Stop the Presses! Before I share today’s card, I wanted to give you a heads up to watch for October 23. Stampin Up is having a special one day Flash Sale on select stamps. It is Stampin Up’s birthday and they are giving us the gift! More details to be announced very soon. Be sure to check back for the list of items on sale.
This weekend I was at the Just Crop Retreat again. I love seeing these wonderful ladies (almost) every month. Today’s card is one of my make & takes from this weekend. I like to keep my make & takes simple for the Retreat so the ladies can get back to their scrapbooking and crafting. I realize that’s why they are there.
Check out that amazingly beautiful brocade deer. It looks like this deer might be a complicated two-step stamp to get the different colors and design. But, that beautiful design is carved into the red rubber stamp. You get that beautiful brocade pattern with just one stamp. So, so very pretty. I have no idea how they make it look like that. It’s pure magic.
For this particular deer, I inked the entire deer in Crumb Cake and then used my Early Espresso marker to color the antlers before stamping it. Huge bonus is the coordinating die set – no fussy cutting all those antlers. Hooray for that!
And yes, the Buffalo Check stamp has found a permanent home on my desk top and will probably be here until this catalog ends. I think I’ve used it on almost every project for the last couple of weeks. And I have a few more projects planned with this background stamp. All I can say is, if I haven’t talked you into buying this stamp by the time the Holiday Catalog ends, then I haven’t done my job. 🙂
I will share details on the sale as soon as they are given to us. Be sure to keep checking back for updates.
Do you own the Stamparatus? If so, you’re going to want to check out our brand new accessories for it. We have a couple new products designed to give you more use from this product. We have grid paper which is specially sized to fit the Stamparatus. This ensures that your paper is straight before you stamp on it. Extra plates for when you have those really big projects that use a lot of stamps. And an extra foam mat to give you better results when you use photopolymer stamps.