Last week I shared a card using the Stamparatus to create a circle of stamped images and today I’m using it to for the Hinge Technique. This is a great technique to use when you want the same image to be lined up across or down your card. I’ve chosen one of my favourite stamp sets to use – Biggest Wish.
This is such an easy technique to do and this set was perfect for it. My colours are So Saffron, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red with Memento Black. The balloons are from the Penguin Place stamp set and ‘fussy cut’ out before being adhered with dimensionals. I used Shimmery White cardstock for these cards.
This technique is great for making sure that your words or images are perfectly straight and aligned. I had so much fun making this card I didn’t stop there. Keep reading and you’ll see more creations plus a quick step by step instruction.
This time using Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. The ribbon is Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon.
I added in an additional ‘Happy’ and then stamped the ‘birthday’ on some scrap Shimmery White and ‘fussy cut’ it out before adhering with dimesionals. The colours for this card are Soft Sea Foam (double stamped for a stronger colour), Granny Apple Green (double stamped), Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Memento Black.
And for this one I used Pool Party (double stamped), Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink. The skies the limit with your colour combinations.
Place your cardstock in your Stamparatus and secure with your magnets. My cardstock measures 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. Place you stamp in the desired location and adhere to your plate. Stamp. Lift your plate out and place it in the next hinge slot (depending on the size of your stamp you may need to go down two slots). Reink your stamp and stamp. Repeat until you have the desired number of images.
If you don’t own a Stamparatus yet I would highly recommend you adding it to your next order. These are only a few ways to use your Stamparatus.
I had so much fun making these cards – I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them.
Until next time …
These are very pretty, fun cards. I love my Stamparatus. Enjoy your day!
Hi Hilda – thanks. I love my Stamparatus too – it’s such a great tool to have. Hope your day goes well.
I was wondering how to find the color coach. Thank you.
Hi Beverly – I’ll send you the pdf file via email. A new colour coach should be available when the new catalogue comes out in May.