Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to quality issues as of 04/09/2021, Stampin’ Up has pulled and put in NOT ORDERABLE status the Etched In Nature Stamp Set Item #155463 on page 101 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. A very special thank you to the Stampin’ Up team for recognizing that this is not a quality item that should be presented to Customers. I’ve decided to share this blog post regardless of quality issues in the event that Stampin’ Up is able to figure out the root cause of these issues and able to resolve them over the next year and able to remove this item from not orderable status.
I experienced quality issues (as did MANY other Demonstrators) using the Etched In Nature Stamp Set and where a majority of the missed stamping and lack of detail is covered if you look closely at the background stamping you can see that there are definitely issues. It actually took me three consecutive days and starting over many times to be able to come up with something that worked for me and that I could be proud enough to present at OnTour. I think it’ll be pretty clear as you continue to read this Blog as to what those issues were and anyone who’s a die hard Stampin’ Up fan (such as myself) will know that some of the things that I write about in the Blog are not “normal” for a Stampin’ Up product.
I also wanted to publish this for those who have received your Catalogs and seeing the Stamp Set for the first time and are excited about ordering it in hopes that seeing and reading will help you understand Stampin’ Up’s reasoning behind it and not being blindsided by Stampin’ Up’s decision. I can assure you that Stampin’ Up will do everything in their power to resolve this issue. I will update you as updates become available but just know that it could take months.
Today, I’d like to share with you a card I created using the new *Etched In Nature Stamp Set* that will be available to Customers on May 4th upon the release of Stampin’ Up’s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.
This is my project that I created for the OnTour Event that I attended virtually on April the 10th.
My Color Combination for this card is Soft Succulent, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Pool Party.
Cardbase 4 1//4″x11″ scored at 5 1/2″
Matte Base Soft Suede 4″x5 1/4″
Mount Base 3 3/4″x 5″
Label 1/4″ x 3″ (trimmed down)
Etched In Nature Stamp Set
Layering Circles Dies
Soft Succulent Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Basic White Cardstock
Momento Black Ink
Soft Suede Ink
Light and Dark Soft Succulent
Light and Dark Soft Suede
Light and Dark Crumb Cake
Light and Dark Pool Party
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
*Other Useful Tools and Supplies*
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Banners Pick A Punch
Take Your Pick Tool
I started with loading a scrap of Basic White Cardstock into the Stamparatus and stamping the bird image from the Etched in Nature Stamp Set in Momento Black Ink.
You will NOT get the full detail of the stamp using the clear blocks. Also, our traditional “tap” method in the ink will not work with this stamp set. Instead of using the “tap method” rub the ink pad over the image. You will get a much cleaner and crisper image by doing this using the stamp set. Tutorial video coming soon so stay tuned!
I used the the largest scalloped and straight edged dies from the Layering Circles Dies and die cut both the stamped bird image and the scalloped layer. I hand colored the bird using the Stampin’ Blend Markers listed above. I added a highlight around the bird using the Pool Party Blends. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere them together and set them aside.
On the 3 3/4″x5″ piece of Basic White Cardstock, I used a ruler and the Stampin’ Blend Markers to create my own designer series paper. I allowed it to dry and loaded into the Stamparatus. I used the large “sprig-ish” type image in Soft Suede Ink and stamped it over my little created stripes.
Again, do not bother using the clear blocks or the “tap” method of inking. Save yourselves the time and headache and again load it into the Stamparatus and rub that ink pad all over that image and press down on the plate of the Stamparatus to get as much of that image as you possibly can. You will NOT get the full detail of the stamp by using the tap method and you will not get the full image of the “sprig-ish” thing without utilizing the Stamparatus and even it can miss a bit.
I used Multipurpose Liquid glue to adhere the Soft Suede Matte Base to the Soft Succulent Cardbase.
I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mount Base and adhered that to the top of the Matte Base.
I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the bird image with the scalloped edge to the Mount Base of the card.
I stamped the “Just For You” sentiment in Momento Black Ink on the strip of 1/4″x3″ Basic White Cardstock and snipped the end off leaving just enough to use the Banners Pick A Punch. I added a Mini Glue Dot to one end and a Stampin’ Mini Dimensional to the other end and adhered it down over the layered circles and Mount Base.
The finishing touches for this card was to add the gold gilded gems to the card using my Take Your Pick Tool.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and will join me again for another edition soon.
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My zip code is 76058
Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!
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