Techniques | Die Cut Letterpress

Techniques video Die Cut Letterpress inspired by Jennifer McGuire using Swirly Scribbles from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Techniques Die Cut Letterpress

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Hello! So, today see’s the return of my Techniques Series following the completion of my Christmas Countdown a couple of weeks ago! I LOVE doing these techniques videos, they are often as much learning for me as they are for you… particularly this one, which I have now filmed twice! I might share the other card with you at some point, but it was very similar to THIS one I made for a blog hop a couple of months ago.

Techniques Video Tutorial how to do die cut letterpress with dies from Stampin' Up!

This fun card uses the Swirly Scribbles dies and the Daisy Delight Stamp set from the Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue. The Die Cut Letterpress technique works best with bright, fun colours and I have used Lemon Lime Twist and Calypso Coral here today.

Die Cut Letterpress Tips and Tricks:

  • Practice! This technique is one of those that might take a couple of attempts to get right… play around with the number of layers of card stock you need to get your desired embossing depth
  • Remember that when you stack your die cuts you need to ensure you have a layer of Vellum on the bottom as this will help transfer your ink later on
  • Use fun dies to create your letterpress…. my favourites for this technique are the Swirly Scribbles, Eclectic Layers, and  Lovely Words

How to make a cool Thank You card using Swirly Scribbles and Daisy Delight from Stampin' Up!

Can you believe that the layer of Vellum is held on with Fast Fuse! Isn’t it cool that you cant see it!

Before I go, do check out the End of Year Sale, particularly for those Black Rhinestones as they are retiring on the 2nd January and I don’t want you to miss them!

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Techniques Series | 2 Step Stampin’

Technique Card Making Video Tutorial 2 step stamping using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

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This technique is one of my stamping favourites…. 2 Step Stamping. It requires a certain type of stamp, designed especially for it, but it creates stunning results. Stampin’ Up! have a whole heap of stamps designed for 2 Step Stamping…. I will list a few at the bottom of this post… but the one I am using today is Bike Ride.

I was lucky enough to receive this stamp set for free when I attended Stampin’ Up! OnStage last April. It is a fun mix of images, all based around a bicycle…. but I know that there are lots of ways to use it leaving the bike behind. Today though, I am using the lovely bicycle to create two cards; one for the girls, and one for the guys!

Girls and Guys cards video tutorial how to 2 step stamp using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

This stamp set is special because its not just the bicycle that uses 2 Step Stamping, but the accessories also feature the same technique. The girls version uses Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black for the bicycle, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso for the basket, and Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo for the flowers. These stamps line up really easily without the need for a stamp positioning tool; like the Stamp-a-ma-jig

Technique Card Making Video Tutorial 2 step stamping using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!Both of these cards also feature a piece of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper… actually, its the same piece of Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. I love that our papers are double sided, and quite often I have to debate which side I love more! I have toned down the brightness of the paper here by layering a piece of Vellum over the top, just to stop that lovely bicycle from getting lost.

One of my favourite features of this stamp set is the it comes bundled with coordinating dies…. no need to attempt to fussy cut that bike! All bundles in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue are a great deal, you get 10% off by buying a bundle compared to buying the stamps and dies separately!

The boys version uses Pacific Point, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Tangerine Tango, and replaces the flowers with a stack of books!

Measurements:

Card Base – 29.7 x 10.5 cm, scored at 14.8 cm

Designer Series paper – 7.5 x 12 cm (although it will be shorter than this in the end, due to that fun ripped edge!)

Vellum – 7 x 12 cm

Techniques Series 2 Step Stamping using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

I have left sentiments off these cards; partly because I couldn’t think of a sentiment I wanted to use, but also these would be great ‘just because’ cards to send a kind note and make someone smile!


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Techniques Series | 3D Embossing

Card making techniques 3D Embossing using Stampin' Up! products

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You guys know how much I love a good technique…. and I love it even more when its simple but effective! and this is one of those. Actually these cards would be awesome on a Simple Sunday, but today is only Friday (and we all love Fridays more than Sundays right?!)

Card making techniques 3D Embossing using Stampin' Up! products

This card would make an awesome birthday card for the special guys in your life, I am sure they will love the fun embossing. The only trick here is the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (see why I just call it 3D embossing!). I love these embossing folders, and Stampin’ Up! have 5 different patterns available (you can find all 5 listed at the end of this post).

These embossing folders are really easy to use, but they are thicker than a standard embossing folder (due to the 3D effect!) and so use a different Big Shot sandwich. You need; your Big Shot Platform (or the platform you use for embossing folders), then the embossing folder and card stock, and ONE standard cutting plate on the top.

Measurements:

Card base – 21 x 14.8 cm

Layer for embossing – 10 x 14.3 cm

Sentiment strip – 10.5 x 2 cm

Card making techniques 3D Embossing using Stampin' Up! products

This card is finished with a birthday sentiment from Guy Greetings stamped on Sahara Sand card stock, and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots.


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Techniques Series | Selective Inking

Techniques Series Simple Lots of Love Card Selective Inking Tutorial Video

I am so sorry that this post didn’t go live yesterday…. something happened to my blog… all fixed now and ready to share…. enjoy x

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I have a nice, simple card for you today… but its a technique I use a LOT! so I though I would share my tips for Selective Inking!

Techniques Series Simple Lots of Love Card Selective Inking Tutorial Video

The original stamp reads… Sending Lots of Love, well, I didn’t want the ‘Sending’ so I grabbed for my Stampin’ Write Markers…

  • Use the side of the brush tip of the marker to colour the stamp
  • For solid stamps (like this one) use LOTS of ink… colour the stamp, and then colour it again… the more ink you add the less streaky lines you will have on your final stamped image
  • The ink will dry on the stamp, breath on the stamp before you stamp it to re-activate the ink for a perfect stamped image!

Suite Share….

Suite Shares from Stampin' Up!

Ok… so what is a Suite Share?

These fun collections of Stampin’ Up! goodies give you a tester of each suite in the catalogue…. Each month a different collection will be available as a share, and each share contains 12 6×6 sheets of Designer Series Paper, 24 card bases (cut and scored), along with samples of ribbons and embellishments that coordinate with the suite! PLUS an Online Card Class too!
This month I am offering shares of A Whole Lot of Lovely… this lovely suite features pretty floral prints, shimmery ribbons and this fab binder clips and a Basic Black ink pad!

Each share costs just £15 plus postage


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Techniques Series | Tone on Tone Embossing Paste

Tone on Tone Embossing Paste Video Tutorial using Happy Birthday Thinlit from Stampin' Up!

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Over the last few weeks we have explored a variety of Masking techniques, but I think this one is my favourite! Tone on Tone Embossing Paste…. now, I know that this isn’t really about the masking… but there is a Mask involved! So… I’m classing it as the final piece in our Masking journey!

Techniques video using Lift me up from Stampin' Up! How to use Embossing Paste

This fun card uses Lift Me Up and the coordinating Up and Away Thinlits…. along with the cloud mask from the Party Pattern Masks pack. I am loving the dimension created by that embossing paste… while it doesn’t distract from the card. I still slightly obsessed with this balloon die…. I really could just die cut it all day long

Top Tips:

  • Move EVERYTHING off your desk before you start…. seriously Embossing Paste gets everywhere (or is that just me?!)
  • Use a tile or Silicone Mat to mix your Embossing Paste and Re-inker
  • Add as little re-inker as possible… add too much as the embossing paste will become runny and you wont get that crisp masked effect

Tone on Tone Embossing Paste Video Tutorial using Happy Birthday Thinlit from Stampin' Up! UK

I am such a Purple girl…. I have a friend who buys me things, just because they are purple! … but I don’t use Wisteria Wonder as much as I should, it is so pretty… especially when paired with Gold.

Tone on Tone Embossing Paste Video Tutorial using Happy Birthday Thinlit from Stampin' Up!The Happy Birthday Thinlit is so pretty… although it can be a bit difficult to adhere to your projects. I would advise that you add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the reverse of your card stock before running this through your Big Shot, this then gives you a self adhesive die cut for you to stick to your project!

This card is finished with a trio of Gold Stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes…. gonna need some more of those really soon!

What is your preferred method for adhering detailed die cuts?


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Techniques Series | Masking with This Little Piggy

Techniques Video Masking using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

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I am loving the new This Little Piggy Stamp Set and just could not resit a spot of Masking with it…. before this series ends next week! But, do not despair… there will be more Techniques Videos! I promise

Video Tutorial How to Create a fun Z fold card using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

How fun is that Pig! Just so cute… and so easy to Mask too.

Miss Piggy is stamped in Basic Grey Archival ink… and then the stamp, stamped off onto a piece of Sticky Note (those ones where the sticky is all over work best!). This is then cut out… yes, it’s fussy cutting… no, I’m not sorry… she’s just so cute! You then cover the stamped image with the sticky note mask… and add ink!

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This alternative Z fold card is also quick and easy to do…

Measurements:

Card stock – 21 x 14.8 cm (scored on the long side at 3 and 10.5 cm) (8 1/4 x 5 7/8″, scored on the long side at 1 and 4 1/8″)

Designer Series Paper – 7.5 x 14.8 cm and 3 x 14.8 cm (3 1/8 x 5 7/8″ and 1 x 5 7/8″)

Whisper White – 7.5 x 14.8 cm (3 1/8 x 5 7/8″)

Techniques Video Masking using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

I have used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper for this cards…. I am still loving the watercolour effect of them

Which is your favourite current Designer Series Paper?


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Techniques Series | How to use a Die as a Mask

I Like You Friends Thank You Card using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

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I have one card, two ways for you today! I shared a card yesterday using the Oh So Eclectic Bundle…. and I have another for you today! The dies in this bundle are special… some of them cut, some emboss, some cut the image out of the card stock, and some … leave the image in! and it is these dies that we are playing with today.

I created my own mask using the diamond pattern die in this set….

Creating a mask with these dies is super easy… I simply run them through my Big Shot with piece of Window Sheet, but you could use Vellum… I use Window Sheet because that way I can save my mask and use it again! Running Window Sheet through the Big Shot can be a little frightening, as it makes a whole series of strange whaling and cracking noises…. but its OK, it doesn’t damage the Window Sheet or, more importantly, the Big Shot!

Oh So Eclectic Card Masking Video Tutorial from Stampin' Up!

This first card uses the mask with the fabulous New Embossing Paste! I am LOVING playing with this stuff, and I have a couple of videos coming soon all about it. I have coloured the paste here using Night of Navy ink…. but I really needed to add some more ink to get that true Night of Navy colour. Still, it’s not a disaster, just a happy accident! and a learning experience… because next time I know I need to add more!

The second card, made in the video, I ink blended Night of Navy through the Mask. This was I guaranteed myself a true Night of Navy colour! but, I sacrificed that dimension that the Embossing Paste brings.

I Like You Friends Thank You Card using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

This card is finished with a series of die cuts using the stamps and dies in the Oh So Eclectic bundle….

What is your favourite bundle in this years Stampin’ Up! catalogue?


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Techniques Series | Masking with Glue

Techniques series masking video tutorial masking with glue floral card using Birthday Blossoms from Stampin' Up

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I love using techniques in my card making, and one of my favourites in Masking. But there are so many different ways to mask, so over the next few weeks I thought we would explore them together. This week we are ‘Masking with glue’ and while this isn’t my original idea (I found it a few years ago on Ruth Trice’s blog) this version of masking is one I do often, and always gets a ‘ooooh, how did you do that reaction!’

Techniques series masking video tutorial masking with glue floral card using Birthday Blossoms from Stampin' Up!

This technique is really easy, but needs some time….1. because applying the glue can take a while, and 2. because it needs a good few hours to dry!

So, how do you mask with glue!

Ok, so the real trick is the Stampin’ Up! Fine Tip Glue Pen! This great glue is nice and runny, drys clear and comes with a needle point applicator.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Stamp your image in Archival ink (either Basic Black or Basic Grey) and give it a minute to dry
  2. Use the Fine Tip Glue pen to ‘colour’ the image with glue…. once the stamped image is nicely covered, leave it to dry (I usually leave it overnight to make sure it is properly dry)
  3. Then you can stamp over it, or blend ink over the glue and the stamped area will remain white
  4. Clean the masked area with a dry paper towel to ensure that the white really pops!

Techniques series masking video tutorial masking with glue floral card using Birthday Blossoms from Stampin' Up

The rest of the card is finished with a sentiment die cut with the Layered Circles and some fussy cut leaves stamped in Emerald Envy. The final part of this card is the embossed panel. I am having heaps of fun with this embossing folder at the moment, its called Seaside… and while it is great for sea themed cards, its just as pretty for other cards too!

Do you have a technique you would like demonstrated? Let me know in the comments below



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Technique Series : Masking with Tape

Techniques Series Video Tutorial Masking Technique using Sticky note tape and Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up!

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Hello! oh, I am loving doing Techniques Videos for you again! I have missed doing these, but things have recently changed with my day job (for the better!) leaving me more time to stamp, blog and spend time with you. I cannot wait!

This week I am continuing my Masking series, and this week we are looking at using tape as a mask. Did you see my card yesterday, which used the same technique….

StampinByHannah Technique Series Masking technique using Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up!

As I discussed last week, I love masking as a technique, I think it’s because I LOVE a good bit of white space. This version of masking is super simple; using a piece of sticky note tape (or low tac masking tape, use what you have on hand!) to cover an area before stamping. Check out the video for all the details…

This card also uses a strip of that beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, along with the Daisy Delight stamp set. Now, I have a confession here: this stamp set coordinates (and comes bundled with the pretty Daisy Punch) however, it is currently not available, it’s just so popular Stampin’ Up! can’t keep it in stock! But, I don’t want you to miss this stamp set, yes there is a cost saving bundle, but it only saves you £3.25…. and you NEED the stamp set now! I will of course let you know when the punch is available again.

Techniques Series Video Tutorial Masking Technique using Sticky note tape and Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up!

I hope you are loving this technique’s series as much as I am. I would LOVE to know what Techniques you would like me to explore, let me know in the comments below


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Techniques Series: Masking

Techniques Series Masking How to use Party Pattern Masks and ink from Stampin' Up!

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Oh, I am so excited! I have been trying to launch this series for a few weeks…. and I have finally managed to get a couple of tutorials filmed AND the blog post written!

Each week on a Friday I will be coming to you with a fun Technique… and the first few weeks are going to focus on Masking. I LOVE masking, but there are heaps of different ways to go about it, and so I thought I would share a few of those with you.

Techniques Series Masking How to use Party Pattern Masks and ink from Stampin' Up!

This first week I thought I would share the easiest Masking technique I know… using the Pattern Party Masks and ink!

Top Tips for masking:

  • Tape your card stock AND your mask down to your work surface; I will often use Sticky Notes or Sticky Note Tape, or Washi Tape to do this
  • Ensure that your Ink Pads are well inked
  • Dab your sponge into the ink and then onto the project, using a dabbing motion rather than a swirling motion ensures that all that lovely ink gets into the tight areas of the mask and onto the project rather than wasted

Cardmaking How To video How to use Masks in card making using Pattern Party Masks from Stampin' Up!

These fun cards use the Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies, and the Eastern Beauty Stamp set to create these fun and simple cards.

I love the look of the blue version, with some of the small pieces left in the die cut…. Which one is your favourite?


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