I’m so excited for the first Stamp Review Crew hop of November. You are hopping with an international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who share projects using the same stamp set on the first and third Monday of each month.
If you’re already travelling, you’ve landed here in Bunbury, Australia from the lovely Stesha Bloodhart from the US. Next blog is back to the US to visit Holly Stene. If there’s any kinks in the first couple of hours, pop back later. We try to get them sorted as quick as possible!
Today’s theme is the Eastern Beauty stamp set.
Sometimes when a stamp set has been around for a while, new inspiration is just what’s needed to give a stamp set a new lease on life!
The Eastern Palace suite was available as a pre-order during April this year, and then launched in the Annual Catalogue in June, so it’s a wonderful time to revisit and see what ideas the Crew can share with us.
When a stamp set comes as part of a product suite, it can be easy to get stuck in the colours & styling of the suite.
So, for my blog hop project, I wanted to take it in a totally different direction.
I’ve channelled a little bit of our faithful leader – Tanya Boser’s styling, and this is what I’ve come up with…
It’s a birthday card for my Mum (who will probably see it here before I wish her a happy birthday in person today!) – Happy Birthday Mum (aka Nanna Papercraft!).
I’ve used the 6 point flower stamp in full strength to stamp the outline, and then used the solid image created by flipping the stamp over and using the ‘back’ of the stamp as a stamp to add colour over the flower.
It was such a fun technique and can be used for any photopolymer stamp that has a symmetrical shape and doesn’t have the middle cut out. I have no idea if it has an official name, but I’m calling this technique “reverse side stamping”.
The colours used for this card:
*first colour is the flower, second colour is the colour fill (stamped off )
Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Bride
Crushed Curry & Daffodil Delight
Island Indigo & Bermuda Bay
The fun sentiment is from the Big On Birthdays stamp set.
It was fun to make a card that looked so different to all the other cards I’d made using this suite.
I can’t wait for you to see all the other fun ideas on this hop.
Please visit my amazing friend Holly Stene next up…
Thanks for joining us!