Sunday, February 03, 2008


I have been anxiously awaiting Stampin'up's new peony set. I just love the look of this set and couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Friday was a snow day Yippee nothing like a day with no set schedule. So I spent the morning mounting this set and was able to make a card with it this weekend. My latest Stamping Success a magazine for stampin up Demonstrators had a wonderful technique. The technique showed how to use your stamp -a-ma-jig to set the rubber on the wood for perfect registration every time. It was a bit tricky but the extra time was well worth it. Pretty peony is a two step stamping set. When using theses sets it can sometimes be hard to perfectly register the stamp(that means line up both sets in art talk). Using the stamp-a-ma-jig to set the rubber perfectly lines up both stamps, which speeds up the stamping! I will be giving all my customers a copy of this tutorial with any stampin-a-ma-jig purchase! Here are the instructions
Paper -Rose Red, Whisper White, River Rock, Rose red Designer series paper
Ink - All Craft Ink Rose Red, Regal Rose,Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, River Rock Classic
Stamps - Pretty Peony, Carte Postale, Tres chic.
Accessories - Stamping Dimensional, Moss Check ribbon, Punches oval both large and small and ticket corner.
Ink Tres chic stamp with River rock ink and set face up on table. Place piece of river rock paper on the stamp, then using brayer roll over paper to make impression.
Using craft ink and a stamping-a-ma-jig stamp flower and leaves on a piece of whisper white card stock and the smaller flower on a scrap. When dry use a dauber and darken edges with river rock classic ink. I use the lighter color for the bottom stamp and the darker color for the accent. if you use your stamping-a-ma-jig to set your stamp this part should be very easy!
Stamp sentiment on a scrap of river Rock using rose red and punch out with small oval. Punch a larger oval from a scrap of rose red. adhere together and set aside.
Cut an accent piece from the designer series paper in rose red and using ticket punch punch the four corners of the 3 layers of the card separately.
Cut out small flower and using stamping Dimensional adhere them to the back of flower. Assemble card and tie ribbon to the front and adhere to card stock. thanks for looking! Virginia

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