Last night was the monthly team meeting for my group of fabulous Fun n’ Crafty folks on my Stampin’ Up! team. I love having the chance to chat and stamp with some amazing crafters from across the US! If you have been thinking of joining Stampin’ Up!, I’d love to have you join our fun group!
Well, I wanted to share some stamping tips and ideas and so I put together this card to share. Its one of my first playings with the new Scentsational Season stamp set.
Now this Gingerbread man begs to be used with the oh so yummy Sugar and Spice scented embossing powder. Oh man, I love opening that jar of embossing powder. 🙂
Anyway, the point of this card was to show how you can do embossing with a colored image without needing to stamp first in the color and then use the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up your image in versamark. Yes, that way totally works, but I’m lazy sometimes. So, I showed how you can do the following steps to some great embossing:
- Ink your stamp using Versamark ink
- Ink your stamp using your color of choice (notice that I didn’t say “stamp” in between step 1 and 2!)
- Stamp your image
- Sprinkle on your embossing powder
- Heat emboss and enjoy!
Because the versamark is layered on first when you are inking up your stamp, that means it is exposed last when you stamp on your paper – so the versamark is the top layer of ink on your paper. That makes the sticky Versamark available to grab and hold the embossing powder.
I also thought I would show off some of the cool Core’dinations cardstock in Cherry Cobbler. Its just a cute way to easily add some flair to your paper edges.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this card and stamping idea! If you have any questions about it or the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, just drop me a line and I’d love to chat!
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Scentsational Christmas Card Recipe
Stamps: Scentsational Season, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations cardstock, Festival of Prints designer series paper stack
Accessories: Heat Tool, Sugar and Spice embossing powder, sponge dauber, stampin’ dimensionals