Yesterday I was playing with my Stamparatus, experimenting
with circular stamping. I’ve watched so many videos seeing how
different demos do theirs, and I think I’ve picked up tips from them
all. Whilst this is basically a good position to be in, it
does mean I can’t credit any one person for inspiring me!
This technique requires a template, and I found two ways of
doing this. One method I liked needed a template with a
cut-out so the cardstock could be slotted into the opening, which
meant the cardstock was held in place.
The disadavantge of the cut-out is that you’d need one template for
each different size you wanted. The other method required a
sheet of acetate which features the same shape, as used on the
cut-out template, but drawn on in various sizes; typically
I saw templates with three sizes drawn on.
The disadvantage of this type of template is that you need Washi
tape, or something similar to hold the cardstock in position. Personally,
I think I’ll probably use the drawn templates, and anchor my
cardstock down because I can vary the size of my cardstock.
To create today’s card I used the leafy stamp in Pear Pizzazz Ink,
and the berries stamp in Berry Burst Ink, both from the Banners for
You Stamp Set. The little fawn in the centre is from A Good Day
Stamp Set, and I stamped him in Soft Suede Ink.
Next I painted him using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen,
which pulled some colour from the ink, to make the fawn a
very light brown! I chose the sentiment from the Beautiful
Bouquet Stamp Set, which I stamped with Soft Suede.
I also stamped the fawn on the inside of my card, in the bottom
right-hand corner, and coloured in the same style as the fawn on
the front of the card! All three stamp sets I used for today’s card are
being carried forward to the new 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalogue!
After I’d finished my card and put it all together, I put some Fine
Tip Glue on all the berries to give them some 3D dimension and
also to make them shiny. I’m very disappointed to see that the
glue seems to have bleached the berries – they were a really good
Berry Burst colour before I put the glue on them!
I don’t know if you can pick this up in the photographs, but some
of the true Berry Burst colour can be see around the edges of the
berries! Has anybody else experienced this before?
I’m off to a training event today and tomorrow, and I’m hoping to
pop back for a quick visit tomorrow morning, so in the
meantime, happy crafting.