Stamping Techniques

Thankful Card

In November, I designed a card for a workshop group using embossing and framelits techniques.   It was a fun event and just wanted to share this thankful card.   

Thank for You


  • Stamp Set - Painted Harvest #144783) and Colorful Seasons (#143726)
  • Card Stock - Soft Suede 4 1/4"x11" score & fold 5 1/2".   Very Vanilla 5"x3 3/4" (inside) and 3 1/2"x4 1/4" (message).  Basic Black 3"x3".  Copper Foil.   Gold Foil
  • Gold String - 15"
  • Inks - Stazon Black, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede 
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits (#143751) used the leaves
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Snail double-sided tape and Dimensionals
  • Woodland Embossing Folder 
  • Big Shot Die Cutter 
  • Directions:    The front portion of the card base is embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder.   Stamp the front messages and die cut with the square shaped Sitched Shapes Farmelit.    Center and tape to Basic Black card stock and tie around it the gold string and make a bow.   Apply to front card base with Dimensionals.   Stamp a leaf image onto the gold foil.   Use leaf framelits to cut out 1 gold leaf and 2 copper leaves.   Apply to front of card base with Dimensionals.   On the inside stamp the very vanilla with the branch from Colorful Seasons using Soft Suede and stamp on and stamp off the maple leaves with the Cajun Craze.   Add the message from Painted Harvest or leave blank. 

Inside of card:




Vellum Fall Leaves - Workshop - September 9, 2017

I'm getting so many ideas every time I work with the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.    If you buy only one stamp set from the catalog this year - this is the one to buy.    It covers 4 Seasons and there is so much you can do all year long with it.   I brought the bundled set with stamps and framelits (#145348 $54 w/24 photopolymer stamps and 17 dies) and have made dozens of cards already from it.     This card was also a way to demonstrate the versatility of Vellum Paper.



  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Thinlits Dies - Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 8 1/2"x5 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4"; and 4 x 2 1/4.    Vellum 3"x8 1/2".   Gold Foil 4 1/4"x2 1/2".   Wild Wasabi 4 1/2"x2 3/4".   
  • Inks - Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark 
  • Textured Folder - Woodland
  • Emboss Powder - Gold or Silver
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Adhesives - SNAIL Double-sided tape, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals
  • Big Shot
  • Embossing Heat Tool and Versa Mark Embossing Ink
  • Directions - Start with the Vellum paper and add color (inks) to it using Sponge Daubers.   Take the large leaf stamp and apply VersaMark embossing ink onto Vellum.   Sprinkle with Embossing Powder and heat til shiny.   Using your Big Shot, place leaves on Magnetic Platform and Cutting Pads with the Thinlit die of the large maple leaf and cut out.  Glue the back of the leaves and place on Whisper White card stock.
  • Tape backing layers of gold foil and Wild Wasabi card stock.  On front of card base, press emboss the Woodland Textured Folder.   Apply Dimensionals on back of 3 leaf design and center on card front.  


Colorful Season (24 photopolymer stamps)   #143726 $27

Happy as Today - Workshop July 22, 2017

I really enjoyed the July workshop.  We had a great group of people and had fun playing with the new 2017-19 In Colors from Stampin' Up!   The new color Lemon-Lime Twist makes the two berry colors and teal green pop.   I also like the Dapper Demin and Lemon-Lime Twist color combinations and will definitely  be combining them at the September workshop.  



If there is only one bundle you plan to purchase from the 2017 Catalog, I strongly recommend Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (#143726 $27 w/24 photopolymer stamps).  It is paired with Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751 $33 w/17 dies).   Purchased as a bundled set you save %10 using code #145348 $54.   This set covers Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.   There are several new messages along with the standard Congratulations! and Thinking of You.  

  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons (143726 $27)
  • Card Stock - Berry Burst 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Lemon Lime Twist 4 1/4"x3 1/4" and 5"x3 3/4" for inside, and 3"x 2" for chair.    Whisper White 4 1/4"x 3 1/4" and 4x 1 1/2" for flowers
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751 $33)  
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Double sided tape, glue dots, Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
  • Directions - On the Whisper White paper stamp the message on the right-hand side leaving enough room for the chair.  Using a Big Shot die cutter, cut out the chair.  Stamp flowers on 4 x 1 1/2" paper and stamp off one flower for a lighter shaded flower.  Cut out flowers with Big Shot die cutter.   Angle and tape down lemon-lime paper and then whisper white paper.  Glue down chair, three flowers and add several Glitter Enamel Dots.   Tape on the inside the 5"x3 3/4" paper for writing a note.