Archive | July 2014

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Regarding Dahlia 2 Step Stamping Technique

imageI have been asked,

“What is the 2 Step Stamping Technique

you used to create this image with the

Regarding Dahlia Stamp Set?

So here it is!




1.  I stamped the image using Memento’s Black Tuxedo Ink,  (item, #13278)

2.  I colored the image using the Stampin Up Blendabilities Alcohol Markers in, Daffodil Delight (item, #130998),  Pumpkin Pie (item, #130997) and Cherry Cobbler (item, #130995)

3. Once I was happy with my shading I re-stamped the image using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, (item, #101049) and Versa Mark Water Mark Ink,( item, #102283)

4. Covered image in clear embossing powder, (item, #109130) and heat set it with my heat tool, (Item, #129053).  That’s what gives it such an awesome 3D  WOW!

5.  I then fussy cut it out and attached it using the Stampin Up dimensionals (item, #104430).

The Card is basically the same as my Regarding Dahlia Convention Card Swap Tutorial.

  • The Cherry Cobbler cardstock matt was embossed using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, (item #127751) and the Big Shot, (item #113439)
  • The Swirls are from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set (item #131987, wood and 124164, clear)
  • Sentiment is from the Blooms with Hope Hostess Stamp Set, (133949, wood and 133952, clear)
  • The background on the strip of pumpkin Pie card stock is now retired, it is from the En Francais background stamp.

I hope you give this technique a try.

I would love for you to send me your pictures of what you have created using this technique,

Just email it to me at LeahsCards or you can #LeahsCards on Insta-Gram.

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Happy Crafting!

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The latest Stampin Up Photopolymer Stamp Set



“Christmas Bliss”

This is the latest edition to the Stampin Up Photopolymer Stamp Sets!

It’s is a great one to add to your collection.

Loaded with holiday sentiments and festive illustrations, a must have!

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Christmas In July Has Begun!

imageThis beautiful stamp set

“Beauty of the Season”

is now available as a sneak peak from the Holiday Catalog.

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Regarding Dahlia Card Swap


Products Used:

Stamp  Sets

Regarding Dahlia,  item #130327 – clear ,  130324 – wood

Wetlands, item #126697 – clear,  126695 – wood

Gorgeous Grunge, item #130517 – clear, 130514 – wood

Flowering Flourishes, item #126367 – clear, 131998 – wood

Card Stock

Pumpkin Pie

Cherry Cobbler

Whisper White

Ink Pad & Markers

Pumpkin Pie

Daffodil Delight

Cherry Cobbler

Versa Mark Watermark Ink Pad, item #102283

Embossing Folder:

Decorative Dots, item #133520

White Embossing Powder, item # 109132

Gold Embossing Powder, item # 109129

Embossing Buddy,  item #103083

Sponge Daubers,  item #133773

Stampin Up Dimensionals,  item #104430



Pumpkin Pie Base Card: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, folded to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″

Cut (2) Whisper White Mats, 5 1/8 x 3 7/8″

Cut (1) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White for the flower

Cut (1) Whisper White Mat, 2 5/8 x 5″

Cut (1) Pumpkin Pie Mat, 2 1/2 x 5″

Cut (1) Cherry Cobbler Mat, 5 x 3 3/4″

Cut (1) Cherry Cobble banner for sentiment, 3 x 1 1/8″

* First emboss the cherry cobbler mat using the decorative dots folder and glue to the 5 1/8th white mat and glue to the card base.

* Next, on the white 3 1/2 piece stamp and heat emboss the dahlia bloom image using the versa mark water mark ink pad and the white embossing powder and heat set.

Tip:  Versa Mark Ink is a watermark ink that is sticky so when you stamp an image using it you can then pour embossing powder over it and heat set it for a raised image.

* Using sponge dauber start in the center coloring the image in a circular motion with the Daffodil Delight you will notice as you move outward the color will get lighter that is what you want.

* Using a clean sponge dauber you will slightly over lap your next color of Pumpkin Pie coloring in a circular motion outward almost to the outside edge of the image

Your last color to add to the dahlia image is the Cherry Cobbler, you want to start coloring from the outer edge moving in toward the pumpkin pie and slightly over lap the two colors, fussy cut the image and set aside.

* Using the pumpkin Pie mat you cut 2 1/2 x 5, shade the outer edge with a sponge in pumpkin pie ink by flicking it around the outer edge to give it a distressed cloudy look that will define the matt for framing.

* Then stamp the speckle image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set in cherry cobbler on to the pumpkin pie mat.

Tip: You will want to stamp off the color before you stamp the speckle on the card stock and stamp it a couple of times before you re-ink the stamp so that the image has a variation of the cherry cobbler color.

* Next you want to stamp the flower floret swirl image in Versa Mark and heat emboss it with the gold embossing powder,

Add using stamping dimensionals.

* Stamp the Wetlands sentiment on the cherry cobbler banner  with the versa mark ink and heat emboss with the white embossing powder.

Add to the pumpkin Pie mat using dimensionals.

Embellish with jewels and make it your own.

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