Stamping Technique

Embossing with Garden in Bloom Stamp Set

Garden of Bloom stamp set by Stampin' Up! Two Step Stamping set sample

Embossing is such a WOW factor and people are always amazed the first time they see it.   The outline of the flower is embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 

Embossing is pretty easy you just need a few extra tools.

  • Versa Mark Pad
  • Embossing Powder 
  • Heat Tool

Garden of Bloom stamp set by Stampin' Up! Two Step Stamping

The larger flower is stamped with Powder Pink Classic Ink and then the smaller one is stamped with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. 

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The outline is stamped with the Versa Mark Ink.  There is nothing magical about the Versa Mark Ink Pad except it dries very slowly so the embossing powder will stick to it.  Then you want to pour  Gold Embossing Powder over the stamped image. 

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Then just tap off the excess embossing powder and heat the powder with the heat tool until it turns shiny.   

Garden of Bloom stamp set by Stampin' Up! Two Step Stamping set sample embossed

Have you ever embossed?  Didn't you love how much pop it gave your card? Click here to Comment!

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Throw Back Thursday Telescoping Stamping Technique

This Thursday brings us back another throw back stamping technique.   Today I used the single stamp set "Friends Who Know".  I enjoyed a chuckle as I read the sentiment.  "We'll be friends forever because you already know too much".  Do you have a special friend like that?  One you can count on in thick and thin.  I will be sending this to one of my special friends letting them know in a sentimental but a bit humorous way how important she is to me.

Telescoping Stamping Technique Friends Who Knew

I stamped the image with Lost Lagoon Ink 4 times and then cut it out with the coordinating framelit so there is no fussy cutting.  Layered them up with Dimensionals and then layered it on the Moonlight Path Designer Series Paper.


Lost lagoon ribbon stampin up

The Lost Lagoon Taffeta Ribbon on the card is from the Holiday Catalog.  I absolutely love this ribbon and will need to stock up on it, as it is only available for a few more weeks.


Telescoping technique

Be sure and check out the "old" post using this same technique, Click here watch the how to video and download a Free Tutorial. 


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Stampin' Technique, Watercolor Background with Stampin' Up! Clear Blocks

So many of you have mentioned how much you loved the technique series.  Techniques are always fun and I like quick and easy ones.  Today all you need is a Stampin' Up! clear block some Stampin' Write Markers and Whisper White card stock.


Serene Silhouettes stamp set, watercolor block technique

First lay your block on a piece of light colored paper or grid paper if you have it.  Then take your Stampin' Write markers and color the clear block.  Having it on something light helps you see where you are coloring.  Then simply turn it over and stamp your whisper white card stock.  In the video they spritz it with water, however in my sample here I didn't.  I wanted it more vibrant and definite colors.  If you want a more subtle and blended look, spritz the block lightly with water before stamping your paper.


Stampin' Up! has so many great video's showing techniques and products.  Here is a video demonstrating this technique.  

Calypso Coral is one of my favorite colors, I love peachy tones of anykind.  One thing my customers comment on all of the time is how they love how Stampin' Up! products are so color coordinated.  One once related it to a travel agency for stampers (they coordinate it all together for you).  


serene silhouettes watercolor block technique

In this card you can see how the inks, card stock, patterned paper, ribbon and the fun Candy Dot Brads all coordinate.  You can use the Candy Dots alone or place them in the center of the Silver Brads for a different look. 

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Week 52 Technique How To, One Sheet Wonder

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Want a fun an easy way to create 9 different hand stamped cards with the focal point of all 9 cards coming from a single sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper, known as The One Sheet Wonder?

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This week's Technique How To Video will demonstrate how to cut the one sheet to make the 9 different handmade cards.  This is one of the favorite stamping classes I do for customers. Same layouts different paper and stamp set.  I think I could do it every month and they would never be disappointed. Click here for more card samples of a previous One Sheet Wonder Card Class I did.


One Sheet Wonder
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While the 52 Week Technique How To Series had come to an end, it doesn't mean the video's and sharing is done.  Stay tuned for some fun and exciting things to come you won't be disappointed!  And if you missed any of the other

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Week 51 Technique How To Video Fun Fold

Week 51 Fun Fold CelebrateToday's technique is a quick and easy fun fold.  Change the stamp set, paper and colors and it will look totally different each time.  I really love the Birthday Basics patterned paper and am down to my last few small pieces.  The Build a Cupcake Punch is so fun and versatile.  I found a board on pinterest with over 60 creative ideas using this punch.  Going to have to try some out myself.  Check out the Create a Cupcake punch board here.

Now Check out today's video on how I used this punch to create a Fun Fold Card.



Coloring Stampinup pearlsThe little cupcake sprinkles are Stampin' Up! Basic Jewel Pearls that I colored.  Click here to watch a video and to learn more how to make your own custom color pearls.

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Week 50, Triple Time Stamping, Technique How To

Week 50  Triple Time Petite PetalsOMGosh after today there is only 2 more Technique How To's.  I am racking my brain as to what I should share with you next.  This has been way more fun than I ever imagined!  I look forward to coming up with something exciting. 

Today's technique is Triple Time Stamping, like many I have shown you this is not a new technique but always a favorite of most stampers.  It works with solid stamps, outline stamps, monochromatic or colorful.  Give it a try on your next handmade stamped card. 

Sit back relax and grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the video!  For those of you who subscribe to my blog you can click here to view the video


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I would love to hear what your favorite stamping technique has been?  Leave a comment below telling me which one it was.  Next week will be another fun fold card, those always seem to be everyone's favorites.

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Week 49 Crayon Resist Technique How To

Week 49 Crayon Resist
It is so much fun sharing with you a new technique during this 52 week series.  We are getting really close to almost completing our year in stamping technique how to.  Last week I mentioned that I think this week was going to be my favorite one --- but maybe that will only last until next week.  A girl can always change her mind, Right?

Hope you enjoy this weeks Technique How to Video ---
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Did you always wonder why there was a white in the box of crayons when no one uses it?  The kids won't even miss it, if you take it and stash it with your stamping stuff.   What do you  think --- do you have a stamp set on your shelf that would look good using the Crayon Resist Technique? 

Week 49 Close Up Crayon Resisst

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Week 48 Technique How To, Paper Piecing

Paper Pieces stamping techniqueThis weeks technique how to is, paper piecing.  This can add so much interest to a cards.  Do you remember in the McCall's magazine each month, Betsy McCall the paper doll?  Oh how we looked forward to it coming each month to see what Betsy would be wearing.   If loved cutting out paper dolls as a child as much as I did, then this technique is a perfect fit.  Here is a quick video showing you just how easy this technique is.


We are on week 48 of our 52 week series of Technique How To, which is your favorite technique so far?  OMGosh it is so hard for me to pick just one...but I actually think it is next weeks so don't for get to come back and see what it is! 

Paper piecing technique

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Week 47, Sunburst Technique How To

Sunburst TechniqueWe are winding down Week 47 of the Technique How To 52 week series.  OMG I am kinda feeling sad - but I do have some really fun things in store for you.  Don't worry I will continue to do a weekly video so we can continue to share and have fun! 

This weeks technique I am sure you have seen all over the web.  Most of the stamping technique I am showing you are not new.  I have been surprised that many of my stamping friends have not seen them before - so I am always glad to share something old and something new depending on you!  I may have missed my calling as a poet --- okay okay I won't give up my day job.  So grab you favorite beverage and sit back and relax and enjoy this weeks video.


Hope you are inspired to make a sunburst card I have a special friend I am going to send this one off to.  Who needs to receive a card from you?  It doesn't have to be a special occasion like this cards says Just Because!  Sentiment is from the "A Dozen Thoughts" stamp set and the paper is out of the new Occasions Catalog.  Don't forget you can download the paper supply list that includes the measurements for the card and everything that was used in the card.  All of my projects feature only Stampin' Up!™ products!

If you haven't seen my Sale-a-bration Kick off Virtual Party be sure and check it out - had lots of nice compliments from everyone and so appreciate it. 

Sunburst Technique Close up
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Week 46, Reflections Technique How To, Lovely as a Tree

Week 46 Reflection Technique How To, Lovely as a TreeSome things never go out of style like the Reflection Technique and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.  I have been a demonstrator for over 15 years and I can't remember when this set  wasn't available and it is still one of the top selling stamp sets.  Most everyone loves trees and nature and it is great for sympathy, birthday card for that special guy in the family or as in today's card just because. Check out the short video on how to achieve the reflection technique quick and easy.


I would love to know if you have this stamp set and how long you have had it, just leave a comment by clicking the teeny tiny comment link in the footnotes.

Week 46 Reflection Technique

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