Stampin’ Up!’s Tropical Oasis Suite is one of my faves! Read further to see how I created this pineapple delight!
I can “hear” you frantically flipping through the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog (or maybe even the Annual Catalog) looking for the pineapple stamp. (Stampin’ Up! offered one a few years ago, and it’s retired). Inspired by Gina Shappa, I actually “created” my own stamps using the In the Tropics Dies and foam adhesive sheets (purchased from a big box craft store). Isn’t it super fun? I’m just loving the results.
Here’s the process/sandwich I used to make the “rubber” stamp images:
- Use the Big Shot Platform as the bottom layer.
- Working up, add a clear plate.
- Place a piece of the adhesive foam (adhesive side down) on the clear plate.
- Put your die cut on top of the foam, cut side down.
- Add the retired tan embossing pad. (You can also use the current Silicone Craft Sheet, but it may make some cut marks in the silicone.)
- Top it off with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate.
- Run through the die cut machine. (I will caution you that the sandwich is a little tight, so practice with different shims until you can cut the foam with the die cuts. You don’t want to injure your die cut machine.)
When I had the foam images, (aren’t they amazing?) I placed them on a clear block, applied ink and stamped away. The colors used for this delightful pineapple are Old Olive and Daffodil Delight, coordinating colors in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.
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