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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Stamp Set Showcase Week 3 (6)

For todays card we have gone for VIVID VASES
And before you yell at me .... there is no LABEL LOVE stamp today ... I know. And the reason is because I dropped the stamp set on the floor and the stamps came tumbling out ... a couple went under the dressers in my workshop. As someone that has had a spinal injury, with restricted mobility, the floor is a place I can never go without having a crane on hand to get me up again he he .... so I called for my hubby, and he had torches out looking under the dressers ... but the stamp I wanted is still proving difficult to reach, so I decided to post without the stamp (I didn't want to duplicate a stamp I have already used.

So perhaps you could let me have suggestions on where I should place the stamp when it eventually surfaces ... or maybe you have a super efficient way of retrieving stamps from under built in units? 

So although we are today missing my much loved Label Love stamp, I have kept the Blendabilities theme going for today and hope you like the card.

So today I am using the Vivid Vases stamp, having coupled it with In Colour cardstock, and the wonderful new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) Lively Lace. I am totally in love with it! Very Vintage and Very Me. But coupled with Tangelo Twist cardstock, one of the new Stampin up vibrant In Colours is in contrast to the embossing folders vintage feel, yet it works. At least I hope you think it does?

And so to the  tutorial bit lol

Begin by triming a piece of whisper White cardstock to 30cms x 15cms to create  your card blank. Score the long side at 15cms.

Trim a piece of whisper white cardstock to 10.5cms x 10.5cms
Stamp the Vivid Vases image using black Memento ink. Give the ink a couple of seconds to dry, and then use the ivory Blendabilities pen to colour in the vases. then use the lightest shade of blendabilities for the different flowers (I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana,  & Pumpkin Pie)

Repeat this on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, but use all three shades to colour in the images. Once the cardstock has dried, use paper snips to cut out each vase/flower. 
apply Stampin Dimensionals to the back of the cut out vases (you may need to cut down some of the dimensionals so they do not show once mounted on top of the first set of vases you stamped & coloured (i,e, the 10.5 x 10.5cms piece of stamped cardstock).
Layer this onto a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock measuring 22cms x 11cms.

Now for the emvossing. Trim a piece of Tangelo Twist cardstock to 14.5cms x 14.5cms. Now there is a little tip for embossing this cardstock because it is wider than the embossing folder. And the trick is to line up the cardstocl with the edge of the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot or Texture Boutique in the normal way. Then move the embossing folder over and line up the pattern with the piece you have already embossed. This time you need to put the cardstock/embossing folder throut the machine with the farthest side of the embossing folder to the entrance of the big shot (this might not fit through the texture boutique), but do not pass the folder right the way through. You want to run the folder through until you have just ost sight of the edge of the embossing folder, then wind it back out the way it went in. This should avoid any unsightly lines on the dry embossed cardstock. 
Practice with scraps until you get this right. It is worth the extra trouble.

Tie a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon around the Daffodil Delight cardstock (the piece you layered  the stamped image onto).
Apply Stampin Dimensionals to the reverse and adhere centrally to the Tangelo Twist embossed cardstock. Layer this onto your card blank.

Job done! Now it is your turn.

Happy Stamping
Kim xxx
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