Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Shadow Stamping

Hey Stampers!
Yay, it's Friday!  That usually means a weekend of fun... usually!  I know there's always some chores to catch up on but I think my lifelong love of weekends came when I started school in kindergarten!  Hope you have some fun plans!  A big thing on many people's calendar is the season of graduations. Lots of us travel to see our loved ones graduate and it's nice to bring along a special card to mark the occasion.   Here's one I recently made:

This card was quite simple because the stamp set does the shadowing part for you. Those are actually two separate stamps, one with black ink and one with red. I stamped the black image first, then lined up the red and stamped on top of it. It is quite easy as the stamps are made of photopolymer material and so they are completely see-through and easy to line up.  I stuck with our local high school's school colors of black and red but this could be adapted for any school colors. It's bold, fresh and clearly states what it's all about!  I want to draw your attention to the base layer. It's a fun printed window sheet "paper" that we carry. The designs are gold metallic on one side and silver metallic on the other. These sheets are perfect to use for so many ideas including Christmas cards, wedding cards, graduation, etc. Just to make sure the metallic element wasn't to subtle, I added my silver sequin strand! That always says "party"! All my supplies are listed below if you are interested in recreating a card like this. Just a note, this stamp set is retiring so you need to get it before May 31st if you're interested!  Here's a closer look at it:

Hope you have a good weekend on tap!
Happy Stampin'!

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