Today I am playing with Eastern Beauty, a NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This stamp set is so Versatile!! I have seen so many different ways of stamping with this set so I thought I would give it a try and just play with it! I DID end up making a card! And I love how it came out!
Here it is:
It’s a monochromatic card using ONE ink pad! The ink I used is Dapper Denim! To get the two different colors I just stamped once on a scratch paper before I stamped on the cardstock.
The cardstock I used is Dapper Denim and Soft Sky. The measurements are:
Dapper Denim: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″ and another piece 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (I had to cut it this way since the thinlit won’t fit through the Big Shot from side to side. The flap that I scored fits over the back of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ )
Soft Sky: 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5 1/4″ X 3″
I then placed the curvy Thinlit from Seasonal Layers on the bottom of each piece (away from the flap on the one, and along the smaller Soft Sky) centering it on each side so it is even. NOT at at same time though!
Stamped this first:
Then turned stamp….
There are all kinds of ways to do this! You can place the diamond shape further apart and get this:
Then go from there:
I put a different middle on this one! Plus I stamped that pretty 3 point exclamation (not sure what to call it!) at each curve.
I stamped the Life is Beautiful stamp along the curve at the bottom twice and then once more stamped the ‘diamond’ shape but stamped off since I wanted it to be lighter than the words.
Here’s more images from this stamp set:
This one uses the stamp from the set that has the point in the middle, just line it up and stamp between each valley and it looks like a Spirograph from when I was a kid!
Hope you love this stamp as much as I do! I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with it! I would love to hear from you which image YOU like best! Just place a comment here and you will also be eligible for my Blog Candy! Which is this:
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop!! Happy Spring! I thought these cards looked like Spring has Sprung! Don’t you?
I have seen on other posts where people have taken a thinlit and they pop-up the pieces onto a card and the look is so pretty! The one I went to was Billie Moan and she said in her video that the effect is beautiful but the effort was intense!
I had an idea on how to do this same technique BUT make it much easier!! I made a video showing how to do this very thing! I am not into doing things the hard way and I wanted to figure out an easier way and then share it with you!
Here is the card I made for the YouTube video:
I used the smaller rose thinlit from the Stampin’ Up! thinlit set Rose Garden! I haven’t used that set in a while, but it worked perfectly for this card, don’t you think? I put clear Wink of Stella on the top of each petal and then lined the petals with Gold Wink of Stella. The background is the Petal Burst Embossing Folder, sponged over top with the Peekaboo Peach to make the leaves stand out. I also used the Gold ribbon with the Peekaboo Peach ribbon on top to set it off!
I used the Bigger rose for another card, it took up more room, but still quite stunning!
I put some clear Wink of Stella over the petals to really make them stand out! For the background I used the Embossing Folder Fluttering and sponged the top with Mint Macaron to help the butterflies fly! The glitter paper is from Sale-a-Bration, sorry it isn’t available anymore, but any glitter paper is great!
How did I make this simpler? I worked for HOURS trying to figure out a quick version on how to make this, so it will be easy for everyone!
Have you heard of Press’n Seal? This works miracles!! You cut out your thinlit using the Big Shot and before you take the paper away from the thinlit you put the Press’n Seal over the back (make sure that the sticky part is towards the paper. You can see what I mean when you go to my video on YouTube! It really is quite simple!
Once you have it pressed to the back peal away the parts you don’t want like the excess paper and the outline of the rose. THEN you will leave it on the Press’n Seal but place Dimensionals on the back, put glue on the smaller pieces then remove all the backing on the Dimensionals flip over and push onto your project! Easy Peasy! Here’s a picture before you flip it:
Want to see some more projects using this technique??? Once I started I couldn’t stop!
I moved on to the Butterfly thinlits and made a card using three colors!!
For this one I removed some of the colors, ran it through the Big Shot with another color and when piecing them together on the card, I just laid them on top of each other, you can see the video to get an idea how I did this!
And again, I wasn’t done! I wanted to use the Dragonfly thinlits! Here is what I made with those!
I hope you have enjoyed my cards! I had so much fun making them! You can continue on to the next blog.