I stamped this simple Thank You card with Stampin’ Up!’s Just Believe stamp set. The secret ingredient to create this shadow card is the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig which allows you to stamp precisely where you want to.
I started by stamping the center circle in Sahara Sand ink, then, using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I lined up the circles on either side.
I stamped the flowers in Sahara Sand ink first. Then I inked up the stamp again first with Versamark ink and then with Midnight Muse before stamping slightly to the left of the first using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to create the shadow.
I use the Versamark ink first so that I can emboss the image with clear embossing powder. The Versamark ink keeps the ink wet long enough for the embossing powder to stick so it can then be heated for that great classy, embossed look.
In this picture above you can really see the embossing. After I embossed the flowers, I used a Blender Pen and a little Midnight Muse ink from the pad to just touch up a couple of tiny spots where my stamped ink didn’t cover fully. The blender pen and ink provided great, complete coverage.
And did you notice the rhinestones? <3 Love, love, love! I hadn’t planned to use rhinestones, but I couldn’t help it. I’ve been thinking I need to start “Rhinestones Anonymous”. I want to put them on everything!! And when I discovered that using the tip of the Piercing Tool to pick the Rhinestones up and place them right where I want them – well, it just fed my addiction!
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This sweet Stampin’ Up! scrapbook page was created with the Reason to Smile Stamp Set and beautiful colors – Island Indigo, Baha Breeze and Wild Wasabi. For other supply details, click on the picture above.
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This lovely Stampin’ Up! scrapbook page would be easy to duplicate and will be a fabulous addition to your scrapbook.
To take good photos of your small items or craft projects, a light box can be invaluable. I have an old dresser that I use in my craft room for organizing my punches and accessories and on top of the dresser is this light box. This is a very inexpensive, portable light box set that included the lamps and this folding box plus a tri-pod (that I never use).
After I take my photos I drop them into photo editing software, crop the picture and do a quick photo edit to make it a little brighter and crisper.
My friend Cathy asked me to do a stamp class for her eleven-year-old granddaughter and five friends. This is the 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ practice card we started with and then we made a couple more projects including this cute petite purse. The girls were darling and love it!
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The Summer Silhouettes floral images are FABULOUS! And I love the lattice stamp – a lovely design. I worked really hard to keep this simple!! I had to refrain from doing just-a-little-more.
I used the same color scheme as I used on the Butterfly friendship card that is now part of the Blog Candy and yet it is totally different. The colors are Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Sahara Sand.
If you look closely you can see the little extra that I did add. Can you see the little sparkly splashes? I stamped the very smallest blossom in a random pattern in versamark and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Also, this card measures 3-3/4″ by 5-1/2″. I trimmed it a little longer and narrower but it’s still perfect for a standard envelope. I lined this matching envelope with paper from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.
Things that make me happy! –
Stampin’ Dimensionals – I used 11,yes you read that right, I used 11 dimensionals on the back of the front panel. They make me happy. For heaven’s sake, you get 300 in that little inexpensive pack of dimensionals, why not use them?
Bling – I love the Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It adds glittery goodness to any stamped image!