One of the first stamp sets that I bought when I started using Stampin’ Up! products (years ago) was a set that used "2-step stamping." I had been a rubber stamp addict in my younger years, and loved it when I could use my old stamp aligner to put two stamping images just where I wanted them on the paper. Now here was Stampin’ Up! with stamps just made for that little bit of left brain activity that I crave sometimes.
Now, I have the Stamp-a-ma-jig and STILL have 2-Step Stampin’ sets available! This card is one that I made to demonstrate at last night’s Workshop. The stamp set is Flower Fancy, and is turning into one of my favorite sets. It is SOOO versatile. I actually think that I could get away with owning just this one set, along with a couple of greeting sentiment sets. But, addicted as I am to stamp sets, it’s probably not going to happen any time soon.
You’ll certainly want to know about the papers and colors! The paper is from the new set featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog, Walk in the Park. This is my absolute favorite sheet from the set, and I’ve already just about used it up. Hmm. More purchases on the way! The colors are Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White. I stamped the flower outline in Basic Gray, then used a Cameo Coral marker and a Blender Pen with a Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Pad, to color the solid layer.
And, as with so much of what I make now, the Sizzix Big Shot came into play. I cut two pieces with the Top Note Die: one in Basic Gray, and one in Whisper White. I trimmed the perforated edge from the Whisper White die cut, and layered it over the Basic Gray. There’s Baja Breeze Card Stock at the back of everything, and an oval from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware set to finish it all off. I love it!!
Now–about that Occasions Mini Catalog! I can hardly wait to continue to show off some of the cool new products that are already in the Craft Room–and I’ll be ordering up some more this week for sure! AND THIS MONTH’S STAMPIN’ UP! SPECIAL: Order $40 in products from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and you can pick one of the "Under $10" sets on page 208 of the 2009 Spring/Summer Catalog–FOR FREE!!
Don’t have an Occasions Mini yet? Let me know (808.854.6145 or e-mail me) and I’ll get one right out to you!