Quick Tutorial Using Stampin Ups Heartfelt Blooms
How about a quick tutorial using Stampin Ups Heartfelt Blooms? It's one of my favorite Sale-a-Bration items! And with SAB ending tomorrow, if you don't have this one, I am going to try to convince you that you need it 🙂 If you do have this one, here is a quick card idea for you.
Why is it one of my favorites? Because it's almost a magic stamp. You know that moment when you first heat embossed? And you see the powder turn to a shiny finish? It's kinda like that.
Stampin Up is calling this type of stamp Distinktive – which I think is a cute name. But it doesn't really say what that means. (Do I have a better name for it? Nope!)
But let's take a look at the stamp. All I have done is inked it up in Night of Navy ink.
Do you see how it doesn't look fully inked? But you can really see the image, right?
Then you just stamp it. I used Very Vanilla for this card. I used two pieces, both 4″ x 5-1/4″. On the first, I stamped it four times, rotating the stamp each time AND re-inking it each time.
For the second piece, it's only stamped in the lower right hand corner.
I didn't do any special shading with this, no complicated techniques – nothing fancy, just flip that stamp over, and stamp.
And you get that fabulous shading done automatically with this stamp. I don't think that the samples in the SAB catalog show the true outcome you can get – not because the samples are bad, just that seeing it in real life is SOOO different than just looking at a picture.
You can use any sentiment really with this card. I grabbed this one from the Picture Perfect Birthday set.
It is also stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Very Vanilla card stock (2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″).
Time to Accessorize
If you don't have the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon, you are really missing out. It is so stunning, and has such great texture, you just want to keep running your fingers over it. The only thing to keep in mind with it is that with all that great texture comes great thickness. I took a piece of the ribbon and just wrapped it around my sentiment layer of vanilla. Then took another piece of ribbon and tied it in a single knot.
But do you see that thickness of it?
This isn't a problem at all! The solution is putting Dimensionals behind this layer. Just don't put them on top of your ribbon on the backside. And you will have consistent height for that entire top panel. Then you layer it onto a piece of Night of Navy card stock (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″).
The Card Base
This was a tricky one for me to pick. Navy or Vanilla? Navy or Vanilla? Navy or Vanilla? I kept going back and forth. So I wanted to let you pick which you would choose…
Ultimately, I chose the Vanilla. I love the crisp stamped edges from that fabulous floral image layered onto the same color of card stock. It just really made it pop more in my mind.
Here is the inside:
So did I convince you? I hope so! This is a stamp set you will get so much use out of. And the best part of it is that it is free with a $50 order right now – I always say that free stamps stamp better 🙂 If you want to make sure you get it before it goes away in 36 hours at the time I am writing this, then simply click here to get your order going.
Here is the short list of supplies I used to create this card. To order any of these, simply click a picture below.
I hope you got something out of this post, some little tip, a card idea, something 🙂 There is nothing like making a card, and this quick tutorial using Stampin Ups Heartfelt Blooms has inspired you to create today!