One of the awesome products in Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the Stamparatus, a unique stamp positioning tool. Priced at $49, it’s designed for use with both the photopolymer and red rubber clear mount stamps. With a base measuring 7 inches by 7 inches, it features two removable hinge plates that lend themselves to two-step, three-step, and even four-step stamping. The hinges allow for a new technique we’re calling “hinge-step stamping.” I used this to create the card in the post.
I selected the happy birthday stamp from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and Stampin’ Up!’s new In Colors of: Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, and Lovely Lipstick.
I placed my piece of card stock cut at 5 ¼ by 4 in the corner of the Stamparatus, using one magnet at the bottom of the sheet. (Note: The magnets are super strong. Be careful that the two magnets – stored on the bottom of the Stamparatus – don’t meet. They can snap together and break. SU! does sell replacement magnets.)
I formatted my stamp on the clear plate making sure it would land exactly where I wanted it to on the paper, inked the stamp, and closed the plate onto the paper.
I cleaned the stamp with a piece of my Stampin’ Shammy (yes, I cut it into pieces).
I lifted the plate from the base, moved it one notch down, inked the stamp in Grapefruit Grove, closed the plate to stamp onto the paper, cleaned the stamp and repeated the process to include all five of the In Colors.
I’m thinking I’m going to produce a Facebook Live video for this technique. It’s a bit difficult to explain on paper. I’d love to answer any questions you have. In the meantime, check out Stampin’ Up!’s Stampartus video below as well as a list of products used to make this card.
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