I have to confess A Mother’s Flair stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog (p. 46) flew under the radar when I created my first wish list. I had a product perk through Stampin’ Up! and figured why not give A Mother’s Flair a try. Well, I’m smitten! The images are perfect for Mother’s Day and making the fabulous women in our lives feel special!
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I first stamped the images in Basic Black Archival Ink using the Stamparatus, stamp positioning tool. Don’t despair if you didn’t reserve a Stamparatus last Nov. or Dec. It will be available June 1 as a regular item in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Annual Catalog. What is a Stamparatus? Learn more here.
I cleaned off the black ink (the Absorber Cloth is perfect for this) and re-inked the images while in the same position with Versamark. The Stamparatus ensures that I’ll re-stamp with precision!
Oh, la la! I next heat embossed with the Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It leaves a shiny, black patent leather finish. This simple 2-step process allows you to emboss with ANY Stampin’ Up! color. Watch my video below for a demonstration.
A sassy black and white polka dot print from Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper dresses up the envelope flap of the Whisper White Envelope (sized for 3 x 3 cards).
Layering Circle Framelits Dies were my BFF for cropping the image and scalloped layer below (Real Red). The Magnetic Platform keeps the image in place during it’s journey through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
I used the Light Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers to color the flower and leaves. A single pearl adds elegance and interest.
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