Wednesday, 14 February 2018

CI#27 Multiple Thankyous and some Stamparatus tips

Welcome back. What gorgeous colours we have for this challenge. I love how fresh this colour combo is and this week I have used it for a batch of thankyou cards I needed to make. I also have some more tips for you using the STAMPARATUS. What a bonus for making multiples like this. 
I have used 2 of the amazing Sale A Bration sets. The Heartfelt Blooms was not on my initial "Must Have" list but once you see it in real life and stamp with it you are hooked. It has amazing detail. The second set used is the Beautiful Peacock which appealed to me not for the bird but for the gorgeous swirl and those teeny tiny accent pieces.

 Just a warning - this is a picture heavy post. lol.....
I don't do videos but I learn by lots of pictures so I hope you will pick up a few tips this way too.
 Handy Tip#1 - you can colour the silver Rhinestones using the alcoholic Stampin Blends. I used the dark Bermuda Bay and it tones so well. That may not be a new tip but did you know you can also colour the clear Epoxy Shapes? you can see both in this side view. they are so nice and flat and perfect for posting.
Handy Tip #2 - for multiple stamping you can use this stamp to stamp 2 pieces at once. It has such fine detail but easily allows for side by side stamping without looking crowded. It does not need to be specifically placed and you can get away with almost anything.
I stamped two envelopes at a time here.

And I stamped 2 front panels at a time here.

Then I moved the 2 pieces to the left and stamped again.

Handy Tip#3 - Move the paper not the stamp to multistamp. With some trial and practice placing you can stamp the swirl in two directions on each piece..without repositioning the stamp.
Firstly position the swirl where you want it on one side of the panel.

Secondly rotate the card and find the best position then mark your scratch paper as a guide for the following pieces.

Then position your sentiment where it sits nicely between the 2 swirls, and lastly position the tiny accents where you like them 

Pretty soon you'll have a stack of card fronts to whip into thankyou cards.

After each time I stamped the envelopes I used the stamped off effect to add alittle bit of detail to the inside corner of 2 cards. I just placed the corner on the stamp, covered it with scratch paper and rubbed gently to transfer the ink to the card corner. 
 I think one of my favourite features is that when an image doesn't stamp dark enough - or is a bit patchy- you can simply reink and restamp and it will be perfectly in position.  My Island Indigo stamp pad is the old felt type and although it is reinked it doesn't give quite the same ink coverage as the new foam variety. So I was able to easily restamp the inside sentiment so the colour was nice and deep - it's from Painted Harvest.

So there you have a few tips from my latest play with the Stamparatus. I apologise for the long post, and I would love to hear if you have any great tips too using this amazing tool.

Now it's time to hop along and see some more amazing cards using this week's colours. I hope you get a chance to play along with us. We'd love to see your creations, just share a photo on our  Facebook page.

Next this week is the super talented Julia hop on over and check out her take on this great colour scheme.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz


  1. Oh My!! I love all the Stamparatus detail - thank you so much - and now I need to have another play and try out all these super cool ideas!! I love all your cards - and the coloured dots are the perfect finishing embellishment. (awesome choice of stamps too!! teehee)

  2. This is a delight Liz, so fresh and pretty. Love the little details too! Thanks for the Stamparatus steps. xx

  3. So pretty and lovely, Elizabeth. Thankyou for the Stamparatus tutorial - I can't wait to get mine! And I love how you have combined the 2 SAB stamp sets. Just beautiful. D xox

  4. Very pretty card! And great instructions for the stamparatus!

  5. Flippin' heck, now I need this stamp too! love the tips for the Stamparatus. What a great set of quick and easy cards and envelopes.

  6. Very pretty. Love the tips for the stamparatus with the double card stamping! So clever!

  7. Thanks for showing us the behind the scenes Liz. I loved seeing your process - fab tips and gorgeous creations.


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