/3″) from Whisper White Cardstock and round the edges with the Detailed Trio Punch or the corner rounder in the Envelope Punch Board.
Stamp the flower detail from the Incredible Like You Stamp Set in Mango Melody Classic Ink on the Whisper White Cardstock, then stamp the flower inside with Daffodil Delight. (If you don’t have both ink pads you can use one color by stamping the outline in full strength, then stamp off the inside image one time on scrap paper, then stamp onto your card.)
Stamp the stem in Granny Apple Green. Then stamp the sentiment in Garden Green. Again, if you don’t have all the greens, you can stamp the stem and sentiment in the same color, maybe stamping off one time for the stem.
Emboss the bottom corner of the card using the Lovely Floral Dynamic TIEF from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Add the stamped oval inside the “window” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
If you’re creating the alternate version, before adding your stamped image to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, repeatedly stamp one of the leaf images in Granny Apple Green along the top and bottom corners of the card in the same color you used for the stem and sentiment. (To keep it a background, you might want to stamp off each time before stamping on the card.)
Here’s a look at the original card, a simpler version, and a slightly stepped up card.
I would be thrilled to receive (and proud to send) any of these cards. And none took over 15 minutes to create.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have an amazing day!
*Just a quick post script …The Incredible Like You Stamp Set is not listed in the Product List, because it’s not available yet – even to Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators! Demonstrators will be able to preorder it on December 5; it will be available to everyone on January 3. (Join my team now to be able to preorder!) And while you’re making your shopping list, be sure to add the Incredible Like You Project Kit. This kit coordinates with the Incredible Like You Stamp Set, and you only need two classic stampin’ pads (Coastal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick) and some adhesive to create 16 gorgeous cards. Everything else (including envelopes and embellishments) is included in the kit.
Better yet, schedule a class with friends and I’ll bring the ink and stamps. All you do is invite friends, collect the class fee (which includes the price of the kit), and get ready for fun! You can even hold the class at my studio so you don’t have to send significant others, kids, animals, or roommates away (or clean).