Posts Tagged ‘Perfect Punches’
Ever wonder how stamp sets get their names? Maybe there’s some story behind these…but sorry, I don’t know it. But what I do know is that the Elizabeth A La Carte stamp (see it online) is a great ‘staple’ stamp to add to your stamp collection. The Everything Eleanor stamp set is a new set that will be in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Catalog (due out June 1st). I can’t show you the full set artwork, but I can point out one of the stamps I used here — on the background swirl in Crumb Cake ink. Perfect compliment for Elizabeth! (more Elizabeth ideas)
The Designer Series Paper on the background is from the Well Worn papers (see it online). Watch for this paper to be on the retiring accessories list later in April — shop early so you don’t miss it. Well Worn is perfect for masculine card ideas — nary a flower or shade of pink to be seen.
I’ve been mentioning lately how much I’m loving the Nature Walk stamp set (see it online). So when I needed to design a card for Stamp Club with Meg (tonight! check my event calendar) this was the first stamp set to jump off the shelf and into my hand.
What a mouthful for a technique name though! This technique has been around since I started demonstrating about 10 years ago, and it has several names… Layered Brayers and a whole bunch more that I can’t recall.
But whatever you call it, it’s a great collage-type technique. Here I used the Nature Walk stamp set along with Classic Ink Pads in River Rock, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, plus Early Espresso for stamping the darkest images.
Here are the steps for the Retro Brayer Color Block Technique:
- Stamp the background images in a variety of colors on Glossy Card Stock
- Use a Brayer and the lightest of your 3 ink colors to color the background
- Trim a Post-It Note to the desired size and cover up 1-2 spots on your card (I chose the bird images)
- Use the Brayer and the medium ink color to cover your full paper
- Add a few more Post-It Note masks and use your darkest color. Remove all masks and finish your card.
I used card stock to match my ink colors. The Four Frames stamp set (see my April Card Class ‘To Go’) is a perfect match for the oval stamp in Perfect Punches (the ‘thanks’ and small frame).
The sweet little Rosette and the Champagne Glass Glitter, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon are all from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Here is a fun trick with the Perfect Punches oval image. First stamp the ‘thanks’ oval, then punch out the words in the center with the 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Punch. Then punch out the frame with the Scallop Oval Punch and you have a fun frame with an oval-shaped window in the center.
Need a fun idea for a quick party favor? For a back-to-school lunch treat? For a Teacher Appreciation project? Here’s a quick one that your kids can help assemble these cute gifts using the Stampin’ Up! Petal Card Punch.
Just follow the directions for assembling the little treat containers (they hold the ‘mini’ size candies, about 1″ square). Then pair two of the treats and put them in a Small Cello Bag ().
The tag for this little project comes from the Perfect Punches stamp set and was punched out with the matching Curly Label Punch.
**TIP** To make the tag hand correctly on the ribbon, I actually tied the ribbon first, then added the tag to the ribbon end. This way you can arrange the tag exactly where you want it.
Stamps: Perfect Punches (117022 Wood Mount or 120516 Clear Mount), Upsy Daisy (111710)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Petal Card Extra-Large Double Punch (119273), 1/16″ Circle Punch (101227), Curly Label Punch (119851), 1/2″ Circle Small Punch (119869), Pear Pizazz Poly-Twill Ribbon, Brights Brads