Dual Color Stamping
Welcome back, my friends! This has been such a fun week. I’ve been shopping for Amelia’s Birthday Lunch. She will turn eight years old on Monday. Where has the time gone? Even though she’s having a birthday party, she wants a family “birthday lunch” like all the adults in the family this year. I am so thrilled that she wants to have this time with family. I let everyone choose their menu for their lunch. (I used to call it “dinner,” because it was on Sunday, but that became confusing for those who thought dinner was in the evening – even on Sunday.) She chose lasagna, macaroni and cheese (her Tia Adrianna’s, not mine), and an Oreo Dessert. The only problem is, her mom is allergic to milk, and there’s a lot of dairy in that menu! Fortunately, I can adapt everything to accommodate!
Earlier this week, I showed you a “dual color stamping” card I made. Here’s another.
This card was actually very easy to create. I die-cut all the stamped images I was using from the Stampin’ Up!® Forever Fern and Nature’s Prints Bundles and Basic White Cardstock before I stamped. Then I die-cut them one more time from retired card stock. I made masks from these retired card stock die-cuts. I simply added a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the backs of the die-cuts and let it dry. You don’t need much, and you don’t even need to cover the entire piece. As long as you have a little glue on the top, bottom, and both sides of the back of the die-cut, it’s good. But you do need to let it dry completely so it will be removeable; otherwise the die-cut masks will stick to your die-cuts. Not good!
You can use Post-it Notes for masks, but I knew I’d be using these a lot, so I wanted something a little more substantial. Stampin’ Up!® also sells Masking Paper (p 149 in the Annual Catalog), but I keep forgetting to add it to my order.
To create the dual color, I placed a template (card stock I used to cut the die-cuts) into my Stamparatus, then placed the appropriate stamp into the negative image. Then I closed the plate to adhere the stamp. Next, I added the Basic White Die-cut to the template. I stamped the image one time in the lighter color. For example, for some of the leaves, I used Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana, so I stamped the entire image in Mint Macaron. Then I cut my masks in half (trying not to cut a straight line so it would look more natural, then placed one half of the mask over the die-cut in my Stamparatus. Then I inked the stamp with the second color and stamped. I continued this process with all the die-cuts until I had a pleasing group.
I die-cut the little dish using the Splendid Stemps Dies with Pale Papaya Cardstock, then stamped the sentiment with Cajun Craze Ink. Next I arranged all the die-cut greenery into the dish. I added one die-cut from the Splendid Stems Dies cut from the Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I added the dish of greenery to another piece of Splendid Day DSP, then to a Coastal Cabana card base. For fun, I added a few Brushed Brass Butterflies.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!