Today’s Happy Birthday card was created with a Stamparatus hinge technique. It was one of the cards the ladies who came to my Open Home Event last weekend were able to make.
The Stamparatus is a great new innovative, placement stamping tool, that makes lining up your stamping so much easier. It features in the new Annual Catalogue.
To make a card with Happy Birthday stamped one below the other and evenly spaced would be impossible to do without the Stamparatus.
To make this card I placed the Happy Birthday stamp where I wanted it at the top of the card face down and then closed the plate so the stamp stuck to it. I could then ink up the stamp and stamp it. Once I stamped the first sentiment,I was able to move the plate down a hinge and re-stamp, so the stamp it was exactly inline with the one above. No wonky lines here! You will see how to do this more clearly on the video.
I also wanted to create an ombre effect, so I have used full strength ink on the top two sentiments, but then the next two are stamped off first (once onto the card for the third Happy Birthday and the fourth one down is stamped onto scrap paper before it was stamped onto the card). The final Happy Birthday is stamped onto the card front after it has been stamped two previous times, so it give quite a light impression.
If you want to stamp something in a horizontal line, you could also stamp across the project and use the plate that is hinged at the top. I also show this on the video. This is how I stamped the row of hearts.
Check out the video below and see how easy it is to stamp something one below the other and get it all lined up nicely!
To find out more about the Stamparatus, click here.
The Stamparatus is a wonderful new tool and I love using mine. I have have had fun trying the hinge technique, so why not give it ago yourself.