I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. When I shared the Silhouette Scenes greeting card last Tuesday, I was asked if I could make a video to show how I made it. The following day I shared the masculine card with four hats on it using the same heat-embossing technique. I also used the Stamparatus to do the step stamping, and decided to make this card the subject of today’s video!
Our stamp positioner, the Stamparatus blows all other stamp positioners out the water! One of its special features is that it has two stamp plates which are on adjacent sides of the Stamparatus and both are removable. This enables you to set up four stamps for one project! I have bought an extra set of plates so I can set up eight stamps at the same time!
The first hat card I shared was the green one. On my blog I said I wish I had thought about heat embossing the sentiment! I tried it when I did my “reminder” card immediately before making the video! Needless to say, it was necessary to do the heat embossing before the dry embossing and I wasn’t sure how the heat embossing would stand up to the dry embossing. The result was that the sentiment did lose some of the shiny embossings off the letters. My first reaction was one of disappointment, but on reflection, I decided that the sentiment still looked as dark as the shiny embossing on the hats. During the video, I decided to heat emboss the sentiment but I did change the direction of the dry embossing folder. This time I made the lines of the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder go side to side, whereas on the brown card they went top to bottom!
I compared the two cards and feel that more shine was lost when the dry embossed lines went side to side but the loss was more even, almost as if it had been designed that way! On the top to bottom card, the loss was complete on, for example, the upright of the second letter P in Happy. My personal conclusion is that I’d still heat emboss the sentiment before dry embossing and try to remember to have the embossed lines going side to side – I wouldn’t lose any sleep if I forgot!
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used for the blue and green cards is from the Country Club DSP and on the brown card, it’s from the Pressed Petals DSP. When I was preparing for the video I went through all the DSP I have and found several packs had suitable designs, e.g. Sailing Home, Magnolia Lane, and Peaceful Poppies. It’s amazing how versatile Stampin Up! products are!
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (A4) Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8” First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (Letter-size) Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼” First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼” Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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