Stamping Sunday Blog Hop: Stamparatus

Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 1.14.42 PMWelcome to the Stamping Sunday blog hop!   You have just arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and I am Lynsay Mahon.  You can see the list of the design team members to hop along with today, by clicking on the blue button: 

This month, our team is featuring Stampin’ Up!’s newest stamp tool, the Stamparatus! This stamp positioning tool will make repeat patterns and perfect placement SO much easier for you!

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Here is a Stampin’ Up! video to show you 5 things you need to know about this awesome new tool!

I featured this stamp positioning tool in a recent blog hop with the Stampin’ Up!, Leader to Leader team, which you can find here.  As a thank-you for participating, the Stampin’ Up! team sent this incredible card!  Look at how uniform the pattern stamping is:

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For today’s projects, I wanted to use the Stamparatus in a way that I hadn’t tried yet!  This technique was shared by one of Stampin’ Up!’s Artisan Design Team members, Rhoda Macpherson.  Here’s how it works:

  1. Tap Brusho Watercolor Crystals onto one of the Stamparatus Plates
  2. Spritz it with water
  3. Press Shimmery White cardstock into the mixture
  4. Allow to dry

I found I could get about 4 backgrounds before I ran out of colour, each getting less colour saturated.

Here is a card I made with the first round of shimmery white:

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I love the way the background is entirely random!  The watercolour allows the stamping to be simple and let the background do the work.

Here is a second card using the one of the middle pieces (less saturated):

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I love that the Stamparatus has such a variety of uses!

To keep hopping along with the rest of the Stampin’ Sunday Design Team, please click on the blue button:


Here is the Product List for these projects.  If you live in Canada, you may click on the items below to be transferred to my online store to shop for these, and other Stampin’ Up! products.

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