Hi, There, Stampers!
We’re two weeks into Stampin’ Up!’s summer Sale-a-bration promotion, and already I’ve had two “favorite” products. Last week it was the Hippest Hippos set (still a favorite). But this week, it’s the gorgeous bundle called Wonderful World. Read on to learn more!
The Wonderful World Sale-a-bration Bundle
This bundle consists of a stamp set and an absolutely gorgeous (in my opinion) set of Designer Series Paper. I absolutely love every print in the Designer Series Paper set. One sheet (you can see part of it on the left) even has flowers you can cut out and use as design elements. I’m not featuring that today. But I hope to have time to do that before too very long.
Today’s card uses one of the “B” sides of one of the sheets. As with most Stampin’ Up! papers, there’s usually one side that has a more detailed or finely drawn design. I refer to that side as the “A” side. The other, or “B” side is usually very pretty, but not quite to detailed. (For those of you younger than I am – which is probably most of you) we used to have vinyl records with popular music. The song that they expected to be a hit was the “A” side. And most of us don’t remember what was on the “B” side.) OK, enough of the history lessons.
Picking the Colors for the Stamped Images
Most of the time, if I’m going to be using Designer Series Paper in a card, I try to use colors from that paper for the ink I use in my stamped images. And I did that with this card. The colors are Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz.
And Then Using the Colors
But how, you may wonder, do you get two colors on one stamp? I’m certainly not using a stamp pad, unless I want to be cutting some of the stamped images out before gluing them back together again. What I used to stamp these flowers were the Rich Razzleberry marker from the Regals Stampin’ Write Markers assortment and the Pear Pizzazz marker from the Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers assortment.
If you’ve tried the technique of using Stampin’ Write markers on rubber stamps (and these stamps are “cling” rubber stamps), you know that they’re not always as dark as you’d like. This is especially true if the image is a DisINKtive Stamp, with various shades of one color produced by the stamp. Once again, the Stamparatus to the rescue.
The Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus is a stamp-positioning tool. But it’s not just for ensure the proper placement of a stamped image. It can also be used for multiple stamping of the same image in the same spot. So, for the irises in this card, I colored the flower with the Razzleberry and the leaves with the Pear multiple times.
And, of course, I used the Stamparatus to line up the three flowers, too. I did that the same way I did the Hippest Hippos in this article.
Finishing the Card
The background print on the card front – the “B” side of another print – is a Razzleberry-colored monochrome print. Razzleberry cardstock is a bit darker than the background color in the print. So that made using Rich Razzleberry Cardstock a good choice for matting both stamped Basic White stamped layers.
Speaking of stamped layers. I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz onto the strip of Basic White Cardstock. I’d intended to leave it that way. But then I thought it might be fun to stamp the words, “Life” and “friend” using Razzleberry ink. So I stamped white cardstock once more with the sentiment and Razzleberry ink, then cut the two words out and glued them over the Pear Pizzazz words. I think it’s a good accent for the card.
As I do when I have the chance, I tied this card together using White Baker’s Twine from the Basic Twine Essentials Pack.
Stay cool this summer. Staying inside and making cards helps you do that!