TEACH ME THAT – Emboss Resist Technique

TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog postTEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

The EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE leaves such a stunning impression.  In today’s TEACH ME THAT, I am going to show you step-by-step how it’s done.

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Notice how the white embossed image ‘resisted’ the ink?  Very pretty!

TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog post

I love this technique and the new glossy cardstock makes is really shine!  Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE

  • This technique is designed to leave the stamped image white while adding color to the background.  The stamped image will “resist” the ink (thus the name).
  • Emboss Resist works best on Glossy White Cardstock because of the shine but you can also create it with Whisper White cardstock as well.  

TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog post

  • Give your cardstock a nice rub down with your Embossing Buddy.

TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog post

  • Stamp your image in VersaMark ink and quickly sprinkle with white embossing powder.

TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog post

  • Tap off the excess embossing powder and heat set this image. 
  • Because of the glossy cardstock and the quick drying time, you will have better results if you heat emboss right away rather than do all the stamping and emboss at the end.

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  • Heat set your image with a heat gun until the embossing powder has all melted.

TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog post

  • Repeat the stamping…
    TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog post
  • …embossing powder and the heat tool.

TEACH Me That! Learn the Emboss Resist technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 29, 2017 blog post

  • Now that your cardstock is embossed, it’s time for some magic.  Using a sponge dauber and your favorite color ink (I’m using Lemon Lime Twist), start by swirling the ink VERY lightly on your cardstock and over the embossed image.

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  • Press harder on the sponge dauber to achieve a deeper color but always start softly.  Remember, you can always add more ink but you can’t take it away.  Start softly and gently.

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  • With a paper towel or tissue, gently buff the glossy cardstock and embossed image to a shine.

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Basic Black  – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Glossy White – 5” x 3 ¾”
  • White Cardstock (inside) – 4” x 5 ¼
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 4” x 5 ¼”

Want to create my card using the Emboss Resist technique?  Just click a pic to order!

So, notice anything different about Simply Simple Stamping???  I’m getting a make over!  New logo, new layout, new everything!  If things seem a little off, don’t worry.  It is still a work in progress but soon you will see a new and improved website that I hope will be easier to navigate through.  I’m very excited about the new changes to come!

 

 Well my friends, I hope that you learned something new today and you are excited to try this new technique.  It really is a beautiful technique so grab your stamps, ink and paper and give it a try.  If you don’t have the new Glossy cardstock yet, try it on Whisper White cardstock.  I know you will enjoy the final product!

Hope your Thursday is an amazing one!  Take some time for YOU today because you are AWESOME!!!  Smooches my fiends! See ya tomorrow!

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TEACH ME THAT – Ombre Stamping

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog postTEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Yesterday I was playing around with the Ombre Designer Paper in the Color Theory Paper Stack.  I’ve never tried stamping Ombre before and I had no clue what I was doing so I was just playing around.  I have no idea if this is a new idea  to the stamping world or if its been done before but it was an original idea for me and I was SO excited with what I came up with!  Check this out!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create this beautiful Ombre look and it’s SO easy to do.

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Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

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OMBRE STAMPING

  • To create the Ombre look, pick 2 ink pads that are close to the same shade.  I am using Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.

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  • Ink your stamp in the lightest color.

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  • In the darker color, gently tap in a random pattern on the top or the side (depending on where you want the Ombre look to be).  I chose the top so that it started dark and got lighter.

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  • Huff on your stamp to moisten the ink and stamp onto your cardstock.

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  • Check it out!  Wahoo!  So pretty!

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  • You can do this same technique with our red rubber stamps too.  Here I inked the stamp with Flirty Flamingo first, then tapped the ink pad around the edges in Melon Mambo.

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  • Can you see the 2 different inks on the stamp?

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Stamp onto the cardstock.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Beautiful!

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  • I followed up with some Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry flowers.

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  • Here’s my finished card.

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Now you’re ready to create a card using the Ombre technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Melon Mambo – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Basic Black – 5″ x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4 ⅞” x 3 ⅝”

Want to create my LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL card using the Ombre technique?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Here’s another version of the Ombre technique.  This is the card that inspired the Ombre technique.

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Can you see the lighter color on the sentiment? 

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I am working on a MAKE IT MONDAY tutorial for this card.  Be sure to come back on Monday, June 26th, for that.

 

Can I rant for a second?  Sorry, I just need to get this off my chest.

You may remember back in April my email provider, Cox, out of the blue canceled my email account “due to lack of activity”.  I was livid to say the least.  I use my email daily, what do you mean LACK of activity?  I called and was reassured the email was sent by mistake. I asked them to check again, they did, and reassured me AGAIN that all was fine…. they were wrong.  They deleted it.  An hour and a half on the phone because they couldn’t figure out why this happened, I was back online.  Good.  Well, last week, got another email saying the same thing.  I called and got the same song and dance BUT they assured me numberous times that there is no problem and my account is safe.  WRONG again!  The entire family’s email addresses have been deleted.  

Steam is coming out of my ears right now, folks.  I am FUMING!  17 years as a customer, never made a late payment…. I think this working relationship is done.  

My apologies to anyone who tried to email me over the last week and it bounced.  Please use my other email, connie.a.stwrt@gmail.com.

How does someone get a new email address after having the same one for 17 years?  Ugh.  I think I am going to go have more coffee and have some stamp therapy.  

There.  Rant over.  NOW I will put all this behind me and move on to a GREAT DAY.  I never want to let things like this ruin a perfectly beautiful day.

Thank you all for stopping by Simply Simple Stamping (and listening to my rant).  

I hope that you will give the Ombre technique a try.  It’s kind of addicting!

Have a wonderful day my stamping friends!  

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TEACH ME THAT – Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you, step-by-step, how to use the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Hmmmm that’s a lot to type so how about I call it DTIEF.   Everyone good with that?  Cool.

These folders are similar to our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders but there are some differences.

The DTIEF are designed to:

  • Leave a deeper impression
  • Give more detail
  • No bottom cutting plate required
  • Spritz with water or emboss dry
  • Be easier to sponge ink on final impression

Are you ready to learn how to use them?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

  • Begin with you Big Shot Platform.  If you are using the platform with the hinges, you will want all the tabs ‘out’.

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  • Lay the DTIEF directly on the Big Shot platform (no bottom cutting plate).TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post
  • Place your cardstock inside the DTIEF.  
  • Some die cutting machines can ‘cut’ through the paper.  It’s best to test on a scrap piece of cardstock first.  If your DTIEF is cutting into the paper, you should spritz with water first.  The Stampin’ Spritzer is perfect because it’s leaves a fine mist on your cardstock.TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post
  • Place a cutting plate on top of the DTIEF.  Run through your Big Shot machine.

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  • Just look at the super deep impression!
  • You can leave it ‘as is’ or you can gently sponge ink to make the impressions pop even more.

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  Here’s what I did with my dry embossed cardstock.

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Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Whisper White – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Tempting Turquoise – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist  – 4 ⅞” x 3 ⅝”
  • Tempting Turquoise 3 ¾” x 1 ¼” and White 3 ¾” x 1″ (Triple Banner Punch)
  • Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon – 8″

Want to create my FEELING BLESSED CARD using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder?  Just click a pic to order!

Here’s another card using a DTIEF.  This one features the Pinewood Planks folder.  The texture this DTIEF leaves is absolutely gorgeous!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

On this card, I did some gentle sponging with Soft Suede ink.  What a difference that makes!

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Thought I might as well use the cut out heart.  I cut a smaller heart from it and adhered it to the front.

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The inside of the card is simple and sweet.TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my PINEWOOD PLANKS HEART CARD: 

  • Crumb Cake – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 2″ x 2″

Need any of the items I used on my PINEWOOD PLANKS HEART CARD today?  Use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic to order!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Day 3 of Broadway Bootcamp was unbelievable!!!  So much happened but the big thing was that Ginny landed a BIG solo for Friday night’s performance. The song is “Seasons of Love” (Rent) and at the end of the song there is a VERY high note that is always a show stopper. I will be sure to record it and share next week.

All the kids were treated to professional headshots and the make-up girl said to Ginny, “How many times a day do you get told you look like Taylor Swift?”  It’s true, she does.

Ginny also had her session with Faith Prince on her audition song and she taught her SO much.

Last night was the Broadway Dance Party. All the kids dressed as their favorite Broadway character. Ginny went as Maria from “Sound of Music”.

Here she is with Kristin Chenoweth and Faith Prince.

She had an amazing night! Today is a full day. She goes until 7:30pm and then off to a Drillers baseball game to sing the National Anthem. She won’t be back until about 10pm so yep…long day for sure. Does she mind?!? Heck no! She’s having the time of her life!!!

I just fell in love with the Pinewood Planks Hearts Card so I decided to make a video on it.  And guess what?  It is a MAKE IT IN MINUTES video too.  Be sure to tune in tomorrow for that!  

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TEACH ME THAT – Background Stamping

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create with Background stamps.  I have always loved to work with these big stamps because they give the base of my cards an instant ‘texture’.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

This background stamp, Post Script, is a has a collage/vintage style.  I  love that I can create a background like this without having to stamp a dozen different images to achieve it.  Not to mention, I am not very good at collage so it’s nice that Stampin’ Up did the work for me.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how fast and easy Background stamp are?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Begin by laying your Background Stamp on your work table.  Add ink by tapping the ink pad all over the stamp.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Gently lay your cardstock in the center of the Background Stamp.  Be careful not to move it around – there’s already ink on your cardstock as soon as you lay it down.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Cover the cardstock and stamp with scratch paper (I just use copy paper or junk mail)

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Give your cardstock a nice massage.  Rub your fingers all over it, making sure to get the edges, corners and all around the middle.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Gently lift the cardstock away, being careful not to slide it.  You don’t want to get ink in areas you don’t want.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Admire your background paper that you created in less than a minute!

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Fresh Fig – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ⅞” x 4 ⅞”, cut to 3 ¼” x 3 ⅞” after stamping
  • Burlap Ribbon – 3 ½”

Want to create my SENDING LOTS OF LOVE CARD using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Here’s another card I created using the Definitely Dahlia background stamp.  This card was SO fast to create!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

I love the new Fresh Fig In Color.  It’s a very rich and regal color.  Pair it with Daffodil Delight and you have a winner!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

I added just a touch of the Eastern Palace Designer Paper and the new Double Stitched ribbon.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for this card: 

  • Daffodil Delight – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Fresh Fig – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Designer Paper – 1″ x 3 ¾”
  • Ribbon – 5″ plus a bow

Want to create my LIFE IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS CARD?  Just click a pic to order what you need!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Stampin’ Up has some wonderful new background stamps!  Add any of these to your next order by clicking a pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

I hope that you liked what you saw today!  I think Background Stamps are just the cat’s meow when it comes to quick and easy cards.  LOVE them!!!  I hope you will give them a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate you guys more than you will ever know!!!  Have a wonderful Thursday my friends!

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TEACH ME THAT – Baby Wipe Technique

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog postTEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Are you ready for a new Teach Me That!  Every Thursday I share a new technique to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level.  

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create a unique “stamp pad” from a baby wipe.

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Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

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  • Place a folded baby wipe on a clear block or plastic surface. 
  • Gather 3-4 reinkers in your choice of colors.  I chose 4 shades of pink – Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette.

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  • Randomly add about 6-8 dots of the darkest color of reinker on the baby wipe.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Continue with the color one shade lighter….

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • …and the next.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Fill in any spaces with the lightest color.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Use a solid image stamp and use the baby wipe as your “ink pad.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Stamp onto your cardstock.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Continue using this mock ink pad to stamp.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Now you’re ready to create a card using the baby wipe technique!

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Melon Mambo – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½”
  • 16” White Bakers Twine

Want to create my THANKS CARD using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

What to do when you’re done with that inky baby wipe?  

Here’s another version of the baby wipe technique.  This one uses the brand new glossy white cardstock!  Item #144240

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Bring together the 4 corners of the inky baby wipe.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • On Glossy White cardstock, dab & swirl, dab & swirl the baby wipe around the cardstock.  The ink will just glide over that glossy finish.

Now, how can you use that gorgeous piece of glossy stamped paper?  Check out this card!

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I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set to stamp the flower and the matching Thinlits were used to pop the flower out.

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A little silver glimmer made this card pop!

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Here are the measurements for my second card: 

  • Whisper White Thick – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½”
  • Glossy White – 3 ⅞” x 2 ⅜ ”

BRAND NEW ITEMS USED

  • Glossy White Cardstock – Item #144240
  • Eastern Beauty Bundle – Item #145308

THE NEW CATALOG GOES LIVE AT 1pm CENTRAL TIME!!!!  Are you ready with your Wish List?

The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up catalog goes live tomorrow, June 1st! I would love to be your Stampin' Up demonstrator! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I am so excited to finally be able to place my order from the new catalog!  Some of my top pics are

  • Coffee Break Suite (page 30-31)
  • Tabs for Everything bundle (page 43)
  • Lemon Zest bundle (page 90)
  • Colorful Season bundle (page 147)
  • Lovely Friends (page 173)
  • Fabulous Flamingos (page 177)

My list goes on and on, trust me. 🙂

I know a lot of you are excited about the Daisy Delight bundle but you will have to hold tight for just a bit – June 26th you will be able to order that.  The punch was available to Stampin’ Up demonstrators in May and they sold out more than they projected.  I do apologize for the inconvenience. 

If you don’t currently have the new catalog, click the pic to download it!  It’s FABULOUS!!!

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TEACH ME THAT – 2-Step Stamping

2-STEP STAMPING

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

When I first started stamping with Stampin’ Up back in 2002, there was one stamp set in particular that made me fall in love with stamping.  It was called “Terrific Tulips” and it was the first 2-Step stamp I had ever seen and it was that set that had me hooked on stamping.

I love that 2-Step stamping is still a “thing” and it still wows me every time I create with these amazing stamps.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

See how you can create dimension and texture with just ink and stamps?  

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you step-by-step how to do the 2-Step.

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

2-STEP STAMPING

All of Stampin’ Up’s 2-Step stamp sets are in photopolymer because being able to see where you are stamping is crucial for 2-Step stamping.  If you have any of our older 2-Step stamp sets, they may be red rubber (clear or wood mount) and for those, I would recommend a Stamp-a-ma-jig for better placement. (CLICK HERE FOR A TEACH ME THAT using a Stamp-a-ma-jig)

I’m going to be using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.  This set has a twist — it’s actually a 3-Step although you can create great projects with 1, 2, or all 3 layering stamps.

  • The first thing I want you to notice about this set are those little numbers by the cupcake.  See the 1-2-3?  They are there to help you know the order of the stamps.  Nice addition, huh?

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • So, I am going to begin with Stamp #1.  Stamp #1 will be your darkest or deepest color.  I am stamping in Flirty Flamingo using Stamp #1.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Not very impressive right now, but just wait.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • I am now ready to stamp with Stamp #2.  I chose Blushing Bride but it was just a little too dark so I chose to stamp off on scrap paper first.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Most of the 2-Step stamp sets are designed to just lay right on top of the other.  The great thing about photopolymer stamps are that they clear so you can see right where to stamp.  

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • The other great thing about 2-Step stamping is that being 100% accurate on placement isn’t crucial.  You want to be close but if you’re off a little to the right or left, your images will still be beautiful.

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  • Last stamp – Stamp #3.  Pink Pirouette is the perfect color to fill in my white space.

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  • Delish!!!  I love how it turned out!

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

Here are a few other ideas using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and the 2-Step stamping technique. 

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

The Sweet Cupcake stamp set also has a set of matching framelits, Cupcake Cutouts.  With some Stampin’ Dimensionals, your cupcakes can have lots of great dimension.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog postTEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post
A shout-out to my Stampin’ Up demonstrator friend, Lee, who shared these cards with me.  Thanks Lee!

If you love the look of these cupcakes as much as I do, click a pic to order!

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Okay, I want to take you back in time.  Think back to your early school days.  The mornings you didn’t want to get out of bed, that teacher who you were sure hated you, and the awful math homework.  Not your favorite school memories.  Now, I want you to think about the last day of school!  Ahh, what a wonderful day!  Signing yearbooks, saying good-bye to friends and you boarded the bus, and that teacher you didn’t like?  You probably didn’t even say a word as you left her classroom.  lol 

Well, today is the last day of school for Ginny.  Is she excited?  Well, DUH!  She is ready for summer vacation!!!

She wanted to take her first day of school photo and wear the same outfit on her last day of school.  She wanted to see how much she had changed.

First Day of School

Last Day of School

She has changed!!!  These are the photos that I know I will treasure.  

Thank you all SO MUCH for your kind words regarding my 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Your “Atta Girl” comments totally trumped the “Negative Nellies” and I hope you know that I appreciated every single one of them. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

As I mentioned yesterday, rather than trying to re-film the Tuesday video, I am going to create a new Flash Card for you so please be sure to come back tomorrow for that.

Love to all of you!  Have an awesome day!  I know that I will….my heart is full today thanks to you!

 

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