Welcome to a late Friday edition of Stamping with Buffy. I was so excited that I had scheduled several posts early – and then Thursday night came. As I was falling into bed at the late, late hour of 10:15 pm (oh, boy, am I old or what?), I remembered I hadn’t scheduled a post. I hadn’t even written a post. So here it is!
First – new weekly deals were posted on Thursday. You can see them here. Memories & More products, Specialty Paper, Embellishments, Slimline Envelopes, Ribbon, and Soft Pastels (chalk) – lots of fun is being offered this week!
And now – for our word of the day: Ranunculus. Ranunculus are cool season flowers that grow best in spring-like temperatures of about 55°F. Since I’ve been a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, I’ve learned so many things – and not just about stamping!
I started by placing the flower stamp on a 2-3/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock in my Stamparatus, then closing the plate to adhere the stamp. Next, I inked the stamp with Blushing Bride and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Write Markers. If I missed a spot, or if I wanted a darker image, it was simple to reink the stamp in the Stamparatus. If you don’t have this tool, you really need one!
Next, without moving the stamp or card stock, I cleaned the stamp and, after the original ink was dry, I inked the stamp with Versamark Ink and stamped over the original flower. Then I simply embossed the flower with Clear Powder (in the Basics Powders pack). This way, I could stamp the script stamp in Smoky Slate Ink over the flower without actually getting ink on the flower. In stamping terms, this is a resist technique. Before I continued, I wiped the flower off with a soft cloth to remove any wet ink that was on the embossed area. I did not want the ink to smear on fingers or other parts of the card!
I added this piece to a Soft Succulent piece of the beautiful Brushstrokes Specialty Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then to a Basic Gray card base. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a strip of Soft Succulent Cardstock, then trimmed on one end to form a banner. And finally, I tied a piece of the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon around the card.
I am so happy with how this turned out! I love this stamp set, especially the background stamps in the set. There are coordinating Ranunculus dies that you can purchase as well, although I didn’t use them for this card.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely weekend!