Friday, 9 March 2018

Stampin' Up!® Waterfront Christmas Card using the Stamparatus®

When my Stamparatus arrived from Stampin' Up! I couldn't wait to use it. I just got it out of the box and headed to my craft room. I already had the idea for this Christmas card using the Waterfront stamp set. I know I know its only March but I am trying to make a Christmas card a week so by December I have nearly all of them complete.

Waterfront and Stamparatas Christmas card

I had this card in my head when I saw the Waterfront Stamp set. The 3 trees reminded me of Christmas trees and I thought they'd look good in a row so I couldn't wait to get the Stamparatus so I could line the trees up straight.

Measurements

  • Card base Emerald Envy card stock - half of A4 - 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
  • This makes a standard card blank - 5 7/8" x 4 1/8"
  • I cut a mat in Whisper White - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
  • I used a length of Emerald Envy Taffeta ribbon (now retired - sorry) 
  • I used a smaller length of Striped Emerald Envy and White ribbon ( also retired - sorry again) 
  • Emerald Envy Ink
  • Merry Christmas sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments 

Using the Stamparatus®

  • NB: Please be careful with the magnets as they are VERY STRONG and if placed too close to each other they will literally jump together and will break.
  • I have put duct tape around my magnets so I can pick them up easier
  • I have only ever had to use one at a time so far

Stamping with the Stamapratus®

  • I used the foam mat that comes with the Stamparatus as the stamp is photopolymer 
  • I placed the card mat on the mat and used one of the magnets to hold it in place
  • I placed the tree stamp from the Waterfront set in the place where I wanted it to be
  • I placed one of the plates in the slots at the top of the board
  • I then closed it so it picked up the stamp
  • I inked the stamp then closed the plate down to make the stamped image
  • I bought it back up and pulled the plate out (plate needs to be at a right angle ⊾to the base)
  • I then moved it along one notch on the hinge
  • I repeated the inking and stamping
  • I then moved it along one more notch on the hinge
  • This is called the 'Step Hinge' 
  • I repeated this until the card base was covered
  • I then placed the Merry Christmas sentiment in the position I wanted it to be
  • I then used the second plate on the left hand side hinge and closed it over the card to pick it up
  • I inked it up with Emerald Envy ink and stamped it down

Christmas Card using Waterfront and Stamparatus

Completing the card

  • I stuck a length of the Emerald Envy ribbon around the card mat below the trees above the sentiment
  • I then ties a know around the ribbon using the striped ribbon to give the affect of a bow.
Christmas Card using Waterfront and Stamparatus

Christmas Card using Waterfront and Stamparatus

Christmas Card using Waterfront and Stamparatus

Batch making

  • I was able to make 5 cards in about 20 mins
  • This tool really is a time saver and it allows you to stamp accurately
Now you can see it in actin by watching my tutorial - just press play below 😁



I hope you enjoyed this project, if you were lucky enough to reserve your own Stamparatus  then I hope it arrives soon. I you did not reserve then it will be available in the new catalogue coming in June 2018.

See you again soon

Gez xxx

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