Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Welcome to Day 2 of Technique Week at my blog and YouTube Channel. I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s project, you can see it here. Today is a project and a video tutorial for my tips on gaining success with Picked For You stamp set. This is a layering stamp set as well as in the new Distinktive style.
Technique Week Day 2!
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Basic Black card stock strip: 3/4″ x 4″
Watercolor paper scrap for stamped apple
Picked For You stamp set
Another creative technique I hope you will try- layering stamp on watercolor paper
When getting a first look at this stamp set in the new catalog, I knew it would be a challenge- a fun challenge but none the less a challenge. There are FOUR steps to getting the apple stamped. WHOA! That is a lot of precision placement and color selection. The Stamparatus really helped in this project and when you try to duplicate it (as I hope you will), please use a stamping tool to help with placement of the stamps. The colors are equally important in this project as well.
There is always a lot of buzz in the stamping community about what order layering stamps are put to paper. Thankfully, Stampin’ Up! has numbered this stamp set and given really great hallmarks as to the direction of placement. I took Picked For You out for a test drive before making the project you see now, and it was educational to say the least. There are many different color tones in one single apple and this orb also will show many highlights and shadows. My suggestion is to play around with getting used to how the stamps line up and use a few fun color combos. In the Video Tutorial, I show one of the examples I used to learn the color arrangement that works best. This project settled with #1 Poppy Parade, #2 Flirty Flamingo and #3 Cherry Cobbler. After each color application, I used the Aqua Painter to muddle the color and soften the harsh stamped line. This, my friends, was the key to success in getting the apple to look more realistic.
For a visual demonstration of this project, find the video link below.
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Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase.
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Picked For You Photopolymer Stamp Set  – Price: $21.00 – http://msb.im/L8K
Stamparatus  – Price: $49.00 – http://msb.im/L8L
Wood Words Clear-Mount Stamp Set  – Price: $22.00 – http://msb.im/L8M
Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins  – Price: $7.00 – http://msb.im/L8N
Watercolor Paper  – Price: $5.00 – http://msb.im/L8O
Aqua Painters  – Price: $17.00 – http://msb.im/L8P
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad  – Price: $7.50 – http://msb.im/L8Q
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad  – Price: $7.50 – http://msb.im/L8R
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad  – Price: $7.50 – http://msb.im/L8S
Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad  – Price: $7.50 – http://msb.im/L8T
Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad  – Price: $7.50 – http://msb.im/L8U
Versamark Pad  – Price: $9.00 – http://msb.im/L8V
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder  – Price: $5.00 – http://msb.im/L8W
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock  – Price: $7.75 – http://msb.im/L8X
Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  – Price: $8.50 – http://msb.im/L8Y