Thursday, 17 May 2018

Circular Stamping with Stamparatus

Hello, Crafters. 

Yesterday I was playing with my Stamparatus, experimenting 
 with circular stamping. I've watched so many videos seeing how 
different demos do theirs, and I think I've picked up tips from them
all. Whilst this is basically a good position to be in, it
 does mean I can't credit any one person for inspiring me!
This technique requires a template, and I found two ways of 
doing this. One method I liked needed a template with a 
cut-out so the cardstock could be slotted into the opening, which
 meant the cardstock was held in place. 
The disadavantge of the cut-out is that you'd need one template for
 each different size you wanted. The other method required a
 sheet of acetate which features the same shape, as used on the 
cut-out template, but drawn on in various sizes; typically
 I saw templates with three sizes drawn on. 
The disadvantage of this type of template is that you need Washi 
tape, or something similar to hold the cardstock in position. Personally,
 I think I'll probably use the drawn templates, and anchor my 
cardstock down because I can vary the size of my cardstock.
To create today's card I used the leafy stamp in Pear Pizzazz Ink,
 and the berries stamp in Berry Burst Ink, both from the Banners for 
You Stamp Set. The little fawn in the centre is from A Good Day
 Stamp Set, and I stamped him in Soft Suede Ink.

 Next I painted him using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen,
 which pulled some colour from the ink, to make the fawn a
 very light brown! I chose the sentiment from the Beautiful
 Bouquet Stamp Set, which I stamped with Soft Suede. 
 I also stamped the fawn on the inside of my card, in the bottom
 right-hand corner, and coloured in the same style as the fawn on 
the front of the card! All three stamp sets I used for today's card are 
being carried forward to the new 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue!

After I'd finished my card and put it all together, I put some Fine 
Tip Glue on all the berries to give them some 3D dimension and 
also to make them shiny. I'm very disappointed to see that the 
glue seems to have bleached the berries - they were a really good
 Berry Burst colour before I put the glue on them! 
I don't know if you can pick this up in the photographs, but some 
of the true Berry Burst colour can be see around the edges of the
 berries! Has anybody else experienced this before? 

I'm off to a training event today and tomorrow, and I'm hoping to
 pop back for a quick visit tomorrow morning, so in the 
meantime, happy crafting. 



  1. Love this card. I have to try this method of stamping.

    1. Hi, Ina. This is such a fabulous technique! I need to play with it lots more! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Lovely circular card Jan, I have cut a template from acetate for my wreaths/circular images because I felt that I always make A2 cards so I might as well make the template for that size image. I got my template from Sacha, 'Handmade Happiness'. :O)

    1. Hi, Lorraine. Yes I saw Sasha's video as well as all the others. I'm planning a video showing how to make each of the two different templates I've seen. It's a fabulous technique! I love it! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. I would definitely like to see a video of how you did this. It's adorable.

    1. Hi, Sandi. It's a fabulous technique which I have to share. I'm aiming to get a video ready for Sunday! I'm away for a couple of days at the moment, but I'm confident I'll have time to do it. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Hi Jan, i really like this card but not sure that I understand about the template idea. Could you do a video please? Many thanks Linda

    1. Hi, Linda. This is such a great technique I have to share it. I'm planning to do a video for Sunday. I'm away on business at the moment but will be back home tomorrow late afternoon, so I should have time, but yes, I will definitely be doing a video, and sooner rather than later! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.