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Stamparatus Technique Blog Hop



Hello crafty people, are you ready for some kewl Stamparatus Techniques, some may even blow your mind and have you saying "I never thought of that!" I have actually been using the Stamparatas alot in the past 4 mths as I have injured my shoulder, and some days it is the only way I achieve a nice stamped image due to my right arm being tired or not being able to move how I need to or control the stamp block.

Ok, lets look at the card before we get to how I've used the stamparatus. I wanted to create a watery background and use the seahorse from the Seaside Notions stamp set before it retires. 



To make the background I roughly coloured vellum with Stampin Blends using a mix of Dark Crumb Cake &  Light Soft Suede for the sea bed, and Dark Balmy Blue & Light Night of Navy for the water, then lightly spritzed with Isopropyl Alcohol..... and then watch the magic - do one spray at a time, as if you flood with too much alcohol it just ends up being one big mess (yes...... I sprayed way to much with my first try! good news is you can just wipe it off with paper towel and start again)



While I was waiting for the vellum background to fully dry I stamped then cut the elements from Seaside Notion, before colouring using Sponge Daubers to get a lovely blend of inks. I used Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler for the sea weed, Crumb Cake, So Saffron and Terracotta Tile for the shells, and likewise for the seahorse.



Now here is where the Stamparatus come into play - I needed to line up the vellum background with the card base and then pop in adhesive under the vellum so it's hidden, so:
  1. place the corner of your cardbase into the Stamparatus,
  2. now place the background into the corner of the Stamparatus.... they line up perfectly
  3. lift the vellum and apply adhesive under the vellum knowing that you can simply put the vellum back down and press into the corner and you will have a perfectly aligned layers!


Here is a video of another "take" on using the Stamparatus to line up card layers that I did sometime ago (sadly the embossing folder is now retired).

So as you can see the Stampartus is a very handy tool, and not just to do stamping! Continue through the list below to see more Stamparatus Techniques:



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Comments

  1. This is absolutely stunning, Sue. Thanks for sharing - can't wait to try it out!

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  2. Great Technique. I am going to have to try this

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  3. Love love love this card, and the velum technique and the stamparatus technique too, would never have thought to use it for lining things up like this!

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  4. Hi Sue, thank you for sharing your technique. I love your card!

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  5. love it. The stamparatus T-square

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  6. What a great idea and such a beautiful card!

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  7. Oh my goodness! How clever! I never thought of using it to line up the layers!

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  8. What a fabulous and different way to use the stamparatus, also love what you did with the alcohol and blends, I will be giving that a go :-)

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