If you took advantage of the Stampin’ Up! stamp set sale last Monday, you may have a lot of clear-mount sets to ‘assemble’. I love the uniform size and easy storage of clear-mount stamps in their dvd-style cases. Clear-mount stamps offer greater stamping visability without giving up rubber stamp quality! And Stampin’ Up!’s acrylic blocks are wonderful to use. They have ‘handles’ on the sides similar to the wood blocks for comfort stamping. And you can add more than one stamp to a block to customize your stamping as I did on this collage card.
When you recieve the clear-mount stamp sets, you’ll receive a rubber sheet with the precut stamps and an optional label sheet. You can attach the rubber stamps directly to your acrylic block and start stamping. Or you can place the specially-formulated label stickers which allows you to see the image orientation as you stamp.
The Natural Composition specialty paper is a perfect backdrop for the bright Melon Mambo label. I hope you can see the beautiful glossy, raised note pattern on this paper. I used the decorated jar on page 137 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog as inspiration for this card. Do you need a catalog? Send me a note and I’ll get one out to you.
To create the label I inked up the midsize Apothecary Art stamp with Wild Wasabi and then went over the border with a Chocolate Chip marker before stamping on Whisper White cardstock. The stamped label was cropped out with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and Labels Collection Framelits. Ilayered the label on Melon Mambo cardstock which was also die cut with a framelit a size larger.
To make the flowers I punched out the four-petal flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and curled the petals to the center. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue to flowers together and to adhere the flowers to the label. To finish the flowers, I added a bitty adhesive-backed pearl to the centers.
The happy birthday sentiment was stamped on Chocolate Chip cardstock with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder for a crisp look. The ends were flagged with the 1″ square punch. For tips on creating banners and flag ends, watch this short video.
mercury glass is reflective and looks great in any room.
“hey, i have been all over EVERY store in town looking for a slightly irridescent ceramic penguin—–
oh!!! yes!!! you have them! i am SO happy!”
–said no one, ever.
And lots to be thankful for at Stampin’ Up! this Thanksgiving month:
FREE COLLECTION OF INK PADS – When you join Stampin’ Up! or you place a $450 order or host a $450 party you will receive a full collection of ink pads (10 pads with $49.95 value) – Brights, Subtles or Regals.