I just love an excuse to tell my children who live far away from me how proud I am of them. Everyone could use praise from time to time. I try to communicate with them regularly to keep our connection to each other strong.
This is the 3rd in a series of Blogs using the Stampin’ Up! Incredible Like You stamp set. I apologize in advance if the photographic quality is decreased. I am having technical difficulties with my main computer so I am using my outdated laptop.
For this card you will need a Whisper White card base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches folded in half, and a strip measuring 5 x 2 1/4 inches. You will also need a 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch piece of Poppy Parade.
You will also need the stamp set, Memento ink, and the Stampin’ Up! ink in Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody.
Take the strip of Poppy Parade and lay it on the card base as shown to help with placement of the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in Memento ink. Set aside.
This is a 2 step stamping process. For this particular stamp, I have found it easier to first stamp the more detailed stamp (left), then the less detailed stamp ( right) on top of it. Note: Sometimes the photopolymer stamps will get stained with use. This does not affect the quality of the stamped image as long as the stamp has been cleaned properly, i.e. with a baby wipe or the Stampin’ Scrub.
The first poppy is stamped in Mango Melody in the center of the Whisper White strip.
Now use the less detailed stamp, taking care to line the edges up. This does stamp a lighter image to give a 3-D effect.
Use the same 2 step stamping process to add the additional poppies in Poppy Parade ink.
Add the stems and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.
Tip: As you can see, I did not stamp the full image of the leaf. This is easy to fix with the Photopolymer stamps since you can see through them. Do Not re-ink the stamp. The ink is still on the part of the stamp corresponding to the missing image. You can carefully line it back up and apply a little pressure to the area that did not stamp to fix the image. I think that is so cool!
Adhere the stamped poppy strip to the Poppy Parade strip, then adhere to the card base. Now you have a very nice card to express how proud you are of someone!
The next series of 3 Blog posts with be a masculine theme using the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Geared Up Garage # 148590. So stayed tuned!
Supplies used are all Stampin’ Up! products and include: Stamp set: Incredible Like You #148708; Cardstock: Whisper White #100730 and Poppy Parade #119793; Ink: Memento #132708, Mango Melody #147093, Poppy Parade #147050 and Granny Apple Green #147095; Clear Blocks B #117147 and D #118485; Stampin’ Piercing Mat #126199; Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755. I use the Stampin’ Scrub #126200 with the Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner to clean my stamps.
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