Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Two-Stepping Thank You

Today's post is a thank you card using the stamp set, Flower Fancy. I love this card's color combination and the watercolor effect it has. It has two layers and no other embellishments because, like real flowers, I think it's pretty on its own. (Even if I did come up with the design! LOL) Flower Fancy is a Two-Step Stamping set that creates the prettiest images. Two-Step Stamping means that for each flower or leaf image there are actually two stamps and the images are stamped on top of each other. In this set, the outline of the flower is one stamp and then "colored-in part" is the other stamp. Flower FancyThe next picture is the images that are included in the Flower Fancy stamp set so you can see that each line image has a matching abstract image for the "second step."

To make this card, I layered Always Artichoke onto Blush Blossom card stock. For the main image, I stamped some flowers with the line image onto Very Vanilla Card Stock in Creamy Caramel, some in Blush Blossom and the leaves in Always Artichoke. Then using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I came back and stamped the matching abstract images on top. To give it a painted look, I then used an Aqua Painter and filled in the blanks with Alway Artichoke classic ink. The sentiment is from the Holiday Blitz stamp set and fits it perfectly.

What in the WORLD is a STAMP-A-Ma-Jig, You say?

Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

It's a "thingy," of course! This is the perfect tool to keep you from ever ruining a whole project with one crooked image. In Two-Step Stamping, it helps you position the stamp exactly over the previously stamped image. The stamp positioner gives you the ability to place an image exactly where you want it, every time. Allows for fast and precise stamp placement. If you've been to any of my classes or workshops, there are two Stampin' Up! products I RAVE about: the Scissors and THE STAMP-A-Ma-Jig! If you don't already own one, then get it TODAY. You will NOT regret it.

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