At our Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator team meetings, we take turns bringing a make & take project each month. I love it when the projects are simple enough for a workshop or class with beginner stampers, yet still offer a technique and look beautiful. Liz’s card for the August meeting was perfect.
Isn’t that gorgeous? You need to do a little lining up with the Stamparatus, but it’s not hard.
First, Die cut the center of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Place that layer in the Stamparatus, then line up the stamps in the opening. After they’re positioned, remove the Very Vanilla Cardstock and replace it with a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Seaside Spray card base. I like to “check” my stamp position before I stamp. I use a window sheet or the Imaging Sheet from my retired stamp positioner. Place that over the card base, then ink the stamps with a light colored ink and stamp. You can see if your stamps are lined up where you want them without messing up your card base if they’re not right.
Once you have your stamps positioned, clean them (of course) and remove the clear material you just stamped on. (You can wipe the ink off and use this again!) Swipe the Embossing Buddy over the Seaside Spray card base, then stamp your images in an embossing ink. You can use VersaMark or Whisper White Craft Ink. Heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
After the embossing has cooled, take an Aqua Painter and some Seaside Spray Classic Ink and paint water under and behind the boats. Don’t go all the way to the edge of the card base, because you only want the water behind the “frame,” not all the way to the edges of the card.
Finally, add the Very Vanilla frame over the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a piece of Window Sheet behind the Very Vanilla piece so it would look more like a picture. You can stamp a sentiment along the bottom of the card front, but I kept mine blank. I’ll stamp a greeting when I decide what I’m using this card for.
So there you go – simple, quick, and really lovely. Thanks, Liz, for this awesome Make & Take!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Ver \y pretty card. I like it when you use the negative piece!
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Thanks, Susan! I do too! I need to do that more often.
A lovely card! I like the inset stamping.
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Thanks, Deborah! Liz did a fabulous job with this design, I think! It kind of feels like you’re looking out the window at the ocean or a lake.