Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Stampin' Up! two step stamping with Aviary stamps

{just bringing this over from Wordpress).... I'm now on my Easter break, Morgan is off from school from today with the other two breaking up tomorrow. Brian is down in Kent at RAF Easter camp, actually not far from my parents! It seems that the weather is holding out and none of us are snowed up (so please don't let it start snowing again). Morgan and me headed off for coffee-n- tango this morning to get some groceries :) Now I have Waiting for Godot playing in the background, wondering if it can send subliminal messages to me on what I am meant to write for this next Open University essay! I've also hit the button and signed up for Children's Literature starting in September. I think that *may* be it for just the BA Open but I want (Hons) so may have to do one more course, but I know which one it will be, although it looks as ghastly as 20th century lit!

Anyhow, at home, got my Aviary stamps and making some little cards for a couple of weeks for the craft fair. Now, this set involves me lining up bird cages and birds and as I am rubbish at doing things straight, I have got the wonderful stamp-a-ma-jig out to make life so much easier. It's a really cool piece of Stampin' Up! kit and makes life easier (for me anyway).

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If you have no idea what I am talking about, here's a little walk through.

First I have stamped one of the little birds onto my piece of cardstock.
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Next, with the stamp-a-ma-jig, you line up the imaging sheet - I have the smooth side facing up - into the stamp-a-ma-jig.
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Having chosen my bird cage, as I am using the clear stamps, I placed my stamp to the right hand side of the block - all will become apparent in a mo.
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Then position the block into the corner of the stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp onto the imaging sheet.
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Next, line up the stamp-a-ma-jig over the first stamped image to get your placement.
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Without moving the stamp-a-ma-jig take away the image placement sheet.
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Reink your stamp if you need to, and then again, line up the block into the corner of the stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp.
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And there you have it, perfect placement.
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Stampin' Up! do several sets that are what they call two-step stamping, making them perfect for layering and combining images. I'm off to play with some more birds!

Just updating this with one of the cards I've made today:
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May the crafting mojo be with you :)

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