It won’t be too much longer before the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog starts and the amazing new STAMPARATUS will be available for everyone!  The Stamparatus is a must have tool for all stampers!  One of the awesome features is that it allows you to perfectly align your stamp images and stamp multiples precisely.  And because it can do that it means you can get the look of embossing from all 50 colors of Stampin’ Up! ink without having embossing powder in all those colors!  Isn’t that amazing?  Let’s take a look at this card I made with my Stamparatus.

To achieve the embossed look on this card I stamped my images in Early Espresso classic ink.  I also used the step feature and stepped my plate over to stamp the image of the pens a second time – perfectly lined up across my card stock.  Next I cleaned my stamp – leave it on the Stamparatus plate – the new Simply Shammy is perfect for clean up when using the Stamparatus.  Now ink your stamp with VersaMark ink and stamp right over the original image.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set and now you have an Early Espresso Embossed image!  Choose any color of ink from our 50 colors and paired with the VersaMark ink and Clear Embossing Powder you can get any color that you want!  Here is a closer look.

I finished the pens by coloring them in with my Stampin’ Blends – also available in the new catalog.  Previously released colors will be available June 1st and new colors will be available mid June.  The Thank You greeting is also embossed the same way with the Early Espresso ink and then VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder over the top.  This would be nearly impossible to line up without the Stamparatus tool. 

Supply List

  • Stamparatus (available June 1, 2018)
  • Crafting Forever stamp set
  • Vertical Greetings stamp set
  • Early Espresso classic ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate, Bronze, Ivory, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter (available June 1, 2018)
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • 1/4″ Copper Trim

These pens are a perfect masculine card.  They look like inlaid wood pens that you’d find on someone’s desk in their fancy office. 

The Stamparatus will be available from Stampin’ Up! in my online store beginning in June.  I’ll be holding a Stamparatus Class on June 22nd in my studio at my house. Click to go to my events calendar here.

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