Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts’ latest blog hop — this one featuring brand-new products from the 2010-2011 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog. I’m stop #17, so you may have just visited Tinkerin in Ink and enjoyed Tanya’s projects using groovy Funky Four.
Here I’ll present some projects made with one of Stampin’ Up!’s affordable single stamps, Ornate Blossom. It immediately appealed to me because of (1) its price, (2) the flexibility of techniques and (3) the coordination with another great set, Friends Never Fade. A good buy!
To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects — check back next week for the complete stories! Click to enlarge the photos, please.
- I have never mastered the Emerging Color technique, but I knew when I first saw this stamp that I wanted to created an Emerging Blossom card. Success at last! I had the floral panel from another project (actually I stamped a larger sheet so I could use it for other things). I’ll have a tutorial next Tuesday on this technique — come back then (or sooner!).
- My second card, Vintage Blossom, also uses the coordinating stamp set as a background. Stamping in a monochromatic scheme is so easy! The technique on the focal panel is Faux Marbling. And, yes, that is the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, woven with the wonderful 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. Use the Craft Knife to create a slit between the eyelets. Wrapping the end of the ribbon with a piece of transparent tape gives it the stiffness you need to do the weaving easily.
- Yet another technique; this is why everyone needs a good, bold, solid image in their stamp collection! This is Direct to Rubber — ink applied, in this case, with sponge daubers. Because the ink is drying during the process, you need to breathe on the stamp to moisten the ink or mist lightly with water (which is what I did here). The effect is never the same twice. I used this card for a shoebox swap at Convention, and my stamp campers will probably see it again. It may look like there’s a big shadow at lower right, but that is a mat die cut from Not Quite Navy!
- And finally, in the category of Most Difficult Item I’ve Ever Photographed, is this Ornate Plate. It’s nothing more than a $1 glass plate stamped on the back in VersaMark and embossed in Iridescent Ice embossing powder and, yes, it’s easy — this was my first attempt!
I enjoyed having you with me — I hope you were inspired! You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, Love to Stamp and Scrap to enjoy Cheryl’s projects using the set I snuck into my own projects here, Friends Never Fade.