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Stampin’ Basics Lesson 3

Hello and welcome to Lesson 3 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series! The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

Stamping for beginners video series - lesson 3 - Ink explained

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Last week…

In Lesson 2 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we covered the different types of Stamps that are available, how to choose and how to get the best out of them. If you missed the video or the associated blog post, you can find them here… Lesson 2 videoLesson 2 blog post

This week…

In Lesson 3 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we will talk all about ink! I’ll cover all of the different types of ink available from Stampin’ Up! and when to use them. There will also be some hints and tips along the way!

Stamping for beginners video series - lesson 3 - Ink explained

Take home message…

The most important thing I would like you to learn from this Lesson is to always buy the reinker for the ink pads that you purchase. Otherwise its easy to forget that you can and purchase a new ink pad instead! Plus, you can use them for other techniques as well (I mention some of these in the video).

Summary…

  • Classic Stampin’ Pads – water based dye ink available in 50 colours; use for general stamping; use for watercolour washes or watercolouring images stamped in StazOn; refill available; quick drying; can be used with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. See the selection or shop here.
  • Stampin’ Write Markers – water based dye ink available in 50 colours (plus Basic Black); use for stamping, colouring or writing; refillable with caution (!); quick drying. See the selection or shop here.
  • Memento Tuxedo Black – water based dye ink; use for general stamping; use when using Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers; refill available; quick drying. See links below.
  • StazOn Jet Black (Saddle Brown also available) – solvent based ink; can be used on almost any surface (not fabric); permanent; use for stamping images for watercoloring; not recommended for clear stamps; use StazOn Cleaner. See links below.
  • Versamark – oil based, ‘sticky ink’; use for heat embossing and tone-on-tone stamping; refill available; slower drying. See links below.
  • Craft Stampin’ Pad Whisper White – pigment ink; use on dark coloured cardstock; refill available; slower drying. See links below.
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I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-3, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

In Lesson 4 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about cardstock and Designer Series Paper (DSP). You’ll find out the differences between different types of cardstock and lots of ways to use patterned paper (and, yes, you will need to open the packet and use it – not just admire it lovingly!)

Lesson 4 will premiere on Monday 1st June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

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That’s all for now, see you next time! Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you this Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Card created using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. This is a quick and simple card to make but the addition of the embossed background really makes it look wonderful.

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a 14.4 x 10 cm layer of Highland Heather cardstock. The main card front is a 13.9 x 9.5 cm piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been embossed using the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The butterflies are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then ‘in-filled’ using Highland Heather ink. Butterfly Gala is a Two-Step Stamp Set so you get extra stamps to effectively colour in your images! See my video on different types of Stamp Sets for more information. The butterfly bodies are also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then the Butterfly Duet Punch was used to cut the images out. The large butterfly is adhered directly to the card front.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. A smaller die is used to cut out a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and these are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The small butterfly is adhered to the corner of the sentiment piece and the whole thing adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a few Glitter Enamel Dots.

What do you think?

I hope you like my Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Card. I really enjoy using this stamp set, and the coordinating punch makes life so easy. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

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For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My May 2020 Host Code is: TQRXHH3Z – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

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Video tutorial…

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card video tutorial by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

New In Colours!

Hello and welcome! It’s almost time for the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and, with it, the new In Colours! We are saying ‘goodbye’ to Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove but ‘hello’ to Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, Bumble Bee, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight. Wow!

Stampin' Up! New In Colours 2020-2022

Which is your favourite?

It’s hard to choose, isn’t it?! At the minute my favourite is Misty Moonlight but I’m sure that will change lots of times over the next two years!

Want a closer look?

What better way to show you than with some cards? These are going out with my catalogue packs. If you don’t have a demonstrator and live in the UK, to can request a catalogue pack here.

Stampin' Up! New In Colours 2020-2022

I have used strips of cardstock in each of the new In Colours and heat embossed images from the Lovely You Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This strips are adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! New In Colours 2020-2022

Lengths of the coordinating ribbon are adhered to the cardstock using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is also from the Lovely You Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is then cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhered over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! New In Colours 2020-2022

The final touch is provided by the coordinating In Colour Enamel Dots. It is this level of colour coordination between products that means I need Stampin’ Up! in my life!

What do you think?

I hope you like my cards and this little look at the new In Colours! I think these are going to be a great addition to the Stampin’ Up! family.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. Some of the product are not available until 3rd June (unless you purchase the Starter Kit – see below) so I’ll update the links after that, but for now here are the item numbers:

  • In Colour A4 cardstock 153075
  • Lovely You Stamp Set 152525
  • Tasteful Labels Dies 152886
  • In Colour Enamel Dots 152480
  • Ribbon 153624 (Misty Moonlight), 152482 (Cinnamon Cider), 153621 (Just Jade), 153623 (Magenta Madness), 153622 (Bumble Bee)

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Tone-on-Tone Stamping With Lovely You

Hello and welcome! Today I wanted to share with you a card made using the Tone-on-Tone Stamping Technique. I have used the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Bundle (available from 3rd June 2020 – or before if you Join My Team!).

This card was inspired by a Global Design Project Colour Challenge. Click the link to find out more, see the other entries or take part!

Tone-on-Tone stamping involves using stamping with a particular colour of ink onto the same colour of cardstock. It’s a great way to add subtle patterns or text to a background. Here’s my card…

Tone-on-tone stamping using Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Next I have used a 14.4 x 10 cm piece of Pretty Peacock which I have stamped one of the foliage images onto using Pretty Peacock ink. The technique is repeated on pieces of Soft Sea Foam (8.4 x 10 cm) and Blushing Bride (11.4 x 5 cm) cardstock using foliage and flower stamps from the same Stamp Set. These pieces are all layered together as shown.

Tone-on-tone stamping using Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink onto a 0.75″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. A 1″ strip of Pretty Peacock is also cut out with the punch. These are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tone-on-tone stamping using Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set

The final touch is provided by a few of the 2019-2021 In Colour Faceted Dots.

What do you think?

I think tone-on-tone stamping is a great technique for adding subtle patterns to plain cardstock. It really lends itself to making quick and simple cards which look amazing. Why not try it with a sentiment?

I’m already in love with this punch too! Six different labels from one punch – wow!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The item code for the bundle is 154070 (available from 3rd June 2020).

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My May 2020 Host Code is: TQRXHH3Z – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®