Friday, June 8, 2018

Color Block Card Using Varied Vases

Hi Friends,

Today I'm playing with another of the goodies I received with my first order out of the new catalog, the Varied Vases Bundle.  I'm really enjoying this set!  There are a lot of pieces to mix & match from the stamp set, giving you plenty of options.  There's a punch included with the bundle which I didn't use on this card, but I'll be showing you some other projects using that later.

I chose Pool Party, Calypso Coral & Rich Razzleberry for this card.  The card base is created from Calypso Coral cardstock and the bottom half is a 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock adhered on top of it.

The Whisper White piece is 3" x 4-1/4" and the Basic Black mat is 3-1/4" x 4-1/2".  The banner is a 1/2" strip of Basic Black, about 3-1/4" long overall, flagged on the left end and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The greeting is stamped in Versamark, embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and set with the Heat Tool.

First, I stamped each image in Memento Tuxedo Black.  Then I used my Stampin' Blends for the coloring.   I love the color variations that are possible with the Blends.  Each color has a light & a dark marker.  I used Smoky Slate to give my vases a place to sit rather than just hanging in mid-air!

This simple & pretty stamp set was inspired by Mary Fish as recognition for reaching $1 million in sales last year.   What a great job she did!  After I finished my card, I wanted to make multiples of it with different sentiments to have on hand.  The Stamparatus is such an awesome tool for on:

Did you know?

You can exactly replicate your card by using it as a template with the Stamparatus.  Place your completed stamped image on the pad of the Stamparatus.  Line up some or all (if you are able) of the stamps on top of your image (1).  Close the plate to lift the stamps (2).  Repeat with the other plate (3 & 4).

Now simply ink your stamps and stamp with both plates.  In 2 simple motions, most of your card is stamped!  Because the tulips and leaves are 3 separate stamps, I chose to stamp them by hand rather than reposition them 3 times.  

The more I use my Stamparatus, the more I love it.  I'm finding myself reaching for it on almost every project I work on now!  

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