Stampin'Up! Technique Tuesday, Stamp Masking

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone, It's that time of week again and I have another video tutorial for you in my series of different papercrafting techniques.

This week I have chosen to demonstrate a stamping technique using masking. This is such a fun thing to do as you can really mix things up and make your stamps say what you want them to.

Stampin'Up! Made by Gemma Crafts


Stampin'Up! Made by Gemma Crafts
Stampin'Up! Made by Gemma Crafts        

















So as you will see from my photos above the stamped sentiment is 2 different colours. To do this you will need your stamp, some washi tape and ink. You will also need a stamp positioning tool such as a Stamp a ma jig or a folding type one such as a misti. This is not essential for every stamp that you can try this technique with but you will need it when you need to stamp twice in exactly the same place.
In my video you will see me using a DIY version of a closing stamp positioning tool which I made from a CD case, some foam sheet, magnetic sheet and some super strong magnets. I found a tutorial to make this from YouTube and there is a link to the lady, Jen Evers, tutorial on how she made it.

 To mask your stamp you will need to cover part of the stamp with washi tape or any other low tack tape. Here is a photo example for you


Stampin'Up! Made by Gemma Crafts



For my cards I have used The Scenic Sayings stamp set from the Annual Catalogue and the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack from the Occasions Catalogue. This is a great value paper stack as it has 48 sheets 6" x 6" for just £9.00! I chose to use Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay inks and cardstocks. To cut my sentiment I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits, which again are great value as they contain 4 different sizes of circles, squares and ovals with stitched detailing for £27. This is super set as you can use them on so many different projects, I would say that I use them for nearly everything I make! They are back in stock so snap them up before they sell out again!

Here is the video for the technique

The crafty recipe for the card is as follows

For your card base you will need a piece of card that is 4" by 8" scored at 4" on the long side

The layers on the card are 3 3/4" squared and 3 1/2" squared

A scrap of card to stamp on


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All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 


 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx



Stampin'Up! Cool Treats Poppin' Box Card

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

This week I thought I would do a 3d project with a bit of a difference,I am so excited to share this with you! A few weeks ago a video popped up on my suggestions from YouTube for a pop up 3d cube. Well I couldn't wait to have a go myself and here is what I made,



Stampin'Up! poppin' Box card




The original tutorial that I watched was by Ellisnipper, and she made hers from a template and put it in a folding wallet to present it. There is also another tutorial by Tuppance Coloured who is Stampin'Up! Demonstrator Keren Howell, So I drew my inspiration for this from both of these video's just making a few changes here and there to hopefully simplify the making of the cube. I have also made my own templates using the one that Elliesnipper made but I have changed the measurements to make it a little easier to follow.

Here are some pictures showing each side of the cube. For this I have used the Cool Treats stamp set, Frozen Treats thinlits and Tasty Treats DSP. This is a great suite for birthdays and it has a huge variety of colours in it so you can have lots of fun mixing and matching your cardstock and DSP.

Stampin'Up! poppin' Box card



I have made two video's on this project because I wanted to firstly focus on the cube and secondly the outer sleeve and tray box. The outer box is a simple tray and wrap and I have made templates for these as well as the cube.

The cube is made from 2 pieces of cardstock and a rubber band. You will need a fairly strong rubberband that measures about 1 1/2" when flattened out.

You can find the templates for this project on the 'Templates' page on my blog or you can click HERE to view them.

Cardstock Measurents

For the cube you will need

1 piece of card that is 7" by 9"

1 piece of card that is 6 1/2" by 9 1/2"

For the wrap and tray you will need

1 Piece of card that is 6 1/2" by  10 1/4"

1 piece of card that is 7 1/4" by 10 1/4"

Here is Part 1

                                     

Here is Part 2




I also made one for Valentine's Day with some more new products from the S/S Catalogue. I have used Sealed with Love stamp set and With Love DSP. The colours I used are Real Red and Pool Party which I think are a great combination!



Stampin'Up! Poppin box card Sealed with Love
                   Stampin'Up! Poppin box card Sealed with Love




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All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 

Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Nailed It! Technique Tuesday

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke

Hello everyone

This week for technique Tuesday I am demonstrating one way of using heat embossing on your projects.

Stampin'Up! Nailed it




In my video today I show you how to put the rosette together and then how I assembled the finished card including the inside. The sentiment on the centre of the rosette has been triple heat embossed with clear powder to give an extra shiny thick coating on the stamped image.

For this card I have used Nailed It stamp set and Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Papers from the S/S catalogue. These are great to use for your masculine cards and projects especially Fathers Day. It coordinates with Basic Gray and Delightful Dijon which are a combination that I really love.


Stampin'Up! Nailed it                  Stampin'Up! Nailed it



Here is the inside of the card

Stampin'Up! Nailed it



                                 






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All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 







 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Beautiful You Technique Tuesday

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -



Hello everyone

Today I am starting a new series of video tutorials, Technique Tuesday.


This is the card I have chosen for today using paper piecing. The New Beautiful You stamp set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue is ideal for this technique and looks amazing.


Stampin'Up! Beautiful you



Stampin'Up! Beautiful you

There are many fabulous examples of using paper piecing with this stamp set on Pinterest and also my fellow Crafty Cupcake team members have made some gorgeous cards, Be sure to check out their blogs too which are listed on the right of my website.

So on with my version, I have used some of the Playful Palette DSP and Blushing Bride cardstock for my base. I also used some glossy accents on the umbrella to give some texture to the card.
In my video I used Falling in Love DSP and SweetSugar Plum Cardstock. So grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy the video!




Stampin'Up! Beautiful You










Also don't forget that is is Sale-A-Bration time! If you purchased the stamp set, DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock and black stamp pad that I used in my video today you will receive a FREE product of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue! Click HERE to shop now.

All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 


Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Celebrate card

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

Today's tutorial is a card that I have made using some new products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.


Stampin'Up Celebrate card




I chose to do a video for this card as I have used dry embossing on two different mediums, the first being regular Stampin'Up! cardstock and the second vellum. Vellum can be a little tricky to dry emboss as it is thinner than cardstock and it can crack and fall apart if too much pressure is applied when it is put through your machine.
So for me and my machine which is a Bigshot, I have found a way to emboss the vellum by using just one of the cutting plates.
I have the Extended Mulitipurpose Platform with my Bigshot and have different tabs to select the thickness of my platform for die cutting or embossing. The Stampin'Up! Bigshot comes with the regular Platform and cutting pads. The same technique that I have used will work for either Bigshot platforms.
As you will notice the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is much thicker than a regular embossing folder, So that is why you will only need one cutting plate when using it.
The most important thing to remember when dry embossing is not to force the rollers on your machine it is not good for your machine and it could cause it to break. Im sure you will agree that what ever die cutting machine you have will have cost at least £100 so it is always wise to look after your machine!


Here is the video for you





 The crafty recipe for the card

Smoky Slate A4 Card  5 3/4" x  8 1/4" Scored at 4 1/8" on the long side

Basic Gray Card 5 1/2" x 3 7/8"

Serene Scenery DSP 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"

Vellum cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock for the sentiment to be stamped on




Big Shot
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£99.00



All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 




 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx