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Soft Suede Blog Hop ~ Two different techniques using the Stamparatus!

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 46 – Soft Suede

Tonight I have two cards for you, both using the Stamparatus to show you how wonderful this product is and if you like things perfect, this is the tool for you!

Card 1 – is a masculine card using For The Record stamp set. My card base is Basic Black with a layer of Soft Suede which has two sentiments stamped down the right side using the Stamparatus and the hinged stamping technique. This means you stamp once, move the acrylic plate down one notch and stamp again and repeat to have a uniform pattern. I stamped these in Soft Suede and Memento Black inks.

For the Record Masculine card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

The record image is stamped in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black card. I added Clear Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I cut it out using the Layering Circles dies. I added a few Dimensionals to the back of the record but didn’t take off the Dimensional backings. Leave them on so the record spins. I pierced a hole through the centre of the record and the Suede layer using the Take Your Pick Tool and added a brad, gently closing it at the back. These layers are added to the card base with Dimensionals. Now the record spins!!!

The heart is Real Red card and cut using the Give It a Whirl dies and added to the brad with a glue dot.

For the Record Masculine card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On the inside, I placed a Basic White card insert and partially stamped the record three times across the bottom in Soft Suede ink.

For the Record Masculine card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Card 2 – uses the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and coordinating Love You More Than dies.

My card base is Thick Basic White with layers of Soft Suede and Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP. The stamped top layer is created using the Stamparatus and the Wreath Builder technique or Stamping in the Round (SITR) technique. The cookie outline is Soft Suede ink and the solid fill image is Crumb Cake ink. It reminds me of a plate of cookies sitting on a marble benchtop 🙂

Nothing's better than SITR card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

You can see the die cut word ‘cookies’ has a 3D raised look – I applied an Adhesive Foam Sheet to the back of the Soft Suede layer and die cut this word in the centre, before gluing the white stamped layer on top to cover it up! This also gave this top section some extra depth.

Nothing's better than SITR card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

On the inside stamped with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks and the same on the envelope!

Nothing's better than SITR card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

Thanks for dropping by. All the products used tonight are linked at the end of this post!

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Andrea Sargent!

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If you come across a broken link or have come from a different entry point, a full list of participants can be viewed on Cathy Proctor’s blog.

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Butterflies, feminine, Handmade Cards

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Dear Crafters,

Today we celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a long weekend here in Melbourne!

What are you doing today?

I am happily going to spend the day at home crafting with my girls, but first I want to share a cute card created with the Floral Wings Stamp Set.

Floral Wings Stampin' Up!

Here I have used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Blushing Bride. I just love these colours together and it really has a vintagy feminine feel to it.

This is a two step stamp set, but it is photopolymer, so very easy to line up the images.

Floral Wings Stampin' Up!

I even added some pearls to the centre, cute hey?!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card too, this is just so beautiful.

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This stamp set, Floral Wings, is a Hostess Set and can be purchased for only $18 with your Stampin’ Rewards from $250+ party sales.

Look what else you can make with this set!

Give wings to your creativity with the images in this set. Create a floral bouquet or revel in a single butterfly. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options–combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They’re entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You’ll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (a, b, d, e g, i blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

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